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PBS News: August 11-15, 2019, DW News Livestream, TRACKS: The Secrets of Antarctica, David Butler: Milky Way Galaxy, The Royal Institution: Beyond the Higgs: What’s Next for the LHC?,  Climate State: The State of Sea Level Rise (2019), EBS ENGLISH: Bolivia, Part 2.Torotoro, Bolivia, Part 3. The Road of Death and a Heavenly Lake, Thisiscolossas: Photographs by Paul Johnson Document a Once-Thriving Farm Community Subsumed by Rising Waters, Jewels in the Night Sea: Luminous Plankton Captured in the Dark Waters off the South Coast of Japan, Pinterest: Chinese Art and Japanese Art, Ing’s Garden

PBS NewsHour full episode August 15, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 15, 2019

Thursday on the NewsHour, Israel reverses course and won’t allow U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, both Muslim-American congresswomen critical of Israeli policy toward Palestinians, to visit. Plus: How China is responding to protests in Hong Kong, Venezuela’s political deadlock, a water crisis in Newark, the role of faith leaders amid political polarization and parenting by the numbers. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Gibraltar releases seized Iranian tanker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfuSA… What’s behind Israel’s decision to bar Reps. Omar and Tlaib https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0lez… Amid unrest, China builds up forces on Hong Kong border https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnIsA… Why this Guaido official remains confident of ousting Maduro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNAMn… Amid Newark’s water crisis, questions about why it’s taking so long to resolve https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syvYL… 2 faith leaders on Trump, racism and toning down incendiary rhetoric https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCRgw… Does data prove conventional beliefs on parenting practices? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMTlU…

The danger of coal ash, the toxic dust the fossil fuel leaves behind

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 14, 2019

Coal ash is a particularly dangerous byproduct of our dependence on fossil fuels. In communities that have dealt with coal ash spills, the incidents sparked concerns about toxins potentially seeping into water. Utilities have been pushed to adopt tougher safety standards — but activists say the companies are resisting rules necessary for public health. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.

New analysis finds parts of the U.S. have already warmed close to critical 2-degree level

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 14, 2019

For years, scientists have warned that we need to stop the planet from warming an additional two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels to avoid catastrophic problems. But a new analysis by The Washington Post finds many major areas across the U.S. have already reached that mark. The Post’s Chris Mooney joins Amna Nawaz to discuss why some parts of the country are affected more than others.

PBS NewsHour full episode August 14, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 14, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, political unrest simmers in Hong Kong, prompting questions about whether China will unleash a crackdown. Plus: Volatility in the stock market, the danger of coal ash spilling into drinking water, rising temperatures in certain parts of the U.S., Ronald Reagan’s complicated race legacy and a festival of folk art that showcases culture and promotes economic opportunity.

PBS NewsHour full episode August 13, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 13, 2019

Tuesday on the NewsHour, a deadly explosion at a Russian nuclear missile testing facility is shrouded in secrecy — and reflects the growing U.S.-Russia arms race. Plus: Allegations of sexual misconduct against opera star Placido Domingo, phone gambling apps targeting vulnerable users, a Vote 2020 interview with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the shocking robbery of black-owned farmland. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Hong Kong’s airport again crippled by protests https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgkLu… What we know about deadly explosion at Russian military site https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQzji… Opera star Placido Domingo accused of sexual impropriety https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXdYk… How social casinos use Facebook to target the vulnerable https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFtkF… What worries Bill de Blasio about 2020 Democrats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4O2h… How Southern black farmers were forced from their land https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_cWn…

PBS NewsHour full episode August 12, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 12, 2019

Monday on the NewsHour, violence increases in Hong Kong, where protests against Chinese rule have evolved into a popular revolt. Plus: What Jeffrey Epstein’s death means for a federal sex-trafficking investigation, new rules around immigration and public benefits, 2020 Democrats in Iowa, Politics Monday, redefining endangered species, the gymnastic prowess of Simone Biles and N.C. Wyeth’s art. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode August 11, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 11, 2019

On this edition for Sunday, August 11, the latest on the death of Jeffrey Epstein, music legend Carlos Santana discusses his path to Woodstock, President Trump’s tweets promote conspiracy theories, and a unique dance style is taking center stage and changing lives. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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DW News Livestream | Latest news and breaking stories

DW News  Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples.

