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Parachute Problems

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While testing Curiosity’s parachute in the world’s largest wind tunnel, JPL scientists and engineers were confounded by a failed trial run. The parachute had never failed to open in the past, so why this strange anomaly? By replicating the error and analyzing it in high-resolution footage, they were able to pinpoint the problem.

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Ultimate Mars Challenge

Ultimate Mars Challenge

In its search for life beyond Earth, NASA employs a "sky crane" maneuver to land the Curiosity rover on Mars.

Can We Make It to Mars?

Can We Make It to Mars?

See new space suits, foods, and rockets that may support future Mars-bound astronauts, and meet a Mars rove...

Space Kids

Space Kids

Engineers who landed the Curiosity rover on Mars recall their early love of space.

Is There Life on Mars?

Is There Life on Mars?

The decades-long search for life on the Red Planet heats up with the discovery of frozen water.

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Treasures of the Earth: Power

Drill underground to see the treasures that power our world—today and into the future.

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Treasures of the Earth: Power

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School of the Future

How can the science of learning help us rethink the future of education for all children?

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School of the Future

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15 Years of Terror

From 9/11 to today’s crowd-sourced violence, trace how terrorists’ strategies have evolved

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15 Years of Terror

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Bombing Hitler's Supergun

Discover how Allied forces conspired to destroy one of Hitler’s most diabolical weapons.

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Bombing Hitler's Supergun

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Zika: The Untold Story

Join the scientists who saw Zika coming as they trace the origins of this devastating viru

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Zika: The Untold Story

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Customizing Education

Alt School is an experiment in customized learning environments.

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Customizing Education

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Why Bats Share Blood

Vampire bats will sometimes share a blood meal—but only with friends and family.

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Why Bats Share Blood

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Quantum Physics to Protect Votes

You can make your vote incredibly secure on Election Day—all thanks to quantum mechanics.

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Quantum Physics to Protect Votes

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Unmaking an Islamic Terrorist

Mubin Shaikh went from young army cadet to self-radicalized Jihadist and back. Here’s what

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Unmaking an Islamic Terrorist

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The Importance of Immersion

For English language learners, inclusion in fluent English classes is crucial for growth.

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The Importance of Immersion

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Dancing to Learn... Science

A program uses choreography to get kids from diverse communities excited about science.

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Dancing to Learn... Science

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Can Meditation Prevent Suicide?

A high school experienced several suicides so meditation was used to lower student stress.

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Can Meditation Prevent Suicide?

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Treasures of the Earth: Metals Preview

What is it about the nature of metals that have made them a pillar of human civilization?

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Treasures of the Earth: Metals Preview

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Treasures of the Earth: Power Preview

Drill underground to see the treasures that power our world—today and into the future.

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Treasures of the Earth: Power Preview

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Treasures of the Earth: Gems Preview

What processes in the depths of the Earth forge beautiful and precious stones?

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Treasures of the Earth: Gems Preview

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15 Years of Terror Preview

From 9/11 to today’s crowd-sourced violence, trace how terrorists’ strategies have evolved

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15 Years of Terror Preview

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