The tentacled snake is a natural born killer. Rather than relying purely on speed or strength, it cleverly tricks fish into becoming its next meal. Read more about the tentacled snake here (preview): http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=natural-born-killer -- For our latest videos visit the Scientific American video page at http://scientificamerican.com/video.cfm or subscribe to our video RSS feed at http://rss.sciam.com/sciam/video-exclusives
Apr 8, 2011
They may have missed the heavy metal explosion of the 1980s, but this all-girl robotics team from Bronx High School of Science take their name from '80s rockers Iron Maiden. They show off their mechanical talents at the 2011 FIRST robotics competition held in New York City
Apr 2, 2011
Whether we want it or not, the "smart grid" is on its way. In this animated guide we show you the essential features. For our latest videos visit the Scientific American video page at http://scientificamerican.com/video.cfm or subscribe to our video RSS feed at http://rss.sciam.com/sciam/video-exclusives
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Feb 23, 2011
In 2008, a billion gallons of coal sludge broke free from a containment pond and poisoned nearby rivers. The disaster reveals a threat to other regions.The second video in the series
Dec 21, 2010
Much of the U.S. steel industry lies in ruin. Can renewable energies relight the fire of the American steel? The first video in the series "Beyond the Light Switch" produced with Detroit Public Television.
Nov 30, 2010
Brain scientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde explain the science behind the mental manipulations of gentleman thief Apollo Robbins.
Oct 27, 2010
New observations have led astronomers to suggest that Copernicus may have been wrong and Earth does have a special place in the universe: at the center of a gigantic cosmic void.
Mar 26, 2009
If you drank as a teenager, do not tell your kids about it. That's the lesson from Chelsea Lynn Jurman's study of teen drinking behavior.
Mar 25, 2009
Adi Rajagopalan's project was Modelling Synergistic Cellulolytic-Hemicellulolytic Enzyme Complexes for Lignocellulosic Hydrolysis
Mar 24, 2009
Aniruddha ("Ani") Sandeep Deshmukh, 17, of Bellarmine College Preparatory School in Cupertino, Calif.
Mar 23, 2009
Robot "autonomy" will be the next big advance in robotics, according to Elizabeth Charlotte Coquillette, 18, of Hathaway Brown School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Mar 20, 2009
Julia Dory Ransohoff, 17, a high schooler who studied stem cells meets President Obama the day he loosens stem cell regs
Mar 19, 2009
According to Smitha Ramakrishna, 17, Splenda can accumulate in the water supply after people excrete it.
Mar 18, 2009
We could soon be learning more about black holes and binary star systems, according to Marianna Yuling Mao, of Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, Calif.
Mar 17, 2009
Third place and $50,000 went to Philip Streich, 18, of Platteville, Wisc., whose project focused on carbon nanotubes
Mar 16, 2009
On its eight-year data gathering mission, Dawn will be the first space probe to visit and orbit two solar system bodies other than Earth
Feb 20, 2009
Utilizing Electric Rockets for Deep-Space Exploration
Jan 30, 2009
They are one of the most spectacular sights in the solar system. What would it be like to stand on the mysterious moon?
Dec 30, 2008
A recently discovered fossil provides a much sought after answer to the mystery of how bats evolved.
Nov 26, 2008
Nancy Simmons of the American Museum of Natural History dispels some popular bat myths
Nov 25, 2008
Learn all about bats: from how they fly to how much blood a vampire drinks
Nov 24, 2008
Saturn's small, snow and ice-covered moon, Enceladus, only 310 miles (500 kilometers) across, has made a big impact on astronomers
Nov 21, 2008
The amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is causing heat to be trapped, thereby contributing to global warming. A ScientificAmerican.com reporter explains one solution that may stop the problem from getting worse
Oct 30, 2008
Carbon is mentioned nearly everyday in the news, but do we really know what it is, and why is has such a bad reputation? ScientificAmerican.com reporter David Biello explains carbon in part one of this Instant Egghead episode
Oct 23, 2008
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