Robotics

Underwater Exploration - Officer's Quarters | Pearl Harbor - Into the Arizona

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The crew enters the Admiral’s Quarters for the first time since the sinking of the Arizona. Stunning footage shows the extent not only of the ship’s damage, but of decades of underwater marine growth. A unique ecosystem has formed within the untouched quarters of the ship, allowing for remarkably preserved relics of the world Ensign Weeden documented.

Oscarbots | The Odd Squad

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Learn about the "proper" use of technology in this fun clip from the Odd Squad. Oscar has assembled a team of 25 Oscarbots to help him build a top secret machine for Ms. O.

Sandeep Yayathi: Robotics Engineer

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Sandeep Yayathi is a robotics engineer at NASA's Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston, Texas. Sandeep designs and builds humanoid robots to work alongside astronauts. His robots have a lot of dexterity, strength, and intelligence. In the video from Design Squad Nation, he talks about how rewarding it is to be involved in the entire design process, from designing to building and testing robots.

Self-Replicating Robots and Galactic Domination | PBS Space Time

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We’ll soon be capable of building self-replicating robots. This will not only change humanity’s future, but also reshape the galaxy as we know it.

Chapter 5: The Final Dive | Pearl Harbor - Into the Arizona

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In this fifth and final chapter of Pearl Harbor - Into the Arizona, experts dive deep into the Arizona and make a remarkable discovery. As we explore more about that terrible day, learn about how the attack on Pearl Harbor affected Americans at the time.

Amir Abo-Shaeer, Educator | MacArthur Fellows Program

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In this interview, 2010 MacArthur Fellow Amir Abo-Shaeer discusses why he left a career in engineering and science to become a teacher at Dos Pueblos High School in Santa Barbara, California. In 2002, Abo-Shaeer created the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy (DPEA), a school-within-a-school with an applied science curriculum that integrates physics, engineering, and mathematics courses and hands-on building projects. Abo-Shaeer’s innovative model of science education is helping to prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers for the 21st century. This resource is part of the MacArthur Fellows Program Collection.

Arctic Wolf Cubs Learn Pack Behavior

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Learn about pack behavior in this video from the NATURE mini-series Spy in the Wild. Part of the episode “Bad Behavior,” this video shows how young cubs must learn the rules of their pack and submit to older group members in order to survive. Support materials ask students to keep a spy journal to record their observations and to think about how the spy wolf is able to witness pack behavior closer up than a human scientist. Students are also encouraged to think about how the structure of a wolf’s body —specifically it’s jaw—determines how it interacts with other wolves.

Solar City: The Future of Nanosolar | QUEST

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Nanotechnology is the science of building materials and devices from single atoms and molecules. In this video from QUEST produced by KQED, students explore how a company, hoping to leave today's silicon solar cells behind, is creating paper-thin solar panels harnessing nanotechnology, a product that couldrevolutionize solar power.

Is Ultron Inevitable? | It's Okay to Be Smart

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Will artificial intelligence ever surpass human intelligence? And if that happens, will AI be good or bad? Is evil AI like we see in Avengers: Age of Ultron… inevitable?

All-Girls Robotics Team from Afghanistan Competes after Initial Visa Denial | PBS NewsHour

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An all-girls team from Afghanistan reached the United States for a robotics competition after having their visas denied twice by American officials. The girls joined students from over 150 countries around the world, including a team representing refugees. The competition was an effort to get more young people, particularly those from underrepresented countries, interested in STEM fields.

July 27, 2017 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.

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