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  • Illustration showing light reflecting off a concave mirror array and concentrating on a central pressure chamber. Caption: Allows us to sterilize surgical instruments.

    In this episode, Mo Rocca explores a Medical MacGyver that makes health devices from toys, train spinning, computerized Smart Shopping Carts, and soda bottle lights.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Person holding a smart phone. Spanish captions.

    Technological development and advances in mobile devices, including the growth of Apps, have generated a technological revolution. Some experts label this as the greatest revolution sin the Industrial Revolution. In this episode, Nerdo Cavernas demonstrates the top 3 applications of each operating system for the most popular smartphones and tablets.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Person in a lab setting with a mostly clear object in their hands. Scissors, wires with leads, and tweezers are on the counter next to them. Caption: We're trying to make a smart Band-Aid

    Some bandages are embedded with medicine to treat wounds, but researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have something much more sophisticated in mind for the future of chronic wound care. With support from the National Science Foundation, engineer Ali Khademhosseini and a multidisciplinary team are bringing together advances in sensors, biomaterials, tissue engineering, microsystems technology, and microelectronics to create “smart bandages” for wounds that require ongoing care. The devices, known collectively as flexible bioelectronics, will do much more than deliver medicine. They will be able to monitor all the vital signs of the healing process and make adjustments when needed, as well as communicate the information to health professionals who are off-site.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • A map with many locations highlighted. Caption: (narrator) The goal is to monitor for particulate matter pollution.

    Mobile computing is accelerating beyond the smartphone era. Today, people wear smart glasses, smart watches, and fitness devices, and they carry smartphones, tablets, and laptops. In a decade, the very same people are likely to wear or carry tens of wireless devices and interact with the Internet and computing infrastructure in markedly different ways. Computer scientist Xia Zhou is working to make sure there are no traffic jams with the increased demand. With support from the National Science Foundation, Zhou and her team at Dartmouth College are developing ways to encode and transmit all that data faster and more securely. Part of the "Science Nation" series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Hands of an elder person. Caption: (narrator) It worked to steady his shaky hands.

    The University of Washington is advancing research into deep brain stimulation, which is used to treat people with essential tremor, Parkinson's disease, and other conditions. At the Center for Neurotechnology, a team is designing and testing upgrades for devices to make them smarter and less intrusive. Along with enhanced brain sensors, new control algorithms, and machine-learning techniques to improve device performance, the team is ensuring the design meets the day-to-day usability needs of patients. Part of the "Science Nation" series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Two black cats look straight. Caption: Hey, Smart Puppy, how small are atoms?

    Smart Puppy and his friends use peanuts to understand the size of atoms. Part of the “Smart Puppy! and Friends” series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Two black cats look straight. Caption: What's a superconductor?

    Smart Puppy discusses the characteristics and mechanics of conductors. Part of the “Smart Puppy! and Friends” series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • A puppy is seated on a carpet. Caption: Do you want to see a nanodaot?

    Smart Puppy discusses the characteristics of a nanodot. Part of the “Smart Puppy! and Friends” series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • An illustration of a magnet with a magnetic needle pointing north west. Caption: But its north end won't stay pointing north.

    Smart Puppy shows his friends when a magnet is not a magnet. Part of the “Smart Puppy! and Friends” series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Two black cats look straight. Caption: When you add all those teensy-weensy magnets up?

    Smart Puppy and his friends discuss the properties of small magnets. Part of the “Smart Puppy! and Friends” series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • The puppy is seated on the carpet. Caption: I just found out how tiny magnets can be.

    Smart Puppy and his friends explore magnets at the atomic level. Part of the “Smart Puppy! and Friends” series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • The puppy is seated on the carpet. Caption: Do you know want makes a buckyball special?

    Smart Puppy and Sir Harold Kroto, a Nobel Prize Chemist, discuss the science behind a buckyball. They use a soccer ball to help demonstrate its structure. Part of the “Smart Puppy! and Friends” series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • The puppy is seated on the carpet. Caption: No, something called quantum tunneling.

    Can a tennis ball go through a wall? Smart Puppy and his friends learn the science behind quantum tunneling. Part of the “Smart Puppy! and Friends” series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • A woman holds a wailing infant in her arms.

    The first thing a baby giraffe experiences after being born is a two-meter fall straight down to the ground. But within an hour, it’s standing, walking, and nursing on its own. A blue whale calf, after nearly a year growing inside mom, can swim to the surface moments after being born. Human babies on the other hand are born unable to move or eat on their own. If humans are so smart, why are human babies so unsmart? Some may think it’s all about head size, but the real science is more complex. Part of the “It’s Okay to Be Smart” series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • A water body. Caption: More people and more buildings mean more strain on the system.

    The city of Ann Arbor, Michigan has turned to engineering research to tackle an issue facing many cities: aging stormwater infrastructure during a time of tight budgets, growing populations, and more extreme weather. With support from the National Science Foundation, civil and environmental engineer Branko Kerkez and a team at the University of Michigan are building a new generation of smart and connected stormwater systems. Part of the "Science Nation" series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Sunlight is shining through in a forest with large number of trees.

    There is an elaborate social network living in forests. It’s called the “Wood Wide Web,” a massive and intricate network of fungi that exchange water, nutrients, and chemical signals with plants. This network of fungi is essential to the health and function of forests and to controlling climate change. Part of the "It's Okay to Be Smart" series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Sixteen eyeballs, each with different eye color. Caption: Martin-Schultz scale.

    How does eye color work? Get ready for a long look deep into the genetics and physics of eye color. Part of the "It's Okay to Be Smart" series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Person pointing at fabric. Caption: Try these biomedical textiles on for size.

    Engineers are joining forces with designers, scientists, and doctors at Drexel University to produce new biomedical textiles, and the resulting smart clothes are not only fashionably functional, but could also be life savers. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), electrical and computer engineer Kapil Dandekar, industrial and fashion designer Genevieve Dion, and OB-GYN Owen Montgomery are incorporating RFID technology into their “belly bands” for women with high-risk pregnancies. The band continuously tracks data and alerts the doctor’s office via the Internet should the woman start contractions. Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”

    (Source: DCMP)

  • An astronaut Don Pettit talks to host Joe Hanson. A rocket is seen in the background.

    Half a century ago, astronauts got on top of a really big rocket and sent a tiny little capsule on a 384,000 km trip to the moon and back. They were able to do it because a lot of extremely smart and dedicated people pushed engineering and chemistry to the limits. In this episode, host Joe Hanson travels to NASA in Houston to talk to astronaut Don Pettit about the rocket equation. Part of the "It's Okay to Be Smart" series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Diagram of the human ear. Outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear. In the middle ear there are three small bones that bridge the gap between the outer and inner ear. Caption: The eardrum sets up vibrations on the three little bones

    Begins with rock concert footage interspersed with interviews with well-known

    (Source: DCMP)



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