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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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Aug 18, 2020 National Institute of Aerospace
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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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Jun 24, 2020 Daniel Lee
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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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Jun 17, 2020 NASA
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Jan 31, 2017 NIA
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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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Jan 31, 2017 National Institute of Aerospace
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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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Oct 9, 2015 NASA eClips
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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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Oct 8, 2015
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Apr 5, 2013 Daniel Lee
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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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Nov 18, 2008 NASA
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Our World, elementary, education, engineering, video, technology, science,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Launchpad, secondary, video, education, technology, science, Earth, space,...
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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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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.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Launchpad, secondary, video, education, technology, science, Earth, space,...
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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.
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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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