Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

If you're building a space station and happen to let go of a $250,000 tool that you'd forgotten to tie down, somebody's going to need to take a spacewalk to retrieve it. If you're lucky, you can give that dangerous task to "Arnie"--the robot. Running time 02:39 minutes

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Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

In 1978, Dr. Amar Bose was frustrated by the inability to hear good music in a noisy airplane cabin. Then he got curious and wondered if there was a way to separate what one wanted to hear from what one didn’t.

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Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Tiny glass filaments carry so much information that all the books ever written could be transmitted over a single fiber optic cable in a few seconds. This technology is at the heart of 21st century communications systems.

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Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

It takes a sophisticated network of hundreds of communication satellites orbiting the earth to connect the dots of the global economy. It’s a field that relies on everything from variables to patterns and measurement to space science. Running time 02:43 minutes

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Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Learn more about the dynamics of water.

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Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, SPACE SCIENCE, SPORTS, TRANSPORTATION

Imagine living on the moon, with a two-week night (and you thought Daylight Savings was bad!). How would we store enough power to survive? A look at the work of a materials engineer building fuel cells for humanity’s next big adventure.

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Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, SPACE SCIENCE

Ingenuity Helicopter - How do you build a helicopter that will survive in temperatures below -140° F? And fly through the extra thin Martian atmosphere, all while powering itself? Solving problems like these is all in a days’ work for mechanical engineer Sergio Valdez.

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Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, SPACE SCIENCE

Spacecraft require thousands of tiny parts, and they all have to work together in the most extreme conditions possible – outer space. How do you assemble it so everything works? A look at the work of a JPL engineer.

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Category: ENVIRONMENTAL, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, SPACE SCIENCE

The idea of solar power from space touches on science, technology, engineering, the environment, math, energy and more. Pose this concept to students to stimulate critical thinking about these issues & get them involved in the conversation.

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Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, SPACE SCIENCE

When it comes to designing robots for space, making sure that they can complete their missions is the name of the game for NASA’s robotics engineers. That requires math, especially probability.

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The heart-pumping exhilaration keeps us coming back time and time again, but it’s the laws of the physics and a great deal of math that keep these thrill rides soaring through the air day after day.

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Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Designing a robotic hand that can match even some of the capabilities of the human hand is an engineering feat. But even that challenge can be met through an application of the basic problem solving strategies that every engineer learns.

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Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

As cell phones continue to shrink and the demand for additional features like cameras, music and email continues to grow, every millimeter counts. Show your students how the designers and engineers at Motorola rely on math to make everything fit.

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Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Suppose you want to search for the largest sunken gold treasure in U.S. History. Who would you want on your team? Tom Thompson wanted a mathematician who specialized in probability. Watch the movie and find out why.

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