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TRACKS: The Secrets of Antarctica, David Butler: Milky Way Galaxy, The Royal Institution: Beyond the Higgs: What’s Next for the LHC?,  Climate State: The State of Sea Level Rise (2019), EBS ENGLISH: Bolivia, Part 2.Torotoro, Bolivia, Part 3. The Road of Death and a Heavenly Lake, Thisiscolossas: Photographs by Paul Johnson Document a Once-Thriving Farm Community Subsumed by Rising Waters, Jewels in the Night Sea: Luminous Plankton Captured in the Dark Waters off the South Coast of Japan

The Secrets of Antarctica | Full Documentary | TRACKS

TRACKS   Published on Jul 9, 2019

Join a team of marine scientists as they embark on an unprecedented journey across the Great Southern Ocean and beyond to Antarctica. Subscribe to see more full documentaries every week: https://bit.ly/2lneXNy TRACKS publishes unique, unexpected and untold stories from across the world every week. From Expedition Antarctica Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRACKSTravel… Content licensed from Blue Ant International Any queries, please contact us at: support@littledotstudios.com

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David Butler   Published on May 18, 2013

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Beyond the Higgs: What’s Next for the LHC? – with Harry Cliff

The Royal Institution   Published on Jan 17, 2018

In 2012, the announcement of the Higgs boson made headlines around the world. But what has been going on at the Large Hadron Collider since? Physicist Harry Cliff will be your guide. Subscribe for regular science videos: https://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the Q&A here: https://youtu.be/JuVc_pIwVYE What is the future of the world’s biggest physics experiment? And what intriguing hints of new physics are around the corner? Harry Cliff is the Science Museum Fellow of Modern Science, which he reckons might be the only job title which begins and ends with ‘science’. He spends half his time searching for signs of new physics at LHCb, one of the four big experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. For the other half, he indulges his love of talking about physics at the Science Museum, where he develop exhibitions, events and online content. This talk was filmed in the Royal Institution on 31 October 2017. The Ri is on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ri_science and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalinstitution and Tumblr: https://ri-science.tumblr.com/ Our editorial policy: https://www.rigb.org/home/editorial-po… Subscribe for the latest science videos: https://bit.ly/RiNewsletter

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Did You Know? ??? The State of Sea Level Rise (2019)

Climate State   Published on Aug 1, 2019

An eye opening documentary – a must watch for decision makers, people living close to the Oceans, and everybody concerned with the future state of Earth. The most extensive Climate State video to date. Sources https://climatestate.com/2019/08/01/th… Part of this video feature my own narration https://youtu.be/f9pH5d7vKBs?t=1284 About 90 percent of the audio has been edited with equalizer effects, or volume modifications. Patreon https://patreon.com/climatestate UScreen https://climatestate.uscreen.io Donations https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr… Twitter https://twitter.com/climatestate Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ClimateState

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Bolivia, Part 2.Torotoro, Mother Earth’s Masterpiece / ??? ?? ??????

EBS ENGLISH   Published on May 1, 2016

Bolivia, the Heart of South America Part 2.Torotoro, Mother Earth’s Masterpiece ??? ?? ??????(Themes Around the World) ?For more videos visit us at https://www.ebse.co.kr/ebs/flz.AlcCour… – ??????? ??? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??? ?? ???? ???. – ??? ?? ??????? ???? ??? ?? ?? ??? ??? ?? ???? ????? ??? ???. ?Subscribe to the EBS Language Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… ?For more information visit us at https://www.ebse.co.kr/ebs/index.laf https://www.ebs.co.kr/ ?Check out what we’re up to elsewhere: https://plus.google.com/+ebslanguage

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Bolivia, Part 3. The Road of Death and a Heavenly Lake / ??? ?? ??????

