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In this NASA video segment learn how space technology is used to help paleontologists discover fossils including “Dakota” – a mummified hadrosaur dinosaur. Taking images from satellites, paleontologists are able to locate areas on Earth where fossils are most likely to be found. This video also discusses how the discovery of the Hadrosaur dinosaur has enabled scientists to further their research on dinosaurs.
Topics: paleontologists, dinosaurs, Dakota, hadrosaur, satellites, remote sensing, fossils
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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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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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Episode 3 features: NASA's new crew capsule and launch abort system; NASA tech in IndyCar; Living on the moon in a basketball; NASCAR's and NASA tech.
Topics: NASA 360 Vodcast, What -- Moon
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0103.html
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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 highlights NASA's reduced gravity program. The reduced gravity program runs experiments in reduced gravity environments and simulated weightlessness. An expert provides details of an experiment to create unique materials using polymerization techniques. This segment also explains polymers, monomers, and several types of convection. Slopes and ratios help explain a relationship between gravity and convection.
Topics: reduced gravity, molecules, microgravity, experiments, polymers, monomers, slope, ratios, convection
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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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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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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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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.
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Learn how engineers turn perspiration into innovation on the International Space Station so astronauts can live and work comfortably. The Environmental Control and Life Support System, or ECLSS, regulates the environment, including temperature, humidity and breathable air.
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Episode 6 is all about lunar exploration, 21st century style.
Topic: NASA 360 Vodcast
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0106.html
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NASA has plans to set up an outpost on the moon. 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 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, NASA, outpost, regolith, soil, excavation
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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 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.
Topics: NASA, NIA, eClips, Our World, elementary, video, education, technology, science, engineering,...
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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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This NASA video segment looks at radiation in space and on Earth. Learn more about two types of radiation and how NASA engineers are developing better shielding material to protect astronauts during long missions in space.
Topics: radiation, astronauts, missions, shielding, earth, space missions
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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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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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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 materials
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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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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.
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This NASA video segment explains the use of plasma for rocket propulsion. The Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) is being tested as one new way form of propulsion. This video segment reviews the four states of matter while it reviews the make-up of atoms, electric and magnetic fields, and radiation.
Topics: aviation, variable, VASIMR, Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, propulsion, state of matter, atoms,...
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Join the Teaching From Space Team on-orbit to learn about Bernoulli's Principle. See how the relationship between pressure and speed is characteristic of all fluids, not just liquids and how the Bernoulli effect impacts us in everyday life.
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This NASA video segment describes how NASA-inspired technologies used in space are influencing the design of racecars. Go behind the scenes at the Miami Raceway to learn how Indy cars are designed based on airplane design. Down force is compared to lift. Learn how the Indy car racing suits and gear are similar to the spacesuits astronauts wear.
Topics: mechanics, Indy car, race suit, astronauts, technology, airplane design
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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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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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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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Learn about NASA's Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. See how NASA protects these precious moon rocks brought to Earth by the Apollo astronauts. See the special storage boxes filled with nitrogen where the moon rocks are kept.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, Our World, NIA, elementary, education, video, science, rocks, moon, JSC, glove...
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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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Discover how scientists use spectroscopy to determine what elements are present in remote objects in space. By studying emission or absorption lines, astronomers can use the light an object emits to learn more about the object.
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In this NASA eClips video segment learn about the mobile robot NASA plans to use for future missions to Mars: the All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer, or ATHLETE. ATHLETE is a six- legged, wheeled, mobile robot that will be used to move the astronautsâ habitat as well as serve many other purposes for the mission. NASA is currently testing ATHLETE on Earth using the mathematics concept, scaling and ratios. Learn how NASA is able to test a model of ATHLETE, which is only 1/3 the...
Topics: NIA, NASA, eClips, exploration, moon, Athlete, robots
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Join the Teaching From Space Team on-orbit to learn about special properties of water. Use a simple eyedropper to examine the strong cohesive bond of water. See how adhesion helps the astronaut on the International Space Station form a glove of water around his hand.
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This NASA video segment describes how Indy car engineers use NASA technologies to design safer race cars. Indy car Senior Tech Director, Les McTaggaret, discusses the precautions used to maximize safety and explains how the aerodynamics of the race car has improved due to new technologies. In addition, this segment also describes how NASA is utilizing Indy car crash data to minimize the risks associated with space vehicle re-entry into Earth's atmosphere and landing. Color animation is used to...
