Video Archive
30 December 2013, 03:03 PM ET
Kyla McMullen was mystified by the magic of electronic gizmos and spent much of her time figuring out how they worked so it was a no brainer when she chose computer science as her college major.
30 December 2013, 11:23 AM ET
Anthony Joseph discusses his beginnings and research in computer science.
23 December 2013, 05:23 PM ET
This message from NASA administrator Charles Bolden was sent to the moon and back with only a few seconds of delay. The Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration mission aboard NASA's LADEE spacecraft successfully received and retransmitted the video.
23 December 2013, 02:20 PM ET
Startup Hampton Creek Foods has been developing plant-based substitutes for eggs. The company's founder Joshua Tetric talks about how egg production is unsustainable with Earth's growing population and how his company is attacking the problem.
23 December 2013, 01:45 PM ET
The Westfjords peninsula image was created by combining 3 radar acquisitions from the Envisat satellite. The grey are area is land and the colorful fjords (sea between the 'branches'). ESA's series 'Earth from Space' takes at look at it.
23 December 2013, 11:22 AM ET
While a variety of factors influence the delicate structure of a snowflake, the same physical forces are at play to make each and every one of these tiny ice sculptures, explains Duke University's Adrian Bejan. 
20 December 2013, 02:49 PM ET
In a first for robot-human relations, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata chatted with the talking robot Kirobo aboard in the International Space Station on Dec. 6.
20 December 2013, 02:40 PM ET
In December 1968, the Apollo 8 crew became the first humans to experience an Earthrise from the lunar orbit. This visualization is based off of the actual photos and satellite imagery. Narrated by Andrew Chaikin, author of 'A Man on the Moon'.
20 December 2013, 02:09 PM ET
Noctilucent clouds, Earth's highest clouds, appeared over the South Pole earlier than usual this year. Water molecules mixed with meteor smoke at the edge of space, creates this phenomenon.
20 December 2013, 01:16 PM ET
Researchers at the University of Utah have discovered a new aquifer in the Greenland Ice Sheet that holds liquid water all year long in buried layer of slushy snow. The aquifer is extensive, covering 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometers).
20 December 2013, 11:30 AM ET
Several pods of dolphins were seen off the shores of the Breton Wildlife Preserve swimming in oil and a chemical dispersant mix from a BP oil spill.
18 December 2013, 03:47 PM ET
This animation, created from the dataset of a simulated hypothetical thunderstorm, compares vortex (gold) with wind velocity (grey to red by speed). The scene illustrates rotation in the updraft, the hallmark characteristic of a supercell.
18 December 2013, 03:37 PM ET
This animation, created from the dataset of a simulated hypothetical thunderstorm, compares vortex (gold) with wind velocity (grey to red by speed). The scene illustrates rotation in the updraft, the hallmark characteristic of a supercell.
18 December 2013, 11:43 AM ET
A team from Belgium's Princess Elisabeth Antarctica polar research station recently made a second trip to a 9,000-strong colony of emperor penguins in East Antarctica. The colony's existence was first confirmed in 2012. International Polar Foundation
18 December 2013, 10:50 AM ET
Seventeen teams will compete in DARPA's Robotics Challenge Trials in Homestead, Fla., from Dec. 20-21, 2013. Here are some of the robots that qualified for the competition.
17 December 2013, 05:48 PM ET
A 1.3 foot wide space rock, traveling at 56,000 MPH, collided with the lunar surface on March 17th, 2013, and the explosion could be seen with the naked eye on Earth. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped imagery of the impact area.
16 December 2013, 06:58 PM ET
By studying highs-peed video footage of emperor penguin huddles, researchers have found that any individual, no matter its location in the huddle, can manipulate the flow of the huddle’s movement.
16 December 2013, 10:27 AM ET
Iran claims this is its second successful mission of 2013, although many have cast doubts on whether the first mission was legitimate.
16 December 2013, 09:25 AM ET
Chinese State TV released video of the lunar probe Chane'e 3 landing on the moon and deployment of its Yutu rover.
14 December 2013, 03:02 PM ET
China became the first country to make a 'soft landing' of a spacecraft in almost 40 years. The last country to do so was the Soviet Union in 1976.
13 December 2013, 02:34 PM ET
Ten thousand bonefish migrate to offshore waters thousands of feet deep to spawn before quickly returning to their usual shallow-water habitat.
13 December 2013, 11:27 AM ET
Young children with autism have a tough time making social connections, but because they often have an affinity for technology, psychologists using a robot can help these children understand concepts like imitation.
13 December 2013, 10:39 AM ET
Civli Engineer Dorothy Reed is helping New York City prepare for the next hurricane by merging together data from Sandy devastation, including power stations, flood zones, subway lines, and weather forecasts.
12 December 2013, 04:26 PM ET
A new digital elevation model shows Kilimanjaro's glaciers are shrinking. If the pace continues, Credner Glacier could disappear by 2030, said researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand.
12 December 2013, 03:18 PM ET
Researchers captured this lightning strike unfold in Guangzhou, China using an ultra-high-speed video camera that caught 10,000 frames per second.
12 December 2013, 12:01 PM ET
Women diagnosed with cervical cancer usually need a hysterectomy, surgery that prevents them from getting pregnant later in life. A new surgery pioneered by Dr. Jeffery M. Fowler removes only a small part of the uterus, preserving their fertility.
12 December 2013, 11:04 AM ET
Wineries like many industries need lots of clean water, a process that can be very energy intensive and costly. Cambrian Innovations is working on bio-technologies that can purify water and create energy as a byproduct.
12 December 2013, 10:22 AM ET
Plant pathologist Gary Strobel has found endophytes, bacteria and fungi that live within plant tissue, that can create diesel-like fuel from decaying plant waste like leaves.
11 December 2013, 12:39 PM ET
Scientists are studying how the warming climate is effecting the vegetation on Greenland's tundra, where woody shrubs are replacing grasslands, which could change how much carbon dioxide is absorbed from the atmosphere.
11 December 2013, 10:19 AM ET
Cochlear implants give certain deaf patients the ability to hear, but the audio is muffled, dampened, and spans a limited range of sound. Pamela Bhatti is improving the audio quality of cochlear implants while making them smaller and more affordable.
10 December 2013, 04:29 PM ET
Diatoms, a type of algae, are an excellent way to measure climate change because of how they respond to the climate and how lake ecosystems might be affected by those changes.
10 December 2013, 02:30 PM ET
Using video games controlled by a players body movements, Dr. Lynne Gauthier has found a way to bring typically expensive and time consuming constraint-induced movement therapy to the comfort of stroke rehabilitation patients own homes.