EBS ENGLISH   Published on May 1, 2016

Bolivia, the Heart of South America Part 3.The Road of Death and a Heavenly Lake ??? ?? ??????(Themes Around the World) ?For more videos visit us at https://www.ebse.co.kr/ebs/flz.AlcCour… – ??????? ??? ??? ????? ??? ????? ??? ?? ???? ???. – ??? ?? ??????? ???? ??? ?? ?? ??? ??? ?? ???? ????? ??? ???. ?Subscribe to the EBS Language Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… ?For more information visit us at https://www.ebse.co.kr/ebs/index.laf https://www.ebs.co.kr/ ?Check out what we’re up to elsewhere: https://plus.google.com/+ebslanguage

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Photographs by Paul Johnson Document a Once-Thriving Farm Community Subsumed by Rising Waters

June 24, 2019  Laura Staugaitis

In the northeast corner of North Dakota lies Devils Lake. It is the largest natural body of water in the state, and yet it holds within it a seemingly unnatural phenomenon. Once-prosperous farming communities used to stand where the lake now is, the reach and depth of the current waters subsuming the abandoned tall silos, stately houses, and squat barns. The lake began rising in 1993 and has risen 35 feet in just over two decades. Due to a lack of outlet for the water and a period of heavy rains in the early 1990’s, the high water simply never subsided, rendering the formerly productive area completely uninhabitable and taking 300 homes with it.

Minnesota-based photographer Paul Johnson (previously) set out during two different seasons, summer (via kayak) and winter, to witness and document the lost community. Large trucks sit embedded up to their wheel wells in thick ice, a silo door is seamlessly mirrored in the water that reaches over its threshold, and barns lean at spectacularly acute angles, seemingly glued in place by the surrounded fresh or frozen water.

“Abandoned places hold a wistful appeal to me and I think to many of us,” Johnson shared in an interview with Passion Passport. “They are the final chapters of unknown stories where we’re left to ponder the details. Their quiet stillness can spur thoughts about the nature of time and the processes of decay and reclamation.” If you are interested in further reading about the history of the area, Modern Farmer has a long-form story from the perspective of a Devils Lake native.

In addition to his still photography, Johnson is continuing to work on animated land art which will be compiled into an upcoming short film. Stay tuned for previews of these pieces on Instagram and Tumblr. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

Jewels in the Night Sea: Luminous Plankton Captured in the Dark Waters off the South Coast of Japan

August 17, 2018   Kate Sierzputowski

Larval fish of Dendrochirus, all images copyright Ryo Minemizu

Japanese marine life photographer Ryo Minemizu focuses his lens on some of the tiniest and most abundant life forms in our oceans. His series Phenomenons explores the diverse beauty and extravagant colors of plankton, and is shot amongst the dark waters of the Osezaki sea near Mount Fuji and other coasts around Japan, the Philippines and Maldives. To capture the small creatures Minemizu sets his shutter speed to just a fraction of a second, while ensuring that his own movements don’t disturb the surrounding organisms.

“Plankton symbolize how precious life is by their tiny existence,” he explains. “I wanted other people to see them as they are in the sea, so it was my motivation from the beginning to shoot plankton underwater, which is quite a challenge. Most plankton are small, and their movements are hard to predict.”

