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Friday 16 December 2011

#150; Phwoar, Feynman

There is nothing better you can do with the next 90 minutes of your life than watch this. It's a BBC Horizon documentary about the Nobel prize winning physicist Richard Feynman. If you're not sure who he is, or if he's worth finding out about, click here and warm up with the videos from the Feynman series. Then settle down and watch this. It seems to be two documentaries plonked in one video, but it's great from start to finish. Watch it.


While you're in science video mode, go check out the new video site from the Royal Institution - RI Channel. As well as a host of videos they've made themselves, including the archive of Christmas Lectures, they are developing a tasty selection of videos from around the internet. Well worth your time.


The always brilliant Big Picture has a great selection of nature photography. Phenomenal stuff.


A great little short film/animation.


Hypnotic visualisation of the planets orbits. Click here.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, thanks for sharing this incredible recommendation! I must admit, I hadn't heard of Richard Feynman before, but after watching the Feynman series videos you suggested and due to this i forgot to do my assignment and unfortunately i hired some to write my assignment uk, I'm completely captivated by his brilliance and passion for physics. The BBC Horizon documentary about him sounds like an absolute gem, and I can't wait to dive into it for the next 90 minutes. It's always a treat to learn about remarkable individuals who have made significant contributions to their fields, and Feynman certainly seems to fit that description.