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Many viewers enjoy three-dimensional technology, but a few feel the need to look away. A number of neurological and visual conditions can cause someone to experience nausea. It's a type of motion sickness without the motion. Fred Bonato of St. Peter's College in Jersey City has spent years steadily tracking what he calls "cyber sickness.”
The ears are a masterpiece of miniature engineering, and our link to the world of sound. But their most important role is that they contain the tiny tubes that control our sense of balance. Presents the functions and parts of the ear in this look at the anatomy of hearing, speech, and balance. Graphics and microphotography vividly illustrate each part of the ear.
Professor Kaos has invented a machine that allows cows to produce chocolate milk. After seeing the chocolate milk-producing cows, Olli senses something is wrong. The children are left to wonder if the invention causes more problems than it solves? They help Professor Kaos realize that his invention is hurting the cows. Part of the "My Little Planet" series.
Research engineers and students in the University of California, Los Angeles, Biomechatronics Lab are designing artificial limbs to be more sensational, with the emphasis on sensation. With support from the National Science Foundation, the team, led by mechanical engineer Veronica J. Santos, is constructing a language of touch that both a computer and a human can understand. Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”
Explores how ears work and how ears help us communicate with the world. Explains common ear problems, including blockage, infection, and hearing impairment. Discusses symptoms of these conditions and introduces doctor's diagnostic tools. Emphasizes healthy habits and stresses not to put anything in your ears smaller than your elbow. Talks about how children with hearing loss communicate and learn.
The natural world is filled with "moments of impact"-the split seconds when animals come into contact with one another and the world around them. Previously many of these moments were too fast or too hidden for us to see. But now new camera technologies reveal what's behind these remarkable moments, and cutting edge animations illustrate the "inside story" of animal bioengineering that allows each moment of impact to take place.
Dr. David Kimbro and Dr. Randall Hughes investigate a new idea: can crabs hear? They design an experiment to test their new theory and explore the effects it may have on the crabs. Part of the series "In The Grass, On The Reef."
Speech, your means of communication, is the medium for exchanging ideas and expressing both pleasure and pain. Examines the physiology of speech by looking at humans' vocal tracts. Shows how the larynx, vocal chords, wind pipe, tongue, and lips produce the sounds of speech. Also, looks at the ability to understand speech by explaining why your ears and brain can discern the subtle nuances of rapid sounds.
The eye is one of each human's major sense organs. It gathers light information and transforms it into a signal that is used by the brain to formulate an appropriate response. How does this process work? What are the structures involved, and what do they do? These questions are answered using a unique, integrated approach that combines the anatomy and function of the eye. Includes detailed footage of the dissection of the bovine eye.
The Magic School Bus is an award winning animated children’s television series based on the book series of the same title by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for its use of celebrity talent and being both highly entertaining and educational. The bus breaks down on the way to a concert at the sound museum, and the class ends up spending the night locked up in a spooky haunted house. Trapped inside the dark house for the night, the class experiences sounds like they never have before.
Explores how studying the atom forced us to rethink the nature of reality itself, encounters ideas that seem like they're from science fiction but in fact are a central part of modern science, and discovers there might be parallel universes in which different versions of us exist and finds out that empty space isn't empty at all, but seething with activity. The world we think we know, the solid, reassuring world of our senses, turns out to be a tiny sliver of an infinitely weirder and more wonderful universe than we had ever conceived of in our wildest fantasies.
While many of rely on passwords to protect their identity, there's more sophisticated identity recognition technology called "biometrics" for use. Security measures that use biometrics rely on a person's unique characteristics and traits rather than on what that person can remember, such as a password. Ocular biometrics, in particular, relies on iris and retinal scanning. With support from the National Science Foundation, computer scientist Oleg Komogortsev and a team at Texas State University are taking the technology a step further, making it even more secure, reliable and nearly impossible to fool. Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”
From the noise of an urban landscape to the musical cocoons created by high-tech devices, sound may be humanity's most lively and versatile interface with the world. Takes viewers on a sonic odyssey that assesses the frequently overlooked impact of what humans hear. Takes a CGI tour through the human ear and its vibration-decoding systems, defining the concept of sound. Also demonstrates the importance of sound in human spiritual and religious lives, while musical research at Edinburgh University highlights the link between sound patterns and human movement. Several experts, from physicists to sound engineers to audio artists, contribute to this exploration of humanity's sonic world.
The Magic School Bus is an award winning animated children’s television series based on the book series of the same title by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for its use of celebrity talent and being both highly entertaining and educational. Flora Whiff, the famous expert on smell, comes to school to judge the First Annual Smell Search. Ms. Frizzle's class creates a unique smell which is bound to take first prize, but Arnold's cousin, Janet, determined to win by herself, changes their smell to an odor only a skunk could love. The kids discover the secret to what makes things smell. Now they have to make sure their creation doesn't make a big stink.
The goal of this research is to determine the mechanisms underlying predatory and defensive behavior guided by an extraordinarily novel sensor in snakes. Pit vipers, pythons and boas possess special organs that form images in the brain of the thermal environment, much like vision occurs in the human brain. Thus, these snakes see heat, and this amazing system is the most sensitive infrared detector on Earth, natural or artificial. A better understanding of infrared-based thermal imaging in snakes is important not only for understanding complex behavior in these highly efficient predators, but also for understanding the evolution of imaging sensors and the behaviors they support in other animals including people. Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”
Tongue taste areas The tongue is a muscular organ in the mouth of most vertebrates that manipulates food for mastication, and is used in the act of swallowing. It is of importance in the digestive system and is the primary organ of taste in the gustatory system. The tongue's upper surface (dorsum) is covered in taste buds housed in numerous lingual papillae. It is sensitive and kept moist by saliva, and is richly supplied with nerves and blood vessels. The tongue also serves as a natural means of cleaning the teeth. A major function of the tongue is the enabling of speech in humans and vocalization in other animals. The human tongue is divided into two parts, an oral part at the front and a pharyngeal part at the back. The left and right sides are also separated along most of its length by a vertical section of fibrous tissue (the lingual septum) that results in a groove, the median sulcus on the tongue's surface. There are two groups of muscles of the tongue. The four intrinsic muscles alter the shape of the tongue and are not attached to bone. The four paired extrinsic muscles change the position of the tongue and are anchored to bone. Do you have good taste? In this video segment, Dr. Linda Bartoshuk explores the sense of taste in humans - why we have it, and what happens when we lose it. Learn why the sense of smell is also important to our experience of food. Footage from NOVA: "Mystery of the Senses: Taste".
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