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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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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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This NASA video segment describes how NASA-inspired technologies used in space are influencing the design of racecars. Go behind the scenes at the Miami Raceway to learn how Indy cars are designed based on airplane design. Down force is compared to lift. Learn how the Indy car racing suits and gear are similar to the spacesuits astronauts wear.
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Learn about adaptations that help animals survive in winter biomes. See how scientists build snowpits to investigate these unique environments. Find out why NASA is interested in snow and ice.
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Learn about the everyday applications of polyimide foam, one of NASA's commercial inventions of the year. This low-density foam can be used as a fire-resistant insulation for ships or to reduce airplane noise.
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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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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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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.
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See how astronauts today compare to explorers of old. Find out how NASA technologies are being used to help archaeologists in Historic Jamestowne to learn more about the artifacts they are uncovering without damaging the artifacts.
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Learn about NASA's Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. See how NASA protects these precious moon rocks brought to Earth by the Apollo astronauts. See the special storage boxes filled with nitrogen where the moon rocks are kept.
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See how NASA engineers use the design process to evaluate the best choice for a new lunar excavator. Three different models are tested on location in Hawaii where the soil on Mauna Kea Volcano is simiilar to that on the moon.
Topic: Choosing the Right Lunar Excavator
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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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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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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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Learn how NASA graduate students are using biofeedback to improve concentration skills. The project is based on earlier NASA aeronautics research to improve the attentiveness of pilots in flight simulators and improve athlete's muscle memory.
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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.
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Join NASA at Desert RATS, or Research and Technology Studies, in Arizona to test drive the Lunar Electric Rover, or LER. Discover how LER's turning radius, ability to move in multiple directions, attached suits, and habitat capabilities optimize safety and exploration efficiency.
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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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In this NASA video segment learn about the different types of clouds and cloud formation. Find out more about the relationship between clouds and weather on Earth.
Topics: environment, clouds, weather, temperature, earth
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NASA, the five senses, and space-age materials.
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Relive the event that 20% of the world's population watched in awe on July 20, 1969. Learn more about the historic Apollo 11 mission and hear what President Obama had to say about the incalculable benefits of the Apollo Program.
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This NASA video segment calculates the distance from Earth to the moon and from Earth to Mars. Drive time by car is used to help bring meaning to these distances. This video also analyzes the temperature and surface of other planets and explains why Mars is targeted for human exploration. The discussion of light years explains how long it would take to travel to the second closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri.
Topics: moon, stars, Proxima Centauri, earth, light years, mars, temperature, planets
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This NASA segment focuses on the importance of air travel in today’s society. Currently, over 600 million people travel on airplanes and it is expected that over a billion people will use air transportation in the near future. Attention is turning to ways to improve what is an already crowded transportation system. A unique government and commercial plan develops the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NGATS. The Joint Planning Development Office (JPDO) is designing a multi-stage...
Topics: air travel, transportation system, NGATS, JPDO, aviation safety
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Relive the event that 20% of the world’s population watched in awe on July 20, 1969. Learn more about the historic Apollo 11 mission and hear what President Obama had to say about the incalculable benefits of the Apollo Program.
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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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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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In this NASA video segment learn about offshore oil drilling. Color animation is used to demonstrate how oil is collected from the ground. This segment also discusses oil polluting the ocean.
Topics: off shore oil drilling, pollution, ocean
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See how 21 hours, 38 minutes and 21 seconds changed history. Learn more about the challenges of landing on the moon, the science involved in the first moon walk and the artifacts left behind for future explorers.
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Learn how NASA engineers are working to design safer, faster, quieter aircraft that have less impact on the environment. Discover how to control sonic booms. See how students are encouraged to think and act like engineers through competitions and NASA internships.
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ee how NASA uses analog testing to simulate space exploration. Explore extreme environments like the Aquarius underwater laboratory in Key Largo, Florida. Find out how scientists use mathematical equations to determine an astronaut's center of gravity.
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NASA has plans to set up an outpost on the moon and 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 figure out a way to 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, surface, regolith, excavator
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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...
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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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This NASA video segment looks at space weather and examines the major ramifications space weather can have on Earth.
Topics: space, weather, radiation, solar storms, coronal mass ejections, aurora, plasma
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This NASA video segment focuses on food studies and research preparing for long-term crewed missions. A mission to Mars may last about 3 years. NASA must find a way to provide enough food for astronauts that could fit into very limited space. The food must be safe, nutritious, and provide a variety for astronauts. This segment takes a closer look at new techniques in food processing and hydroponics.
Topics: hydroponics, astronauts, mars, space food, mars, aviation
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This video explains how NASA uses a new satellite called Jason 2 to measure ocean heights.
Topics: ocean, satellites, NASA
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This NASA video segment provides a problem that reviews the procedure to calculate kinetic energy. You will also learn about the Law of Conservation of Energy and how energy changes from potential energy to kinetic energy.
Topics: mechanics, conservation, energy, Law of Conservation, kinetic energy, potential energy
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This NASA video segment describes Kevlar, one protective material NASA uses for spacecraft. Kevlar, is stronger than steel but one-fifth the weight. While watching this segment, discover how Kevlar works and the future of protective materials.
Topics: kevlar, protective materials
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This NASA video segment describes Kevlar, one protective material NASA uses for spacecraft. Kevlar, is stronger than steel but one-fifth the weight. While watching this segment, discover how Kevlar works and the future of protective materials.
Topics: Kevlar, protective material, spacecraft, spacesuit
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This NASA video segment gives an inside look at another useful NASA technology, Doppler radar. Between mid-1960 and mid-1980 airplane fatalities were often due to the effects of hazardous wind shears during a plane's landing and take off. These winds, also known as microbursts, occur when a column of sinking air rapidly cools, creating intense downbursts of powerful winds. This video segment describes how NASA's Wind Shear Program and the FAA worked together to invent a sensor to warn pilots...
Topics: doppler radar, microburst, hazardous wind shears, technology, FAA, aviation
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In this NASA video segment, find out about different structures being considered for living on the moon.
Topics: moon, lunar, habitat, inflatable, outpost, living conditions
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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: biosuit, spacesuit, Kevlar, astronauts, space, aviation
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This NASA video segment describes how NASA-inspired technologies used in space are influencing the design of racecars. Go behind the scenes at the Miami Raceway to learn how Indy cars are designed based on airplane design. Down force is compared to lift. Learn how the Indy car racing suits and gear are similar to the spacesuits astronauts wear.
Topics: mechanics, Indy car, race suit, astronauts, technology, airplane design
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Learn how NASA engineers use mathematical equations to determine when to launch the space shuttle so it will successfully dock with the International Space Station. Learn about gravity, the orbit plane and other factors that influence launch windows.
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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.
Topics: mechanics, work, force, energy, motion, properties, potential energy, kinetic energy
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Episode 4 features: Dakota the mummified dinosaur; NASA helping unearth Mayan ruins; NASA's connection to Jamestown rediscovery; NASA on the trail of Lewis & Clark.
Topics: NASA 360 Vodcast, Where -- Jamestown
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0104.html
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From the Mayan ruins to Jamestown Virginia, current NASA technologies are helping archaeologists uncover exciting artifacts. NASA CAT scan technology helps dissect a 10 million year old dinosaur named Dakota. And the Lewis and Clark trail is uncovered from space using remote sensing technologies.
Topics: Mayan ruins, Jamestown, NASA technologies, archaeologists, CAT scan technology, dinosaurs, Lewis...
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Learn about the chemical reaction that occurs when liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen are combined to operate the space shuttle’s three main engines. See how this controlled explosion moves the shuttle up into orbit.
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