Science Friday Videos
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Covering everything about science and technology -- from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies -- Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.
|1||CleanVideoBreakthrough: Snapshots from Afar||In the second episode of Science Friday and HHMIs series Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science, three scientists share stories about Indias first interplanetary mission—a mission to Mars.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoA Chair Fit for Dancing||Equipped with omnidirectional movement, a rotating seat, and a hands-free control, Merry Lynn Morris rolling dance chair enables dancers to explore new movement techniques, and may one day provide greater mobility in everyday life, too.||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoGrabbing the Horns From the Bull||Alison Van Eenennaam and colleagues at UC Davis, along with researchers at the biotech company Recombinetics, aim to develop a genetically hornless cattle that might one day replace cows whose horns must be physical removed through expensive and painful||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoEngineering the Perfect Pop||Using scissors, tape, and reams of creativity, Matthew Reinhart engineers paper to bend, fold, and transform into fantastic creatures and locales.||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoBreakthrough: A Re-Sounding Remedy||Under the care of hearing researcher Rene Gifford, Allyson Sissler Dinwiddie became one of the first test subjects of a new technique to improve cochlear implants, devices that use electrodes to stimulate cells in the inner ear.||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoThe Axolotl: A Cut Above the Rest||The axolotl is a Mexican salamander with an incredible ability: Cut its leg off, and the limb will grow right back!||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoThe Agony and Ecstasy of Capsaicin||Dr. Marco Tizzano explains how capsaicin creates a chemical cascade inside your body and why emotions might make chili lovers think they can handle the heat.||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoA Shot in the Dark: Alternative Uses for Squid Ink||Stephanie Bush, a scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), suggests that squids might use ink to attract a mate, repel a predator, or even confuse their prey.||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoI, Octopus||With thousands of chemically-sensitive suckers, color-changing skin, and a brain that literally stretches when they eat, octopuses seem like aliens living in our oceans.||6/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoWhen Eels Attack!||Electric eels zap fish and other underwater prey, but what would make them leap out of the water and shock an animal like a horse?||1/1/1970||Free||View in iTunes|
I use these vodcasts as warm-ups to my biology class...they love them!
I like these video clips as illustrations of scientists at work. I will recommend them to other science teachers. However, I would like to actually see an interview in progress, perhaps enhanced with these video clips. Also would appreciate more geology stories.
Quick Little Bites
If you are like me and have a "Jeopardy" style brain, then Science Friday video is for you!