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Scientists and Inventions

Here you can find videos about science topics--often, interdisciplinary topics--that are outside of the mainstream subjects studied in schools (so, not biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, astronomy, or environmental science).

There are 8 videos in this category and 313 videos in 23 subcategories.

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Science: The Top 10 Discoveries Bill Nye HD 1080p Full Documentary
From YouTube, produced by Science Channel
From the Science Channel, Bill Nye offers the greatest discoveries in Science. (45:53)
June 26, 2014 at 02:44 PM
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Science of the Summer Olympics: Designing Safety Helmets
From nsf.gov, produced by NBC Learn
The National Science Foundation and NBC Learn teamed up for a video on the science of Olympic helmets. For many athletes at the Summer Olympics, safety helmets are an essential part of their athletic gear. Nikhil Gupta, a mechanical engineer at New Y... [more]
August 20, 2016 at 06:31 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
TED Ed--How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries
From YouTube, produced by TED-Ed
Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed -- Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau's me... [more]
April 25, 2012 at 07:39 PM
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The Scientific Milestones That Shaped Humanity
From 5min, produced by Big Think
The Scientific Milestones That Shaped Humanity - Adam Bly, founder & editor-in-chief of Seed Magazine, discusses scientific milestones. Students should have knowledge of Newton and Einstein, as he uses their accomplishments to jumpstart his discussio... [more]
April 3, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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The Astrolabe
From YouTube
The Astrolabe, as demonstrated to Adam Hart-Davis by astronomy historian Emily Winterburn, was used by Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi and Abu-Mahmud al-Khujandi to de...
January 9, 2011 at 05:05 PM
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using an alidade.avi
From YouTube
the alidade is a handy and simple device used to measure altitude

this one is printed on the back of a modern astrolabe
(£7 from http://www.onbrightsky.co.uk/s...
January 9, 2011 at 05:11 PM
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How It's Made - Astrolabe clip
From snipsnip.it, produced by Discovery Channel
Part of the Discovery Channel: How It's Made series, this video clip shows how an astrolabe is made and assembled. It also explains how an astrolabe is used. (3:44)
January 9, 2011 at 05:59 PM
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Sighting a Quadrant - How to Navigate by the Sun
From snipsnip.it
2-2-12 No longer works - needs to be removed from WatchKnow
January 9, 2011 at 06:13 PM
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