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.