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This is a very high detailed animation of Mount Everest. It was created by scientists of the German Aerospace Center.

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English : This is a very high detailed animation of Mount Everest. It was created by scientists of the German Aerospace Center.

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"Darién Gap", track 1 on Josh Woodward's 2007 album Not Quite Connected

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English : "Darién Gap", track 1 on Josh Woodward's 2007 album Not Quite Connected

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Mehndi is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as by expatriate communities from those countries.

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English : Mehndi is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as by expatriate communities from those countries.

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A dramatisation of the trial of the Chartists at Shire Hall, Monmouth, including background information. Actors are playing the parts of John Frost, explaining the demands of the chartists; Thomas Phillips, witness for the prosecution, mayor of Newport; Lord Chief Justice Tindal, explaining treason

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English : A dramatisation of the trial of the Chartists at Shire Hall, Monmouth, including background information. Actors are playing the parts of John Frost, explaining the demands of the chartists; Thomas Phillips, witness for the prosecution, mayor of Newport; Lord Chief Justice Tindal, explaining treason

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A European Barn Swallow, also known as Hirundo rustica, pauses to rest on a fence post beside a freshwater lake on Lindisfarne Island.

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English : A European Barn Swallow, also known as Hirundo rustica, pauses to rest on a fence post beside a freshwater lake on Lindisfarne Island.

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Standard size Tidal bore, close to Hangzhou (China) first bridge city.

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English : Standard size Tidal bore, close to Hangzhou (China) first bridge city.

8

A computer generated flyby of Mount St. Helens (24s).

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English : A computer generated flyby of Mount St. Helens (24s).

9

Male Thaumatomyia notata fanning its wings to disperse pheromones from abdominal sacs.

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English : Male Thaumatomyia notata fanning its wings to disperse pheromones from abdominal sacs.

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A male Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) calling to attract a mate. Vocal sacs are inflated and deflated to amplify the call. Other frogs can be heard but not seen on the video.

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English : A male Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) calling to attract a mate. Vocal sacs are inflated and deflated to amplify the call. Other frogs can be heard but not seen on the video.

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Flying robot (helium balloon) at the salon de la robotique, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2012

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English : Flying robot (helium balloon) at the salon de la robotique, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2012

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Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti), Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi, Thailand

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English : Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti), Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi, Thailand

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The detailed images recorded by SDO over the last year have helped scientists uncover new secrets about the sun.

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English : The detailed images recorded by SDO over the last year have helped scientists uncover new secrets about the sun.

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70 years ago today, Electric Earthquake, the seventh of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.

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English : 70 years ago today, Electric Earthquake, the seventh of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.

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There is Echo Basin in Washington state (often mistaken for “Frenchman Coulee” which is the basin just north of Echo, on the other side of the Old Vantage Hwy)

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English : There is Echo Basin in Washington state (often mistaken for “Frenchman Coulee” which is the basin just north of Echo, on the other side of the Old Vantage Hwy)

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Self-playing piano (so-called "player piano") from 1920 manufactured by Steinway & Sons. The recording is an excerpt of Saint-Saëns' piano concerto No. 2 played by pianist Harold Bauer.

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English : Self-playing piano (so-called "player piano") from 1920 manufactured by Steinway & Sons. The recording is an excerpt of Saint-Saëns' piano concerto No. 2 played by pianist Harold Bauer.

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Harvest of white asparagus at Hockenheim, Germany.

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English : Harvest of white asparagus at Hockenheim, Germany.

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Work on potter's wheel, Opishnya, Poltava Oblast, central Ukraine, 2011.

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English : Work on potter's wheel, Opishnya, Poltava Oblast, central Ukraine, 2011.

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Video of a cuttlefish in its natural habitat

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English : Video of a cuttlefish in its natural habitat

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The Japanese fishing vessel, Ryou-Un Maru, is sunk in the Gulf of Alaska after receiving significant damage from the Coast Guard Cutter Anancapa crew firing explosive ammunition into it 180 miles west of the Southeast Alaskan coast on April 5, 2012. The crew was successful and sank the vessel at 6:15 p.m. in 6,000 feet of water by using explosive ammunition and filling it with water.

