I posted earlier about the 300 movie out this month. Apple have a second trailer here. There's lots of cool historical information on the battle on which the movie is based here and a great biography of Leonidas I here, with descriptions of the battle. This is gonna be great.
For all the innocents out there who are struggling with the influx of new technology into our lives, here's a video that gives us all some hope: (thanks mike)
A Canadian company, XYZ Imaging, have developed a way of printing large production ready holograms from purely digital media. They have some very nice videos here and a short video with examples here:
There was an interesting article about this in the Ottawa Citizen back in November. There's something incredibly cool about storing 6 seconds of real-time motion in a poster. Expect to see many more of these in the future. (Thanks gordon.)
It is what is says... the sound quality is very poor, but here's William Shatner at the Science Fiction Film awards in 1978 interpreting (read bludgeoning) Elton John's Rocketman (Shatner is introduced here by Bernie Taupin, who wrote the lyrics). This was parodied brilliantly by Stewie Griffin in Family Guy (in the episode "...And the Wiener Is").
Here's a really cool video made by Michael Welsh's group at Kansas State University. It's an excellently put together video and a very clear illustration of what Web 2.0 means.
Here's a video showing why it's dangerous to drive in icy conditions (all hail conservation of momentum!). The video was shot in Portland, Oregon and there's a related article here in the Oregonian.
You can play with cars on ice in this flash bumper car game.
Here's a video showing what happens when you play football in a little wind. It happened during a game played in the South African Premier League last week between the Orlando Pirates and the Black Leopards (there's an article here). Three players and a linesman down!
I don't know if anyone remembers Captain Planet, a really annoying cartoon about an annoying superhero and five equally annoying kids with fancy annoying rings and annoying special powers. They went around saving the planet and making environmentalism "cool". This clip from an episode set in Belfast sums up the show completely. If only we listened to Captain Planet, we could truly make the world a better place. And check out the dodgy accents! It's programs like Captain Planet that make South Park's Rainforest Schmainforest episode so good!
Everyone knows that a lung full of Helium makes the pitch of your voice rise. This is due to the speed of sound through the gas, and is safe because Helium is inert (and so doesn't burn or react with the contents of your lungs). Well, Sulfur hexaflouride is an inert gas that is both heavier than air and allows sound to travel through it significantly slower. Here's a cool video that demonstrates these features.