Science Videos

Video: Mouthfighting Fish

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The life of the sarcastic fringehead Here’s a video of a fish fighting with its mouth, but not with its teeth. The Sarcastic Fringehead is a 10-inch fish that lives on the bottom of the ocean around California’s Channel Islands. Most of the fighting is an act of intimidation, but sometimes they make contact. In   …Continue Reading


Video: Helicopter Flies by Thought Control

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Non-invasive controls could mean better robot limbs. This video shows a demonstration flight of a new helicopter. But the helicopter isn’t new; the way it’s controlled is. The entire flight was managed by the thoughts of a man wearing a cap with electrodes. The researchers think that if a helicopter can be piloted by detachable   …Continue Reading


Video: New 3-D Microbiology Project Kicks up

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Animator raising funds using crowdfunding This could turn into a really great series of videos. Tim Doherty, a medical/scientific illustrator and 3D animator, is making four videos on microbiology (cells, DNA, viruses and the immune system) featuring amazing 3D animation. He wants to make the animation free for schools, but right now he’s raising money   …Continue Reading


How Big (or Small) Are We, Anyway?

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Our size, and placement, is all a matter of perspective. A lot of scientific research aims to figure where we fit in, both in our homes, our bodies, the earth, and the universe. This video from the 70’s does a magnificent job of showing that what we are is really a matter of perspective. Changes   …Continue Reading


Video: Want to See an Atom? In 3D?

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Now, we can see metal atoms in amazing detail A UCLA team has managed to look at the structure of an atom; something we’ve never been able to visualize before. Here’s a close, three-dimensional look at platinum. Source: YouTube Chen, C., Zhu, C., White, E., Chiu, C., Scott, M., Regan, B., Marks, L., Huang, Y.,   …Continue Reading