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Learn about the effects the moon has on Earth. See what the difference is between an apogee moon and a perigee moon and what role the moon's orbit plays in both. Compare the moon illusion to its angular size.
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See how NASA engineers use the design process to evaluate the best choice for a new lunar excavator. Three different models are tested on location in Hawaii where the soil on Mauna Kea Volcano is simiilar to that on the moon.
Topic: Choosing the Right Lunar Excavator
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NASA research is making auto racing safer by incorporating technologies used for space travel to the moon and Mars. Indycar and NASCAR are using these technologies to protect drivers on and off the track. Also, discover NASA's new inflatable habitats being developed for astronauts to live on the moon and Mars.
Topics: NASA research, auto racing, technology, safety, Indy car, NASCAR, discovery, inflatable habitats,...
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Learn about radio waves, a special type of ligt that has a longer wavelength and less energy than the light we see. Find out how NASA uses radio waves to learn more about the universe and our own atmosphere with a giant telescope in Puerto Rico.
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NASA 360 discovers how technologies developed for Space, Aeronautics and general applications can help people here on Earth. What has NASA done for you lately? Watch and find out!
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Topics: aeronautics, technology, space, earth, NASA research
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This is not your typical NASA program. NASA 360 discovers how technologies developed for Space, Aeronautics and general applications can help people here on Earth.
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Find out how NASA technology is being used in your own home.
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When astronauts return to the moon, they will need to be able to move around on the surface. Learn about NASA’s Lunar Electric Rover, or LER, that will solve problems with pressurization, moon dust and mobility.
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NASA 360 provides the public an opportunity to learn about real-life applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This thirty-minute magazine style program highlights NASA’s impact on daily lives, showcasing some of the 30,000 inventions developed by NASA over the past 50 years. It examines how technologies developed by or for NASA are used in everything from space exploration to everyday consumer products. Each NASA 360 program focuses on a different NASA innovation or...
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In this NASA video segment learn how to calculate the force, energy, motion, and work of an object. Find out how these properties compare with one other. Color animation is used to demonstrate how to calculate each property using proper units of measurement. This video segment also explains the difference between potential and kinetic energy as well as how to calculate gravitational potential energy. Examples are provided throughout the segment to for clarification.
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Find out how plants use light to make their own food in a process called photosynthesis. See how NASA uses LED lights to help grow plants in space. Design your own plant growth chamber like the ones used by NASA.
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Join NASA scientists and beekeepers in a citizen science project to collect important data about climate change. Learn how honeybees pollinate over 130 crops in the United States each year and what NASA is doing to help study the decline in bee populations.
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This NASA video segment discusses the role people play in causing global warming. People burn more and more fossil fuels everyday, causing the greenhouse effect to intensify. This keeps more of the sun's heat and energy within Earth's atmosphere causing temperatures on Earth to rise. This video explains the effect warmer temperatures are playing on Earth and what people can do to reduce these effects. Dr. James Hansen from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center provides examples of ways that...
Topics: environment, global warming, fossil fuel, heat, temperature, space
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Learn about the everyday applications of polyimide foam, one of NASA's commercial inventions of the year. This low-density foam can be used as a fire-resistant insulation for ships or to reduce airplane noise.
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NASA, the five senses, and space-age materials.
Topics: NASA, eClips, NIA, five senses, NASA 360
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See how scientists are using spectroscopy to identify methane plumes on Mars. Learn about the biological and geological processes that form methane on Earth and the implications for astrobiologists who are looking for life beyond Earth.
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NASA has not only advanced the technology used to get astronauts to space, but they have also improved safety measures for the crew. In this segment learn about the design of the Launch Abort System which can launch the Orion, the new vehicle that will transport crew in space, far from harm’s way in case of emergency. Find out how g-forces play a role in safely getting the crew far away from danger.
Topics: launch, abort, g-force, Orion
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Learn all about the optical telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Find out why astronomers prefer the thin atmosphere found here and compare Earth-based telescopes to space telescopes like Hubble. Learn about the challenges of exploring the surface of Mars. Find out how NASA uses science and math to successfully design the type of vehicle needed for specific missions. See why scientists refer to entry, descent and landing as "seven minutes of terror."
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Join NASA to learn more about solar eclipses, especially the awe-inspiring phenomenon of total eclipses. Find out about the unique geometry and the distances and sizes of the sun and moon as seen from Earth that allow us to witness the sun's corona or actually be in the path of totality.
