Posts Tagged ‘video’

Godspeed, John Glenn: 50 Years of Americans in Orbit

On Feb­ru­ary 20, 1962, perched atop an Atlas rocket, John Glenn was blasted into space at 17,500 miles per hour.  He splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean about five hours later, hav­ing orbited the Earth three times, the first Amer­i­can to do so.

Our most recent video for is a trib­ute to John Glenn, NASA, and 50 years of Amer­i­cans in orbit. I wrote it, Tara Fre­dette was cam­era­man, and Jim Fields edited.

God­speed, John Glenn…


Science Online 2011

Jan. 13-16, 2011 – ScienceOnline2011, Research Tri­an­gle Park, NC

I’m thrilled to be attend­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing in ScienceOnline2011 – the fifth annual con­fer­ence on sci­ence and the web in Research Tri­an­gle Park, North Car­olina.  My first time!  I’ll be lead­ing a ses­sion with Joanne Man­aster on com­mu­ni­cat­ing sci­ence with humor, and I’ll be speaking/performing at the Sat­ur­day night ban­quet.  I’m look­ing for­ward to recon­nect­ing with some friends and mak­ing some new ones.


TIME 100’s Elon Musk

Time Mag­a­zine has announced the Time 100 – their annual list of the most influ­en­tial peo­ple of the year.  It’s divided into four main cat­e­gories:  Lead­ers, Heroes, Artists, and Thinkers.

One of those Thinkers is Elon Musk, co-founder of Pay­Pal and cur­rent CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

Jon Favreau – direc­tor of the Iron Man movies – wrote the entry on Musk, hav­ing used him as a model for the bil­lion­aire Tony Stark char­ac­ter.  David Clair and I made a new video about him:

Here’s the new video on Time’s site.

For a more in-depth piece, check out our pre­vi­ous piece about SpaceX and pri­vate enter­prise in space:

Space: The Pri­vate Fron­tier

Space: The Private Frontier

My new video (pro­duced by David Clair) is up at It’s about Elon Musk and SpaceX – and we were almost fin­ished with it when the topic exploded into the news a week or so ago – Obama, the bud­get, the future of NASA, Ares and con­tract­ing out space flights to pri­vate com­pa­nies. We didn’t set out to address all that but we did include it.  Check it out…

Helium – So Long and Thanks for all the Balloons!

Some­how this didn’t make it into the blog ear­lier – our video about helium.  A flight in a zep­pelin, a visit with the Bal­loon Lady, and the end of an era?…

Related Post:
Sci­ence Come­dian Riffs on Hydro­gen and Helium at Ignite

Videos for Time Magazine

You can eas­ily access all the sci­ence videos I’ve made for Time Magazine’s web­site at this link – the results from a search on my name (Brian Malow) at

I've Been Scooped Again

A cou­ple of the pre­sen­ta­tions at today’s “Let’s Have An Awe­some Time Doing Sci­ence” con­fer­ence were con­ducted via Skype video.

Uri Alon of the Depart­ment of Mol­e­c­u­lar Cell Biol­ogy & Depart­ment of Physics of Com­plex Sys­tems at the Weiz­mann Insti­tute in Israel, gave a par­tic­u­larly fun pre­sen­ta­tion enti­tled, “Peace Love Sci­ence Hap­pi­ness.”

He per­formed his song “I’ve Been Scooped Again” – with audi­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion from across the globe.  Here’s a snip­pet:

Music & Lyrics ©2009 Uri Alon

“Let’s Have An Awe­some Time Doing Sci­ence” was a 3-day sci­ence con­fer­ence (and part uncon­fer­ence) held at UCSF’s Mis­sion Bay Cam­pus, Oct. 8-10, 2009. Sci­en­tists from var­i­ous fields and at all stages of career devel­op­ment met to dis­cuss ways to help make sci­ence as fun, sup­port­ive and nur­tur­ing as pos­si­ble.

Visit the web­site Brian Malow Videos has some videos of me on stage at the San Fran­cisco Punch Line Com­edy Club, from about two years ago, I think. If you fol­low the links to their web­site, you can also rate the video…

Brian Malow – Exit Strat­egy link:

Brian Malow – Canine Lives link:

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Lightning in Slow Motion

And, while we’re admir­ing dis­plays of light in the skies of the Earth, here’s some great video of light­ning in slow motion.

Slow motion, I have just learned, was invented in 1904 by August Mus­ger, an Aus­trian priest and physi­cist.

Boy, those are two occu­pa­tions you don’t typ­i­cally find in one man.  It sounds like the start of a joke:  A priest and a physi­cist walk into a bar…  or per­haps they are play­ing golf.  Any­way, that’s the sort of joke it sounds like the start of.  I mean, “of which it sounds like the start.”

Mus­ger is also notable for hav­ing an extra­or­di­nar­ily brief Wikipedia entry.  But, then, who am I to talk?

Link to video игровой автомат золото партии

Meteor Caught on Video Over Edmonton

A police dash cam caught this amaz­ing mete­oric fire­ball on video near Edmon­ton, Alberta, Novem­ber 20, 2008.  It lights up the sky!

Link to video

For a bit more detail, here’s a story in the Edmon­ton Sun and a story in the Edmon­ton Jour­nal.  Look under “Related Links” for addi­tional video.

I’ve only wit­nessed one or two good meteor show­ers, away from city lights (and, in the case of San Fran­cisco, away from the Fog).  I hope to see more.

Accord­ing to Star­Date – the pub­lic edu­ca­tion and out­reach arm of the Uni­ver­sity of Texas McDon­ald Obser­va­tory – there is one remain­ing meteor shower for 2008, the Gem­i­nids, the night of Decem­ber 13.  But, they also point out, there will be a gib­bous moon that night, over­pow­er­ing all but the bright­est mete­ors.