Thermonuclear art

30 minutes

Let the Sun’s invisible solar winds wash over you in ultra high-definition video

While solar winds – charged particles emitted from the Sun’s atmosphere – can reach the furthest edges of the solar system, their effects become visible to the human eye only when their bursts cause solar flares. This video, compiled by media specialists working with NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, renders the unseen, fiery world of solar winds vividly visible, using stunning, ultra high-definition photography designed to capture 10 different ultraviolet wavelengths.

Video by NASA Goddard

Music by Lars Leonhard

Video/Life Stages

Harlem’s over-55s synchronised swimming team thinks ageing is better in the pool

4 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/History of Ideas

Was there any before, before the Big Bang?

6 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

The island where 50 million crabs roam free and refugees are trapped in limbo

21 minutes

Essay/Quantum Theory

Quantum common sense

Despite its confounding reputation, quantum mechanics both guides and helps explain human intuition

Philip Ball

Video/Cosmology

The Sun – our steady, reliable companion – tells a very different story up close

4 minutes

Idea/Physics

The idea of creating a new universe in the lab is no joke

Zeeya Merali

Video/Physics

The mathematics of music means piano strings can never be in perfect harmony

4 minutes

Essay/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

fAIth

The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

Beth Singler

Idea/Biology

Bad mothers and why they make a difference to cheetah survival

Anne Hilborn