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Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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A/V Geeks
by NASA
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The tree house detectives' latest project on alternative forms oftrans portation takes on new relevance when they get stuck in traffic.Join t he crew as they learn about energy, composite materials, and technology in their quest for hassle-free traveling. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, SCIfiles, science
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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One afternoon, the tree house detectives feel their tree house shake. They wonder what could have caused the vibration. Unsure whether they had just experienced an earthquake, the tree house detectives decide to make the unexplained vibration the subject of their next case and set out to solve The Case of the Shaky Quake. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, earthquakes
A/V Geeks
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Looks at what asteroids are, and the research being conducted on them. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, asteroids, astrophysics
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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In "The Case of the Powerful Pulleys", one of the tree house detectives has had an accident and cannot get into the tree house. Using problem-based learning, the rest of the gang investigates the world of simple machines and physical science and "pulls" together to get everyone into the tree house. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, SCIfiles, science
A/V Geeks
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Episode 1 of this three-part series explores what drives NASA’s modern-day explorers to go beyond tragedy to find answers and to push the edge of flight where no one has gone before. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, aeronautics, test flights
A/V Geeks
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Presenting the International Space Station’s Video Progress Report for July 1999: A Home in Space. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, International Space Station
A/V Geeks
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How is current computer technology changing how we fly? From the radical looking X-29 to the amazing thrust vectoring X-31, explore how computer developments can improve safety and deliver undreamed of performance. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
A/V Geeks
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Program 8 consists of five exciting segments. In the "Behind the Scenes" segment, viewers will learn about the Materials International Space Station Experiment; in the "Tech Watch" segment, viewers will learn about a new catalytic converter developed by NASA which will help decrease pollution; viewers will learn about the important history of the Transonic Dynamics Tunnel in the "Retrospective" segment; viewers see how NASA is making flying safer in the "On...
Topic: NASA
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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The tree house detectives go galactic with their latest project. Learn how long it will take to travel to Mars and how the Moon affects the Earth. Come visit the largest radio telescope in the world and help look for intelligent life in the universe. Join the tree house detectives for an "out-of-this-world" vacation as they explore the future of space travel. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
A/V Geeks
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The last half-century of human inquiry into the basics of life, materials, and energy has yielded an astonishing range of answers and capabilities. It also has yielded new questions that require more sophisticated investigations to understand and apply the subtle, elegant workings of the inner universe. Many investigations have been stymied by inescapable effects of Earth’s gravity. But the last half-century also saw scientists start using the microgravity of orbit to turn those effects off...
Topics: NASA, biology, STS-107
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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“Cool Comets” looks at the dirty snowballs which turn into the beautiful celestial bodies we can see from Earth. Viewers will go behind the scenes to discover high-tech NASA missions that will capture comet dust samples and bring them back to Earth. The samples will give us new information about comets and help us understand the origins of our Solar System. This is a videotape of a live broadcast which took place on March 10, 1999. To license this film and get a higher quality version for...
Topics: NASA, astronomy, comets
A/V Geeks
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“The Measurement of All Things: Tools of the Aeronautics Trade” is the first of seven programs in the 1999-2000 NASA CONNECT series. Produced by NASA Langley Research Center’s Office of Education, NASA CONNECT is an award-winning series of instructional programs designed to enhance the teaching of math, science and technology concepts in grades 5-8. NASA CONNECT establishes the “connection” between the mathematics, science, and technology concepts taught in the classroom and NASA...
Topics: NASA, mathematics, aeronautics
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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Travel back in time with the tree house detectives to learn about the process of invention from two of the greatest inventors of all time, Orville and Wilbur Wright. As the tree house detectives try to create their own invention, they get expert help from the Wright brothers, NASA researchers, and other experts in the community. The tree house detectives find that inventing is not as easy as it seems, and it really does take the "Wright" stuff to be a good inventor. To license this...
Topics: NASA, SCIfiles, science, aviation, Wright brothers
A/V Geeks
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In The Measurement of All Things: Atmospheric Detectives, students are introduced to the study of atmospheric science and the measurement of aerosols. They investigate science, mathematics and remote sensing techniques to show how the Sun’s radiation and elements and compounds in the atmosphere react to each other. They also investigate how human activity affects these resulting gases and particles or aerosols in the atmosphere. While visiting the corresponding web page for this program,...
Topics: NASA, atmospheric sciences
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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Students learn how geometry, geometric shapes, and navigation are used to explore Mars. They also learn how NASA researchers collect, analyze, and interpret the data collected from exploration to develop theories about the existence of water and life on Mars. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, geometry, Mars
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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The treehouse detectives investigate the planet Mars and habitats found on Earth in order to design a habitat suitable for Mars. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Mars exploration
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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Examines the skills and processes needed to design the next generation of launch vehicles and how mathematics, science, and technology work together to improve human space flight, with increased safety and economy. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA engineers and researchers use data analysis and measurement to predict solar storms, anticipate how they will affect the Earth, and improve our understanding of the Sun-Earth system. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, data analysis, Sun
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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Objects with varying shapes have different aerodynamic characteristics. In this program, a NASA researcher will introduce students to the wind tunnel and the computer, two of the tools used by aeronautical engineers to measure the fundamental design characteristics of experimental and production aircraft. The lesson and classroom experiment will involve students in observation and in measuring, organizing, comparing, and interpreting data. To license this film and get a higher quality version...
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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In this program, students learn how engineers and scientists use geometry in the solar system to navigate a spacecraft to Mars. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Mars exploration
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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The modern airplane must be made of stronger and lighter materials to safely carry more people and to be fuel efficient. This program features a NASA scientist who uses a knowledge of the physical properties of materials, compounds, and mixtures and a variety of measuring techniques to develop new “composite” materials for airplanes. Students will learn how data from laboratory experiments are recorded, displayed (visualized), and interpreted. The lesson and classroom experiment will...
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics