Tag Archive: Veritasium

Daily Video 3.19.15

An Affordable 3D-Printed Arm




Published on Feb 26, 2015

” Students at UCF are designing an inexpensive 3D printed arm for kids.
To find out more and to get involved, check out: http://office.tumblr.com

  Big thanks to Microsoft and the Collective Project for introducing me to Albert and his amazing team. They are continuing to help people around the world one hand at a time and they could use your help.
Learn more and see how you can get involved by checking out The Collective Project on Tumblr, follow @MSONeNote on Twitter or head over to http://Onenote.com/collectiveproject “













Daily Video 1.2.15

How Were The Pyramids Built?





Published on Nov 5, 2014

” Key aspects of pyramid construction from quarry to completion.
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  The most common misconception about the pyramids is that they were built by slaves. Recent archeological evidence suggests they were instead constructed by paid workers. Some may have performed this work as a form of tax payment for several months of the year. Skilled engineers would have planned and orchestrated the building. An estimated 10,000-20,000 people would have been working on a pyramid at any one point in time. They were well fed and provided with shelter near the pyramids. Plus their burial sites close by indicate they were respected and were not slaves.

  Much of the limestone was quarried from the Giza plateau itself, meaning the stones did not need to be transported far. The granite casing of Menkaure’s pyramid, on the other hand, was transported from Aswan, around 600 miles, or 1000 km up the Nile.

Editing assistance by Dustin Chow

Music by Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech.com “Desert City” and “Ibn Al-Noor” ” 











Daily Video 12.26.14

This Will Revolutionize Education




Published on Dec 1, 2014

” Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education?

  These ideas have been percolating since I wrote my PhD in physics education:http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/super/…

  I have also discussed this topic with CGP Grey, whose view of the future of education differs significantly from mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vsCA…

  I think it is instructive that each new technology has appeared to be so transformative. You can imagine, for example, that motion pictures must have seemed like a revolutionary learning technology. After all they did revolutionize entertainment, yet failed to make significant inroads into the classroom. TV and video seem like a cheaper, scaled back film, but they too failed to live up to expectations. Now there is a glut of information and video on the internet so should we expect it to revolutionize education?

  My view is that it won’t, for two reasons: 1. Technology is not inherently superior, animations over static graphics, videoed presentations over live lectures etc. and 2. Learning is inherently a social activity, motivated and encouraged by interactions with others.

  Filmed and edited by Pierce Cook

  Supported by Screen Australia’s Skip Ahead program.

  Music By Kevin MacLeod, http://www.incompetech.com “The Builder” and by Amarante Music:http://www.amarantemusic.com “













Daily Video 8.14.14

Explained: 5 Fun Physics Phenomena




Daily Video 11/28

Space Junk & The Swiss ‘Janitor’ Satellite

Daily Video 11/03