more than honey |||||

Searching for answers for the global bee declines director Markus Imhoof takes us on a trip around the world to meet people living with and off honeybees: almond growers in California, a Swiss mountain beekeeper, a German neuroscientist investigating bee brains, a pollen dealer in China, and bee researchers in Australia. We enter the fascinating world of a bee hive, encounter fighting queens and dancing workers face to face and experience their highly sophisticated swarm intelligence, where the individual constantly serves the requirements of the community. The film will have its world premiere on the 11th of August 2012, concluding the biggest film festival in Switzerland. It will be officially released in Europe end of October 2012 and will be distributed internationally in early 2013.

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http://www.ciber.science.uwa.edu.au/blog/

Do You Get Less Wet Walking or Running in the Rain?

It’s one of the more interesting thought experiments to ponder when you’re stuck inside on a dreary day, but Minute Physics finally breaks out the math and science to determine once and for all if walking or running through the rain will keep you the most dry.

The answer ends up being the most obvious solution, you should run. But not just because it will get you out of the downpour the fastest. There are actually a lot of factors that come into play, but the bottom line is the less time you stand in the rain, the less soaked you’ll be. Easy peasy.

Many steps – Tokyo

I traveled around the world to create the film which concept is “collecting the steps from all over the world and playing a music with the steps”.
All of us breathe in the same air and step on the same ground.

By Takayuki Akachi