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NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections.



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NASA, the five senses, and space-age materials.
Topics: NASA, eClips, NIA, five senses, NASA 360
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Find out how NASA technology is being used in your own home.
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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 episode of NASA 360 looks at how NASA tests the equipment needed for our return to the moon. Highlights include: the lunar truck Chariot, NASA's All Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer, or ATHLETE, the rover Scarab and new suits for astronauts.
Topics: NASA, episode, Chariot, ATHLETE, rovers, spacesuits, Scarab, cooling, testing, Moses Lake
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Learn how NASA engineers are working to design safer, faster, quieter aircraft that have less impact on the environment. Discover how to control sonic booms. See how students are encouraged to think and act like engineers through competitions and NASA internships.
Topics: NASA, eClips, NIA, Real World, middle school, video, education, mathematics, technology, science,...
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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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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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Topic: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Our World, elementary, video, science, education, Galileo, Hubble,...
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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.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Launchpad, high school, secondary, video, science, Apollo, moon, Armstrong,...
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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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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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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.
Topic: Nasa eClips Video Series
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Join NASA scientists who study the History of Winter to learn about phase changes and the unique properties of water. Find out why ice floats and why this is important to life on Earth. See what pressure and temperature have to do with making snowballs.
Topics: NASA, NIA, eClips, Launchpad, secondary, video, education, physics, technology, science, physical...
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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 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.
Topics: NASA, NIA, eClips, Real World, Middle School, Video, Education, Mathematics, Technology, Science,...
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This NASA video segment discusses gears and how they work together as a simple machine. A demonstration is used to explain primary and follower gears and how different-sized gears affect rotational speeds. Multiplication and division is used to determine the force produced by meshed gears.
Topics: mechanics, simple machine, rotational speed, gears, calculations, meshed, force, axel, speed
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Each day, gravity pulls the International Space Station, or ISS, a little closer to Earth. See how drag causes the ISS to slow down. Learn about the challenges of keeping the ISS in orbit and how NASA counteracts orbital decay.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, Real World, NIA, middle school, math, video, education, ISS, space station,...
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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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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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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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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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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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This NASA video segment looks at the moon and its relationship to Earth. This segment takes a close look at the moon’s surface, gravity, and moon phases. A demonstration is provided to help explain moon phases.
Topics: moon surface, gravity, moon phases
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In this NASA video segment an aerospace engineer explains how pulleys work and how they are used to lift and transport the space shuttle.
Topics: mechanics, aerospace, space shuttle, transportation, engineer
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What is gravity? Find out about the balance between gravity and inertia that keeps the International Space Station in orbit. Learn why astronauts "float" in space and how the space shuttle has to slow down in order to come back to Earth.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Our World, elementary, engineering, video, education, technology, science,...
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Join engineers at NASA and astronauts on board the International Space Station to learn about the importance of recycling. Find out how NASA is solving the challenge of giving astronauts water to use without wasting any with the new Water Recovery System.
Topics: NASA, eClips, NIA, Our World, elementary, video, education, technology, engineering, science,...
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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 video explains how NASA uses a new satellite called Jason 2 to measure ocean heights.
Topics: ocean, satellites, NASA
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This NASA video segment looks at space weather and examines the major ramifications space weather can have on Earth.
Topics: space, weather, radiation, solar storms, coronal mass ejections, aurora, plasma
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In this NASA video segment you will learn the importance of food choice, preparation, and packaging for crewed space exploration. During space travel, astronauts need safe, palatable, nutritious food that can also be packaged compactly. Food plays an important role in helping counteract an astronaut's bone loss, fluid shift, and motion sickness while in space.
Topics: space food, operations, astronauts, physiology, aviation, nutrition
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From the Mayan ruins to Jamestown Virginia, current NASA technologies are helping archaeologists uncover exciting artifacts. NASA CAT scan technology helps dissect a 10 million year old dinosaur named Dakota. And the Lewis and Clark trail is uncovered from space using remote sensing technologies.
Topics: Mayan ruins, Jamestown, NASA technologies, archaeologists, CAT scan technology, dinosaurs, Lewis...
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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: spacesuit, biosuit
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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.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Launchpad, video, science, Kitt Peak, education, secondary, exoplanet,...
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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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Join the Teaching From Space Team on-orbit to learn about surface tension. Learn why water drops form perfect spheres and how the mutual attraction of water molecules forms a tight skin on water surfaces.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Launchpad, secondary, education, video, science, technology, physics,...
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This NASA video segment looks at space weather and examines some ways space weather impacts Earth.
Topics: space, weather, radiation, solar storms, coronal mass ejections, aurora, plasma
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Communication is very important for astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). Learn about the many ways that astronauts can communicate with people on Earth while they are on-board the ISS.
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Learn how NASA uses Earth observing satellites to monitor conditions in the Chesapeake Bay over time. Information about pollution, eutrophication, land cover and watershed runoff helps water managers enact policies to improve the health of the Bay.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Real World, middle school, video, education, mathematics, technology,...
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Learn how scientists use a satellite called CERES to study the clouds and monitor Earth's climate changes.
Topics: aviation, space, satellites, clouds, climate
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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 more about the innovative lunar crane being developed by NASA for use in heavy lifting on other worlds. See how composite materials are used to improve the mass: strength ratio and how variable degrees of rotation allow this versatile machine to move.
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In this NASA video segment learn how NASA-inspired technologies produce solar power here on Earth. Go behind the scenes at the “Solar Decathlon," a competition that challenged twenty colleges and universities to design a solar-powered house. Learn how solar power works and benefits to using solar power over other fuel sources.
Topics: solar power, fossil fuel, environment, technology, solar decathlon, fuel sources
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Episode 7 asks how the mind and body work together with machines.
Topic: NASA 360 Vodcast
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0107.html
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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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Join scientists and teachers as they learn how to measure some of the abiotic conditions of winter. Find out about latent heat, low thermochrons can be used to collect data points and the importance of snow:water equivalents.
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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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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, find out about different structures being considered for living on the moon.
Topics: moon, lunar, habitat, inflatable, outpost, living conditions
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Explore some of the unique career opportunities at NASA. Learn how NASA internships and co-op programs influenced scientists and engineers working on exploration projects today. Find out how you can be part of NASA, too!
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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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This NASA eClips video describes the outer shell material of the Hubble Space Telescope.  Because Hubble is exposed to extreme temperatures in space, NASA scientists had to find a way to protect the telescope from the harsh environment. This video explains what material is used and how the thermal material helps protect the telescope.  
Topics: Hubble, telescope, temperatures, extreme environments, NASA
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Go behind the scenes with a mechanical engineer to learn how elevators operate. This video segment explains how balance, counter weight, and traction all play an important role in the operation of elevators.
Topics: mechanics, elevators, traction, mechanical engineering, balance, counter weight
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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.
Topics: NASA, eClips, NIA, BWB, x-48, flight tests
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