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Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games
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NBC Learn and NBC Sports, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, ...

NBC Learn and NBC Sports, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explore the science, technology, engineering and math at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Lesson plans and activities are provided by the National Science Teachers Association.

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Adaptation of Butterflies
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One of the bellwether species on the impact of climate change to ...

One of the bellwether species on the impact of climate change to our environment is the butterfly. Scientists say that warmer temperatures are affecting where butterflies live and breed, causing some species to migrate toward cooler climates near the earths poles. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Black Carbon
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Black carbon, composed of tiny particles of soot, is produced whenever organic ...

Black carbon, composed of tiny particles of soot, is produced whenever organic substances like fossil fuels, firewood or coal is incompletely burned. These particles are polluting the air and causing serious health and environmental concerns for people around the world. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Life Science
Ecology
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Chemistry
Physics
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Changing Planet
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National Science Foundation
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Coral Reefs
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Scientists are studying coral reefs around the world to discover the impact ...

Scientists are studying coral reefs around the world to discover the impact that warmer temperatures and increased carbon dioxide may have on the life cycle of corals. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
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Changing Planet
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National Science Foundation
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Fresh Water in the Arctic
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Scientists are watching the Arctic Ocean closely, and measuring the growing amount ...

Scientists are watching the Arctic Ocean closely, and measuring the growing amount of fresh water to see how it could affect the Earth's climate. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
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Changing Planet
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Infectious Diseases
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With the threat of a warmer, wetter world and a larger global ...

With the threat of a warmer, wetter world and a larger global population, scientists are researching how climate change may impact the spread of infectious diseases,such as cholera and dengue fever, and how outbreaks may be prevented. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Changing Planet
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Lake Temperatures
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Scientists studying large lakes in northern and tropical latitudes are finding that ...

Scientists studying large lakes in northern and tropical latitudes are finding that rising water temperatures are affecting the ecosystems of these lakes. "Changing Planet " is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
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Changing Planet
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National Science Foundation
NBC Learn
Melting Mountain Glaciers
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The world's glaciers are shrinking at alarming rates, and many scientists believe ...

The world's glaciers are shrinking at alarming rates, and many scientists believe it is due to changes in climate. Dr. Lonnie Thompson of Ohio State University and Dr. Douglas Hardy of UMass-Amherst discuss glaciers and how they melt, and pay special attention to Africa's tallest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Ecology
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Mathematics
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Changing Planet
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National Science Foundation
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Ocean Acidification
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As higher amounts of carbon dioxide become absorbed by the oceans, some ...

As higher amounts of carbon dioxide become absorbed by the oceans, some marine organisms are struggling to adjust. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
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Changing Planet
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Ocean Temperatures
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Bermuda may be known as a luxurious vacation destination, but it also ...

Bermuda may be known as a luxurious vacation destination, but it also houses one of the world's leading institutes for ocean studies, called BIOS. Dr. Tony Knap explains how climate change is causing ocean temperatures to rise, and what impacts it may bring around the world. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
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Changing Planet
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National Science Foundation
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Rising Sea Levels
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In the past century, as the climate has warmed, sea level rise ...

In the past century, as the climate has warmed, sea level rise has accelerated. Scientists predict it will only increase, and they're studying changes in the ocean and land to better understand how and why the water is rising. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
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Simulation
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Changing Planet
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National Science Foundation
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Science Behind the News
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NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explores the science, ...

NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explores the science, technology, engineering and math found in current events.

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Journalism
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Science of NFL Football:  Geometric Shapes:  Spheres, Ellipses & Prolate Spheroids
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NBC's Lester Holt explores the prolate spheroid, the three-dimensional shape of a ...

NBC's Lester Holt explores the prolate spheroid, the three-dimensional shape of a football, and how it helps an NFL quarterback throw a hard, accurate pass. "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League.

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Geometry
Physics
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Science of NFL Football
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National Football League
National Science Foundation
NBC Learn
Science of NFL Football: Kinematics - Position, Velocity & Acceleration
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NBC's Lester Holt and former NFL running back Deuce McAllister explore kinematics ...

NBC's Lester Holt and former NFL running back Deuce McAllister explore kinematics on the playing field. NSF-funded scientists Tony Schmitz from the University of Florida and John Ziegert of Clemson University explain how the kinematic concepts of position, velocity and acceleration can be used to define how a running back moves. "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League.

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Physics
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Science of NFL Football
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National Football League
National Science Foundation
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Science of NFL Football:  Newton's First Law of Motion
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NBC's Lester Holt looks at Newton's First Law of Motion and the ...

NBC's Lester Holt looks at Newton's First Law of Motion and the role that unbalanced forces play whenever a ball carrier goes head to head with a defender. "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League.

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Law
Physics
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Science of NFL Football
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National Science Foundation
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Science of NFL Football: Newton's Second Law of Motion
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NBC's Lester Holt and former NFL kicker, Morten Andersen, look at what's ...

NBC's Lester Holt and former NFL kicker, Morten Andersen, look at what's really behind powerful field goal kicks — Newton's Second Law of Motion. "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League.

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Physics
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Science of NFL Football: Newton's Third Law of Motion
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NBC's Lester Holt looks at Newton's Third Law of Motion and the ...

NBC's Lester Holt looks at Newton's Third Law of Motion and the role that conservation of momentum plays whenever players collide on the football field. "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League.

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Chemistry
Physics
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Science of NFL Football
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Science of NFL Football: Nutrition, Hydration & Health
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NBC's Lester Holt looks at the physically demanding pre-season ritual of NFL ...

NBC's Lester Holt looks at the physically demanding pre-season ritual of NFL training camp. Douglas Casa, head of the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut, and athletic trainers from the Pittsburgh Steelers explain what NFL players must do to stay hydrated and replenish the essential nutrients needed to maintain good health during rigorous practices. "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Nutrition
Chemistry
Physics
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Lecture
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Science of NFL Football
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Science of NFL Football: Projectile Motion & Parabolas
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NBC's Lester Holt looks at the science of projectile motion and parabolas ...

NBC's Lester Holt looks at the science of projectile motion and parabolas with the help of former NFL punter Craig Hentrich. NSF-funded scientists Jim Gates from the University of Maryland and John Ziegert of Clemson University, and NSF-funded mathematician Rhonda Hughes from Bryn Mawr College, explain the significance of vertical and horizontal velocity on the trajectory every time an NFL punter kicks a football into the sky. "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League.

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Physics
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Science of NFL Football
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National Football League
National Science Foundation
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Science of NFL Football:  Pythagorean Theorem
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NBC's Lester Holts explores the path a defender must take in order ...

NBC's Lester Holts explores the path a defender must take in order to tackle a ball carrier, and how this distance — called the "angle of pursuit" — can be calculated by using the Pythagorean Theorem to find the hypotenuse of a right triangle, and the distance of a defender's angle of pursuit. "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League.

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Geometry
Physics
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Lecture
Lesson Plan
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NBC Learn
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Science of NFL Football
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National Football League
National Science Foundation
NBC Learn