Road Safety / The Virtual Crash Billboard / Serviplan France

By: Serviceplan France

Originally published on Apr 11, 2017

LA SECURITE ROUTIERE D’ILE DE FRANCE AND SERVICEPLAN GIVE PEDESTRIANS QUITE A SHOCK… FOR THEIR OWN PROTECTION

Serviceplan held an unprecedented field operation on 22nd March in Paris to raise awareness about the dangers of being a careless pedestrian, which results in 4,500 victims each year in Ile-de-France.

The idea behind the operation was to display a specially designed interactive digital billboard near a busy pelican crossing. Equipped with a movement detector, speaker, and camera, the smart billboard made the sound of squealing tyres whenever a pedestrian attempted to cross the road while the “red man” was displayed.

The frightened faces of the disobedient pedestrians were projected directly onto the billboard. Their faces were then featured on the road safety billboards, and their photographs are shown alongside the caption: “Don’t look death in the face. Check the lights and cross safely”.

The digital video and posters, created under real-life conditions, will be used as part of the forthcoming “Quinzaine Régionale des Usagers Vulnérables” (15-28 May 2017) (train station billboards, Facebook campaign, etc.)

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#GoogleGrandTour The Grand Tour of Italy

 

By: Google

Originally published on May 16, 2017

Start your journey. Join us at https://g.co/grandtour

Travelling through the past and present to define our future.
Italian culture along with art, architecture, music and food have made Italy great in the eyes of the rest of the world. Have you ever wondered how these masterpieces from the past have shaped today’s present, and how they can continue to be a source of inspiration in the future?

Three hundred years ago, Italy’s “Grand Tour” was a journey made mainly by wealthy young people to experience the beauties and artwork of Italian cities and culture to find that inspiration that revolutionised the modern world. Today Google re-invent it and made for everyone.

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Fun Science With Rob: Temperature

 

By: BLOODHOUND SSC – 1,000 mph car

Originally published on Apr 25, 2017

Our chief inspirer, Rob Bennett, explores how BLOODHOUND uses changes in temperature to make parts of the car fit together. Naturally, he has to experiment with liquid nitrogen to explain it’s cool properties.

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Family Is Why

 

By: American Heart Association

Originally published on Nov 18, 2015

Being a mom isn’t easy. Especially when it comes to making sure your family lives a healthy lifestyle. Relax mom. The American Heart Association has your back.

Learn how you can unite with other moms and impact the health of your family, and families everywhere, by visiting lifeiswhy.org/moms.

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This is the new Google Earth

 

By: Google

Originally published on Apr 18, 2017

The whole world is now in your browser. Fly through landmarks and cities like London, Tokyo and Rome in stunning 3D, then dive in to experience them first hand with Street View. See the world from a new point of view with Voyager, which brings you stories from the BBC, NASA, Sesame Street and more. Start exploring: https://g.co/earth.

Choose your own adventure with Voyager
Experience interactive stories from around the world.

Discover new places with Knowledge Cards
Flip through cards and learn about local landmarks.

Orbit the world in 3D
Use the new 3D button to tilt the map.

Snap and share a Postcard
Capture snapshots of locations and share them with your friends.

Feeling Lucky?
Roll the dice and see where the world takes you.

 

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Pi Day 3/14/2017 – Venn Piagram

 

By: Vi Hart

Originally published on Mar 13, 2017

I can’t stop thinking about Venn diagrams. So, as it’s Pi Day, this happened.

How did it come to this? Well, see http://vihart.com/pi-day-2017-venn-pi…

Pi playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

This is my 7th annual Pi Day video!

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Everything you should know about TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets

 

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Mar 1, 2017

The TRAPPIST-1 exoplanet system has seven earth-like planets and is only 39 lightyears away! I am joined by Professor Adam Burgasser and Dr. Katherine Deck, both astrophysicists on the Nature paper to discuss the discovery of this planetary system.

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Creator: Dianna Cowern
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Visuals: ESO/NASA
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Music: APM/YouTube

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Pencils of Promise 400th School Dedication to Eva “Ma” Braun

 

By: Pencils of Promise

Originally uploaded on Feb 22, 2017

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Today, we’re proud to let you know that, since our founding in 2009, we’ve broken ground on our 400th school! Yes, 400.

We celebrate the schools we’ve built together, the communities we’ve partnered with, the teachers we’ve supported and the students who are studying hard every day to get closer to achieving their dreams.

Today, we also remember one of the first members of our PoP Family—the woman who helped inspire a dream of building one school, which inspired a movement for global education. Today, we dedicate our 400th school in loving memory of Eva “Ma” Braun, who passed away in November 2016. For many years now, Ma’s journey of resilience has been a guiding light for our organization, and her inspiration has led us to impact more than 35,000 students in PoP classrooms.

Your PoP Family is forever grateful, Ma.

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How Does Big Ben Keep Accurate Time?

 

By: Science Channel

Originally published on Aug 30, 2016

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When parliament commissioned this clock in 1854, they insisted Big Ben be the biggest, most powerful clock in the world. It takes an hour and a half to wind this massive engineering marvel!

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Sneaky Banana Boa!

 

By: Brave Wilderness

Originally published on Jan 17, 2017

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On this episode of Breaking Trail, Coyote finds a Banana Boa, the smallest Boa in all of Costa Rica!

Also known as the Bromeliad Boa, these Dwarf Boas are famous for their striking color patterns and their propensity to wind up in bunches of bananas. It goes without saying finding one of these in your grocery bag would be quite the surprise!

Get ready to meet one sneaky tropical snake!

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The Brave Wilderness Channel is your one stop connection to a wild world of adventure and amazing up close animal encounters!

Follow along with adventurer and animal expert Coyote Peterson and his crew as they lead you on three exciting expedition series – Emmy Award Winning Breaking Trail, Dragon Tails and Coyote’s Backyard – featuring everything from Grizzly Bears and Crocodiles to Rattlesnakes and Tarantulas…each episode offers an opportunity to learn something new.

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