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Are There Aliens? // How Will The Universe End?

Nach dem Erfolg der bisherigen Filme für das Royal Observatory, wurde das angesehene Produktionsstudio Beakus gebeten, zwei neue Animationen zu erstellen, um zu zeigen: “Wie wird das Universum enden?”, sowie um die spannende Frage zu stellen “Gibt es Außerirdische?”.

Beakus director Ping crafted two original films for the Royal Observatory Greenwich that make science bold, bright and engaging.”

Are there aliens? //

How will the Universe end? //

Can Robots Be Creative?

In diesem animierten Film untersucht Gil Weinberg das Rätsel der künstlichen Kreativität.

Könnten wir zum Beispiel Maschinen programmieren, die qualitativ hochwertige Musik komponieren? Und wenn wir das tun, ist es dann die Maschine oder der Programmierer, der diese Kreativität hervorbringt?

“People have been grappling with the question of artificial creativity — alongside the question of artificial intelligence — for over 170 years. For instance, could we program machines to create high quality original music? And if we do, is it the machine or the programmer that exhibits creativity? Gil Weinberg investigates this creative conundrum”.

Lesson by Gil Weinberg • Narration by Addison Anderson • Animation by TOGETHER.

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What Is Life? Is Death Real?

Was ist eigentlich der Unterschied zwischen Leben und Tod? Auf den ersten Blick wirkt das wie eine ziemlich dumme Frage. Aber wenn man versucht eine klare Definitionen zu finden, wird es plötzlich sehr verwirrend. Die Wissenschaft ist sich bis heute nicht einig.

Und Moment – wenn wir nicht ganz sicher sind was “Leben” bedeutet… was bedeutet dann “Tod”?

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

So what is the difference between you and a rock? This seems like an easy, even stupid question. But even the smartest people on earth have no idea where to draw the line between living and dead things. Which leads to mind-blowing implications.

What is life after all? And is death really a thing?

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Measles Explained // Do You Really Need To Vaccinate?

Everybody is talking about Measles – but what does the virus actually do in the body? Is it really so harmful that you need a vaccination? We go deep into the body of an infected person and see what Measles does and how the immune system reacts to it!

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

Why You Are Still Alive // The Immune System Explained

Every second of your life you are under attack. Bacteria, viruses, spores and more living stuff wants to enter your body and use its resources for itself. The immune system is a powerful army of cells that fights like a T-Rex on speed and sacrifices itself for your survival. Without it you would die in no time. This sounds simple but the reality is complex, beautiful and just awesome.

An animation of the immune system.

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Fundamentals of Neuroscience Animation Series

Small Circuits: How do neurons integrate signals in small circuits?

Look inside your brain and join the postsynaptic party with Harvard’s Neuroscience MOOC!

Animation: Grace Helmer • Sound Design & Music: Oswald Skillbard • Produced by Nadja Oertelt.

Excitation & Inhibition: Communication is a delicate balance between excitation & inhibition.

Animation: Daniela Sherer • Sound Design & Music: Oswald Skillbard • Produced by Nadja Oertelt.

What’s a synapse? Look inside your clay brain!

Animation: Lily Fang • Sound Design & Music: Oswald Skillbard • Produced by Nadja Oertelt.

Infographic: Apocalypse When?

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The Stars // BBC Science & Nature

This is a short documentary project by “After the flood” for BBC Knowledge & Learning.

Ebola Virus Explained: How Your Body Fights For Survival

What does the Ebola virus actually do in your body?

Why is it so dangerous and why does it kill so many people?

Kurzgesagt take a look at the apocalyptic war that rages in the body after an infection by the Ebola virus and the soldiers fighting.

How Big Is The Universe?

A collection of three films for the Royal Observatory Greenwich that answer mind-expanding questions like “How Big Is The Universe?” and “How Hot Is The Sun?”. Using beautifully irreverent graphics and character animation, director Amaël Isnard proves that a lifetime of learning animation can still be helpful in understanding the world around us!

How Do We Know How Old The Sun Is?

What’s Inside A Black Hole?

How Big Is The Universe?

Three Ways To Destroy The Universe

How will the Universe die?

Everybody dies. The universe too? Well, probably. What are the current theories about the end of everything? And how creepy exactly are these theories? (Spoiler: very creepy). But there might be hope…

This video is part of a monthly infographic video series by a bunch of information designers from munich.

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