His solo exhibition Jewels in the Night Sea begins a three-city tour at Canon Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo from August 20-29, 2018. It will then move to Cannon galleries in Nagoya and Osaka from September 6-12 and September 20-26, 2018. You can see more of Minemizu’s underwater photography on Instagram and Twitter. Select prints from his Phenomenons series are available in his online shop. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

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Batesian mimicry, larval fish of Soleichthys

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Hyperiidea on Nausithoe jellyfish

Larval Barred soapfish

The paddle of zoea larva of Lysmata

Megalopa larva of Eplumula phalangium

Larva of Pleurobranchaea

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Ohara Koson – Full Moon and Blossoms 1920’s

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Ing’s Garden, Downtown Newark, New Jersey

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

I captured this Swallowtail Butterfly on July 27, 2019

Red and pink flowers contrast with green leaves, as if the colorful garden was painted on a canvas.

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An immersive journey into Japanese art, PBS News, TED Talks, NASA & More

An immersive journey into Japanese art, PBS News, TED Talks, Click BBC, NASA & More

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An immersive journey into Japanese art

Between two screenings of ‘Van Gogh: Starry Night’, discover a short programme focusing on Japanese art.
‘Dreamed Japan, Images of the Floating World’ offers visitors a journey into the Japan of the collective imagination—the Japan of the geishas, samurai warriors, and spirits. This production was inspired by the Japanese prints that began to circulate in Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century, when trade opened up between the West and Japan.

The discovery of Japanese art had a profound effect on Western art: the painting of the Impressionists and the avant-garde artists, and also the decorative arts, music, and dance. Among them, van Gogh gave free reign to his interest in japonisme. In Paris, he studied and bought Japanese prints from the art dealer Siegfried Bing. The culture of the Land of the Rising Sun influenced the use of line and colour and composition in his works. In Provence, he told his brother Théo that ‘everything has become Japanese in the southern light’.

This production by the Danny Rose Studio, which highlights van Gogh’s fascination with Japan, is a contemplative and audio journey into the environment of the masters of Japanese prints.

The ephemeral beauty of the cherry blossoms is replaced by a magical and mysterious forest inhabited by the ‘yokai’, the spirits of Japanese folklore, and then by the sea: Hokusai’s iconic great wave submerges the Atelier des Lumières accompanied by music by Claude Debussy
The faces of the charming geishas, dressed in their kimonos decorated with elegant and colourful motifs, emerge from behind the rice paper screens as in nature, where everything is about contrasts; after all this ethereal beauty, visitors are captivated by a samurai warrior dance and eventually brought back down and carried away by the wind, among the lanterns floating in the night sky.

The Danny Rose Studio provides a glimpse of the great diversity, richness, and modernity of these works (the Japanese artistic movement known as ukiyo-e, which began in the seventeenth century and did not end until the nineteenth century) and their authors (some of whom are well known by the general public, such as Hokusai, and others less so, such as Kuniyoshi, Utamaro, Kunisada, etc.). The Danny Rose Studio also carried out considerable production and creative work in order to bring to life the imaginary Japan evoked by these works for visitors.

Particular attention was paid to the choice of music, from Ryuichi Sakamoto to Claude Debussy’s La Mer (‘The sea’), inspired by Hokusai’s Great Wave, and the incredibly fast rhythms of Japanese drumming.

Creative Studio Danny Rose

Danny Rose is a visual creation studio that creates and produces immersive audiovisual works, in various contexts such as architectural projection, interactive installations, museography, the theatre, music, the opera, and the animation of public spaces. The studio is a collective of multidisciplinary artists.

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Vincent van Gogh – The story

Source 1 Media   Published on Jul 14, 2014

A unique tv documentary of the life and the works of Vincent van Gogh. For 60 minutes we are travelling with Vincent in a geographical reconstruction of his life. The documentary shows beautiful pictures of which Van Gogh has drawn his inspiration for his works. A lot of the buildings still exist. Trough modern digital techniques the current image changes into the painting that was made by Van Gogh for over 100 years ago. The documentary begins in the basement of a museum in Mons, where they keep the first professional work of Vincent and ends in Auvers sur Oisewhere Van Gogh has been buried… Buy the dvd here: https://bit.ly/2t5H2zY

