Stanford Studies the Complexity of Flight

ARVE “To test three popular models that predict the lift generated by flying animals, Stanford researchers trained birds to wear safety goggles and fly through a laser sheet.” Stanford Other great videos about birds: Lovebirds keep their eye inline, Wind tunnels for birds and drones Feature photo courtesy of Pixabay  

What’s That Sound?!?!

Accidental cooperation of cicadas emerging out of the ground at the same time allows this insect a unique advantage. Some species arrive every spring, like those in the Sonoran Desert, but others emerge on a ‘prime’ cycle every 13 or 17 years. Can you imagine sleeping underground for that long? No, neither can I, but it may be advantageous…

Dive Deep into The Great Barrier Reef

ARVE David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef is an incredible interactive journey to see how the reef developed over time, how this complex, biodiverse and fragile reef is reacting to our changing world, and what we can do to save it. This site is packed full of interactive information that allows you to venture below the waves and…

Zero to Sixty

What can go from 0 to 60 the quickest. It may not be what you think. Watch these animals go! Zero to sixty, not as quickly as a cheetah, but for a longer stretch, the Pronghorn ARVE Zero to sixty in 3 seconds, the Cheetah. Basically, three strides and they are at top speed! ARVE And the…

Amazing Eruption from Mount Etna, Italy

The Voragine Crater on Etna hasn’t seen activity in two years according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), a research institute in Italy, but last night the crater saw its first paroxysm. A lava fountain reaching 1 kilometer above the volcano along with a 3 kilometer ash bloom lasted all of 50 minutes. This was Etna’s…

Something to be Thankful for This Holiday Season

ARVE Northern Lights, aurora borealis, are created as a large numbers of electrons emitted from our Sun strike the Earth’s air particles within the atmosphere. These particles become charged and reflect the colors of the many gases found in our atmosphere. This wonderful display forms at around 60 miles above the Earth’s surface and can…

Bats

There are 45 different species of bats in the United States, and none of them are out to suck your blood. These cute little creatures are insect, nectar and fruit-eating bats. They live in caves, under bridges, and trees, but you are most likely to see them when they start to come out to feed at…

Research Science at The Bottom of the World

If you ever wanted to know what it would be like to travel to Antarctica, The Antarctic Edge: 70° South is a good place to start. The film explores the time constraints, the dangers, and the complexity of a world few know. See how a small crew of scientists coordinate their research to obtain as much data as…

Cracking the code on curiosity | GreatKids

After his daugther voices her disgust with astronomy, one father dives into the reserach behind curiosity to help spark some interest of distant stars. Curiosity isn’t exclusive to mankind, and it may have been around even longer than our distant ancestors, but it is only recently that neuroscientists have attempted to understand how it works…