Wednesday 28 July 2010

Classic Science Videos

If you understand all the mathematical references in the following video, you're doing well. Enjoy the classic mathematical a capella (bet you thought you'd never read that sentence) Finite Simple Group (of Order Two).

If you think that dance is the best medium to portray protein synthesis, then the next video is for you. Made in 1971 by Robert Alan Weiss for the Department of Chemistry of Stanford University, this short film is narrated by Paul Berg, 1980 Nobel prize winner for Chemistry. It makes me wish I had taken science in the 70s - there is no other word than awesome to describe seeing 30s ribosome in the form of hippy interpretative dance. Gotta love the acid-trip music.

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