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Combining Geometry, Science, and Art to Create Crystal Nanoflowers

The natural world is filled with the beauty of geometry. Meet some scientists using chemistry to create crystal nanoflowers that push the limits of nature and explore new frontiers of science.

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7 minute lesson

NeuroLife Is Rebuilding Brains!

Ian Burkhart and the folks at NeuroLife are reconnecting brain to body even after the debilitating effects of a spinal injury.

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Ant Slurpees! How Beetles Go Undercover

There’s a species of beetle that learns a second language just so it can go out to dinner! Paussus favieri uses aggressive mimicry to infiltrate ant colonies

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9 minute lesson

Sculptures In The Ocean!

Jason deCaires Taylor collaborates with the ocean to make beautiful, underwater sculptures that invite viewers to encounter the ocean in a new way.

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Even Without A House, Girl Scouts Find A Home

Giselle Burgess has started a movement. By starting a Girl Scout troop for young girls experiencing homelessness, she is creating a safe haven and a home.

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Do You and I See the World the Same?

Do we all see the world the same way? How do our perceptions transform reality? It turns out there’s some interesting science behind how we see the world!

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Tesla Coils Make Music With Lightning

ArcAttack is using bolts of purple lightning to produce electrifying music! Tesla coils become musical instruments in an amazing scientific demonstration

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Astronaut Chic: Space Suits!

When astronauts leave Earth’s protective atmosphere, they need a little help from a space suit to keep them safe from the dangers of space

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Explore the Tiniest Museums You’ve Ever Seen!

Innovators at MICRO are making tiny museums that teach us new things everywhere, and they’re doing it all out of a tiny space!

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Bringing the Trees Back to Iceland

Iceland has suffered the effects of widespread deforestation. Now, the country is looking for innovative ways to get the trees back!

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The Autism Advantage Makes This Business a Success

By tapping into the often-unrecognized potential of people on the autism spectrum, Rising Tide car-wash is giving their employees a chance to shine!

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Making People Into Superheroes with an Amazing Arm!

Open Bionics is creating open source bionic arm technology! The Hero Arm changes lives, looks cool, and is available to anyone with a 3D printer!

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BANDALOOP Dances Up The Walls

BANDALOOP is an incredible troupe that performs on the sides of buildings, creating something amazing at the intersection of performance and architecture!

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Bacteria! It’s Everywhere! Here’s Why That’s Pretty Awesome…

Microbes are everywhere! The tiny creatures that live on and all around us are not necessarily a cause for concern, though–they can be beautiful and useful, too!

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Rapa Nui: A Legacy Left in Stone!

Moai–also called the Easter Island Heads–were constructed by Polynesian explorers on the island of Rapa Nui. Find out why!

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Kelp! It’s Green, It’s Slimy, It’s…Tasty?

Kelp growers are changing the way we think about food and farming with this sea-vegetable that is tasty and changes the ocean ecosystem for the better.

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11 minute lesson

Bye Bye Plastic Bags!

Two sisters set out to change the world, starting by ridding Bali of the plastic bags that were suffocating their island home.

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Biomimicry: Letting Nature Be the Teacher!

Biomimicry is taking inspiration from the elegant simplicity of nature’s design. Human technology that imitates the natural world works better!

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These Musicians are Turning Ice into Instruments!

The annual ice festival in Geilo, Norway draws a crowd of eager listeners who don’t mind wearing their winter coats while they listen to music played on ice instruments!

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4 minute lesson

Penguins and Puppies: the Perfect Pair!

When foxes threatened the penguin population of Australia’s Middle Island, the perfect solution came from an unexpected place: a chicken farm!

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11 minute lesson

Bring Your Friends into Virtual Reality!

At the University of Illinois-Chicago, engineers are changing the way we experience virtual reality by making it a group experience!

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7 minute lesson

Did You Know We Can Garden in Space?

Gardening in space could be the key to living on other planets! Here’s how astronauts on the International Space Station are growing some of the first plants in space.

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How Tortillas Can Change the World

Masienda works with farmers in Mexico to bring traditional food to America, changing lives and expanding cultural viewpoints.

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Sisal! The Plant that Points to Possibilities

You may not have heard of sisal, but this plant has the power to change lives! Meet the man who has figured out how.

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The Magic and Mystery of Squid Skin

How are these magnificent creatures able to change the color of their skin? Let’s find out.

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The History of London in Paper

Explore 40,000 years of the history of London beautifully animated in stop-motion. This journey brings art and archaeology together in an awe-inspiring way.

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Exploring Mexico’s Underwater Caves

Cenotes might seem like nothing more than big pits, but these underground caves are central to the vibrant ecological health of the Yucatan jungle.

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The Creature that Doesn’t Die?

Have you met hydra? Theyre the only animal that has figured out how to avoid death.

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Seeing Dinosaurs from the Inside Out

Scientists are able to learn more about the lives of dinosaurs than ever before because they can look inside their bones! Look at these amazing discoveries…

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The Incredible Journey of Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is widely considered the world’s primary expert on chimpanzees, but how did she get to this point?

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Turning Pollution into Paint: Toxic Art Project

A scientist and an artist teamed up to fight river pollution by turning it into paint. Here’s their story!

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The Power of Flamingo Milk

Flamingos aren’t born pink! Here’s how they get that stunning color in their feathers…

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