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18 May 2024
In 1940 New Zealand was drowning in apples. The war meant export orders could not be shipped, so there were a million cases of excess export apples to be eaten domestically. The power of commercial radio was enlisted and this song, The New Zealand Apple Song written by Ivan Perrin, was the winner in a nationwide contest to find a song to promote apples – an early example of the power of a catchy jingle.
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Short video about Karl Marx thought. Subtitles available.

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English : Short video about Karl Marx thought. Subtitles available.

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French National Women's Mountaineering Team in an expedition to Nepal.

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English : French National Women's Mountaineering Team in an expedition to Nepal.

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Nanook of the North (1922) by Robert J. Flaherty

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English : Nanook of the North (1922) by Robert J. Flaherty

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The 2024 cycling tours are being prepared (Tour de France, Tour de France Femmes and Tour Alsace) (stop motion animation produced using DIY creations).

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English : The 2024 cycling tours are being prepared (Tour de France, Tour de France Femmes and Tour Alsace) (stop motion animation produced using DIY creations).

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Bohorodychne village in Donetsk region of Ukraine after fighting during Russian invasion. The village changed hands 14 times (source). Today is Easter, the biggest holiday of Eastern Christians.

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English : Bohorodychne village in Donetsk region of Ukraine after fighting during Russian invasion. The village changed hands 14 times (source). Today is Easter, the biggest holiday of Eastern Christians.

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Katy Adelson's original song "Ghost Ship (Round)"

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English : Katy Adelson's original song "Ghost Ship (Round)"

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Aerial video about floods in Orenburg, Russia on 10 April 2024

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English : Aerial video about floods in Orenburg, Russia on 10 April 2024

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Chinese migrant woman swam across Rio Grande from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, to the USA on 10 May 2023.

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English : Chinese migrant woman swam across Rio Grande from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, to the USA on 10 May 2023.

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The Time of Apollo, a NASA documentary about the Apollo program

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English : The Time of Apollo, a NASA documentary about the Apollo program

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Documentary produced by the Scottish Parliament about the 20 years of the institution.

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English : Documentary produced by the Scottish Parliament about the 20 years of the institution.

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Newspaper Train (1942) shows how newspapers were distributed during the Blitz in the United Kingdom, stressing the importance of an accurate and objective press on the home front.

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English : Newspaper Train (1942) shows how newspapers were distributed during the Blitz in the United Kingdom, stressing the importance of an accurate and objective press on the home front.

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Views of Moscow, Russia on May 13, 2023 from Moscow Metro between Kolomenskaya and Tekhnopark stations. Nagatinsky Metro Bridge (0:27—1:23), Moskva river (0:45—1:08) and "Dream Island" (1:40—1:48) are seen in the video. Video is dedicated to the 89th anniversary of the opening of the Moscow Metro.

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English : Views of Moscow, Russia on May 13, 2023 from Moscow Metro between Kolomenskaya and Tekhnopark stations. Nagatinsky Metro Bridge (0:27—1:23), Moskva river (0:45—1:08) and "Dream Island" (1:40—1:48) are seen in the video. Video is dedicated to the 89th anniversary of the opening of the Moscow Metro.

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An amateur rocket scientist describing the setup of a hybrid fuel rocket engine test at Amateur Experimental Rocketry, Dhaka, at American International University-Bangladesh

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English : An amateur rocket scientist describing the setup of a hybrid fuel rocket engine test at Amateur Experimental Rocketry, Dhaka, at American International University-Bangladesh

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In 1940 New Zealand was drowning in apples. The war meant export orders could not be shipped, so there were a million cases of excess export apples to be eaten domestically. The power of commercial radio was enlisted and this song, The New Zealand Apple Song written by Ivan Perrin, was the winner in a nationwide contest to find a song to promote apples – an early example of the power of a catchy jingle.

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English : In 1940 New Zealand was drowning in apples. The war meant export orders could not be shipped, so there were a million cases of excess export apples to be eaten domestically. The power of commercial radio was enlisted and this song, The New Zealand Apple Song written by Ivan Perrin, was the winner in a nationwide contest to find a song to promote apples – an early example of the power of a catchy jingle.

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WWII commemoration, at Meroux-Moval, May 8th 2024 : historical reenactment.

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English : WWII commemoration, at Meroux-Moval, May 8th 2024 : historical reenactment.

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Timelapse of the Starlink satellites passing through the Swiss night sky over Tschuggen, seen from Mürren. The Starlink satellite constellation is used to provide Internet access.

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English : Timelapse of the Starlink satellites passing through the Swiss night sky over Tschuggen, seen from Mürren. The Starlink satellite constellation is used to provide Internet access.

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Brief observation of seals in their natural environment at Rauðisandur in Iceland with a drone flying from a safe distance. The drone appears to be closer than it really is as a digital zoom of 1.5x was applied in order to observe the seals without disturbing them.

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English : Brief observation of seals in their natural environment at Rauðisandur in Iceland with a drone flying from a safe distance. The drone appears to be closer than it really is as a digital zoom of 1.5x was applied in order to observe the seals without disturbing them.

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Data visualisation in history – "Five graphs that changed the world" explanatory video by The Royal Society

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English : Data visualisation in history – "Five graphs that changed the world" explanatory video by The Royal Society

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