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This CNSC educational video explains how nuclear technology is used safely in industrial applications. (1:50 min.)

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This MinutePhysics video looks at the pros and cons of putting telescopes in space. The pros greatly outweigh the cons, particularly overcoming the distortion that our atmosphere creates when objects are viewed from earth. (2:20 min.)

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Your eyes don’t always capture the world exactly as a video camera would. But the eyes are remarkably efficient organs, the result of hundreds of millions of years of coevolution with our brains. Michael Mauser outlines the similarities and differences between your eye and a video camera. (4:56 miln.)

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This video from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) explores the sources of natural and human-produced radiation in our environment as well as the role that the CNSC plays in protecting Canadians through regulation of sources of radiation. (6:34 min.)

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The ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter is always the same: 3.14159... and on and on (literally!) forever. Reynaldo Lopes explains pi's vast applications to the study of music, financial models, and even the density of the universe. (3:44 min.)

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Join astronauts on-board the International Space Station to learn more about centripetal force and why planets or moons and artificial satellites like the space station stay in orbit. Use math to find out if the artificial gravity in science fiction movies can be a reality. (7:51 min.)

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The force and acceleration of a grasshopper is calculated using a high speed camera and tracker software. A velocity vs time graph is also produced. (5:15 min.)

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NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association and Chevron, explores the science of golf. In this segment, the concept of kinematics, the use of stimpmeters and how they impact and regulate green speed are discussed. (5:48 min.)

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Isotopes are a lot like a foreign language. Once you know how to interpret them, you can learn a lot more about the world around you.

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Bernoulli’s equation is key to understanding why curveballs curve.

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