MythBusters: Tornado Special Aftershow
The storm chasers drop in on the MythBusters to put a couple of their storm chasing vehicles to the test.
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G Word: Gotta be the Tubercles
In their quest to increase the efficiency of wind turbines, researchers incorporate the shape of the hump backed whale's tubercles in their turbine design. Check out this clip from Planet Green's "G Word" to learn more about wind turbines.
G Word: Urine as Fertilizer
Learn how to neutralize urine so that it may be used to create fertilizer for house plants. Watch the process on Planet Green's "G Word."
G Word: Magnetic Power
See how magnets are used to generate power in this video from Planet Green's "G Word" series.
3 Questions: Avalanche
When terrain is capable of producing an avalanche, snow can form into a tremendous, deadly force. Take a look at this clip to learn the basics of avalanche formation, movement and impact.
World's Greenest Homes: Urban Wind Turbine
Watch this video to discover how the first urban wind turbine works -- and what the neighbors think about living in its shadow. Be sure to check out the rest of Planet Green's "World's Greenest Homes" series for more information on sustainable living.
Dirty Jobs: Erosion Control
See how a company does erosion control by using water, wood fiber and glue additive. They spray this compound on the hills of California to hold the soil together. Learn more in Discovery Channel's series, "Dirty Jobs," with Mike Rowe.
Invention Nation: Thermal Acoustics
The Invention Nation Team checks out a system to transform sound waves into refrigeration. Watch this video from the Science Channel's "Invention Nation."
A lively, informal look at earthquake research conducted by the National Science Foundation's NEESWood project, featuring tests of a full-size, three-bedroom house built on an indoor "shake table" at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Credit: National Science Foundation; University at Buffalo
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The most extreme shoot on the Frozen Planet series? Hands down, the Adelie penguin shoot: a grueling 4-month exercise in isolation and endurance. The two filmmakers nearly lost their minds, but came back with brilliant footage.
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Frozen Planet filmmakers felt a moral imperative to document the polar regions before they change forever. Due to climate change, the Arctic and Antarctic are changing faster than anywhere else on the planet.
Frozen Planet: Journey to the South Pole
Frozen Planet marks the first aerial shots of the South Pole. Series producer Vanessa Berlowitz is amazed by how much has changed at the South Pole, and how much has stayed the same, over the past 100 years.
Frozen Planet: Driven Mad By Penguins
Spending six straight weeks with penguins could drive anyone mad. These two Frozen Planet camera men reflect on a day in the life with penguins surrounding them.
Frozen Planet: Filming Curious Killer Whales
These camera men witness something truly spectacular. While trying to attract the attention of just one killer whale, they are able to spark an interest in many different nearby orcas.
Frozen Planet: Musk Ox Save Calf from Wolves
Arctic wolves attack a musk ox calf on Canada's Ellesmere Island, but the herd rushes to its defense. When threatened, musk oxen will form a defensive circle around the calves, the sick and the elderly.