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PBS NewsHour live show May 7, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Streamed live 2 hours ago

Tuesday on the NewsHour, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders talks about his policies and 2020 campaign. Plus: The release of journalists imprisoned in Myanmar for reporting on persecution of the Rohingya, why prosecutors say the Mueller report indicates President Trump obstructed justice, unconventional ideas for funding college and rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode May 6, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 6, 2019

Monday on the NewsHour, a UN report says human activity is pushing nearly one million animal and plant species to the brink of extinction. Plus: Tensions rise with U.S. foreign policy flashpoints Iran and North Korea, the ever-growing Democratic presidential field on the campaign trail, Politics Monday, immigration issues in South Africa, a book by philanthropist Melinda Gates and Basquiat’s art. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

Designer Ivan Poupyrev wants to integrate technology into everyday objects to make them more useful and fun — like a jacket you can use to answer phone calls or a houseplant you can play like a keyboard. In a talk and tech demo, he lays out his vision for a physical world that’s more deeply connected to the internet and shows how, with a little collaboration, we can get there. Unveiled in this talk: Poupyrev announces that his newest device, Jacquard, is now publicly available for all designers to use.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

About the speaker

Ivan Poupyrev · Scientist, inventor, designer

Ivan Poupyrev works at the forefront of interaction design, using technology as a raw ingredient to change the way we interact with the physical world.

Watch Sky News live Started streaming on Jan 15, 2019
Watch Sky News live. Today’s top stories: Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer ramps up the pressure for a second referendum, 21 killed and 71 hurt after Mexico pipeline explosion and Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un set to meet in February. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to https://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n... Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de... Category News & Politics

Greenland: The Land Of Ice Embracing Climate Change | Foreign Correspondent

ABC News (Australia)  Published on Jan 29, 2018

Big nations might be struggling to avoid a two-degree temperature rise but the Arctic island of Greenland is welcoming it. A beautiful look inside how the island nation has changing attitudes about climate change. Read more here: https://ab.co/2BB2Fqx SUBSCRIBE: https://bit.ly/ABCNEWSAUS About Foreign Correspondent: Foreign Correspondent is the prime-time international public affairs program on Australia’s national broadcaster, ABC-TV. We produce half-hour duration in-depth reports for broadcast across the ABC’s television channels and digital platforms. Since 1992, our teams have journeyed to more than 170 countries to report on war, natural calamity and social and political upheaval – through the eyes of the people at the heart of it all. Contributions may be removed if they violate ABC’s Online Terms of Use https://www.abc.net.au/conditions.htm (Section 3). This is an official Australian Broadcasting Corporation YouTube channel

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Solar energy in Morocco | DW Documentary (Renewable energy documentary)
DW Documentary Published on Jan 15, 2019
Solar energy in Morocco is transforming the renewable energy scene. One of the world’s biggest solar power plants is situated in Morocco.

Space Junk Around Earth
DCODE by Discovery Published on Aug 3, 2018
Space debris poses a threat to us on Earth, even causing damage to the International Space Station. DCODE how we can save the Earth and space, in this fascinating 2016 series – Space’s Deepest Secrets.

