How origami is inspiring new kinds of emergency shelters

nature video published this video item, entitled “How origami is inspiring new kinds of emergency shelters” – below is their description. Engineers have come up with a way of designing structures based on the ancient art of origami. The structures can be put up with by inflation, fold up flat for storage and transport, and … Read more How origami is inspiring new kinds of emergency shelters

Flying a helicopter on Mars: NASA’s Ingenuity

nature video published this video item, entitled “Flying a helicopter on Mars: NASA’s Ingenuity” – below is their description. 290 million kilometers away NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has taken the first step towards a new type of space exploration. Hovering 3 meters above the Martian surface before rotating 90 degrees and safely landing – this was … Read more Flying a helicopter on Mars: NASA’s Ingenuity

Less is more: Why our brains struggle to subtract

nature video published this video item, entitled “Less is more: Why our brains struggle to subtract” – below is their description. When solving problems, humans tend to think about adding something before they think of taking something away – even when subtracting is the better solution. Experiments show that this newly discovered psychological phenomenon applies … Read more Less is more: Why our brains struggle to subtract

The quantum world of diamonds

nature video published this video item, entitled “The quantum world of diamonds” – below is their description. Diamonds are dazzling physicists with their powerful quantum properties. A particular impurity — the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centre — allows diamonds to be used for everything from geolocation to diagnosing disease. This animation takes a closer look at these … Read more The quantum world of diamonds

Deep-sea soft robots

nature video published this video item, entitled “Deep-sea soft robots” – below is their description. Is the future of deep-sea exploration soft? Researchers have developed a new type of soft robot designed to cope with the crushing pressures at the bottom the ocean. Inspired by the skull of the Mariana Snailfish, the deepest living fish, … Read more Deep-sea soft robots

How to build a quantum internet

nature video published this video item, entitled “How to build a quantum internet” – below is their description. You’ve probably heard of quantum computers – but what about the quantum internet? Entangling qubits across large distances to form a quantum internet could be one of the most exciting developments in quantum technology, and now a … Read more How to build a quantum internet

How ancient DNA sequencing changed the game

nature video published this video item, entitled “How ancient DNA sequencing changed the game” – below is their description. The past two decades have witnessed extraordinary technological and computational advances in nucleic acid sequencing. Working with ancient DNA, Beth Shapiro has applied next-generation sequencing to look into genomes of the distant past, with the hope … Read more How ancient DNA sequencing changed the game

How a worm showed us the way to open science

nature video published this video item, entitled “How a worm showed us the way to open science” – below is their description. Over the past two decades since the human genome was first sequenced, high-throughput sequencing technologies have transformed biomedical research. Robert (Bob) Waterston was instrumental in pushing for an open science approach to the … Read more How a worm showed us the way to open science

Explaining the icy mystery of the Dyatlov Pass deaths

nature video published this video item, entitled “Explaining the icy mystery of the Dyatlov Pass deaths” – below is their description. A sixty-year-old mystery from Soviet Russia could be explained by studying the science of snow. When nine students died on a hiking trip in the Ural Mountains in 1959 it sparked decades of debate … Read more Explaining the icy mystery of the Dyatlov Pass deaths

Fossilised glider takes the origin of mammals back to the Triassic

nature video published this video item, entitled “Fossilised glider takes the origin of mammals back to the Triassic” – below is their description. A new fossil specimen of Vilevolodon diplomylos, an ancient herbivore similar to a flying squirrel, may push the origin of mammals back millions of years earlier than previously thought. Vilevolodon is a … Read more Fossilised glider takes the origin of mammals back to the Triassic

PhD strategies during COVID-19 | Jessica Dobson

acmedsci published this video item, entitled “PhD strategies during COVID-19 | Jessica Dobson” – below is their description. “You’ve got to be open to talking to people.” Jessica Dobson is a final year PhD student at the University of York. Here, she shares her strategies for resilience and managing her research during the COVID-19 pandemic. … Read more PhD strategies during COVID-19 | Jessica Dobson

Coping with COVID-19 PhD stress | Emma Taylor

acmedsci published this video item, entitled “Coping with COVID-19 PhD stress | Emma Taylor” – below is their description. “I remember the day I felt safe enough to share how I was feeling with my supervisor, and I told him ‘I feel overwhelmed’. And the response he gave couldn’t have been better. He said: ‘So … Read more Coping with COVID-19 PhD stress | Emma Taylor

How I pivoted my research during COVID | Dr Shoba Amarnath

acmedsci published this video item, entitled “How I pivoted my research during COVID | Dr Shoba Amarnath” – below is their description. Dr Shoba Amarnath explains how she found ways around COVID roadblocks through collaborations with clinical partners and people in other universities, and how she made the most of the translational nature of her … Read more How I pivoted my research during COVID | Dr Shoba Amarnath

Time management during COVID | Conor Scott

acmedsci published this video item, entitled “Time management during COVID | Conor Scott” – below is their description. “I’ve actually spent more time of my PhD in the pandemic than out of it.” Conor is a second year PhD student at the University of York. In this video he shares his tips on how he … Read more Time management during COVID | Conor Scott