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Sponsored by the National Science Foundation. This series take an engaging look at the breakthroughs and possibilities of new scientific discoveries about our planet, universe, and ourselves.

Computer screens with color-shaded images of a spiral shaped storm. Caption: study hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards from the inside.
Science Nation
Episode 1
3 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person filling a glass from a faucet. Caption: our risk of contracting some form of cancer would go up.
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Episode 2
3 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Green landscape with a hillside in the background. A small industrial installation is present. Caption: They don't know where to get information they can trust.
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Episode 3
3 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Robotic arms manipulating a small ball. Caption: is pushing the world of robotics and prosthetics
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Episode 4
3 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Bolt of lightning arcing from cloud to ground. Caption: we all want up-to-the-minute information.
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Episode 5
3 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Cluster of nerve fibers. Caption: that can image deep into biological tissue,
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Episode 6
3 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Dirty water with bubbles and PVC pipes. Caption: and reused again and again in a sustainable loop.
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Episode 7
3 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Person with a fabric cap strapped to their head. The cap has metal rivets and wires attached. Captions: (female) it feels maybe like a mild itchy or tingling sensation.
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Episode 8
3 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Microscopic image showing web-like structures and C shaped tubular organisms. Caption: (narrator) The soil itself is home to a vast number of tiny microbes,
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Episode 9
3 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
White glowing orb against a black grid. Caption: Weakly Interacting Massive Particle
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Episode 10
3 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of a circuit board. Caption: The same platform can be used to monitor the environment.
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Episode 11
3 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Computer screen showing the cross section of a human brain. Caption: through active areas of the brain in real-time.
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Episode 12
3 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Robotic arm working on an object. Caption: (narrator) The goal is not for robots to replace people altogether.
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Episode 13
3 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Young girl in front of an aquarium. Caption: (narrator) The SciGirls are working together as citizen scientists,
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Episode 14
3 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 9
A large warehouse with a sloping roof. Caption: (narrator) At the Center for Aerosol Impacts
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Episode 15
3 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Small furry animal perched on two legs in woody scrub with no leaves. Caption: This is the Arctic ground squirrel.
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Episode 16
3 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Still image from: Science Nation: Immersive Robotics Experience Inspires Future Engineers
Science Nation
Episode 17
3 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Computer screen showing a cross section of the human brain. Caption: and it's a fundamentally new way to see the brain.
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Episode 18
3 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Green, rolling grasses. Caption: marshes like this one seem fated to shrink.
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Episode 19
3 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person holding a smartphone displaying "Galaxy Cluster - The universe is filled with galaxies. 2 billion light years". Caption: It was easier to read than a paper or a book.
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Episode 20
3 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person with a control box in their hands standing next to a short, wide robot with legs. Caption: (narrator) Palmer sees broad applications for these smart legs:
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Episode 21
3 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Map with areas shaded in different colors and patterns. Some locations are identified with text and others have lines of various patters indicating potential behavior of the fire. Caption: Their software will generate behavior models of the fire,
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Episode 22
3 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Person handling a partially ripe strawberry still on the vine. Caption: "What can we plant? What's the rotation strategy?"
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Episode 23
2 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 10
Three researchers in parkas with equipment on a sheet of ice. Caption: and a team are here to study algae,
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Episode 24
3 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Computer screen showing the closeup of a human eye with crosshairs over the pupil. Caption: and nearly impossible to fool or spoof.
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Episode 25
3 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Computer screen showing a line graph of multiple measurements taken at different times. Caption: to add the ultra-fine layers of semiconducting materials
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Episode 26
3 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person working on a large vertical sheet of ice. Caption: For them, time on the ice is part of the job.
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Episode 27
3 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
3D model of the connection of polymers. Caption: the molecules that gave rise to the first polymers of life,
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Episode 28
3 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Science Nation: Education Research Team Successfully Launches Innovative Computer Science Curriculum
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Episode 29
3 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Mountain lion in a tree. Caption: They are hard to study.
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Episode 30
3 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
The sun seen closely enough to show the light and dark pattern of the surface. Caption: Their mission: put the heat of the sun to work,
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Episode 31
3 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person pumping fuel into a vehicle. Caption: (narrator) And there you have it: synthetic diesel fuel.
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Episode 32
3 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Coral with a patch of color and the rest white. Caption: and it can kill multiple species of corals.
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Episode 33
3 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Bees in a hive. They have identifying chips glued to their back. One bee is larger than the rest and has bright colored glue affixing the chip. Caption: (male) The queen is well-known, but doesn’t run the show.
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Episode 34
3 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Diagram of an orange sphere. Part of the shell of the sphere is removed to show the white interior. On the surface of the sphere are small, brightly colored spots. Caption: help protect against the toxins they make.
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Episode 35
3 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Brightly colored tropical fish. Caption: how they work together to execute underwater maneuvers,
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Episode 36
3 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person wearing a cap covered in wires while manipulating controls which guide something on the computer screen in front of them. Caption: how brain circuitry controls how we move.
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Episode 37
3 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person holding a tubular instrument to their eye. Caption: (narrator) You might say the chemiscope of an agent of change,
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Episode 38
3 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Science Nation: STEM Is on the Air at Youth Radio
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Episode 39
3 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
3D graphic of a mostly cylindrical object with a rotor on top against a backdrop of grass and buildings. Caption: the brain's signal to control the quadcopter.
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Episode 40
3 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Complex machinery with a platform. Caption: a treatment or vaccine for a particular patient.
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Episode 41
2 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Two people standing next to a large telescope with MEADE on the side. One person looks in the eye piece. Caption: they look way out to the Kuiper Belt,
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Episode 42
3 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Gloved hand holding a round plastic object and putting an electronic chip into it. Caption: to incorporate nanotechnologies into the process.
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Episode 43
3 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Gloved hand holding two small dark discs. Caption: to bring ultra-high-temperature ceramics to marketplace.
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Episode 44
3 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Setting sun as seen through tall wild grasses. Caption: to harness the sun's energy to make renewable fuels.
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Episode 45
2 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Close up circuitry. Penny included for scale. Circuitry is smaller than the penny. Caption: at the University of Maryland are building microrobots,
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Episode 46
2 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
City with closely placed buildings almost entirely destroyed, very few still standing. Caption: new design standards and building codes.
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Episode 47
2 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Test tubes of blood. Caption: use biomarkers: biochemical signatures in blood,
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Episode 48
2 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Fish with a suction cup at the mouth area holding on to a nearly vertical surface. Caption: and suction cup that holds to the surface.
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Episode 49
3 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of a green, circular plant with a white center. Caption: have the ability to make diesel-like fuels.
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Episode 50
2 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12