Water. It's an essential building block of life, constantly moving in a hydrologic cycle that flows in a continuous loop above, across and even below the Earth's surface. But water is also constantly moving through another cycle--the human water cycle--that powers our homes, hydrates our bodies, irrigates our crops and processes our waste. The tight connection between water, food and energy makes them dependent on one another. Our increasing need for these three vital resources is forcing us to rethink how we manage and use our water supply. The National Science Foundation has joined with NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, to release a four-part video series, the "Human Water Cycle," that explores the connection between water, food and energy.
The Science360 Video Library provides series that showcase the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math.
You sent us your nano questions, and we answered! Below our nanotechnology experts answer your questions and talk about their nano-superpower of choice in the Ask a Scientist: Nanotechnology edition. We also have to give special thanks to our partners at the National Nanotechnology Initiative for helping coordinate this activity!
Eureka Park, an area dedicated to up-and-coming technology born from fundamental science and engineering innovation, at the world's largest consumer electronics event, the International CESŪ. In this video series, the National Science Foundation features some of their SBIR grantees who presented at the CES.
Science Nation takes a dynamic, engaging look at the breakthroughs and the possibilities for new NSF-funded discoveries about our planet, our universe and ourselves. You're free to download, embed, post and distribute Science Nation episodes. If you wish to post or distribute broadcast quality Science Nation episodes, and/or you want to request content such as interviews, broll, images, etc..., please fill out the Science Nation request form.
Hosted by the NSF's Dena Headlee, NSF Science Now is a weekly newscast covering some of the latest in NSF-funded innovation and advances across all areas and disciplines, from astronomy to zoology. This fast paced, news round-up reports many of the week's top stories.
Co-editors of NSF's Science360 News Service, Charlie Heck and Jordan D'Eri, bring you a weekly, well almost weekly, recap of some of the top NSF-funded news stories.
Get to know a scientist or engineer's life, work, and passions.
EarthScope is a multifaceted program investigating the internal structure, dynamics and history of the North American continent.
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences has partnered with NBC Learn (the educational arm of NBC News) and the Weather Channel to produce a 10-part video series that explores the science of natural disasters and research to avert their human and economic toll.
From the National Football League and the National Science Foundation comes an informative 10-part video series that explores the science behind America's most beloved sport.
This animated series of short videos acts as a video glossary to define specific scientific terms or concepts in a fun, easy to understand way. In each episode you'll learn what it is, why researchers study it, and what it might be used for. The content of each episode will be appropriate for all age groups, although some concepts may be high-school level science.
The National Science Foundation has joined forces with NBC Learn and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry by creating "Chemistry Now" - a weekly, online, video series that uncovers and explains the science of common, physical objects in our world and the changes they undergo every day. The series also looks at the lives and work of scientists on the frontiers of 21st century.
NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explores the impact that climate change is having on our planet. From Bermuda's tropical seas to the Arctic Ocean, this 12-part series looks at places around the world where scientists are observing the dramatic impacts of climate change. For related lesson plans, visit the Windows to the Universe project at the National Earth Science Teachers Association.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. This is the latest news about NSF-funded ARRA research from universities and institutions across the country.
Part Freakonomics, part Schoolhouse Rock: animated answers to real questions inside the news.
Finding Your Science is a National Science Foundation video series that's all about science passion, perspective, and inspiration.
As part of the "Green Revolution" series we visited researchers all over the country and asked them lots of questions about the energy, fuels and technologies they are working on to make our lives better in the future. View the full Green Revolution Interactive or click on one of the videos.
Innovation Nation is a quick look at what happens when genius meets possibility: stories about some of the NSF-funded inventions and research shaping our world. You're free to post and distribute Innovation Nation episodes as long as you preserve the Science Channel logo. For more information, please contact Laurie Howell, lhowell[at]nsf.gov.
Innovators features NSF funded scientists, engineers, mathematicians and educators whose innovations are helping to create opportunities for the future.