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41.

Hurricane Hunter Brings Back Advance Storm Warnings [electronic resource]

A meteorologist flies directly into hurricanes to improve forecasts and hurricane preparedness.
Online
2012
42.

More Accurate Snow Measurements [electronic resource]

Geologists use GPS and lasers to assess snowfall amounts.
Online
2013
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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: The New Cosmos and Our Dark Universe

In this edition of Moyers & Company, Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about his upcoming redux of the famous Carl Sagan series, Cosmos, and discusses the value of science as an enterprise and its relation to our place in the universe. He explains the basis for dark matter and dark energy, and how we can know enough to measure the extent of our ignorance.
Online
2014
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NASA's AIRS Instrument Helps Provide Earlier Weather Forecasts [electronic resource]

Satellite-based instrument's infrared detectors measure the Earth from space.
Online
2012
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New Material Keeps Pilots Safe From Lasers [electronic resource]

Engineers help protect pilots from blinding lights.
Online
2012
46.

New Scanner May Allow More Liquids Through Airport Security [electronic resource]

Technology can distinguish between safe and dangerous liquids.
Online
2013
47.

Method and Madness [electronic resource]

Host Brian Cox celebrates Britain's pivotal role in creating modern science. From recreating Isaac Newton's iconic light experiment, to performing Henry Cavendish's hydrogen explosions, to visiting the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Professor Cox traces 300 years of British scientific history. Along the way, he introduces the obsessive, eccentric characters who brought science into the modern world and developed a powerful new framework by which to investigate nature - the scientific method. He reveals the essence of the scientific method, explores the mindset of those who practice it, and explains how it has helped us cultivate and evolve our understanding of the natural world. Method and Madness is the first episode in the popular BBC science series In Search of Science.
Online
2013
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New Solar Cell Absorbs and Emits Light [electronic resource]

Scientists have created a more efficient solar cell.
Online
2012
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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: Science, Religion and the Universe

In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill continues his conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Tyson speculates on the nature of dark energy and dark matter and the philosophical and scientific basis for a multiverse. Tyson and Moyers discuss whether faith and science can be reconciled. Tyson sees faith in retreat as science solves the mysteries it relies on for a "God of the gaps." Moyers is more sympathetic toward belief in a non-material realm.
Online
2014
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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: From a Universe of Wonder to the Politics of Earth

In this edition of Moyers & Company, Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about why science literacy is critical to the future of our democracy, economy, and standing in the world.
Online
2014
51.

Ping Pong Balls Break the Sound Barrier [electronic resource]

An air-powered cannon and ping pong balls demonstrates physics concepts.
Online
2013
52.

Prosthetics That Feel [electronic resource]

There are nearly two million amputees living in the United States today. Newer, high-tech prosthetics have made life easier for many of them. But even with these devices patients still can't feel what they're touching. But biomedical engineers are working on a prosthetic arm that's changing the game for amputees.
Online
2014
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Spectral Mammography Could Better Detect Breast-Cancer Risk [electronic resource]

A new type of mammography measures breast density more accurately.
Online
2012
54.

The Best Team Colors for Football Fields [electronic resource]

Plant physiologists say team colors could determine which team is better...at least for grass football fields.
Online
2012
55.

Things You Need to Know...About Einstein [electronic resource]

So you think you know Albert Einstein? Clever guy, crazy hair, had a few ideas about space and time-that's the one. Well, James May thought he knew him pretty well too, until he started asking some really tough questions. How did a man falling off a roof change our universe? What does E=mc2 actually mean? Who wanted Einstein for president? And furthermore, what happened to his brain? To help James find out, he will enter a universe of bizarre animation and motion graphics and uncover a world of facts that will surprise, amaze and entertain you!
Online
2012
56.

Things You Need to Know...About Speed [electronic resource]

Do you really understand speed properly? James May does. In this fast-moving mix of animation and motion graphics, he tries to figure out how you can catch speeding bullets in your teeth, why the Moon doesn't fall out of the sky, why his cat knows more about terminal velocity than he does, and why a six-ton chicken cannot run.
Online
2012
57.

World's Fastest Electric Car [electronic resource]

Students design and build car that is breaking records.
Online
2013
58.

Time and Distance [electronic resource]

Big Ben was an engineering marvel when it was built, accurate to within one second per hour. By the 19th century, advances in technology had established a reliable unit of distance as well, basing the length of the meter on a portion of the Earth's circumference rather than on the arm of whichever monarch was in power. In this program, Marcus du Sautoy reviews the history and current status of the meter and the second and explains how their standardization was a boon to both science and the economy. Beginning with cave paintings and ending with the atomic clock, du Sautoy also reveals the role that Henry Ford played in synchronizing the counting of time.
Online
2011
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60-Second Adventures in Thought Video Clip Collection [electronic resource]

Can a cat be both alive and dead? Can a computer actually think? How can a tortoise beat Achilles in a race? Voiced by comedian David Mitchell, these fast-paced animations explain six famous thought experiments, from antiquity to the 20th century, that have changed the way we see the world. Video clips include: *Achilles and the Tortoise: Can a tortoise beat a legendary hero in a race? Even if the tortoise has a slight head start, most of us would bet on the hero-and make the philosopher Zeno rich in the process. Every time the hero catches up, the tortoise is moving forward again. *The Grandfather Paradox: If you went back in time and killed your own grandfather, would you have ever been born? And if you weren't born, who killed your grandfather? *The Chinese Room: Philosopher John [...]
Online
2012
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Chernobyl [electronic resource]: Nuclear Meltdown

This program examines the Chernobyl nuclear accident, whose poisonous legacy still threatens hundreds of thousands of Russian children.
Online
2000