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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.

Person holding a duckling. Caption: So we study how Mom's actions effect these little guys.
Science Nation
Episode 152
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Two people sitting at computer screens while a person on stage plays a wind instrument. Caption: to teach the computer to play the clarinet too.
Science Nation
Episode 153
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Woman in front of a computer screen in a dimly lit space. Caption: about impacts of night shift work on a woman's body clock.
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Episode 154
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person placing a tennis ball between the finger and thumb of a robotic hand. Caption: RAPHaEL is a relatively inexpensive robotic hand.
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Episode 155
2 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Concentric circles of light around a center of blackness. Caption: We can see the material around the black hole.
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Episode 156
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
3D diagram of the human brain. Caption: to break blood-brain barrier,
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Episode 157
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Map of the world with central and southern Africa highlighted. Arrows indicate movement from there to all areas of the globe. Caption: after the first homo sapiens left Africa 100,00 years ago.
Science Nation
Episode 158
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Aerial view of a building with plants covering most of the surface area of the roof. Caption: (man) It's a roof of living plants.
Science Nation
Episode 159
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person's hand supporting a lobster underwater. Caption: (male) This animal is in the late stages of disease.
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Episode 160
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A light blue and white stripped caterpillar on a person's finger. Caption: (male) This little guy can grip, hold, and move.
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Episode 161
2 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person with a virtual reality headset on. Caption: what sorts of stimuli increase sickness or reduce it.
Science Nation
Episode 162
2 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Native American man in a head dress and traditional clothing gesturing with his hands. Come straight, buffalo! Caption: This extraordinary film from 1930 shows "Plains indian sign language," or "Hand talk."
Science Nation
Episode 163
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Large spider with variegated legs crawling on a person's fingertip. Caption: The silk is from golden orb weaver spiders.
Science Nation
Episode 164
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Science Nation: Trading Textbooks For Twitter
Science Nation
Episode 165
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person standing with a touch screen in their hands in front of a screen d9male) displaying 3D representations of the connections between spherical objects. Caption: (male) You can immerse yourself in your data in 3-D.
Science Nation
Episode 166
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Large industrial machine moving across a cultivated field. Caption: could precisely communicate an entire crop's water needs.
Science Nation
Episode 167
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person standing at the top of a wind turbine. Caption: to see if they can handle 300-foot heights.
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Episode 168
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Bat with wings extended spots on the rib of one wing highlighted. Caption: We're interested in bat flight mechanics and how they fly.
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Episode 169
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Tool emitting bright light cutting circles into wood. Caption: (narrator) Tools, including this laser cutter and wood router,
Science Nation
Episode 170
2 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Several young people working on an object. Caption: the first all-female African-American RoboCup team.
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Episode 171
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Magnified view of a pink, shiny, ridged tube. Caption: These bacteria are resilient to the acidic world
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Episode 172
2 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person drawing a straight line down the side of a metal cylinder. Caption: Cores like this are nature's archives.
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Episode 173
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Two monkeys in a cage. Caption: (narrator) Our language skills sets us apart from our primate cousins.
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Episode 174
2 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Small turtle held in a person's hands. Caption: studies sea turtles that are programmed from birth
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Episode 175
2 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Robot with an arm moving bottles next to a sink. Caption: (male narrator) Here's how to take the drudgery from housework.
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Episode 176
2 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
SUV with sensors, cameras, and other equipment attached to the bumper, hood, and roof. Caption: (male narrator) Imagine a car that drives itself and knows the rules.
Science Nation
Episode 177
2 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Still image from: Science Nation: Geomagic
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Episode 178
5 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person holding a cylindrical piece of ice. Caption: This one is based on the ratio of heavy to light hydrogen.
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Episode 179
4 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Semi-trailer with large cylindrical tanks labelled as Hydrogen, Compressed. Caption:(narrator) Hydrogen is hailed as the fuel of the future --
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Episode 180
4 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
A giant funnel cloud moving toward a house. Caption: You really have to just step back and have great respect
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Episode 181
4 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Smoggy city street crowded with vehicles. Caption: China is the 2nd largest energy consumer in the world,
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Episode 182
5 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
People in an operating theater with a patient on the table. Caption: is implanted surgically and stimulates nerves
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Episode 183
5 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Computer screen displaying two uneven strands of light. Caption: that thrives where life would seem impossible.
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Episode 184
4 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Electrical meter box attached to the outside of a building. Caption: All the entries have to be zero-energy homes,
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Episode 185
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Computer screen showing a bar graph and pie chart of energy consumption in watt-hours. Caption: showing me which devices are consuming the most energy.
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Episode 186
2 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Model building being pounded by waves. Caption: And when engineers pounded it with a mini-tsunami,
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Episode 187
2 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Waves striking a man-made jetty of rock. Caption: could help solve the world's energy problems.
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Episode 188
2 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
3D graphic of a bright yellow cylindrical object with fins underwater. Caption: Barth is studying low oxygen, or dead zones,
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Episode 189
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
People standing by a muddy stream bed. One person holds something in his hand while another holds a net and looks at the find. Caption: (male narrator) Just another day at the office for biologist Vance Vredenburg.
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Episode 190
5 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
McCormick Northwest Engineering. The 2009 hurricane season heats up: Ana, Claudette, and Bill. McCormick studios. Caption: (narrator) This is a virtual newscast.
Science Nation
Episode 191
4 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A person in a white suit, hat with mesh face covering, and gloves that come past the forearm. Caption: Lets put the gloves on to finish off the complete outfit.
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Episode 192
5 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Model of a human head being brushed by whiskers attached to wires protruding from a metal post. Caption: by a set of artificial wire whiskers,
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Episode 193
4 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person with a headset being placed on their head. Caption: (narrator) The headset he is wearing allows him to steer
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Episode 194
4 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Two rectangular drones flying in the air. Caption: fly safely and avoid collision on their own.
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Episode 195
5 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Platform in a warehouse holding a building suspended by struts. Caption: This shake table is the largest in the world,
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Episode 196
4 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Three young women sitting at a table. Caption: She said the all-girls summer camp builds confidence.
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Episode 197
5 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Clear vial with a glowing pink liquid. Caption: may one day make treating cancer easier
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Episode 198
5 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Glowing orb of the sun emitting a pulse of light. Caption: and washes out across the solar system.
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Episode 199
4 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Brightly colored bird with a beak almost as large as its body. Caption: You'd think it would be too beak-heavy to fly.
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Episode 200
4 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Computer simulation of a fire moving through a forested area. Caption: to really mimic the real spread of the fire.
Science Nation
Episode 201
5 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12