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  • Slow TV: Bergen-Oslo Train Real Time – Thomas Hellum – NRK (2009)

    Slow TV: Bergen-Oslo Train Real Time – Thomas Hellum – NRK (2009)

    It’s all relative. Slow-TV is not “slow” at all. Events are in real-time. It is perceived as “slow” compared to highly edited conventional TV programs. Why it’s in Nature Documentaries? Slow-TV concept is a paradigm invented by real-time uninterrupted nature observers. The idea was there for quite a while. For years there were live cameras showing bears hunt fish in rivers, birds nesting and rearing their chicks with viewers in the millions. A Discovery Channel series called “Earth Sunrise” recorded […]

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  • Hawaiian Honeycreepers: Evolution in Hawaii

    Hawaiian Honeycreepers: Evolution in Hawaii

    Untamed Science is a science video blog. In this episode the focus is on the evolution of Hawaiian honeycreepers and the geology of the archipelago. The documentary does an excellent job in describing the formation of the volcanic island chain with a brief animation showing yhe crossection of the Earth’s crust and the hot molten mantel. On the other hand the story is rather incomplete. In Hawai’i, honeycreepers and a group of plant species called lobeliads belonging to the bellflower […]

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  • Hawaiian ‘I’iwi Bird – The Nature Conservancy

    Hawaiian ‘I’iwi Bird – The Nature Conservancy

    This short observation was recorded at The Nature Conservancy’s Waikamoi Preserve on Maui. It shows one of the classic examples of co-evolution between a plant and a bird. The long bill of the scarlet ‘i’iwi (Vestiaria coccinea) and the curved, tubular flower of the blue ‘ōpelu (Lobelia grayana), a native lobelia have evolved together due to selective forces that increase the survival success of both species. In Hawai’i, honeycreepers and lobeliads evolved in an intricate interaction involving nectar feeding pollination […]

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  • NASA TV live

    NASA TV live

    Ever since the successful landing of Mars rover Curiosity in August 6th of 2012, NASA TV broadcasts have experienced a big surge in viewers. Since then many other successful missions and interesting Earth-based as well as cosmic phenomena have been transmitted to curious masses of viewers all over the world. NASA TV has a rich body of programming including about analysis of significant global events such as the Chelyabinsk airburst event. There are regular broadcasts from the International Space Station. […]

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