Electric and hybrid planes compete for $1.65 million dollars in prizes at the Green Flight Challenge, a Google-sponsored event hosted by NASA and the CAFE Foundation
An excerpt from Tiffany Shlain's documentary Connected explores how our brain chemistry compels us to reach for our gadgets
A 1985 episode of the Computer Chronicles offers a look back at the enthusiasm that greeted the Macintosh and the graphics programs that were so groundbreaking at the time.
Everything Is a Remix explores the dozens of references and influences in The Matrix in a stunning shot-by-shot breakdown
Steve Jobs shares three stories from his life and offers a moving meditation on death at Stanford's commencement in 2005.
NASA's Solar Heliospheric Observatory captured this footage of a comet hitting the sun, followed immediately by a massive explosion
Pan Am's 1937 promotional film Flying the Lindbergh Trail traces one of their earliest commercial flights from Miami to Havana in one of their famous clippers
Thousands of Juggalos, fans of hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse, converge each year for a music festival called the Gathering. Viewer discretion advised: The following contains explicit language and some nudity.
Surfers off the coast of San Diego are heading to the beach at night to ride neon blue waves. The eerie glow is caused by an overabundance of phytoplankton known as "red tide."
Shalalalalalala la la la la ti da! This ingenius mashup combines all the catchiest non-word lyrics from 26 hit songs -- from the Beatles' "Hey Jude" to Hanson's "MMMBop!"
Song of the Spindle is a funny and surprisingly insightful conversation between a man and a whale.
Pan Am celebrates their first commercial transatlantic service, flying from New York to London in just "six and a half magic hours!"
Sick of cubicle life, programmers from Silicon Valley's biggest companies, like Google, Apple, and Yahoo, have started a fight club
Ryan Enn Hughes's 360 Project uses a Muybridge-inspired setup of 48 sychnronized cameras to capture dance in 360 degree rotation.
Seeing Green, a short film by Chevrolet, celebrates the many kinds of traffic lights that were in operation in the 1930s and explains the mechanics of coordinating lights across a city.
NPR's Robert Krulwich and Adam Cole created a witty song about eponyms -- names of people who outlived their original owners as inventions, discoveries, or descriptive terms. Lamborghini, Zeppelin, and the Earl of Sandwich all make appearances.
September 28th marks the 60th anniversary of color television hitting the mass market in America. This 1956 history of television technology celebrates the invention of color.
When color TV was new and exciting, the networks made these program intros to entice viewers. Here are a couple from NBC, CBS, and ABC.
Ferries, palm trees, swimming pools, and parks all look adorable in this miniaturized adventure around Thailand. Filmmaker Joerg Daiber explains how the tilt-shift effect works in an interview with The Atlantic.
Pandyland comics nails the glorious highs, and miserable lows, of the online content game