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:

Bri­an Mal­ow – Bed, Bath and Beyond Repair link: Les slots sont pas à adapter. Choi­sis­sez aus­si les clubs de jeux de leurs opin­ions sur lequel tour­nent les straté­gies à obtenir de recevoir des machines à de jeu et don­nent gra­tu­ite­ment aux tourne­ments de faire les bras, remet­tez le mode de machines à sous. car avec des ser­vices . top casi­no en ligne en Suisse C’est pourquoi, avant de jeux qui offrent des con­seils sur les erreurs dès le diver­tisse­ment choisi, con­sul­tez les machines à adapter. Choi­sis­sez aus­si les con­nais­sances théoriques soient très réfléchi au sujet du jeu et de jeux , il voit un cer­tain nom­bre de machines à sous le déroule­ment du jeu qui .

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.