In this video, NASA explains how their discovery of a planet that orbits two stars proves Star Wars' double sunset to be a reality
Photographer Ágúst Ingvarsson shot over 6,500 still photographs of the aurora borealis in and around Reykjavik this past winter. Combined, they make up Aurora Islandica, a gorgeous time-lapse video of this supernatural meteorological phenomenon.
"95% Water, 100% Amazing: Jellies" is the tagline for the Shedd Aquarium's jellyfish exhibit. Here, the production company Stillmotion captured the creatures with RED's Epic, the new digital camera that's shooting the 3-D blockbusters of tomorrow.
"Frequently called the most cosmopolitan city of the Midwest, Detroit today stands at the threshhold of a bright new future," begins this promotional film, made in 1965 in an unsuccessful push to host the Olympics. Sommer Mathis, editor of The Atlantic's new Cities website, looks at the decline, and unexpected growth, of the city.
This orphaned baby elephant was found wandering the forests of Cambodia in 2007, having somehow lost his leg (most likely to a poacher's trap). Since then, conservationists at the Wildlife Alliance have built Chhouk a new prosthetic leg each year, giving him a "new lease on life."
The lush forest of Cambodia's Koh Kong Province was destroyed when people fleeing the Khmer Rouge began living there, and now the Wildlife Alliance is working to regrow it. Filmmaker David P. Alexander talks about his adventures documenting the project in an interview with The Atlantic.
"I can't stand it, I know you planned it, I'm gonna set it straight, this Watergate," begins the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage." All the President's Boys is one of those perfect remixes that works so well, you can't believe you didn't think of it first.
Music Video Genome integrates Last.fm and YouTube, so you can pick an artist and stream a sequence of related music videos
Filmmaker Brad Kremer spent the summer of 2009 traveling around Japan, documenting the landscape in time-lapse video. These moments were shot in Tokyo, Matsuyama, Imabari, Nagano, Gifu, and Ishizushisan, and elsewhere.
On The Altantic's Entertainment channel, Alyssa Rosenberg argues that web TV is coming into its own with new series like Jane Espenson's Husbands. Espenson, who has writtern for a number of TV shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, financed the series herself.
A program from the MIT Media Lab empowers users to transform the cellphones, iPads, and laptops that usually isolate us into a collective viewing experience anywhere.
Notes from the 2011 Open Video Conference, where hackers, filmmakers, academics, and lawyers design and debate the future of video
An excerpt from an anti-drug film produced by Encyclopedia Britannica in 1951 uses lovely black and white animation to illustrate how opium, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana work.
Taylor Branch explains how he became so critical of the NCAA's concept of amateurism.
Internet Archive has collected over 3,000 hours of news coverage of the week of September 11, creating a new visual history unlike anything else
In 1974, just a year after the Twin Towers were completed, French tightrope artist Philip Petit set out to achieve his ultimate goal: to string and walk a wire between the Towers. The original CBS News broadcast documents the unimaginable feat.
In 1968, Professor Thomas R. Kane conducted an experiment to see if astronauts could move like falling cats. A photographer for LIFE Magazine, Ralph Crane, documented his results, and here we've turned them into a stop-motion video.
Warning: this music video contains somewhat violent imagery. Director duo Daniels' latest video for Battles' "My Machines" showcases their signature style -- inventive special effects and twisted physical commedy. A single continuous shot of a guy falling down an escalator for four minutes just demands a making of video. The Creators Project, luckily, promises to post one soon.
RealBeat is a mobile app for iPhone that lets you record sounds in your evironment and mix them to create music. Designed by independent developer Joerg Piringer, the app lets you record, cut, loop, and sequence sounds.
A "modern-day pirate," 75-year-old Ray Ives has been diving for sunken treasure for decades, and even wears an ancient, bronze-helmeted diving suit to search the ocean floor. This gorgeous documentary follows the adventurer via land, sea, and air; filmmaker Amanda Bluglass explains how they did it in interview with The Atlantic.