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Learn about adaptations that help animals survive in winter biomes. See how scientists build snowpits to investigate these unique environments. Find out why NASA is interested in snow and ice.
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NASA has plans to set up an outpost on the moon and one of the issues they are facing is how to dig dirt on the moon. Unlike dirt found here on Earth, moon dirt is razor sharp and very fine so researchers must figure out a way to design a machine that can dig moon dirt without destroying the machine. This NASA video takes you behind the scenes at the NASA lunar backhoe competition where researchers compete to find out who has made the most efficient machine.
Topics: moon, surface, regolith, excavator
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Snowflakes are actually a history of what was happening in the atmosphere as the snowflake formed and fell to the ground. Find out how you can help NASA scientists study different types of snowflakes to learn about the atmosphere and changes in climate.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Our World, elementary, video, education, technology, science, Earth, space,...
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Learn how NASA graduate students are using biofeedback to improve concentration skills. The project is based on earlier NASA aeronautics research to improve the attentiveness of pilots in flight simulators and improve athlete's muscle memory.
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With more powerful telescopes, scientists are discovering smaller objects in our solar system. Find out how scientists now classify planets. See how NASA's robotic spacecraft, New Horizons, will help us learn more about the dwarf planet Pluto and similar objects in the Kuiper Belt.
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Learn about the global cooperation to build the International Space Station, or ISS. Use a simple scale model to demonstrate the amazing mathematical relationship between the Earth and moon and see how the low-Earth orbit of ISS compares.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, ISS, International Space Station, earth, moon
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Learn about precipitation and how clouds are formed. Find out why scientists study clouds and how you can help NASA collect cloud observation data as part of the Students' Cloud Observation OnLine, or S'COOL, Project.
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See how astronauts today compare to explorers of old. Find out how NASA technologies are being used to help archaeologists in Historic Jamestowne to learn more about the artifacts they are uncovering without damaging the artifacts.
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Learn how NASA engineers are paving the way to new aeronautical breakthroughs and helping to make the future of flying safer and greener.
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Relive the event that 20% of the world's population watched in awe on July 20, 1969. Learn more about the historic Apollo 11 mission and hear what President Obama had to say about the incalculable benefits of the Apollo Program.
Topic: NASA eClips Video Series
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This NASA video segment describes Kevlar, one protective material NASA uses for spacecraft. Kevlar, is stronger than steel but one-fifth the weight. While watching this segment, discover how Kevlar works and the future of protective materials.
Topics: Kevlar, protective material, spacecraft, spacesuit
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Learn how NASA engineers use mathematical equations to determine when to launch the space shuttle so it will successfully dock with the International Space Station. Learn about gravity, the orbit plane and other factors that influence launch windows.
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Join NASA scuebtusts and engineers at NASA Langley Research Center, one of the most extensive wind tunnel facilities in the world, as they study air flow around objects at differenet wind speeds. Learn what kinds of objects can be tested in the various kinds of wind tunnels.
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See how 21 hours, 38 minutes and 21 seconds changed history. Learn more about the challenges of landing on the moon, the science involved in the first moon walk and the artifacts left behind for future explorers.
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Join NASA astronauts at Kitt Peak National Observatory in their search for exoplanets. Find out how the two-meter telescope is calibrated to locate giant planets orbiting stars in far off solar systems. Learn about the infrared signature of a transit.
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This NASA video segment explains the formation of hurricanes. Go behind the scenes with a meteorologist at the Weather Channel in Atlanta, GA to learn more about how scientists predict hurricanes and hurricane formation.
Topics: hurricane, weather, meteorologist, scientist, prediction
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In episode 8, NASA 360 learns how to lunar soil into breathable oxygen and drinkable water, visits some of the world's most amazing observatories and discovers what NASA is doing to help us monitor volcanoes.
Topic: NASA 360 Vodcast
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0108.html
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Going green? Find out how “going green” is beneficial to Earth and discover ways in which YOU can help keep the environment safe. Learn about the ARES mission, the unmanned vehicle NASA plans to send to Mars that will fly a mile above the surface collecting data about the red planet. Learn how NASA uses Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR, to study distant objects. NASA uses LiDAR technology to measure distances of faraway objects, locate aerosols and to develop topographic maps on Earth...
