This is a sweet moment between mom and son. I think a lot of parents have this same conversation, when their child connects their food to viable creatures. An old friend of mine has 5(!) kids, and I was there when one of them discovered that the chicken on her plate was from a “real chicken.” O’ the horror that ensued… This kid’s mom is quite level-headed, but other parents, unfortunately, have a more forceful “eat your food!” response. Well worth your time, especially if you’ve hung out with kids and witnessed their incredible perceptions.
Posts tagged video.
This billboard produces water out of air. You read that right. Amazing project located in a coastal desert town in Peru, which gets less than one inch of rain per year (compare to Arizona’s 13 inches per year).
“Watch the trailer for an exciting series of videos documenting the comprehensive restoration and conservation process in the Hall of North American Mammals that took place from the spring of 2011 to the Fall of 2012.
The 16-part series was recognized as an Official Honoree for the 2013 Webby Awards in the Documentary: Series category”
Bauhaus: Design in a Nutshell
This Guardian presentation on a massive bushfire in Dunalley, Australia is absolutely mesmerizing. Incredibly well done.
Climate change adaptation and spatial planning in the Alpine regions of Europe.
CLISP is a European project funded by the Alpine Space Programme under the European Territorial Cooperation 2007-2013. For more information visit: www.alpine-space.eu/CLISP
CLISP is focused on the challenges to spatial planning in the face of climate change and shall contribute to climate change adaptation by providing climate-proof spatial planning solutions. CLISP is committed to positioning spatial planning as a key player for future sustainable development under the adversities of climate change.
Railroad bridge on fire, collapses. Area just west of Waco has been in drought conditions for several years now. Fire department didn’t have equipment to stop the fire.
A 900-foot railroad bridge in San Saba Texas caught fire, stemming from a brushfire under it. The scene was just 90 miles west of Waco. Turns out, they didn’t have the extra equipment to save the bridge. The bridge, built in 1960 will cost $10 million to replace. It’s loss locals say, hinders the area’s agricultural transportation. Video by volunteer firefighter Jamie Smart, Lometa, TX.
The IRS has a tumblr. Here a rep discusses how they can help in times of natural disasters.
Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Finds Missing Dog Mid-Interview
Wow. Pretty amazing. (Can’t believe the cameramen didn’t help her).
I think we all need a break right now, so here’s the world’s smallest monkey eating a noodle.
Population growth and climate change explained by Hans Rosling – The Guardian.
He’s been called the Jedi master of data visualisation, dubbed a statistics guru and introduced as the man in whose hands data sings. When it comes to celebrity statisticians, Hans Rosling is firmly on the A-list.
In the years since his first TED talk (Stats that reshape your worldview), which thrust him into the spotlight in 2006 with millions of online views, Rosling’s now signature combination of animated data graphics and theatrical presentations has featured in dozens of video clips, a BBC4 documentary on The Joy of Stats, and numerous international conferences and UN meetings.
Instead of static bar charts and histograms, Rosling, professor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, has used a combination of toy bricks, cardboard boxes, teacups and vibrant, animated data visualisations to breathe life into statistics on health, wealth and population. With comic timing and a flair for the unusual, Rosling’s style has undoubtedly helped make data cool.
When Time magazine included him in its 2012 list of the world’s 100 most influential people, it said his “stunning renderings of the numbers … have moved millions of people worldwide to see themselves and our planet in new ways”.
However, Rosling, 64, is less convinced about his impact on how people view the world. “It’s that I became so famous with so little impact on knowledge,” he says, when asked what’s surprised him most about the reaction he’s received.
"Fame is easy to acquire, impact is much more difficult. When we asked the Swedish population how many children are born per woman in Bangladesh, they still think it’s 4-5. I have no impact on knowledge. I have only had impact on fame, and doing funny things, and so on." He’s similarly nonplussed about being a data guru. "I don’t like it. My interest is not data, it’s the world. And part of world development you can see in numbers. Others, like human rights, empowerment of women, it’s very difficult to measure in numbers."
Mile-wide tornado shreds Moore, Oklahoma. via CBS Last Updated Monday at 6:10 p.m. ET
Good guy cop viral vid of the day. By Washington Post copy editor, Bill Walsh’s bike helmet cam.