1. YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MaxSchlick?feature=mhee

    Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked in an interview with TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" This is his answer.

    Special thanks to:
    Reid Gower http://saganseries.com/
    Michael Marantz vimeo.com/2822787
    Carl Sagan http://www.hulu.com/cosmos
    Neil deGrasse Tyson http://www.facebook.com/neiltyson
    NASA http://www.nasa.gov/
    ...for their inspiration.

    CREDITS
    Narration: TIME Magazine's "10 Questions for Neil Degrasse Tyson"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiOwqDmacJo
    Music: "To Build a Home" by the Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick Watson
    http://www.cinematicorchestra.com

    Video (in order of appearance):
    IMAX: Hubble 3D (Orion)
    http://www.imax.com/hubble/
    Animal Planet: Safari
    http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Animal_Planet_Safari_The_Last_Lion_of_Liuwa/70153174?trkid=438403
    Yellowstone: Battle for Life (Waterfall)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00jcdml
    Supernova to Crab Nebula
    http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic0515a/
    BBC: Wonders of the Solar System (formation of the solar system)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qyxfb
    Accretion and First Eukaryotes from the 2011 film "Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accretion_(astrophysics)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_of_life
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_evolutionary_history_of_life
    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/05/ribonucleotides/
    http://www.twowaysthroughlife.com/
    BBC: Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life
    http://www.wellcometreeoflife.org/
    "Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia" by Ayrton Orio (Model: Xharon Kendelker)
    vimeo.com/9505354
    BBC: Wonders of the Solar System (Brian Cox w/ telescope)
    "Afghanistan - touch down in flight" by Augustin Pictures
    vimeo.com/31426899
    http://lukasugustin.de
    "mongolia!" by wiissa
    vimeo.com/27876709
    http://wiissa.com

    Excerpt from "Outside In", Copyright Stephen van Vuuren/SV2 Studios
    http://www.outsideinthemovie.com
    IMAX: Hubble 3D (Inside Orion Nebula)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_Nebula
    Shuttle Launch from 1985 IMAX film "The Dream is Alive"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dream_Is_Alive
    "Earth -- Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over -- NASA, ISS" by Michael Konig
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls9yJTphLxg
    http://koenigm.com
    Excerpt from "The Island" - La Palma Time Lapse Video by Christoph Malin
    vimeo.com/27539860
    http://christophmalin.com
    Galaxy Map and Galaxy Formation by NCSA's Advanced Visualization Lab
    http://avl.ncsa.illinois.edu/
    "Mars sunset" captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit (from BBC: Wonders of the Solar System)
    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_347.html

    Edited by Max Schlickenmeyer

    Neil goes on to say "For me, that is the most profound revelation of 20th century astrophysics and I look forward to what the 21st century will bring us, given the frontiers that are now unfolding."

    Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. All copyrighted materials contained herein belong to their respective copyright holders, I do not claim ownership over any of these materials. I realize no profit, monetary or otherwise, from the exhibition of these videos.

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  2. "O Banco de investimento criado em Nova Iorque em 1868 conseguiu o seu sucesso e a sua reputação à base do silêncio a toda a prova. Goldman Sachs foi a instituição bancária que correu mundo a trabalhar em segredo. Mas hoje Goldman Sachs é acusada de ter ajudado os países como a Grécia a incobrir o seu déficit.
    Um documentário que nos leva de Nova Iorque a Atenas, com paragens em Londres, Paris e Bruxelas."

    UPLOAD PATROCINADO POR:
    http://www.NOVACOMUNIDADE.org - O MODELO COOPERATIVO FAMILIAR
    http://www.MDDVTM.org - MOVIMENTO DE DEMOCRACIA DIRECTA EDUCATIVA

    "Tudo que o homem não conhece não existe para ele. Por isso o mundo tem, para cada um, o tamanho que abrange o seu conhecimento."
    (Carlos Bernardo González Pecotche)
    "Um povo ignorante é um instrumento cego da sua própria destruição."
    (Simón Bolivar)

    (SE CONSIDERA ESTE VIDEO IMPORTANTE AJUDE A MANTÊ-LO ONLINE COLOCANDO-O NA SUA CONTA PESSOAL.

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  3. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasonSilva

    @JasonSilva and @notthisbody

    Special thanks to filmmaker/photographer Rob Whitworth for allowing a clip from his video (vimeo.com/32958521) to be featured.
    Check out his website: http://www.robwhitworth.co.uk

    My videos:

    Beginning of Infinity - vimeo.com/29938326

    Imagination - vimeo.com/34902950

    INSPIRATION:

    The Imaginary Foundation says "To Understand Is To Perceive Patterns"...

    Albert-László Barabási, think about NETWORKS:

    “Networks are everywhere. The brain is a network of nerve cells connected by axons, and cells themselves are networks of molecules connected by biochemical reactions. Societies, too, are networks of people linked by friendships, familial relationships and professional ties. On a larger scale, food webs and ecosystems can be represented as networks of species.

