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Sneeze Physics Caught in Video

One lab is using slow motion footage of people sneezing to study the physics of these disease-spreading expulsions. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on May 31, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

June 1, 2016 — Nature Video

Is There a Reproducibility Crisis in Science?

Nature asked 1,576 scientists for their thoughts on reproducibility. Most agree that there's a 'crisis' and over 70% said they'd tried and failed to reproduce another group's experiments. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on May 25, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

May 28, 2016 — Nature Video

Ancient Sculpture Garden Was Built by Neandertals

In a cave in France archaeologists have found some of the oldest human constructions ever discovered but no one knows what they are. Nature Video takes a look. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on May 25, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

May 27, 2016 — Nature Video

Sunken Treasures from 2 Long-Lost Ancient Cities Now on Display

For centuries, two fabled Egyptian cities lay hidden in the Nile delta – until underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio found them. A new exhibition explores their treasures. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on May 18, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

May 20, 2016 — Nature Video

The Brain Dictionary

Scientists have created an interactive brain map showing which areas respond to different words. Nature Video explores how our brains organise the thousands of words in our heads. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on April 27, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

April 28, 2016 — Nature Video

Synchrotron Zooms Electrons around in a Circle 24 Hours a Day--Why?

A synchrotron is a high powered x-ray generator, running 24 hours day and night to provide high-frequency light beams for scientific research. In order not to waste any time or money the researchers make full use of every second they are allotted. Nature Video spends a day and a night at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility to reveal the science that never sleeps. This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on March 29, 2016. It is a Nature Video production. 

April 6, 2016 — Nature Video

Ants versus Plants: Networks Need Complexity for Resilience

In a world filled with complex networks, can mathematical tools bring order and predictability to the chaos? Nature Video finds out. This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on February 17, 2016. It is a Nature Video production. 

March 30, 2016 — Nature Video

10 Years of DNA Origami

DNA origami—the art of folding DNA—has expanded hugely in the 10 years since its conception. Nature Video finds out how you can fold DNA into robots. This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on March 18, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

March 22, 2016 — Nature Video

The Evolution of Oral Anticoagulants

This animation explores progress in the development of oral anticoagulants that target components of the blood coagulation cascade to inhibit blood clotting in high-risk patients. This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on January 28, 2016. It is produced by Nature Video with Nature Reviews Cardiology and Nature Reviews Drug Discovery.

February 10, 2016 — Nature Video

Soft Robots

Inspired by the the octopus, engineers are creating robots that can twist their way around problems that rigid robots can’t handle. This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on February 3, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

February 4, 2016 — Nature Video

The Computer That Mastered Go

Google-owned company DeepMind have created an artificial intelligence which can beat a professional at the ancient Chinese boardgame of Go - a feat thought to be a decade away. This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on January 27, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.  

January 28, 2016 — Nature Video

Immunology of the Rheumatoid Joint

This animation guides us through the immune pathways involved in the disease, from the first signs of self-reactive immune cells to joint damage and other symptoms. This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on January 25, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

January 27, 2016 — Nature Video

Scientists Find New Drug Targets for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that affects about 2-3% of the population. It is triggered by the immune system, and new insights into immune processes have thrown up a number of exciting drug targets. This article was first published by Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, which has full responsibility for all editorial content. It is a NatureVideo production and was reproduced with permission. The editorial advisor is Manfred Kopf; animation by Arkitek Scientific. This content is editorially independent of sponsors. Produced with support from Eli Lilly and Company

December 29, 2015 — Nature Video

Laniakea: Our Home Supercluster

Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But where does one end and another begin? And where are we in the picture? This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on September 3, 2014. It is a Nature Video production.

December 21, 2015 — Nature Video

Paris Climate Talks: The Consequences of Climate Change

What will a world that is a few degrees hotter look like? As negotiators gather in Paris, reporter Adam Levy investigates some of the effects that temperature changes will have on our planet. This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on November 20, 2015. It is a Nature Video production.

November 28, 2015 — Nature Video

Paris Climate Talks: The 2-Degree Limit

World leaders will soon meet in Paris, tasked with stopping the world from heating up by more than 2 degrees. Nature Video investigates the basis of this limit, and how much carbon we can burn before we reach it. This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on November 19, 2015. It is a Nature Video production.

November 27, 2015 — Nature Video

Paris Climate Talks: Global Problem, Global Deal

The Paris climate talks are nearly upon us, and the world’s nations are gathering to hammer out a deal. But how do you get an agreement that everyone will sign up to? This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on November 23, 2015. It is a Nature Video production.

November 26, 2015 — Nature Video

Building the Sphere of Archimedes [Video]

In his West London workshop, Michael Wright builds ancient mechanisms. In this Nature Video, we see his latest contraption, the sphere of Archimedes. Based on little more than ancient Greek texts, Wright has built this speculative machine to model the movements of the planets.  This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on September 25, 2015. It is a Nature Video production.

November 16, 2015 — Nature Video

Ultrasonic Levitation

Nature Video finds out how to levitate objects using sound waves. Scientists can float objects in mid-air, using just the power of sound. Now, using ultrasonic speakers, they can levitate things with more control than ever before, moving small objects in three dimensions even with the whole array turned upside down. They have also developed virtual ‘holograms’ to visualise how the shapes made by the sound waves can ‘grab’ objects. This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on Oct 27, 2015. It is a Nature Video production.

November 6, 2015 — Nature Video

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