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BBC World Service - HARDtalk, India's Commerce and Industry Minister - Nirmala Sitharaman

Shaun Ley speaks to India's Commerce and Industry Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has visited Delhi to pave the way for the UK's first post-Brexit trade deal. India is the world's fastest growing economy and a deal with Delhi could ease the UK’s transition out of …

Lou Holtz: Undergraduate Commencement Address 2015

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Apple Just Turned The iPad Into A Real Computer With QuickType

It’s just a keyboard, and so it should be limited to keys.<p>But with the new version of iOS 9 for iPad, announced at WWDC, the touch-sensitive QuickType keyboard now has the ability to transform into a trackpad whenever you set down two fingers on the keyboard portion of the screen. Simply move those …

iOS 9 Features Apple Didn’t Mention at WWDC 2015

- Jun 9, 2015<p>While Apple announced a number of new features in iOS 9 during Monday’s WWDC 2015 Keynote address, the company failed to show-off a …

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iOS 8 review: Some overdue updates, but well worth the wait

Out with the old, in with the new. That was the theme of last year's iOS update, known as iOS 7, which ushered in a flat new design. Although Apple threw in some new functionality as well, it was clear the company was mainly focused on giving its mobile OS a face-lift and setting the stage for …

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It turns out that a long chain of metal beads behaves in an unexpected way – it seems to levitate and loop up – as it starts to fall out …

It turns out that a long chain of metal beads behaves in an unexpected way – it seems to levitate and loop up – as it starts to fall out of the cup that it starts in. It’s a phenomenon called Newton’s Beads, and the BBC's Steve Mould demonstrates it here with a string of 8,000 beads and some slow motion provided by the team at Earth Unplugged.<p>Beyond being both fascinating to watch and an easy DIY experiment, it’s also possible to figure out what’s happening by analyzing the video using physics. …

We love tours of amazing things, and in How Astronauts Put on Space Suits, Norm from Tested really delivers on that front

We love tours of amazing things, and in How Astronauts Put on Space Suits, Norm from Tested really delivers on that front. With the help of Terry Dunn, Training Operations Manager of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, we get to see the EMU (extravehicular mobility unit) and every essential uniform piece that astronauts wear <i>under</i> the EMU’s shell.<p>We also get to see some very cool tools that have been specially made for the unique challenges of working …

How It’s Made: Sparklers!

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From a yard in Kampala, Uganda, Moses explains how to build a solar oven using a tire, some glass, newspaper, silver foil, tape, a black…

From a yard in Kampala, Uganda, Moses explains how to build a solar oven using a tire, some glass, newspaper, silver foil, tape, a black pot, and a few hours.<p>If you’re cooking outside or don’t have an oven, solar ovens are a great alternative for making a hot meal. Building materials are generally inexpensive and easy to find, and rather than requiring fuel or firewood, solar ovens take advantage of a sustainable resource: the sun. How does it work?<p>Concentrating sunlight: A reflective mirror of …

If the blue whale is the biggest animal on Earth, and a Sequoia redwood tree is the tallest tree, what are the heaviest or most widesprea…

If the blue whale is the biggest animal on Earth, and a Sequoia redwood tree is the tallest tree, what are the heaviest or most widespread organisms that explorers and scientists have ever found? MinuteEarth explains The Biggest Organism on Earth.<p>Related reading: a working list of the largest organisms. There are also more whales, more trees, and more mushrooms in the archives.

How is snow made? What temperatures make different kinds of snow? And can two snowflakes look exactly alike? The Science Channel has a qu…

How is snow made? What temperatures make different kinds of snow? And can two snowflakes look exactly alike? The Science Channel has a quick Snow Facts Cheat Sheet video for questions just like this.<p>There are more nonidentical snowflakes in these videos that feature snow.

What does it take to make a t-shirt? We’ve watched a video about this subject before, but NPR’s Planet Money answered this question in th…

What does it take to make a t-shirt? We’ve watched a video about this subject before, but NPR’s Planet Money answered this question in the most <i>amazing</i> way: they traveled across the globe to document the people and processes of this task firsthand. The stories are in five chapters. Above, Chapter 1: Cotton, and below, Chapter 2: Machines.<p><i>A note for younger viewers:</i> In Chapter 3: People, which features the story of Jasmine Akhter, a garment worker in Bangladesh, there are graphic scenes of the …

The Basics of Fencing, Taught by Olympians with 2012 Olympian Race Imboden and 2013 Individual Foil World Champion Miles Chamley-Watson

The Basics of Fencing, Taught by Olympians with 2012 Olympian Race Imboden and 2013 Individual Foil World Champion Miles Chamley-Watson.<p>Watch more sports videos, including sumo wrestling, the Concurs de Castells, wheelchair basketball, and double-dutch competitions.

Watch Ferrari’s F1 pit crew do a pit stop in around two seconds

Watch Ferrari’s F1 pit crew do a pit stop in around two seconds. We had to watch this multiple times so that we could figure out what each crew member’s two second task was and how they were doing it so quickly. Pretty incredible. From Autosport.com, via Kottke:<p>With three people per wheel, two jack operators, and a handful of mechanics fulfilling other functions, each pit crew comprises nearly 20 people…<p>They are drilled incessantly at both the factory and during race weekends, with hundreds of …

Watch woodcut printmaker Nick Wroblewski create a woodblock illustration from start to finish: Sway, directed by Davin Haukebo-Bol

Watch woodcut printmaker Nick Wroblewski create a woodblock illustration from start to finish: Sway, directed by Davin Haukebo-Bol.<p>Related DIY: how to print with potatoes. Plus: more wood and more ink.

