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Axon

Axon is an online game set inside a foetal brain, modelling real biological phenomena found in neural development which challenges players to grow their neuron as long as possible; climbing through brain tissue, out-competing rival neurons and creating as many connections to distant regions of the brain as they can. Taking the anatomy of the…

Bird Brain

For decades, we thought that bird minds were primitive, relying on instinct and little else. But recently, we’ve come to realise how wrong this is. This film explores the very latest research into bird intelligence, including work from the University of Vienna, the Konrad Lorenz Institute, the Max Planck Institute, Oxford University, Cambridge University and…

Diffraction

In the second of his Tales from the Prep Room for the Royal Institution’s online RI Channel, technician Andrew Marmery uses wire and a laser pen to recreate the famous cross-shaped diffraction patterns observed by Rosalind Franklin in 1952 which captured “Photograph 51”, revealing the structure of DNA and later used by James D. Watson…

Innovation Academy

This series, made for YouTube and a collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, creates “an exciting intellectual space where students and academics interact in multi-disciplinary groups with mentors from the public and private sector to develop and nurture creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and teamwork”. The Researcher Video Pitch series showcases doctoral research through video…

Introducing Graphene

Made for YouTube by the European Graphene-Flagship initiative, this video showcases “the wonder substance” Graphene. Using stylish animation to tell the story of Graphene, it documents uses, solutions and new opportunities that arise from a 2D material. Introducing Graphene is being shown as part of the 2012 European Science TV and New Media Festival at 12:01…

Jem Euso: The Thin Blue Line

This short – made for web – video explores the potential of the “Jem Euso” project:  A telescope aboard the International Space Station, which will observe the Earth’s atmosphere and the phenomena that occur in it when cosmic rays of higher energy collide with air molecules. Although our daily appreciation of the sky around us…

LHCb – The Beauty Experiment

One of the most fundamental questions yet to be answered is why we live in a matter dominated universe, when it is widely believed that in the Big Bang equal amounts of matter and antimatter were created. Experimental measurements and theory hint that almost all matter and antimatter would have annihilated each other leaving behind…

Money & Speed: Inside the Blackbox

Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box is a thriller based on actual events that takes us to the heart of our automated financial world. Based on interviews with those directly involved and data visualization into the millisecond, it reconstructs the fastest and deepest decline of the U.S. stock market ever: the 6th of May…

Nano Filtered Water (Part of Nano TV series)

This short film (part of the European Commission backed Nano TV series) shows how scientists at the Technical University of Denmark have developed a new filter to obtain ultra pure water which consists only of H2-O molecules. All minerals, carbon compounds or gas molecules are filtered out by this special membrane thanks to new nanotechnologies.…

Nano-You

Narrated by Stephen Fry, this short video (made by the EU Funded “Nano For Youth” organisation) uses animation, experiments and even butterfly wings to explain the microscopic “nano scale”. Looking at the insights new technologies have allowed us to gather about nano-particles and how they might benefit society, industry and perhaps even communication, the film…

Nano2Hybrids

The Nano2Hybrids project follows scientists involved in a major European Research project investigating nanotechnology over the course of the 3 years. Each scientist is given a camera to record regular video diary entries. The website (http://www.nano2hybrids.net) hosts all the videos, along with regular blog entries, pictures and other information. An overview of the project has…

Salamander – Cells of Hope

Elena Cattaneo, Professor of Pharmacology at the Milan State University (and winner of the “Grande Ippocrate” award for the medical researcher of the year in 2008) is head of a world-renowned Centre for research on stem cells and has made a name for her research on neurodegenerative diseases This documentary centres on an interview with…

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