Women & Sports In Saudi Arabia

Here's a video from the TIME magazine which  shows how hard it is for women to participate in sports in Saudi Arabia even in this day and age (video is less than 5 min long):​

~ Gauri​

Google Ideas: Technology & Crime

Here's a recently released video from The Economist about Google Ideas, a new think tank at Google; which is exploring the role of technology in preventing and reporting of crimes.  (Video is 5 min 1 sec long):​

~ Gauri​

Belgium Recycles Hedge Trimmings For Cancer Treatment

Here's an interesting short video from Reuters (less than 2 min long) about how communities in Belgium are saving and recycling the trimmings from their hedges to use for cancer treatment:

~ Gauri​

NYC Café That Sells Only H2O

This is one of those news items that you've to see it to believe it. Here's a short video from Reuters about a NYC café - molecule - that sells only water to its patrons (video is 1 min 31 sec long): ​

~ Gauri​

Cycling In Copenhagen

Here is a recently released video from the NYT about growing popularity of cycling in Copenhagen, Denmark and the city's commitment to encourage cycling as a mode of environmentally friendly transportation (video is 4 min 4 sec long):

~ Gauri ​

Hong Kong's Sea Funerals

Here's a short video from the AlJazeera News about the popular new funeral trend in Hong Kong as the city seems to have run out of space for its dead (video is 2 min 25 sec long):

~ Gauri​

South Korea's Outsourced Money Industry

Here is a recently released short video from the VOA News that shows how South Korea makes money by manufacturing currencies ​for other states (video is 1 min 38 sec long):

~ Gauri​

Material ConneXion

Here's a video by The Economist about the Material ConneXion - a global library of innovative, sustainable materials (video is 4 min 12 sec long). 

~ Gauri

Le Whif

Here's a short video (2 min 5 sec long) from AlJazeera News about Harvard Professor David Edwards' gastronomic invention - Le Whif

~ Gauri

The Painting Fool

Here is a video (2 min 36 sec long) from the Reuters about the Painting Fool - a computer program developed by Simon Colton, which produces exceptional art and is able to recognize and adapt to human emotions.

~ Gauri

Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee

On occasion of Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee, here's a short video from The History Channel of her coronation day on 2 June 1953 following her accession on 6 February 1952.:

~ Gauri

Art After Fukushima By The Economist

Here is an interesting short video ( 4 min 21 sec long) from The Economist about the impact of the Fukushima nuclear accident on Japanese art:

~ Gauri

TED 2012 Prize: The CITY 2.0

The 2012 TED conference concluded recently. The recipient of this year's TED prize, is the project - 'The CITY 2.0'. TED explains the project as: "a platform to allow citizens anywhere to participate in the creation of their City 2.0. The platform will excite, connect and empower individuals and communities around the world through editorial content (video and text), a shareable project database, tools for local connection, and resources for executing ideas. The result will be an ever-expanding network of citizen-led experiments, with the ability to scale successes and learn lessons from failures."

Here's the video of 'The CITY 2.0' project from TED (video is 1 min 38 sec long):


 

~ Gauri

Girls Not Brides

Girls Not Brides (GNB), is an international partnership of several NGOs led by The Elders, a group of prominent world leaders, chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The group is visiting India this week to join forces with local NGOs to create social awareness to eradicate the practice child marriages. India is home to 30% of the world's child brides. Here is a video (4 min 7 sec long) from GNB:

~ Gauri