Video Archive
28 October 2015, 02:36 PM ET
Scientists record sharp voltage increases as feeding electric eels curl their bodies. These electrical discharge immobilize prey by short-circuiting their neuromuscular system, causing extreme muscle fatigue.
26 October 2015, 01:06 PM ET
High-pitched, intense sound waves, from 64 mini-speakers, manipulate low mass objects in this test device created by a team from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex and the Ultrahaptics Company.
26 October 2015, 11:10 AM ET
Intense depletion of the ozone layer above Antarctica happens each year. In October 2015 it was more than 1.5 million square miles larger (2.5Mkm2) than in 2014.
22 October 2015, 09:32 AM ET
A new study of the species Alouatta caraya has revealed that the deeper the vocalization, the smaller the testicals. This also led to the conclusions that howler monkeys with low-pitch vocalization tended to live in single-male groups.
20 October 2015, 09:42 AM ET
Using computer modeling, researchers have produced scenarios in which the tails of diplodocid sauropods could have whipped at supersonic speeds. They constructed a 1/4 scale model with 3D printing to test their theory.
20 October 2015, 08:52 AM ET
Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center say there's a critical shortage of viable organs. So more patients are seeking organ donors and support online.
19 October 2015, 12:42 PM ET
NASA’s new website for its Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission will be updated daily with images captured 12 to 36 hours prior. 22 Images from Oct. 17th, 2015 have been compiled and looped here to show one full rotation.
19 October 2015, 11:35 AM ET
A male physical education student who suffered hypoxia (oxygen deficiency) after being buried alive during a ski tour, developed "involuntary myoclonic jerking (brief, involuntary twitching of muscles)," according to the JAMA Neurology journal.
14 October 2015, 10:14 AM ET
Math man Ken Golden needed to understand how water moves through sea ice. So he bundled up for a polar science quest; not only climate questions, but physics, biochemistry, and materials research will benefit from his work.
08 October 2015, 10:15 AM ET
The new National Geographic Series (premiering Nov. 1st, 2015) digs deep into modern discoveries in health, Earth sciences, and technologies. Each episode has a different director, including Ron Howard, Angela Bassett, Peter Berg and more.
06 October 2015, 11:25 AM ET
The 23 million year-old animal, part of marine mammal group Desmostylia, had tusks and a long snout. Its anatomy reveals that it "sucked vegetation from shorelines like a vacuum cleaner," according to paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs.
05 October 2015, 08:29 PM ET
A new chip that is covered with form of tempered glass can self-destruct with the click of a button. The high-stress glass shatters when hit with LED light, demolishing the chip beneath it.
02 October 2015, 10:35 PM ET
A remarkably detailed visualization of last year’s Hurricane Odile is helping scientists better understand major storms. NCAR employed the kind of 3D software used in Hollywood movies.
02 October 2015, 10:17 AM ET
The storm, which was upgraded to Category 4 on Oct. 1st, 2015, was captured by the NOAA Goes-East satellite. Images from September 29th to October 1st have been compiled and looped.
29 September 2015, 04:02 PM ET
For tens of millions of years the Bathyal King Crabs have steered clear of the freezing Antarctic waters. Today, with waters around the frozen continent warmer than ever previously recorded...
25 September 2015, 10:08 AM ET
Using high-speed cameras, researchers have captured the tongue of the Lonchophylla robusta as it slurps up nectar out of a tube. The grooves in its tongue transport the fluid up.
23 September 2015, 09:50 AM ET
In a study of the marine crustaceans, who can strike predators with incredible speed and power, it was found that the battles were won with persistence, not brute force.
21 September 2015, 03:06 PM ET
Researchers studying vocal communication of Giraffa comelopardalis has revealed the species can deliver a harmonic, "sustained and frequency-modulated 'humming' during the night." These vocalizations could be a method of communication.
17 September 2015, 04:23 PM ET
If human-caused climate change continues unabated our world could change dramatically. A new visualization was created by the National Center for Atmospheric Research that shows the ice loss if current temperature trends continue.
17 September 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Lead actor Matt Damon describes how Ridley Scott's film – and Andy Weir's book – can perk students’ curiosity, in this conversation with's @DavidSkyBrody at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.
17 September 2015, 12:24 PM ET
A chimpanzee and a bonobo show off their memory skills when they are shown a video twice of aggressive behavior (24 hours apart).
16 September 2015, 07:20 PM ET
A jellyfish-like creature is made of up tiny nectophores that each spurt out jets of water in order to steer and thrust the creature forward.
16 September 2015, 09:36 AM ET
When the Kirigami polymide film is stretched its forms a mesh that can be controlled to "within an accuracy of one degree," according to University of Michigan researchers. This will increase the efficiency of the solar cells.
15 September 2015, 04:33 PM ET
An unmanned aerial vehicle operated by Safety Security Rescue Research Center (SSRRC) team members captured this image of devastation in Pearlington, Miss., during a search for survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
10 September 2015, 09:57 AM ET
UC Berkeley scientists locate a ‘nonstructural protein’ responsible for fluid loss and resulting shock from Dengue Fever (‘break bone disease). 390 million people are infected with this virus each year.
08 September 2015, 04:15 PM ET
On Sept. 7th, 2015, European astronaut Andreas Mogensen – orbiting 240+ miles up and flying at 17,000+ mph – placed a peg in a hole on Earth; a demonstration of teleoperation using a force-feedback controlled machine system built by ESA.
08 September 2015, 10:53 AM ET
High resolution ground-penetrating radar and other archeological technologies has revealed up to 90 large intentionally placed stones outlining a crescent-shaped ‘arena’ less than 2 miles away from Stonehenge.
04 September 2015, 03:48 PM ET
A female funnel-web spider with bizarre blood-red coloring on her fangs rears up in a ready-to-strike position.
04 September 2015, 11:33 AM ET
Will the current El Niño building in the Pacific emerge as the strongest on record? This NCAR visualization compares current sea surface temperatures with those of the powerful 1997 El Niño.
02 September 2015, 12:10 PM ET
Here the animal called Trichoplax triggers algal cells to burst open and then sort of sucks up the spilled contents.
01 September 2015, 02:56 PM ET
Seismologists have traced the path of seismic waves to create a three dimensional scan of Earth's interior.
26 August 2015, 12:36 PM ET
Global ocean levels have risen about 6 cm (2.3 in) over the past two decades, matching models consistent with human-induced climate change. NASA monitors sea heights and other parameters with the Jason satellite series.