Topics: aerodynamics, aviation, engineering, race cars, technology
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Find out how you can get involved in NASA's Teaching From Space Program to learn about experiments conducted on board the International Space Station, or ISS. Learn about arachnids in space or how to use a straw on the ISS. Find out about the physics of a boomerang.
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This NASA video segment gives a short review of proportionality. Learn how scale models are created as a cost-efficient way to design and study an larger objects. Examples are used to support the presentation.
Topics: proportionality, energy, motion, representation, ratios, scales, design
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In this NASA video segment learn how the Sun, moon, and gravity all play a role in the creation of tides and waves. Color animation demonstrates how the moon, Sun, and Earth interact to create tides. A quick overview of waves is demonstrated in this video segment.
Topics: gravity, environment, tide, waves, moon, sun
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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 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.
Topic: Global Cloud Observation Day
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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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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 a NASA expert explains the inner workings of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Learn more about trilateration and how four satellites work together to identify exact locations on Earth with the help of a two-dimensional model.
Topics: satellite, global positioning system, GPS, technology, aviation
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In this NASA video segment learn how NASA technologies are advancing the way firefighters are able to detect wild fires. This video describes Ikhana, the Unmanned Ariel System, or UAS, that NASA is using for scientific studies and to help firefighters control wildfires. Ikhana is able to take images through smoke and haze to detect hot spots and changes in temperature. These images are then transferred to NASA and sent to command centers to help firefighters.
Topics: Ikhana, firefighters, wildfires, UAS, unmanned aerial vehicles, UAV
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See the engineering design process in action at Desert RATS, or Research and Technology Studies, in Arizona. Learn about the next generation of the ATHLETE vehicle. See how the original design changed to allow a split into two robots and the addition of unique tools for exploration.
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Discover how scientists use spectroscopy to determine what elements are present in remote objects in space. By studying emission or absorption lines, astronomers can use the light an object emits to learn more about the object.
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ee how NASA uses analog testing to simulate space exploration. Explore extreme environments like the Aquarius underwater laboratory in Key Largo, Florida. Find out how scientists use mathematical equations to determine an astronaut's center of gravity.
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This NASA video segment explores the world of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV). Designed to provide a cost-efficient and safer way to explore, UAV can go places manned air vehicles cannot. UAV travel lower, longer, and venture into more hazardous spaces than manned air vehicles. Michael Logan, head of the Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Lab (SUAVE) at NASA Langley Research Center, explains a variety of UAV.
Topics: Unmanned Air Vehicles, UAVs, safety, aviation, cost efficient, Aerial Vehicle Lab, SUAVE
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This NASA video segment focuses on how scientists use satellites to collect data. This data is then analyzed and used to predict storms.
Topics: hurricane, national data collection, air pressure, wind, temperature, moisture
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In this NASA video segment learn how oceans were formed and what makes oceans salty. This segment also explains the differences between ocean and fresh water rivers.
Topics: environment, salt water, ocean, fresh water, rivers
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In this NASA video segment learn about the efficiency of different types of propulsion systems. NASA is designing improved propulsion systems that are more cost effective, faster, safer, and more reliable.
Topics: propulsions systems, safety, reliability, aviation
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In this NASA eClips video discover three hot topics NASA is currently developing. The Cassini-Huygens is a spacecraft NASA sent to check out Saturn and Saturn’s moons. Find out what discoveries have been made based on photos from this mission. Another hot topic is Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, a modified Boeing 757 that holds an infrared telescope. This enables the telescope to capture infrared light. Finally, learn about the new space vehicle NASA will be using...
Topics: Cassini-Huygens, Cassini, Saturn, SOFIA, Orion, Constellation, astronomy, space exploration,...
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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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In this NASA video segment explore how flight simulators are one of the most effective tools for pilots and engineers to experminent on aircraft. NASA flight simulators are designed as exact replica of aircrafts enabling engineers to run tests and experiments without risking pilot safety. This segment discusses NASA's use of flight simulators when developing new engineering concepts. NASA flight simulators are also compared to other flight simulators.
Topics: flight simulator, safety, aircraft, experiments, simulator, aviation, space
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.
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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.
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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.
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This NASA video segment introduces Earth System Science. Examples are provided that explain how systems are created by parts interconnecting with other parts to make a whole. Color animation and examples of systems model how they work. The use of graphs, charts, and drawings to communicate thinking is emphasized in this segment.
Topics: representation, earth system science, graphs, charts, earth