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English : The Japanese fishing vessel, Ryou-Un Maru, is sunk in the Gulf of Alaska after receiving significant damage from the Coast Guard Cutter Anancapa crew firing explosive ammunition into it 180 miles west of the Southeast Alaskan coast on April 5, 2012. The crew was successful and sank the vessel at 6:15 p.m. in 6,000 feet of water by using explosive ammunition and filling it with water.

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A Leaf-miner fly (Melanagromyza sp.) lays eggs into the stem of Anthriscus sylvestris.

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English : A Leaf-miner fly (Melanagromyza sp.) lays eggs into the stem of Anthriscus sylvestris.

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Dynamics of fMRI-based neurofeedback training: sensorimotor cortices responsible for finger movements. Left and right sensorimotor cortices (SMC) were identified on single subject level using a functional localizer task (green blobs). During four weeks of training (three sessions per week), the fMRI signal difference between the left and right SMC, elicited by motor imagery, was visually presented to the subjects in real time. Each session consisted of two runs of right-sided and left-sided imaginary movements each. For a successful subject, each run was analyzed using FSL and thresholded using iterative two-threshold analysis (Abstract number: 5312). Activation (red-yellow) and deactivation maps (blue-white) were overlaid on the subject’s cortical surface reconstructed using Freesurfer. The videos demonstrate that, during the initial sessions the right-hand training recruits an ipsilateral deactivation, whereas the left-hand training elicits a higher contralateral activation. In the second half of the training sessions the ipsilateral deactivation vanishes and the strength of the contralateral activation reaches a plateau for both hands.

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English : Dynamics of fMRI-based neurofeedback training: sensorimotor cortices responsible for finger movements.

Left and right sensorimotor cortices (SMC) were identified on single subject level using a functional localizer task (green blobs). During four weeks of training (three sessions per week), the fMRI signal difference between the left and right SMC, elicited by motor imagery, was visually presented to the subjects in real time. Each session consisted of two runs of right-sided and left-sided imaginary movements each. For a successful subject, each run was analyzed using FSL and thresholded using iterative two-threshold analysis (Abstract number: 5312). Activation (red-yellow) and deactivation maps (blue-white) were overlaid on the subject’s cortical surface reconstructed using Freesurfer.

The videos demonstrate that, during the initial sessions the right-hand training recruits an ipsilateral deactivation, whereas the left-hand training elicits a higher contralateral activation. In the second half of the training sessions the ipsilateral deactivation vanishes and the strength of the contralateral activation reaches a plateau for both hands.

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Launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule for the NASA sponsored COTS Combined Demo Flight 2 & 3. The vehicle launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on May 22, 2012, at 07:44:33 UTC

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English : Launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule for the NASA sponsored COTS Combined Demo Flight 2 & 3. The vehicle launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on May 22, 2012, at 07:44:33 UTC

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Ring of Fire Eclipse as seen from the Chico Community Observatory on May 20, 2012. This sequence is at about double speed and taken with a Coronado 60mm Solar telescope.

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English : Ring of Fire Eclipse as seen from the Chico Community Observatory on May 20, 2012. This sequence is at about double speed and taken with a Coronado 60mm Solar telescope.

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This video shows, How A Sheet Cutter Machine Works in a paper factory. In this sheet cutter, cuts paper from large paper rolls to suitable size of sheet.

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English : This video shows, How A Sheet Cutter Machine Works in a paper factory. In this sheet cutter, cuts paper from large paper rolls to suitable size of sheet.

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Video on a petition to US president Obama to "Make Publicly Funded Research Freely Available".

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English : Video on a petition to US president Obama to "Make Publicly Funded Research Freely Available".

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A couple of Tachypeza nubila (Hyobatidae)shows its special copulation behaviour.

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English : A couple of Tachypeza nubila (Hyobatidae)shows its special copulation behaviour.

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Parachuting at "Herrenteich" airfield (near Hockenheim, Germany)

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English : Parachuting at "Herrenteich" airfield (near Hockenheim, Germany)


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