    'For decades, we assumed that the components of such complex systems as the cell, the society, or the Internet are randomly wired together.

    Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From, writes about recurring patterns and networks:

    “Coral reefs are sometimes called “the cities of the sea”, and we need to take the metaphor seriously: the reef ecosystem is so innovative because it shares some defining characteristics with actual cities. These patterns of innovation and creativity are fractal: they reappear in recognizable form as you zoom in and out, from molecule to neuron to pixel to sidewalk. Whether you’re looking at original innovations of carbon-based life, or the explosion of news tools on the web, the same shapes keep turning up... when life gets creative, it has a tendency to gravitate toward certain recurring patterns, whether those patterns are self-organizing, or whether they are deliberately crafted by human agents”

    “Put simply: cities are like ant colonies are like software is like slime molds are like evolution is like disease is like sewage systems are like poetry is like the neural pathways in our brain. Everything is connected.

    "...Johnson uses ‘The Long Zoom’ to define the way he looks at the world—if you concentrate on any one level, there are patterns that you miss. When you step back and simultaneously consider, say, the sentience of a slime mold, the cultural life of downtown Manhattan and the behavior of artificially intelligent computer code, new patterns emerge.”

    Geoffrey West, from The Santa Fe Institute,

    "...Network systems can sustain life at all scales, whether intracellularly or within you and me or in ecosystems or within a city.... If you have a million citizens in a city or if you have 1014 cells in your body, they have to be networked together in some optimal way for that system to function, to adapt, to grow, to mitigate, and to be long term resilient."

    Author Paul Stammetts writes about The Mycelial Archetype: He compares the mushroom mycelium with the overlapping information-sharing systems that comprise the Internet, with the networked neurons in the brain, and with a computer model of dark matter in the universe.

    "Adrian Bejan takes the recurring patterns in nature—trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts—and reveals how a single principle of physics, the Constructal Law, accounts for the evolution of these and all other designs in our world.

    Everything—from biological life to inanimate systems—generates shape and structure and evolves in a sequence of ever-improving designs in order to facilitate flow. River basins, cardiovascular systems, and bolts of lightning are very efficient flow systems to move a current—of water, blood, or electricity.

    Geoffrey WEST on The sameness of organisms, cities, and corporations:
    http://blog.ted.com/2011/07/26/qa-with-geoffrey-west/

    Stephen Johnson’s LONG VIEW
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/08/magazine/08games.html?pagewanted=all
    http://dumbofeather.com/blog/post/on-slime-molds-and-sewage-steven-johnson-s-origin-of-the-idea/
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/oct/19/steven-johnson-good-ideas?cat=science&type=article

    A collaboration of /Jason Silva and /Notthisbody incorporating:

    /Aaron Koblin
    /entpm
    /Andrea Tseng
    /Genki Ito
    /ItoWorld
    /Dominic
    /Cheryl Colan
    /TheNightElfik
    /Paulskiart
    /Grant Kayl
    /blyon
    /resonance
    /gtAlumniMag
    /Katie Armstrong
    /Page Stephenson
    /Jesse Kanda
    /Jared Raab
    /Angela Palmer
    /elliottsellers
    /flight404
    /Pedro Miguel Cruz
    /Takuya Hosogane
    /kimpimmel
    /Rob Whitworth

    **and some original animations from Tiffany Shlain's film CONNECTED: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology // music is Clint Mansell's "We're going home" from Moon Soundtrack. Buy it on iTunes!

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  4. Video taken from Ted:

    Louie Schwartzberg: The hidden beauty of pollination | Video on TED.com

    http://ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_the_hidden_beauty_of_pollination.html

    TED Talks Pollination: it’s vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film “Wings of Life,” inspired by the vanishing of one of nature’s primary pollinators.

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  5. Timelapse video compilation of the aurora borealis (northern lights) taken in Fairbanks, Alaska, during the evenings of March 21-22, 2012.

    1,705 still frames were captured using a tripod-mounted Canon 5D Mark II and two lenses: EF 16-35mm/2.8L USM and EF 14mm/2.8L II USM. On March 21, the aurora was faint: we were only able to see it by naked eye for half an hour or less during the evening. On March 22, the aurora was searingly bright, and lasted for over 2.5 hours, spanning most of the night sky (leaving only a dark hole to the south).

    We shot for hours each night in temperatures ranging from -5ºF to -20ºF. The 5D2 was a champ, and I was able to shoot around 600 pictures on a single battery charge, even in those temperatures! The Canon TC-80N timelapse remote also worked well, although the settings LCDs on both devices became very slow in the cold, sometimes taking a full second to refresh when I changed settings.

    The still images were processed and exported in Lightroom 4. Individual clips were assembled in Quicktime 7 and then brought into Final Cut Pro X for editing into a sequence.

    Special thanks to Julian and Ildi Cohen (juliancohen.com), my photography companions during the trip, to Casey Thompson, a local aurora photographer (caseythompsonphotography.com/), for his tips and local expertise, and to mobygratis.com for music.

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