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
How do Nielsen's mysterious TV ratings work? Let these adorable 1970s SportsCenter-inspired puppets explain...
This diligently crafted montage of movies and TV shows celebrates the characters who so indignantly wanted you to "wake up and smell the nineties!"
In the 1960s, Jerry Gretzinger began drawing a fantastical, growing map of unbelievable scope. Now it takes up almost 2,000 8" x 10" frames.
"Unless you've been living under a rock, you're in the cloud," explains JESS3's quick tour of the applications and services that make up the "cloud"
Frustrated with his day job, Brad Estabrooke decided to start Breuckelen Distilling Company, the first gin distillery in Brooklyn since the prohibition
This whimsical short film combines historic postage stamps and amazing archival footage to tell the story of early aviation, culminating in Charles Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic
Kepler is NASA's first mission capable of finding habitable planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy. This overview from NASA explains how Kepler works, and why it matters
Eerie long-exposure photographs reveal the invisible wifi networks that permeate our urban environments, making the cloud available everywhere
Kai Kronfield's "Bacon Crack" is a delicious combination of chocolate and bacon, and the basis of his blossoming food business Nosh This
The aurora australis, or southern lights, captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station on September 17, 2011.
Andreas Stavropoulous, a landscape architect in Berkeley, California, explores the design possibities of a vintage trailer
Licensing music for low-budget independent video projects is a headache for any creator, whether it's for a feature documentary or a two-minute wedding video. Vimeo has just created the antidote: a music licensing service that allows users to download and license tracks for personal or commercial use.
"When we take appart a 120-year old Steinway, and we get to a place inside it that nobody's seen since the factory ... those are pretty special moments." Life in Black and White is a series of four beautifully shot documentaries featuring people who work in "black and white." John Callahan restores Steinway grand pianos.
"It's so exciting to be able to be a part of their society." Life in Black and White is a series of four beautifully shot documentaries featuring people who work in "black and white." Marine biologist Pam Schaller spends her days working with the penguins at the California Academy of Sciences.