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The Old Sailors’ Tool That Saved Apollo 13

[INTRO ♫] Apollo 13 went down in history—and not because it went great. Well, the movie was very successful, but the mission not so much. The spacecraft had two liquid oxygen tanks that were supposed to provide air for the astronauts and power the spacecraft on the way to the Moon. And then one of …

History – Design Behind the Bike (1/5)

History – Design Behind the Bike (1/5)

The history of the bicycle from its origins to the bike as we now know it can be traced back to the 1800s. The impact of this machine on worldwide society is without doubt and this impact continues to grow. Well the design of the bike seemed fairly straightforward and simple over a hundred years …

The complex geometry of Islamic design – Eric Broug

The complex geometry of Islamic design – Eric Broug

In Islamic culture, geometry is everywhere. You can find it in mosques, madrasas, palaces and private homes. This tradition began in the 8th century CE during the early history of Islam, when craftsmen took preexisting motifs from Roman and Persian cultures and developed them into new forms of visual expression. This period of history was …

How to Get Better at Math

How to Get Better at Math

If I asked you to think of a really tough problem what is the first thing that comes to mind? Well, if you’re anything like me you probably thought of some big complex math equation, right? For most people, math seems like one of the most difficult subjects out there. It’s abstract, it’s complex, and …

The Map of Mathematics

The Map of Mathematics

The mathematics we learn in school doesn’t quite do the field of mathematics justice. We only get a glimpse at one corner of it, but the mathematics as a whole is a huge and wonderfully diverse subject. My aim with this video is to show you all that amazing stuff. We’ll start back at the …

The History of Typography – Animated Short

type is power. the power to express words and ideas visually. it’s timeless but always changing, and that’s what we’re going to explore most people agree that the creator of typography was a German man named johannes gutenberg and, yes, he wore a hat like that. before gutenberg came along and revolutionized the world of …