Which tire will roll down the ski jump fastest and jump the farthest? A Formula One tire? An enormous bulldozer tire? The smallest…

Which tire will roll down the ski jump fastest and jump the farthest? A Formula One tire? An enormous bulldozer tire? The smallest tire? This clip from Japanese television has made the rounds in years past, but the video source disappeared. We watched it again when it reappeared on Metafilter. Gotta love the lab coats, white gloves, <i>and</i> the surprising last jump.<p>So which of these six tires would you guess makes the biggest jump? And why?<p>In the archives, more physics of falling and jumping: domino …

Watch Denver-based Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker build Rise and Skate, a six foot by six foot paper cut light box for skateboard …

Watch Denver-based Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker build <i>Rise and Skate</i>, a six foot by six foot paper cut light box for skateboard art fundraiser Bordo Bello at the AIGA National Center, New York. On their work, from Black Book:<p>They started experimenting with paper cut shadow boxes in 2010 with hand painted watercolor paper which was then cut and assembled in a wooden box to create a diorama, with years of practice their art became more intricate and minimal at the same time. They started …

Swapnil Chaturvedi refers to himself as the Chief Toilet Cleaner, and is known as “Poop Guy” in the community of Pune, India

Swapnil Chaturvedi refers to himself as the Chief Toilet Cleaner, and is known as “Poop Guy” in the community of Pune, India. Officially, he's the founder of Samagra Sanitation, a company providing sanitation services to the urban poor. After a decade in the United States, he returned to India with his young family to improve the sanitation facilities where almost 626 million of the 1.2 billion population do not have access to toilets. In this video from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, …

Imagine sky writing on the ground using water and a modified tricycle – this is Water Calligraphy Device by French Canadian media artist…

Imagine sky writing on the ground using water and a modified tricycle – this is Water Calligraphy Device by French Canadian media artist Nicholas Hanna.<p>Inspired by the water and brush calligraphy of older artists in his local Beijing parks, Hanna converted a Beijing tricycle, called a <i>san lun che</i>, to digitally “paint” (or more accurately <i>drip</i>) Chinese characters onto the sidewalk. The characters write out Dongcheng District Propaganda phrases that are on banners and housing developments in the dis …

How are police horses chosen to become the highly trained and trusted steeds that they are? Via BBC Earth, watch the police horse testing…

How are police horses chosen to become the highly trained and trusted steeds that they are? Via BBC Earth, watch the police horse testing and training process as conducted by the San Francisco mounted police unit, where only 10% of the horses that begin the program are found to be right for the job.<p>Videos in the archives: horseback riding in Yosemite, Mongolian horsemen herding wild horses, and the amazing War Horse puppet with the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Aki Watanabe demonstrates the careful process of extracting and jacketing a nest of dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert

Aki Watanabe demonstrates the careful process of extracting and jacketing a nest of dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert. A graduate student at the AMNH’s Richard Gilder Graduate School, Watanabe is also a beta tester for Google Glass and has been using the technology to document and convey his behind-the-scenes experiences. His other videos include the information-filled Prospecting in the Gobi and what it’s like to find Something Big, below:<p>What a great way to share science in the field!<p>In the …

Imagine how you might pass a straight metal rod through a curved hole

Imagine how you might pass a straight metal rod through a curved hole. How does that work if neither bends? Is it impossible? This demonstration at the Science Museum in Valencia, Spain shows that it’s absolutely possible with some creative thinking: motion changing where objects intersect over time. A simple but interesting demo… we want to build our own.<p>In the archives: more spinning and more geometry, including a few Eames films from Mathematica: A World of Numbers… and Beyond.

The 400+ year old Japanese art of kintsugi (golden repair) or kintsukuroi (golden joinery) is a pottery repair method that celebrates the…

The 400+ year old Japanese art of <i>kintsugi</i> (golden repair) or <i>kintsukuroi</i> (golden joinery) is a pottery repair method that celebrates the artifact’s unique history by emphasizing, not hiding, the break. An art form born from <i>mottainai –</i> the feeling of regret when something is wasted – the cracks are seamed with lacquer resin and powdered gold, silver, or platinum, and often reference natural forms like waterfalls, rivers, or landscapes. This method transforms the artifact into something new, …

When a six month old elephant calf gets pulled away in the strong current of Kenya’s rain-swollen Ewaso Ng'iro river, its family has to…

When a six month old elephant calf gets pulled away in the strong current of Kenya’s rain-swollen Ewaso Ng'iro river, its family has to quickly take action. Watch this amazing river rescue, filmed by tourist Sandy Gelderman in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.<p>In the archives: another riveting rescue and more videos of elephants.

Thousands of shipping containers are lost from cargo ships every year, eventually falling to the ocean floor and disturbing the deep-sea…

Thousands of shipping containers are lost from cargo ships every year, eventually falling to the ocean floor and disturbing the deep-sea ecosystems where they land. In February 2004, a container was discovered within the boundaries of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, off the California coast, providing a rare opportunity for long-term study. Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) would finally have a chance to learn how marine life adjusts around these …