Explorer 1 -- JPL and the Beginnings of the Space Age

submitted by: nasa

2007 was a year of scientific suprises and major milestones for JPL missions studying Earth, our solar system and distant galaxies. Part of the NASA Podcast series.

Two quick tips to stay on top of literature and other online information using Google

submitted by: simont

Behind in the literature? Losing track of valuable web pages and information you found online? This brief video shows how to use some of Google's free tools, Notebook and Reader, to help you manage these problems. You can use Google Notebook as an online scrapbook to instantly save pieces of text, web pages and even images to your own personal notebook. You can use Google Reader to help you get on top of the literature and then stay on top without any extra effort.

Vehicular Ad-hoc Network Simulations with JANE

submitted by: sebastian

In this video we use the JANE simulator to present the relation between the performance of the IEEE 802.11b standard and the number of hops involved in the transmission of files when using car-to-car communications in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs). For more info, please visit: CARLINK

ATV: a very special delivery

submitted by: cristina
Early in 2008, an Ariane 5 rocket blasted off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. The rocked carried the most sophisticated lorry ever built – the European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle, the ATV. From its first flight, ATV will play a vital role in International Space Station (ISS) servicing. Every 12 months or so, the ATV will haul 7.5 tonnes of cargo to the ISS, 400 km above the Earth. The video - addressed mostly to the youngsters- tells the story of a very...

Ice Drillers are Hard Core

submitted by: ppza
Deciphering the secrets of past climate hidden in ice cores depends on the technical skills and ingenuity under pressure of drillers from ICDS, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Ice Coring and Drilling Services. In this video, ICDS staffers Lou, Mike and Jay explain why they enjoy the life of drillers, braving extreme cold in some of the remotest regions of the globe. Mike says drilling requires both science and art, and why he keeps his hand on the cable even when it's minus 20; Lou...

Bill Berner's Electricity+Magnetism Demo show

submitted by: pcn

Part 1A (of four parts). University of Pennsylvania, 2007.
berner@physics.upenn.edu