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94%VideoDec 2013

How astronomers detect alien atmospheres

(3:22) Considering the enormous distances involved, how do astronomers determine the size, mass and make up of a planet orbiting a distant star?

94%VideoOct 2016

Bumblebee learns how to pull a string for a treat

(1:10) A study has found that even relatively simple animals like bumblebees can teach other how to perform relatively complex tasks.

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93%VideoJan 2012

Homeless schoolgirl makes semi-finals in Intel science competition

(2:04) Brentwood High School senior Samantha Garvey, who lives in a homeless shelter with her family, is named one of 300 semi-finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search competition.

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93%VideoMar 2011

Quadrocopter ping pong

Ball juggling experiments with a pair of quadrocopters. The remote-controlled quadrocopters are not human piloted, they and the ball are tracked by an overhead motion capture system and controlled by a pair of computers.

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93%VideoNov 2011

From the creators of BigDog comes PETMAN

PETMAN is an anthropomorphic robot developed by Boston Dynamics for testing special clothing used by the US Army. PETMAN balances itself as it walks, squats and does simple calisthenics.

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93%VideoDec 2011

Feeding time for a black hole

(5:18) 27,000 light years away at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way, there lies a supermassive black hole with a mass four million times our sun.

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93%VideoAug 2011

DNA building blocks found on meteorites

(2:50) DNA is the molecule that carries the genetic instructions for life. The discovery adds more evidence to the idea that the building blocks for life were originally extraterrestrial.

93%VideoSep 2012

Michio Kaku - Brain Net will replace the Internet

(3:54) Yet again, the foreseeable future is science fiction.

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93%VideoMay 2014

SciShow - The deepest hole on Earth

(4:01) Hank takes you down the world's deepest hole, Russia's Kola Superdeep Borehole, a scientific drilling project to drill as deep as possible into the Earth's crust.

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93%VideoJun 2014

World's cheapest X-ray could come from peeling sticky tape

(8:42) Peeling sticky tape emits energy that extends into X-rays. A research team at the University of California is studying the potential of this as a source of cheap X-rays.

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