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Watch ancient text revealed and read for the first time in a thousand years! Archimedes was one of the world's greatest scientific and mathematical minds. His thoughts were inscribed on goatskin parchment, but the letters and diagrams were scraped off and written over by Greek monks in the Middle Ages. Now, using an intense x-ray beam generated at Stanford University's linear accelerator, some of the original Greek text will be revealed for the first time in the modern world.
Project: Evidence: Ancient Writings Revealed | Browse All
Date: August 4, 2006
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): History, Technology
A century after publication of Einstein's famous papers on light and relativity, this most celebrated of Nobel Laureates will be the subject of a talk by award-winning science writer K.C. Cole. She'll discuss the ways in which Einstein continues to influence physics today, from detecting gravity waves to understanding string theory.
Project: The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity | Browse All
Date: June 28, 2006
Category: Popular Science
This clip introduces the 2006 expedition to remote Kamchatka, Russia. Twenty scientists arrive via helicopter to study the unique microbiology and geochemistry of the hot springs of the Uzon Caldera. Microorganisms that can survive the scalding temperatures and acidity in the springs are called extremophiles, and understanding these organisms helps answer questions about the origin and evolution of life on earth.
Project: Evidence: Extremophiles in Kamchatka | Browse All
Date: June 15, 2006
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology