Tagged: video

Hobbit production videos - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 02, 2012

(Not very science-y,* but hopefully I can be forgiven late on a Friday night for promoting a New Zealand endeavour?) As The Hobbit is being created, the studio is releasing a series of production videos. They’re up to number 6 now. This one will give you some idea of the scale of the travelling circus … Read More

Great presentation – watch Hans Rosling on national income and health - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 19, 2012

This afternoon I’ve been following some of the tweets from the AAAS annual meeting.* One of the four speakers in the science communication plenary panel ’Science is not enough’ was Hans Rosling.** Judging from the tweets praising his presentation he seems to have earned many more fans.*** Below is the the first YouTube presentation of … Read More

On the bear trail, when push comes to shove – students are expendable - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 07, 2012

For a little mid-week light relief I’m giving you this humourous peek at counting bears in Canada that comes with a ‘cute alert’. The title comes from a line early in the video. It’s not that science-y, but it’s light relief - right? [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJRDpTUIrJI[/embed] I’m a computational biologist, stuck behind a desk. As a kid I … Read More

Online lecture series on genomics and bioinformatics - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 01, 2012

A current lecture course surveying genomics and bioinformatics is available online, hosted on YouTube by GenomeTV. Handouts for the thirteen week course are hosted on the course website. We’re told that the course includes an update on technologies that have changed over the past two years. These lectures are introductory. They are aimed at biologists … Read More

Animating our DNA* - Unsorted

Grant Jacobs Jan 20, 2012

One part of biology that fascinates me is the three-dimensional structure of genomes and all that goes with them within the nucleus, the central organelle in our cells containing our genomes and the molecular machinery that organises, moves and processes our genetic information. In the TED lecture below Drew Berry speaking in Sydney, Australia, shows off … Read More

The discovery of reverse gravity - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 03, 2012

Readers of science are often also fans of science fiction - right? This short film, A Trip To Mars by Thomas Edison in 1910, is apparently the first (known) American sci-fi movie. It opens with the inventor discovering a powder that gives objects a reverse gravity property (a plot synopsis is available on-line). On standing … Read More