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Discover the everyday applications of cryogenics from magnetic scans to high-tech space telescopes like the new James Webb. Learn about absolute zero and the Kelvin temperature scale.
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This video explains how NASA uses a new satellite called Jason 2 to measure ocean heights.
Topics: ocean, satellites, NASA
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Learn how NASA graduate students are using biofeedback to improve concentration skills. The project is based on earlier NASA aeronautics research to improve the attentiveness of pilots in flight simulators and improve atheletes muscle memory.
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This NASA video segment explains how to use a number line in a rectangular coordinate system. Key topics explained include horizontal and vertical axis lines, quadrants, coordinates, ordered pairs, and integers. Example problems are given to help review the key concepts.
Topics: coordinate system, axis, origin, quadrants, ordered pairs, integers
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In this NASA video segment, find out about different structures being considered for living on the moon.
Topics: moon, lunar, habitat, inflatable, outpost, living conditions
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In this NASA video segment an expert at MIT describes and models a biosuit, a futuristic space suit designed for astronauts who will one day travel to Mars. The biosuit will be very different from the space suits currently used for space travel. It is designed to be form-fitting and lightweight, enabling astronauts to kneel, climb, and maneuver more efficiently. This design also benefits peopl on Earth.
Topics: biosuit, spacesuit, Kevlar, astronauts, space, aviation
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In this NASA video segment learn what causes ocean surface currents. This segment will explain what variables affect and steer surface currents.
Topics: surface current, ocean, variables, environment
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Listen in to a downlink with the crew on the International Space Station, or ISS, to learn about a recent experiment that helps astronauts monitor their environment. Find out about exponential multiplication and the benefits of new technology to keep the station clean.
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NASA eClips — June 03, 2010 — Find out how plants use light to make their own food in a process called photosynthesis. See how NASA uses LED lights to help grow plants in space. Design your own plant growth chamber like the ones used by NASA.
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In this NASA video segment learn about different types of measurement and measurement tools. You will discover some history behind current measurement techniques and see how the US standard system of measurement and the decimal system compare.
Topics: decimal, conversions, measurement, aviation, space, history of measurement
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This NASA video segment explores how NASCAR uses NASA technologies to provide safer stock cars for drivers. One example is the problem NASCAR drivers were experiencing with increased levels of carbon monoxide in their cars due to combustion. The NASCAR race team PENSKE designed a catalytic air filter to remove airborne particles supplying fresher air for drivers. Another borrowed technology is the thermal protection system NASA uses for the space shuttle's re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere....
Topics: mechanics, space, NASCAR, racecar design, combustion, PENSKE, technology
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See how scientists develop ideas about the universe, then set out to prove what they think is right. Often this search leads to new questions and new discoveries. Find out how the Mars Phoenix Lander has changed what NASA scientists believe about Mars.
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Learn about adaptations that help animals survive in winter biomes. See how scientists build snowpits to investigate these unique environments. Find out why NASA is interested in snow and ice.
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NASA eClips Video Series
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Episode 5 features the Hubble Space Telescope, the Earth-sun relationship, NASA oceanography and their connections to NASA Mars exploration missions.
Topics: NASA 360 Vodcast, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Mars
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0105.html
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Watch as NASA engineers use a special welding technique known as friction-stir welding to bond new composite metals used for the Ares I launch vehicle. See how this process adds strength to the material. Learn to convert degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius.
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In this NASA video segment, find out about different structures being considered for living on the moon.
Topics: moon, lunar, habitat, inflatable, outpost, living conditions
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NASA is working on the building blocks to return humans to the Moon by 2020 and then send them onto Mars. It is part of the national Vision for Space Exploration established five years ago. Just what is America's plan and is it the right one? Four international experts addressed those questions and others in a special Moon-Mars Forum, March 17, from 7-9 p.m. at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton, Va. The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) and NASA Langley Research...
Topics: Moon, Mars, NIA, National Institute of Aerospace
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In this NASA eClips video learn about the different types of tools and equipment being tested for missions to the moon. Moses Lake, Washington has lunar-like landscape similar to the moon that experts use to test equipment on Earth. Future missions will keep astronauts on the moon for long periods of time. Because of space limitations aboard the spacecraft, the astronauts will need to use multifunctional tools and equipment.
Topics: Moses Lake, lunar landscape, Scarab, K10, rovers, LSMS, scale, mass, weight, gravity, exploration,...
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