Living in Japan we tend to miss out on a lot of the neat US technology programs, and when they do happen to show up over here it's normally about two years after the original Stateside broadcast. Luckily the internet and video sharing technology is fixing that problem.
We just signed up with Miro, the free open source internet TV and video player. Did we mention that it's free? Frankly, we were totally astounded by the wealth of video content. Some of it's fairly shallow, but a lot of it is really worth watching, like the Wired Science programs, and the video presentations from the annual TED conferences. A typical example is this episode of Strange Science featuring COG, the advanced robot from MIT.