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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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Put on your 3-D glasses and get a new perspective on NASA's Desert RATS, or Research and Technology Studies. See how NASA uses locations like Arizona to simulate living in space for an extended time to test both technology performance and human factors.
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In this NASA video segment get an inside scoop from astronaut Michael Foal about what it is like to eat in space. Foal describes changes he's experienced while in space and how food and water help counteract some of these changes. Learn about available food choices on the International Space Station and the importance of social time during eating for astronauts.
Topics: International Space Station, astronauts, aviation, space food
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Explore the differences between science fiction and science fact related to cryogenics. See how NASA uses cold storage for liquid oxygen and hydrogen used to propel rockets and how this may be used in cars of the future.
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Topics: NASA, Video, eClips, eclips, Realworld, Ourworld, Launchpad, NASA 360
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In this NASA video segment learn how NASA experts use a gantry to test the design of aircraft and spacecraft returning to Earth. The gantry is 240 ft. high and 240 ft. long. NASA has used the gantry to crash test airplanes. Using the data from these experiments, airplane manufacturers redesign aircraft for emergency landings or crashes. This segment also describes the design of ORION, the crew exploration vehicle planned for NASA's return to the moon.
Topics: gantry, spacecraft testing, design, Orion, exploration vehicle, aviation, airplane testing
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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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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.
Topics: technology, aeronautics, space, aviation, NASA research
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Discover how scientists used the last Venus transit and a geometric technique called parallax to verify the distance between sun and Earth. Find out what scientists hope to learn the next time Venus makes a shadow on the face of the sun.
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In this NASA eClips video find out how NASA technologies have been used to advance acne treatments and orthodontics.
Topics: acne, orthodontics, braces, technology spinoffs
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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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This NASA video segment explains the relationship between work, force and distance. An example problem demonstates how to calculate work.
Topics: work, force, distance, calculation
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In this NASA video segment learn how space technologies use solar power as an alternate energy supply. Spacecraft and the International Space Station (ISS) use solar sails pushed by solar wind as one way to move through space. The ISS also catches sunlight to provide electricity and oxygen to the space station.
Topics: solar power, wind, fossil fuels, technologies, decathlon, International Space Station, ISS
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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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Episode 2 features: Dr. James Hansen talks about global warming and what we can do about it; green homes at the Solar Decathlon; zero to 60 in three seconds in the all-electric Wrightspeed X1.
Topic: NASA 360 Vodcast
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0102.html
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This episode of NASA 360 contains updates on Mars. Highlights include: the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars, or CRISM, mission as it looks for evidence of water on Mars; using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to look at Earth and explore deep space; exploring the “final frontier” of Earth’s atmosphere; using satellites to measure the height of the oceans; and the impact of changing sea levels on human civilizations.
Topics: Mars, water, atmosphere, Hubble, telescope, satellites, oceans, sea levels, CRISM
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Is Mars a living planet, either geologically or biologically? See how NASA scientists are investigating the recent discovery of water ice and methane plumes on Mars to test their hypotheses about the similarities between Earth and Mars.
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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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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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Join astronauts on board the International Space Station, or ISS, to learn about living in space. Explore the inside of a Temporary Sleep Space, or TESS, and see the astronauts' sleeping bags. Learn how the astronauts do personal hygiene tasks like brushing their teeth or shaving.
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Find out why engineers are testing NASA's autonomous rover called Scarab. Scarab is equipped with drills for taking lunar soil samples and special wheels designed by Michelin to optimize ground contact pressure.
Topics: NASA, Scarab, regolith, Michelin, tires, ground contact pressure, resources, moon, LCROSS
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This NASA video segment explains how spacesuits keep astronauts safe while they are in space. Learn about different components of a spacesuit and the importance of each component.
Topics: spacesuits, astronauts, safety, space missions
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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.
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Learn about NASA's exciting LCROSS mission in this music video. Find out why finding water on the moon is so important to future missions.
Topics: NASA, LCROSS
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This NASA video segment calculates the distance from Earth to the moon and from Earth to Mars. Drive time by car is used to help bring meaning to these distances. This video also analyzes the temperature and surface of other planets and explains why Mars is targeted for human exploration. The discussion of light years explains how long it would take to travel to the second closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri.
Topics: environment, clouds, weather, temperature, earth
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In episode 11, find out how athletes are being helped by NASA technology.
Topics: NASA, NASA 360, NASA eClips, athletes, NIA, Katie Hoff, Katherine Hull, Sandra Fowkes Godek, Lance...
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In this NASA video segment learn about offshore oil drilling. Color animation is used to demonstrate how oil is collected from the ground. This segment also discusses oil polluting the ocean.
Topics: off shore oil drilling, pollution, ocean
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This NASA video segment explains the how engineers and scientists are working to develop more efficient batteries. Batteries are used in space to store energy received from the sun. These batteries must be durable and long-lasting. This video segment introduces the design of the electric car, which operates on lithium ion batteries. The segment compares the efficienciy of the electric car to traditional fuel-based cars.
Topics: environment, lithium batteries, ion, electric cars, technology
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In this NASA video segment learn how oil spills affect our planet. Toxins in oil cling to animals and plants suffocating them. During and after large oil spills, the EPA and Coast Guard map the location. Weather and current data is used to predict the path of the oil. Color animation is used to help support this segment.
Topics: environment, oil spills, toxins, EPA, Coast Guard, weather, data
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Join teacher scientists as they learn what ice can tell us about the history of winter. Find out why NASA studies ice and what thin ice sections observed through polarizing filters can help us learn. See how to use bubble patterns in ice core samples to show long-term weather patterns.
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This NASA video segment looks through a telescope's lens for a closer look at planets and star clusters. This segment zooms in for a look at the habitable zone, the Orion Nebula, and the Whirlpool Galaxy.
Topics: aviation, exploration, galaxy, stars, telescope, planets, Orion Nebula, Whirlpool Galaxy
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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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In this NASA video segment learn how inflatable structures may be used as living quarters for astronauts when NASA returns to the moon and then travels to Mars. This segment shows one inflatable habitat made of Kevlar, a lightweight material that allows structures to be stretched and folded for easy storage on spacecraft. A NASA expert compares the inflatable structure to a basketball, modeling how this structure can be sturdy and protective. The inflatable structure can be deflated and...
Topics: moon, lunar habitat, inflatable outpost, space, Kevlar
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NASA is currently testing potential equipment that can be used on missions back to the moon. Moses Lake, Washington, the site for the tests, has a surface similar to that of the moon. This segment introduces two advanced pieces of equipment that NASA is developing: the All Terrain Hex-Legged Extra Terrestrial Explorer, or ATHLETE, and the Chariot. ATHLETE is a rover with six wheels that will be able to transport up to 450 kg of cargo at a rate of 10 km/h. The Chariot, the new moon buggy, is...
Topics: Chariot, ATHLETE, moon, NASA, exploration, Moses Lake
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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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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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Visit Biosphere 2, operated by the University of Arizona, to find out how scientists are working with NASA to discover more about the effects of global climate change could have on key biomes. Learn about the characteristics that divide Earth into unique terrestrial biomes.
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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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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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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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Visit Biosphere 2, operated by the University of Arizona, to find out how scientists are working with NASA to discover more about the effects of global climate change could have on key biomes. Learn about the characteristics that divide Earth into unique terrestrial biomes.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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