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Videos in the Library
The Amazing Human Body
This three-part series uses cutting-edge graphics to reveal the surprisingly beautiful biological processes that keep one alive. Discover the ingenious ways your body develops, adapts, and endures, and witness the fascinating and finely tuned systems that keep one's body motoring, and the scientists guessing.
The Farthest: Voyager in Space
In 1977, NASA launched the Voyager missions as a way of exploring the solar system's outermost planets, capturing images of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their moons. "The farthest" documents Voyager's journey, including first-hand accounts of the men and women who built the ships and guided their missions. Bonus film "Second genesis" explores the scientific quest to find life, or evidence of it, beyond Earth.
How We Got to Now
Join best-selling author Steven Johnson to hear extraordinary stories behind remarkable ideas that made modern life possible, the unsung heroes who brought them about, and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations triggered.
The Physics of Light
Starting with Einstein's theory of relativity, Physics of light explores the true nature of light, peers inside the atom, and looks ahead to the most cutting edge theories in physics. The intriguing six-part series uses the medium of light to explore the concepts of physics from familiar theories, such as Newton's law of gravity, to the latest in scientific research, like string theory and M-theory.
Videos from Academic Video Online
Cracking Your Genetic Code
What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA - all three billion chemical letters of it - read, stored, and available for analysis?
DNA Structure and Replication
Hank introduces us to that wondrous molecule deoxyribonucleic acid - also known as DNA - and explains how it replicates itself in our cells.
DNA and RNA Part 1
Paul Andersen introduces the nucleic acids of life; RNA and DNA. He details the history of DNA from Griffith, to Avery, to Hershey and finally to Watson and Crick. He also details the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic chromosomes.