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    ***WINNER, BEST FILM/VIDEO*** Handheld Film Fest, April 2015 "BODY LANGUAGE" is an [audiovisual] essay which uses stark, silhouetted imagery and an objective narrator to connect research topics at the intersections of biology and psychology as they relate to the human body. Inspired by the popular "Power Pose" study and subsequent TED Talk. Created as part of ARTC 439 Special Topics: "Observe, Research, React; Hybrid Studio Practice and Alternative Documentary Methods" at the University if Tennessee, Spring 2015. Instructor Sunita Prasad. Performers: Sara Paterson and Luke Atchley. Shot with a Canon T5i DSLR and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. "Works cited" listed in video.

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    • IB:Group 4 Science Projects


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      • Segona edició del premi "Il·lustraFuturs"


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        Com serà el món l'any 2100? Torna el concurs d'il·lustració científica coorganitzat per l'Associació Catalana de Comunicació Científica (ACCC) i la Fundació "la Caixa", a través del museu CosmoCaixa de Barcelona, per imaginar el futur a través de la il·lustració. A posteriori, el museu organitzarà una exposició amb les 15 obres seleccionades per l'organització. Més informació al seu web: http://illustrafuturs.info/

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        • Nature in the Dark


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          Baltimore, MD (April 1 2015) Nature in the Dark (http://natureinthedark.com), is an art/science collaboration and informative performance piece taking place at Station North’s Ynot Lot (Charles Street & North Avenue) April 23rd-25th. A compelling mix of video, sound, installation, and digital works inspired by environmental scientific data, NITD will transform the open-air venue into an enlightening spectacle from 8:00PM-10:00PM nightly. Works featured in the show evolved from partnerships between NITD artists and Washington College faculty. Artists visited the college’s Chestertown, MD campus and examined data collected by scientists for various marine-focused research projects. They then repurposed videos, photographs, recordings, and other documentation— originally gathered to better understand marine animals and habitats—into intriguing works of art yielding novel, creative perspectives on scientific findings. Laure Drogoul’s Teetering X Tottering—an interactive see-saw made from recycled water bottles, water, lights, speakers and sensors—invites visitors to balance their weight to the weight of water- viscerally connecting Baltimoreans to this life sustaining element, bonding them to the natural world. Benjamin Andrew crafts a digital comic that will be displayed on viewing stations strategically placed throughout the site. His comic playfully personifies turtles coping with threats to their species’ existence. Via the viewing stations, visitors are led along a route mirroring that of Chestertown’s turtles allowing visitors to follow the turtle’s movements. See the web version of Zero Tide at http://benjaminandrew.net/zero.html Rachel Guardiola will transport visitors back thirty-five million years, when the Chesapeake Bay was formed. Through her larger than life video projections, she explores the Chesapeake Bay Bolide Impact theory, which asserts that the bay’s formation may be the result of a comet crashing into the earth. Its impact split the land mass and led to the mixing of fresh and salt water that sustains bay organisms. Curator Marnie Benney says, “The artworks encourage deeper exploration of nature through such sensory experiences while simultaneously providing firsthand knowledge of environmental science relevant to the region. In doing so, they inspire connection to natural world that, in urban settings, can sometimes feel so distant.” Benney is an independent curator based in Baltimore, MD working at the intersections of art and science by activating public spaces and platforms. Video by Kim Llerena.

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          • This is not a toy: a LEGO tabletop watt balance (Part 1 of 2)


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            This video introduces a do-it-yourself “tabletop” watt balance, built by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, who also built the NIST 4 watt balance. Here the researchers themselves explain the principles and design highlights of both watt balances. The tabletop watt balance can measure mass to about 1% precision and costs about $400. It is made from standard LEGO pieces and a few electronics. The NIST 4 watt balance is about a million times more precise and not surprisingly more expensive, with many custom-made parts out of special metals. Both watt balances work on the same principle: equating mechanical power to electromagnetic power. An object goes on one side and is balanced by electromagnetic force on the other side. While a fun and useful DIY project, the watt balance has an even larger scope: the nature of this experiment can determine one of the fundamental constants of physics: Planck constant h. h can be determined with a known mass (m), gravitational acceleration (g) and velocity (v) of the moving mass. By determining a value for h, this type of experiment is crucial to the redefinition of the kilogram in 2018. For a shopping list and more details about building your own watt balance, see “A LEGO Watt Balance: An apparatus to demonstrate the definition of mass based on the new SI” L.S. Chao, S. Schlamminger, X. Zhang, D.B. Newell, J.R. Pratt, F. Seifert, G. Sineriz, A. Cao, D. Haddad. http://arxiv.org/abs/1412.1699 Credits for video “This is not a toy: A tabletop watt balance” (Part 1 of 2) NIST Researchers of the Fundamental Electrical Measurements Group: Leon Chao, Darine Haddad, Jon R. Pratt, Stephan Schlamminger Filmmaker: Amy Young Science Advisor: Michael Trott

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            • Microtubules: tentpoles & railroads


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              A quick look at microtubules: How they're made, what they do and why they are so important for the cells in your body.

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                • Cell signalling: kinases & phosphorylation


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                  The way in which the proteins in a cell transmit signals to one another is hugely important for controlling cell division, cell migration and even cell death. If this process goes wrong, it can lead to the onset of diseases such as cancer. This is the first part of a series of animations exploring cell signalling, this time focusing on kinases and phosphorylations. Within a cell, phosphorylations are a major way in which proteins can transmit chemical signals to one another. In this video, we're exploring what you need in order to perform a phosphorylation, how it works and what happens when proteins are phosphorylated.

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                  • Danny Nemu- "Ayahuasca : Taboos from the Jungle to the Lab" Presented in Club Imaginal February 2015


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                    Anthropologists spend years amongst indigenous tribes studying their cultures, yet biomedics, psychiatrists and psychologists have almost completely avoided investigating the traditional taboos and techniques that have guided ayahuasca use for centuries. When I had my brain scanned on psilocybin courtesy of the Home Office, I clicked buttons when pictures of smudges looked like objects, but the brainwave profile of initiates on psychedelics voicing their prayers and songs of power have not been studied. Data on sexual and other dietas or even the menstrual cycle are not taken in psychological studies. This talk will consider how academic taboos continue to function today, by comparing modern ayahuasca science with 19th century investigations into Chinese herbalism and mesmeric amputation. We will also explore the tension in history between dominant scientific institutions and the visionary and revelatory state of the 'Eureka moment' which drives innovation and intellectual progress. Danny’s background is in the history and philosophy of medicine. He first encountered the Santo Daime ayahuasca tradition in Japan, and followed the trail back to the Brazilian Amazon to study it as a medicine at its roots. The sandfly that gave him the bacterial parasite leishmaniasis helped this endeavour along a great deal. The dietas took eight months, 10 kilos, one wife and a pair of rose-tinted spectacles, and left him with a deep respect for the complexity and intelligence of the natural world. Danny is the author of Science Revealed, out on the Psychedelic Press. The second part of the trilogy, Neuroapocalypse, will be out in May. His blog is at www.nemusend.co.uk

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                    • NCC - Future You


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                      Produced by Lauren Tyson Directed by Greg Hacket Director of photography Thomas Hole 1st AC Duncan Trevithick 2nd AC Triston Holden Gaffer Matt Vahey Spark Dan Goodall Edit Tim Swaby

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