1. Mars One Way


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    There were 200,000 people who applied to participate in a project called Mars One. It’s a private enterprise to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars and film a reality show along the way. The idea is to go in crews of four starting in 2024. The thing is, right now the technology can only get them there. "Mars One Way" documents the thoughts and theories of Five hopeful Mars One astronauts as they contemplate the reality of leaving planet Earth forever, for a new home on Mars. Cast in order of appearance: Cody Reeder, Casey Hunter, Will Robbins, Katelyn “Kitty” Kane, Ken Sullivan, Becky Sullivan, Calvin Juárez Directed by: Skylar Nielsen Interview: Doug Fabrizio Produced: Elaine Clark, Doug Fabrizio, Skylar Nielsen Cinematography: Ian Rigby & Josh Fletcher Editing: Catura Jenson Sound: R. MacDonald A Vita Brevis Films Production in association with Video West. http://videowest.kuer.org Follow us on Instagram! @vitabrevisfilms Learn more about Mars One: www.mars-one.com Music: God is an Astronaut: All is Violent All is Bright This will Destroy You: They Move On Tracks of Never-Ending Light God is an Astronaut: Frozen Twilight

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    • Black Holes


      from Grace Helmer Added 64.1K 705 14

      Hand-drawn animation about spaghettification. http://gracehelmer.co.uk http://gracehelmer.tumblr.com/ @grrrrace

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      • Shut Up & Sit Down, Episode 5


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        The Science Fiction Special sees the boys reviewing enormous games, exciting games and extraterrestrial games! Is this really wise, and quite where will this gaming journey take our hosts?

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        • Frequency of Genius - Documentary Trailer - All Rights Reserved.


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          This documentary showcases amazing ideas and solutions presented by dynamic and accomplished personalities in their own respective disciplines. Come with us on an adventure of a lifetime that will open your mind to new cutting edge technologies and ideas that will change our present day world for the betterment of humankind. Filmed on location to show you the REAL people behind their visions and ideas. Now available on DVD for purchase.

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          • Strange Matters (2015) DOCUMENTARY


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            • A Journey Into a Black Hole


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              What would it be like to travel into a black hole?

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              • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity


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                No longer the stuff of science fiction, the discovery of the black hole is a triumph of modern science. Explore the fascinating world of black holes in this program narrated by Academy Award nominated actor Liam Neeson.

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                • Kari Alison Hodge's Dance Your PhD - The Search for Gravitational Waves in LIGO Data from the Coalescence of Two Black Holes


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                  Hi! I am a graduate student at Caltech and this video is my entry in the 2013 "Dance Your PhD" contest. An introduction to my PhD research is below, as is some background regarding the vocal tracks in the video. The coalescence of a pair of black holes produces ripples in spacetime known as gravitational waves. The coalescence is marked by three phases: 1) the "inspiral", when the two black holes are orbiting one another and the distance between them gets smaller and smaller; 2) the "merger", when the two black holes join to become one; 3) and the "ringdown", when the final black hole releases its excess energy, much like what happens when you ring a bell. The ripples in spacetime, which contain information from these three signature phases of coalescence, travel outward from the black holes at the speed of light. LIGO (The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) is designed to detect these gravitational waves, which stretch and squeeze spacetime as they pass by the detectors' sites in Louisiana and Washington state, causing the arms of a detector to alternate between getting shorter and longer. Lasers measure the amount by which the length of the arms are changing, and we can figure out what caused the ripples in spacetime by looking at the laser light that escapes. However, other things can happen inside the detector and in its environment that can trick scientists into thinking LIGO data contains a signal from two black holes. Events as different as an airplane going by or a glitch in any of the electronic control systems can mimic a true astrophysical signal. Comparing what is seen in the detector's gravitational-wave data to the theoretical waveform from a pair of coalescing black holes is not sufficient in order to distinguish an astrophysical signal from a glitch. We must also use the information from various sensors, in and around the detector, to confidently identify the signal. Combining all this information allows us to mistake fewer glitches for astrophysical events, which effectively increases the volume of space we can "hear". The coalescence of two black holes is actually very well-suited to a musical interpretation - the frequency of the produced gravitational waves is in the audio band. As the inspiral progresses and the black holes get closer together, the signal sweeps upward in both frequency and volume (this is known as a "chirp"). The attentive listener can hear the actual chirp (created by a computer simulation, as no gravitational waves have yet been detected) from the inspiral of two black holes during a couple key moments of my video. The vocal track over the black hole dance and the corresponding data also follows this progression of low to high, during the inspiral phase. During the ringdown, the vocal track is composed of a superposition of several frequencies, which is another direct analogy to what is physically happening. Note that most physical disturbances produce a ringdown effect in the disturbed object (imagine hitting a bell with a hammer), making them difficult to distinguish from a signal from the coalescence of two black holes. The dance during the closing credits (led by my thesis advisor) is the official LIGO dance - as the gravitational wave passes by, one arm of the detector/dancer gets shorter and the other arm gets longer in an alternating manner! Visit www.ligo.org for more! And even more musical LIGO fun here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kapaztyPFVI&feature=youtu.be

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                  • LIGO, A Passion for Understanding - Trailer


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                    The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories (LIGO) are some of the most advanced scientific instruments on the planet. Using 4 kilometer long laser beams, they are designed to detect cataclysmic, cosmic events which occurred trillions of miles from Earth. Once the stuff of science fiction, LIGO is now science fact. This is the trailer for the 18 minute documentary, "LIGO, A Passion for Understanding" The full film may be viewed at http://vimeo.com/kaistaats/ligo-passion

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                    • Andrea Centazzo: Einstein's Cosmic Messengers (excerpts)


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                      Excerpts from the solo multimedia concert "Einstein's Cosmic Messengers", by Andrea Centazzo and Michele Vallisneri. The show will premiere on Oct 30 at Caltech's Beckman Auditorium in Pasadena, CA. See andreacentazzo.com/ecm

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