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Aquaculture - Advances in Fish Farming
Aquaculture is one of the newest industries on the planet and is making a big splash in the state of Florida. There are over 210 farmed aquatic plant and animal…
Wind Power - A Renewable Energy Source
This program explores wind power's alternative energy production in today's oil-dependent economy - how it works and the environmental factors that scientists are researching.
Agriculture – Feeding a Hungry Planet
Food production systems touch nearly every aspect of life - from farms and industrial processing plants to markets, grocery stores and the dinner table. Students will learn about the future…
Propulsion – Technological Advances
The invention of the solid fuel propulsion system combined with Newton's Third Law is the simplistic basis for modern rocketry. This program reviews the history of propulsion and explores its…
Robotics – Advances in Engineering
Almost fifty years ago the first industrial robot was "employed" in an automobile assembly plant. Robots are regularly used for hazardous, super-heavy and difficult tasks in manufacturing, agriculture, entertainment, medicine,…
Gas Turbines – Energy Powerhouses
In a gas turbine, the linear motion of gas causes rotors to spin, ultimately creating electricity. The forward rotating blades pump air under high pressure into the combustion chamber where…
Fuel Technology - Transportation Innovations
The automobile industry is going through revolutionary changes. The standard petroleum gasoline fueled engine has some new competition from gas-electric hybrids, electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, natural gas vehicles…
Solar Power – An Alternative Energy Source
Alternative energy sources are being researched and developed to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Fluctuating costs of oil, coal and natural gas, along with their possible negative effects on the…
Engineering: Tiny Nano World
For centuries, scientists and engineers have been making things bigger and better. Now some scientists are trying to make things smaller and better in hopes of solving some of the…
Environmental Science: Reclamation - Restoring the Land
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, demand for minerals to supply rapid growthi n manufacturing and building rose at an incredible rate. To accommodate this demand, surface miners…
Biology: Putting Algae to Work
Algae have sustained life on this planet since they were first modified by the atmosphere with photosynthetic by-products over two and a half billion years ago. From the microscopic to…
Biotechnology: Cleaning Up with Microbes
As achievements in engineering and manufacturing move us toward 21st Century lifestyles, problems emerge as a result of these processes. Moreover, cleanup concerns plague us as a legacy of the…
Ecology: Understanding Biodiversity
The nineteenth and twentieth centuries have seen human population grow exponentially. With this growth have come demands for food, shelter and resources. As these needs are met, fragile ecosystems worldwide…
Engineering – Bridges By Design
Engineers and architects are creating bridges that combine the best of both art and design. Bridges are no longer just a tool to get from one side of the river…
Ecology – Bats Creatures of the Night
The Mexican free-tailed bat is one of the most abundant mammals in North America. Outside of San Antonio, Texas there is a cave that is home to over 40 million…
Electronics - Science of Circuit Boards
Peer inside any electronic device and you will see at the heart of that device, a printed circuit board. These boards which used to connect just enough capacitors and resistors…
Environment - Science for a Healthy Planet
The Earth's climate has a long history of drastic fluctuation. From ice ages to long periods of warmth, there are natural occurrences such as volcanic eruptions and changes in the…
Energy: Transforming Renewable Resources - Photovoltaics
Learning to incorporate a variety of eco-friendly energy sources into our businesses and homes will make Earth a better place to live. This program explores photovoltaics, the design behind wind…
Energy: Transforming Renewable Resources – Biomass & Solar Energy
This program stresses the importance of caring for our environment and provides an overview of multiple energy sources such as biomass and solar energy. It documents how some states are…
Space Science - Everyday Astronauts
With the retirement of NASA's space shuttle fleet in 2011, the role of getting people, satellites and other instruments into space falls to private companies. As of June 2011, there…
Energy – Understanding Hydroelectric Power
Water constantly moves through an immense global cycle, evaporating from lakes and oceans all over the world, condensing to form clouds, precipitating as rain and snow, which then flows back…
Nature's Chemical Wonder - Acid Caves Explored
Deep in Southern Mexico's jungle, the Villa Luz limestone caves support an ecosystem that thrives in a highly poisonous, acidic environment. This rare type of cave is found in few…
The Amazing Red Crabs of Christmas Island
Christmas Island, discovered December 25, 1643, is just a spec of land in the Indian Ocean. The annual red crab migration at the beginning of the rainy season, however, is…
Recycling Technology - Waste Not, Want Not
Modern waste-management systems are integrating a variety of recycling processes. Transforming waste into energy and waste into new products is at the forefront of new technologies. For example, light is…
Environment: Wildebeest Migration Patterns
