Secrets of the Sun

PBS’ Nova looks at the Sun and solar physics. Just one stunning fact from the show: More than one million Earths could fit inside the Sun. The Sun is not liquid or solid, it’s plasma with a core full of…

From Hair to DNA Analysis, How Crime Forensics Changed

Before DNA testing, prosecutors relied on less sophisticated forensic techniques, including microscopic hair analysis, to put criminals behind bars. But how reliable was hair analysis?

What Makes a Tick Stick? A Mouth Like a Ratchet

Scientists studying ticks that carry Lyme bacteria wanted to know how these arachnids are able to stick so well to skin. The answer is a mouth that works like a ratchet.


The Super Supercapacitor | Brian Golden Davis from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo. THE SUPER SUPERCAPACITOR is a Finalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Learn more about the Competition and GE FOCUS FORWARD at Ric Kaner…

Biosphere 2: An American Space Odyssey

With dreams of colonizing space, eight people sealed themselves in a glass biosphere in 1991. But they eventually “suffocated, starved and went mad.” (Source: The New York Times)
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