Category: BUSINESS & COMMERCE

A rare and fascinating look inside the world's largest computer manufacturer, Dell Inc., where thousands of computers are custom-built and shipped around the world every day. See how math skills are utilized throughout the company.

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Category: DESIGN

The result of their work is all around us in most product. Get an inside look at what industrial design is all about with Hilgard Muller, the Industrial Design Manager at Giro responsible for designing an entire line of sport-performance sunglasses.

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Category: KAY TOLIVER CLASSROOM

Figuring out how many pieces of candy are in a large jar calls for some tasty data collection and analysis.

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Category: DESIGN

To make one design fit on business cards, trucks and buildings, you need to be an expert on the concept of scale. Featured: Trent Fleming, project manager, Sussman, Prejza & Company.

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Category: ENVIRONMENTAL

Creating campsites in the New Mexico wilderness calls for a knowledge of ratios and proportions. Featured: Charlotte Minor, landscape architect, U.S. Forest Service; Tessa Archuletta-Krause, civil engineer, U.S. Forest Service.

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Category: SPORTS

It's pretty common for skateboards to break. So Tim Piumarta makes skateboards that "last a ridiculously long time." He has to understand force and kinetic energy to measurement and algebra in order to make them extremely strong and long-lasting.

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Category: SPORTS

It's pretty common for skateboards to break. So Tim Piumarta makes skateboards that "last a ridiculously long time." He has to understand force and kinetic energy to measurement and algebra in order to make them extremely strong and long-lasting. Updated version

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Category: BUSINESS & COMMERCE

From having the right ingredients on hand for all 300 flavors to keeping the frozen treats at a frosty -30 degrees, the technicians at Ciao Bella Gelato Company have ice cream making down to a science.

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Category: BUSINESS & COMMERCE

Whether they're planning bulk orders for next week's menu, measuring the correct amounts of ingredients or figuring out how to scale up a recipe for a catered event, it's clear that math is almost as important a tool as their pots and pans.

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Category: EARTH SCIENCE

A marine biologist studies the jellyfish-like animals living at 3,000 feet below the surface, where it is cold, dark and quiet. Featured: George Matsumoto, marine biologist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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Category: EARTH SCIENCE

There are over twenty-five million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes strike in the U.S. every year. Meteorologists use a combination of math and science to track when and where they will strike.

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Category: TRANSPORTATION

Gliding on a wave of electromagnetic force, a maglev train could travel at 300 miles per hour or faster. Designer-engineers describe the mechanics and future benefits of such superconductor trains.

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Category: TRANSPORTATION

Have you ever seen 3.6 million people in one day? If you worked behind the scenes of the New York Subway, you would. Watch this movie to see how one of world’s busiest subway systems around New York City every day.

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Category: BUSINESS & COMMERCE

There’s more to running a restaurant than great food. The restaurant business is a perfect training ground for solving problems.

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Category: KAY TOLIVER CLASSROOM

This statistics activity is based on a game in which the pieces can be eaten.

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Category: EARTH SCIENCE

From tornados to hurricanes and thunderstorms to climate change, these nine scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are using math and science to better understand and predict severe weather systems.

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Category: ENVIRONMENTAL

Each person in the U.S. generates about 25 pounds of garbage a week. That means the nation's population produces nearly two hundred million tons of residential garbage every year. Fortunately, up to 80% of that can actually be recycled....

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Category: ENVIRONMENTAL

There are a number of methods of generating electricity from solar power. In this movie, engineers Beth Richards and Miguel Contreras demonstrate the most widely used method today, and break down the math and science behind this renewable energy source.

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Category: AGRICULTURE

There are over 2.1 million farms in the U.S., totaling over 900 million acres. And those millions of harvests producing food; they’re also producing data--a lot of data! That’s where statisticians like Sarah Hoffman and Jackie Brown of the USDA come in.

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Category: EARTH SCIENCE

With an average energy of roughly 1 million pounds of TNT, tornados are one of nature’s most powerful phenomena. And while atmospheric scientists know a great deal about tornados, such as the conditions in which they are most likely to form, no one yet un

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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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Category: ANIMALS

Young people who like animals often think about a career in veterinary medicine, but do they connect that goal to their classroom lessons? Introduce them to Pamella Dendtler, a veterinarian and business owner who relies on math and science every day.

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Category: ANIMALS

Most veterinarians take care of our common pets and livestock. Mark Pokras' patient list is more unusual--today he could be treating a fox and an owl, tomorrow a turtle and a deer. See how math and science are fundamental no matter what species of animal

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