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  • 2010
    • Club-Winged Manakin Makes Mating Call
      6/17/10
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      A male club-winged manakin making its mating call. Video courtesy of Kim Bostwick.
    • Jumping Spiders Fighting
      Jumping Spiders Fighting
      Episode 06.07.10
      6/7/10
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      This clip shows jumping spiders fighting in male-versus-male and female-versus-female scenarios.
    • A Look at Cricket Life
      A Look at Cricket Life
      Episode 06.04.2010
      6/4/10
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      Narrated by Tom Tregenza of the University of Exeter, this video looks at the ups and downs of cricket life. Tregenza and his colleagues recorded the footage as part of their research on natural and sexual selection in a wild insect population.
    • Ocean Currents Likely to Carry Oil to the Atlantic
      This animation shows one scenario of how oil released at the location of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on April 20 in the Gulf of Mexico may move in the upper 65 feet of the ocean. (courtesy of Tim Scheitlin and Rick Brownrigg, NCAR)
    • Hawaiian Volcano Action
      Hawaiian Volcano Action
      Episode 06.02.10
      6/2/10
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      Video from a thermal camera looking into the vent cavity at Halema`uma`u. The video is shown at 4 times normal speed.
    • Engineers Simulate Quake on New Bridge Design
      5/26/10
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      Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley simulate earthquakes on a 30-foot scale-model of what they say is a new, more damage-resistant bridge design.
    • Solar Butterfly Effect
      Solar Butterfly Effect
      Episode 05.25.10
      5/25/10
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      Small changes on one side of the sun can trigger huge flares and coronal mass ejections on the other side.
    • Comet Caught Diving Into Sun
      5/24/10
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      Solar physicists at the University of California, Berkeley have tracked a comet deeper into the low solar atmosphere than ever before, using instruments aboard NASA's twin STEREO spacecraft.
    • Male Tree Frogs Face Off
      Male Tree Frogs Face Off
      Episode 05.20.10
      5/20/10
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      Aggressive behavior between two male tree frogs. The dominant male shakes several times.
    • Tree Frog Aggression: Close Up
      5/20/10
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      Close-up infrared video of the male tree frog aggressive shaking display.
    • Human-Induced Tree Frog Aggression
      5/20/10
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      Experimental taunting of a male tree frog (from lower right), with the live male tree frog shaking in response (upper left).
    • Artificial Butterfly in Flight
      5/19/10
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      An artificial butterfly takes flight. It was created by Hiroto Tanaka and Isau Shimoyama of Harvard and the University of Tokyo, respectively.
    • Mt. St. Helens Satellite Time-lapse
      5/18/10
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      The devastation of the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mt. St. Helens and the gradual recovery of the surrounding landscape is documented in this series of satellite images from 1979 2009. Courtesy of NASA.
    • Mount St. Helens Eruption: May 18, 1980
      5/18/10
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      Eruption footage shot from a plane on May 18, 1980. Credits: 1980 Eruption Footage: Don Swanson. Courtesy of USGS.
    • On Board With the Crew of STS-132
      5/13/10
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      A brief look at the cockpit crew of STS-132 as they train for the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis in the motion-based simulator at the Johnson Space Center.
    • Spread of 1889 Russian Flu Pandemic
      4/26/10
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      French researcher reconstructed the spread of the 1889 Russian flu pandemic in a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
    • Three Chimpanzees React to Elder's Death
      4/26/10
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      Three adult chimpanzees gather around an elderly chimpanzee as she dies peacefully.
    • Chimpanzee Mother Protects Body of Dead Infant
      A chimpanzee mother, Vuavua, chases away flies circling the body of her dead infant, Veve, at Bossou, Guinea.
    • Solar Prominence
      Solar Prominence
      Episode 04.21.2010
      4/21/10
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      The first data is returning from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory ýýý and it's astonishingly beautiful video of the sun.
    • Lightning Flashing on Saturn
      Lightning Flashing on Saturn
      Episode 04.14.2010
      4/14/10
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      This video shows lightning flashing on Saturn's night side, in a cloud illuminated by the planet's rings.
    • Time-Lapse of Antarctic Dome Building
      4/9/10
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      Ohio State University researchers led by Ellen Mosley-Thompson set up their research dome on the Bruce Plateau, a remote northern peninsula of Antarctica.
    • How Flies Fly
      How Flies Fly
      Episode 04.09.2010
      4/9/10
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      Here's a video of how flies fly - using a real fly's shadow and a computer model.
    • Tortoise Exhibits Social Learning From Peers
      In this clip of tortoise tests in a lab, animals with no coaching fail to locate the treat on the other side of the fence. When researchers let the trained tortoise demonstrate, observer tortoise manages readily. (VIdeo Courtesy Anna Wilkinson)
    • Red Bull Stratos Project
      Red Bull Stratos Project
      Episode 03.31.2010
      3/31/10
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      Skydiver Felix Baumgartner aims to jump From 120,000 feet and break the sound barrier.
    • Studying the Biomechanics of Running Elephants
      Researchers led by the University of London's John Hutchinson videotaped Asian elephants as they ran across a series of force-measuring plates in order to study the biomechanics of their gait.
