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Is the European Union Worth It Or Should We End It?

Should we double down or give up and go our separate ways?

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Genetic Engineering & Our Food

Are GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) bad for your health?

Or is this fear unfounded?

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Do Robots Deserve Rights?

What shall we do once machines become conscious?

Do we need to grant them rights?

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

How Small Are We In The Scale Of The Universe?

In 1995, scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope at an area of the sky near the Big Dipper.

The location was apparently empty, and the whole endeavour was risky – what, if anything, was going to show up? But what came back was nothing short of spectacular: an image of over 1,500 galaxies glimmering in a tiny sliver of the universe.

Alex Hofeldt helps us understand the scale of this image.

Educator: Alex Hofeldt • Director: Yukai Du • Animator: Yukai Du, Tom Matuszewski.

The Power Of Privacy

Can privacy really still exist in a world where we are continuously connected to the internet?

Directed by Callum Cooper & animated by Matthias Hoegg.

Why Earth Is A Prison & How To Escape It

We are trapped on earth.

Controlled by an ancient debt to the universe…

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Overpopulation: The Human Explosion Explained

In a very short amount of time the human population exploded and is still growing very fast.

Will this lead to the end of our civilization?

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Atomic

Students from CCAD’s Motion for Illustrators worked together to develop this anthology-style short-film that visualizes elements from the periodic table. Each student animated four 6-second beats that visually explain a single element and a jury selected the most compelling animations for inclusion in this project.

Animation & Concepts: Daniel Frank, Thomas Chambers, Jenn Doty, Jessica Heitzenrater, Heather Miller, Samantha Pickett, Scott Schaaf, Jessica Wallace & Cydney Wiedenbeck.

A New History For Humanity: The Human Era

We need a new year 0 for humanity.

But which one should we choose and why?

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Feynman’s Building Blocks of Thermodynamics

Chemist Andrea Sella recalls Richard Feynman’s analogy explaining the conservation of energy.

A evolving negotiation over toy blocks between a mother and son comes together to illustrate the first law of thermodynamics.

There are many ways to describe the first law of thermodynamics, and many ways to explain it. In this unique animation, chemist Andrea Sella recalls one of Richard Feynman’s descriptions of the law. In a classic analogy, Feynman imagines a child with a set of building blocks, and a mother struggling to ensure he doesn’t lose any. Each day, the total number of blocks remains the same, although some do stray from their original location.

This consistent fact – that the blocks cannot be created or destroyed – allows the mother to calculate how many blocks are in a box without even looking. And this consistent fact, that energy itself is also always conserved, lays the foundation for one of physics’ greatest rules.

Directed & animated by Rosanna Wan • Narrator: Andrea Sella • Music: Kevin MacLeod.

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