What Happens When an Astronaut Drops Something in Space? | Short Film Showcase
National Geographic Published on Apr 6, 2017
Discarded rocket parts, empty fuel tanks, broken satellites—our planet is surrounded by a floating junkyard of human-made space debris. Zipping around the Earth at more than 17,000 miles an hour, these orbital objects pose a serious threat to the future of safe space travel. In this fascinating short film by Cath Le Couteur and Nick Ryan, explore the hidden and dangerous world of space junk. ? Subscribe: https://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ? Get More Short Film Showcase: https://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic’s belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email sfs@natgeo.com to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase at https://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: https://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: https://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: https://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: https://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Adrift is part of Project Adrift, a multi-experience artwork. Visit https://projectadrift.co.uk to watch the documentary, listen to the sound of orbiting space debris, and adopt a piece of space junk on Twitter. Follow the filmmakers on Twitter at @ProjectAdrift https://twitter.com/projectadrift Read more about orbital objects: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/sci... What Happens When an Astronaut Drops Something in Space? | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/rbA9q7JdzZs National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV
Started streaming on Dec 28, 2018
Direct from America’s space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we discover our home planet. NASA TV airs a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various channels. The network also provides an array of live programming, such as coverage of missions, events (spacewalks, media interviews, educational broadcasts), press conferences and rocket launches. In the United States, NASA Television’s Public and Media channels are MPEG-2 digital C-band signals carried by QPSK/DVB-S modulation on satellite AMC-3, transponder 15C, at 87 degrees west longitude. Downlink frequency is 4000 MHz, horizontal polarization, with a data rate of 38.86 Mhz, symbol rate of 28.1115 Ms/s, and ¾ FEC. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for reception. Category Science & Technology

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The Art of Japanese Funeral Floral Arrangements

October 3, 2018   Johnny Waldman

The farewell ceremony for actress Kirin Kiki took place on September 30, 2018 | Photo courtesy Sankei News

Last weekend, at the farewell ceremony for the late actress Kirin Kiki, a large display of white flowers, designed to look like a wave, greeted the constant flow of family members, fans and celebrities that had come to pay their respects, and to say farewell to the 75-year old who had passed away from cancer on September 15. The white wave of flowers was comprised of roughly 1200 chrysanthemums, orchids, and gypsophila (an ornamental flower known as baby’s-breath in the West).

Relatively speaking, the wave of flowers at Kiki’s farewell ceremony was actually quite modest, in accordance with her wishes for a simple gathering. Attempt to search the Internet for ???? (seikasaidan, which literally means fresh flower altar) and you’ll see any number of extravagant designs.

The company Ito Sogi has a online catalog of funeral floral altars you can choose from

The wave motif itself is actually a common one in Japan, alongside the mountain. Both are typically used for men because they symbolize strength, but the rules of the old guard are starting to come down. Even chrysanthemums, which used to be the only accepted flower, are now joined by other white flowers, sometimes even colorful ones. But the alter of plentiful flowers is relatively recent, having originated in Kyoto just 30 years ago. This would make sense though because the technology and logistics involved in procuring large batches of fresh flowers is also relatively recent.

Diagram explaining the 6 stages of the chrysanthemum blossoms, from the book Nippon no Seikasaidan

A lot of money is spent on funeral flowers in Japan. In fact, in 2006 Beauty Kadan became the first publicly traded Japanese company specializing in funeral flowers when it listed itself on the Mother’s section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Youkaen, a general flower company that entered the funeral flower business in 1972 now says that roughly 75% of their 50 billion yen in sales (roughly $44 mm USD) comes from their funeral flower segment.

Over the summer, Haruichi Mimura, the founder of funeral flower company Sunvillage, published a massive 480 page book detailing the intricacies of seikasaidan. It’s an extensive look at the details involved in created fresh flower alters: everything from history and tools to the types of flowers and designs. It’s available from Pie Books and also Amazon. (Syndicated from Spoon & Tamago)

Glimpse Of Shanghai – Timelapse 4K

Michael Shainblum

Published on Sep 21, 2016

Glimpse Of Shanghai China City Timelapse 4K To see more timelapse videos check out: https://www.shainblumphoto.com/timelapse/ in 2015 I had the opportunity to spend 4 days exploring Shanghai China. I feel like I only scratched the surface of this beautiful city, but here is my first impression through timelapse photography. I hope to make another trip out there to capture more of this incredible city. If you want to see more details and photography from this trip click here: https://www.shainblumphoto.com/project… Filmed by Michael Shainblum and Brian Hawkins Edited by Michael Shainblum For licensing in HD or 4K please contact: shainblumphoto@gmail.com Music: Ryan Taubert (The Music Bed)

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