James Iglehart – “Silent ‘e'” Music Video (The Electric Company)

[SCHOOL BELL RINGS] JAMES: [SINGING] Let me tell you about a friend of mine, goes around changing words all the time. But he’s kind of sneaky, yes siree. I make the plan, he flies the plane. I hold the can, he carries a cane. Cook with a pan, now he’s out of the game, looking […]

Is it Wrong to Fly? – Glad You Asked S1

This is me in China in 1996, on a trip to see where my family came from.That trip was the first time that I rode in an airplane,and the first time that I got stuck in an airport.We’ve been waiting here for 9 hours now! Air travel is one of the great privileges of living […]

Ion drive: The first flight

The future of flight shouldn’t be things with propellers and turbines and should be more like what you see in Star Trek; with a kind of blue glow and something that silently glides through the air. When I got an appointment at University I thought well, now I’ve got the opportunity to explore this and […]

Pushing Human Limits in Nature

(saw buzzing) (mysterious music) – [Climber] Yeah, go for it. – Whoo! – [Narrator] Mankind and the elements. For some, it’s an uncomfortable bond. – [Woman] Good job. – [Narrator] For others, when weather strikes, inspiration begins. – There are so many people in life, they forget to dream because they’re afraid to fail. – […]

Reinventing the Microwave, TV Remote, and Plane in Record Time | NowThis

Are you ready? Yep. All right, so I have my timer here. Kind I get to my pen and my canvas? Yes, please set up. I would go and design two microwaves. First microwave, first microwave maybe looks like this. And this microwave plugs in, has a door, a handle. But the cool thing about […]

Secretary Moniz Speaks at Solar Impulse Press Conference

It is a pleasure to be here. I’m going to just be very brief and start by actually repeating themes that Bertrand (sp) and Andre (sp) have noted, because this wonderful achievement — I mean, this — really, this engineering marvel cuts — touches on four really critical areas for the Department of Energy. They’ve […]

8 HUMAN POWERED AIRCRAFT & Pedal Powered Flying Machines

– [Narrator] Human powered flight is about as green as it gets. Add that to dreams of reaching the heavens and you get the top eight human powered aircraft. Number eight, the Snowbird. We as humans have spent centuries trying to fly before finally developing the technologies needed to soar with the birds. And in […]

Solar-powered flight across the Pacific – World Record broken

The Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard has broken a world record for the longest non-stop solo flight in an aircraft powered by the sun. Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard are alternately piloting the plane, and Piccard broke the record at the time. The Solar Impulse took off from Japan on Monday on the seventh leg of […]

Solar (Freaking) Impulse – A Solar Airplane That Uses Solar Energy

Once upon a time there were two men that had a dream that went beyond your imagination introducing Solar Impulse Uhh… So wait Is it just like a simple plane? No it uses no fuel No fuel? No fuel, no petrol, not one single drop But how?! Because of solar cells Solar Impulse is a […]

Charge Your Phone With A Solar Powered Bikini!

This episode of Dnews is brought to you by BASF, THE Chemical Company. The sun is cool and all, but is there a way we can use it to make our lives better? ..It just dawned on me. Hey guys, Tara here for Dnews – and I apologize for that awful pun earlier. It’s a […]