In East Africa, the Serengeti comes alive when wildebeests journey across treacherous terrain to find the best grazing locations. Every year, approximately 1.5 million wildebeests migrate over 1,800 miles or…
Electronics - Environmental Applications
This program examines how electronics systems monitor the environment to help scientists influence certain weather conditions and understand the impact on humans and animals in a variety of scenarios. One…
Radio Astronomy - The Alma Telescope
The Atacama large Millimeter/Sub-millimeter Array, or ALMA, is a vast array of radio telescopes and the most powerful observatory of its kind. ALMA is stationed in the Atacama Desert of…
Aeronautics - 21st Century Flight
Aeronautics is the science of flight as well as the theory and practice of aircraft navigation. Any machine that flies through the air falls into the field of aeronautics. This…
Physics - The Science of Athletics
Kinesiology is the study and application of physics to body movement - energy, work, friction and inertia. This program explores the application of Newton's Three Laws of Motion in baseball…
Energy - Biofuels Use on the Rise
The energy demands and rising cost of oil have encouraged scientists and engineers to develop renewable energy alternatives. Biofuels are renewable energy sources from organic materials such as plants or…
Chemistry - Periodic Table of Elements
Chemistry has an impact on every aspect of our daily lives. The most important chemistry reference is the Periodic Table of the Elements. By providing a logical, mathematical method of…
Electronics – Fiber-Optic Communications
Communications technology is everywhere. We send and receive information through televisions, internet, email, radio, text message and social media. This program goes into depth about how electronic communication has evolved…
Engineering – Solving Problems through Science
According to ABET, or the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology: "Engineering is the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences, gained by study, experience, and…
Transportation – Automotive Safety Innovations
Automobiles have evolved in many ways over the years, with increasing fuel economy, reliability, handling, and comfort. However, automobile manufacturing is in a new era, focusing on safety while incorporating…
Audiology & Otology – Cochlear Implants
In the United States, 12,000 babies are born annually with hearing loss. Doctors at the University of Miami's Ear Institute help patients that are diagnosed and prepared for cochlear implant…
Medicine – Revolutionary Brain Surgery
Medical professionals all over the world are constantly looking for better ways to treat patients and diseases. In this program, doctors at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine…
Astronomy – Probing the First Stars & Galaxies
Visible light, which can be seen with our eyes, comprises a small sliver of the electromagnetic spectrum. The rest of the spectrum, from short wavelength gamma rays to long-wavelength radio…
Chemistry Periodic Table of Elements Potassium (K) and Magnesium (Mg)
The Periodic Table is organized with elements specified in rows, or periods, according to increasing atomic number. Metals are on the left of the periodic table, while nonmetals are located…
Textiles Carbon Fibers, Flexible & Tough
Engineers are constantly developing new lightweight, durable textiles to be used in many facets of our daily lives. Manufacturers of airplanes and automobiles are increasingly turning to textiles, such as…

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Chemistry has an impact on every aspect of our daily lives. The most important chemistry reference is the Periodic Table of the Elements. By providing a logical, mathematical method of organization, the table has become a critical tool for students, teachers and scientists around the globe. This program explores the…
Significant Figures in Calculations
This program covers the very important topic of significant figures in chemistry calculations. It is important to understand that the number of decimal places in the calculated answer to a problem should take into account how many decimals were provided in the provided statement. The entire lesson is taught by…
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This program covers the very important topic of temperature. We discuss temperature scales and why temperature is important when discussing chemical reactions. We also discuss how to convert from one temperature scale to the other. The entire lesson is taught by working example problems beginning with the easier ones and…
Chemistry Tutor: Units and Unit Conversions
This program covers the important topic of units and unit conversions in chemistry. We begin by discussing the primary units that will be used throughout the course. Next, we illustrate a very powerful technique to convert from one unit to another that the student will use in virtually every chemistry…
Overview of the Periodic Table
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No organism lives forever. The length of time animals and humans live is influenced by their genes. Scientists have made astonishing discoveries concerning the role of genetics in determining life span and this holds promise of extending the lives of animals and humans. This program explains Genetics, DNA and genetic…
Tell Me Why: Ecosystems & The Environment
The Award-Winning, Tell Me Why series based on the books by Arkady Leokum, gives informative and easy to understand answers to the many types of questions that children ask about everyday subjects, in a simple and entertaining manner. This program answers questions children ask about Ecosystems such as: What is…