    • Tail Flutter Test
      Tail Flutter Test
      Episode 03.24.2010
      3/24/10
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      This video shows the PA -30 Twin Commanche Tail Flutter Test from 1966. (footage courtesy of NASA)
    • SpaceShipTwo Makes First (Captive) Flight
      3/23/10
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      Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo makes its first captive carry flight from the Mojave Air and Space Port. SpaceShipTwo, which was christened the VSS Enterprise at its unveiling in December, is being carried by WhiteKnightTwo.(Courtesy Virgin Galactic)
    • Making Hubble 3D for IMAX
      Making Hubble 3D for IMAX
      Episode 03.09.2010
      3/9/10
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      The upcoming movie 'Hubble 3D' was filmed with an IMAX camera, which was carried into space on the shuttle Atlantis. In this clip, NASA astronaut Mike Massimino takes us on a tour of the space shuttle. (courtesy NASA)
    • Galaxy Merger Gas Simulation
      Galaxy Merger Gas Simulation
      Episode 03.03.2010
      3/3/10
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      This simulation shows a nuclear, lopsided gas disk that drives bright quasar activity during a major galaxy merger.
    • Vitrification and Levitation of a Liquid Droplet
      This clip shows the process of vitrification and levitation of a liquid droplet. Video courtesy Utkan Demirci, PhD.
    • Caltech Muliple Fly Tracker
      Caltech Muliple Fly Tracker
      Episode 02.26.2010
      2/26/10
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      Developed at the California Institute of Technology, this piece of software converts video of fruit flies into behavioral data.
    • Wired Biometric Super Bowl Ad Responses: Dante's Inferno
      A look at the biometric reactions of viewers watching a commercial for Dante's Inferno during Wired.com's biometric Super Bowl party.
    • Wired Biometric Super Bowl Ad Responses: Doritos
      A look at the biometric reactions of viewers watching a commercial for Doritos during Wired.com's biometric Super Bowl party.
    • Wired Biometric Super Bowl Ad Responses: Google
      A look at the biometric reactions of viewers watching a commercial for Google during Wired.com's biometric Super Bowl party.
    • Ginko Leaf
      Ginko Leaf
      Episode 02.04.10
      2/4/10
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      Leaf veins show why looped networks could be more efficient than networks modeled after tree branches.
    • Leaf Transport
      Leaf Transport
      Episode 02.04.10
      2/4/10
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      Leaf veins show why looped networks could be more efficient than networks modeled after tree branches.
    • Pluto Rotating
      Pluto Rotating
      Episode 02.04.10
      2/4/10
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      Scientists have created an animation of Pluto rotating from the best images ever of the dwarf planet.
    • Lightning From the Clouds
      Lightning From the Clouds
      Episode 02.03.10
      2/3/10
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      Video shows a positive leader of lightning from a cloud. There is a return stroke after the lightning hits the ground. A strobe effect appears along the dim branch channels (courtesy of Tom Warner).
    • Negative Lightning Hits Tower
      2/3/10
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      This is a unique recording of a downward negative stepped leader that makes a connection with a tower. As the negative stepped leader gets closer to the tower, a positive leader forms from the tower tip and moves upward.
    • TV Tower Initiates Lightning Strike
      2/3/10
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      This video shows a positively charged upward propagating leader. It forms from the tip of a TV tower, then branches up to the cloud above. Some of the dim branches exhibit bright recoil leaders (courtesy Tom Warner).
    • Lightning At Bear Butte
      Lightning At Bear Butte
      Episode 02.03.10
      2/3/10
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      Lighting filmed near Bear Butte, South Dakota. The video shows multiple negative stepped leaders. The leaders travel in many different directions and periodically pause and redevelop. (Courtesy of Tom Warner).
    • Lightning Near The Devil's Tower
      2/3/10
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      Lightning filmed at the Devil's Tower, Wyoming. This video shows a downward propagating, negatively-charged, stepped leader with many branches going in different directions.
    • Lightning Shot From Above the Clouds
      2/3/10
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      This lighting, a negative stepped leader, was filmed from an airplane.
    • Solar Eclipse From Space
      Solar Eclipse From Space
      Episode 02.02.10
      2/2/10
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      The European Space Agency's Proba 2 recorded the January 2010 solar eclipse from orbit.
    • Convection Plumes Between Two Reactants
      1/25/10
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      This clip shows the formation of convection plumes on the boundary between two reactants, induced by the formation of salt when hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide react.
    • Flying Dino
      Flying Dino
      Episode 01.25.10
      1/25/10
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      University of Kansas scientists test models of the four-winged flying dinosaur, Microraptor gui.
    • Flourescent Microspheres in American Alligator Lung
      To visualize unidirectional flow, scientists excised a lung of an American alligator and filled it with saline containing fluorescent microspheres. In this clip, the microspheres can be seen flowing through the alligator's central ventral bronchus.
    • Tiger Cubs Sniff WWF Camera Trap
      1/7/10
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      A WWF camera trap yields first-time film of a tigress and her cubs in Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • Specials
    • No episodes have been added for this season of WIRED Science.
  • Season 1