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STEM Integration in K-12 Education
What is STEM? It's the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But while kindergarten through 12th grade education usually focuses on science or mathematics in isolation, all four of these disciplines are closely intertwined in the real world. Imagine if K-12 students were taught in ways that highlighted these connections, making their education more relevant to their lives and opening doors to new and exciting careers. Watch this video and tell us what you think! For more information about integrated STEM education, check out the report: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/18612/stem-integration-in-k-12-education-status-prospects-and-an
Overview of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Starring Neil deGrasse Tyson and Marcia McNutt, this video provides a fascinating overview of the history and ongoing impacts that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have on society.
The Growth of Incarceration in the U.S.
This video illustrates the findings of the NRC report The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences. The nation's reliance on imprisonment has not clearly improved public safety and may have had large unwanted consequences for society. A change in course is needed. The report urges policymakers to reconsider sentencing policies and to seek crime-control strategies that are more effective, with better public safety benefits and fewer unwanted consequences. Read the full report: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/18613/the-growth-of-incarceration-in-the-united-states-exploring-causes
The Science of Science Communication II
Climate change...evolution...the obesity crisis...nanotechnology: Discourse surrounding these and other science-based issues is often overwhelmed by controversy and conflicting perceptions, hampering understanding and action. The challenges facing scientists, professional communicators, and the interested public has resulted in a growing area of research—the science of science communication. The National Academy of Sciences is hosting its second Sackler colloquium on this topic to advance a national dialogue. Highlights of the three-day program include presentations by leading scientists, a keynote address by Kathleen Hall Jamieson, and workshops focused on some of the biggest science communication challenges facing professionals and the public today. See the agenda and speakers: http://www.nasonline.org/programs/sackler-colloquia/upcoming-colloquia/SSC2-agenda.html Sign up for the webcast: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8098507855?ref=ebtn
How did climate change affect that extreme weather event?
Record-breaking heat and heavy downpours are just two types of extreme weather that are on the rise as Earth has warmed. While climate change is never the sole factor in any particular extreme weather event, teasing out its role can help government officials and businesses assess changing risks and better plan for the future. Watch this short animated video from the National Academies that explains how the science of extreme weather event attribution is like baking cookies! Read the full report, Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/21852
What You Need To Know About Infectious Disease
About a quarter of deaths worldwide--many of them children--are caused by infectious organisms. The World Health Organization reports that new infectious diseases are continuing to emerge and familiar ones are appearing in new locations around the globe. What You Need to Know About Infectious Disease provides an overview of infectious disease, drawing on reports of the Institute of Medicine. Read the report: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/13006/what-you-need-to-know-about-infectious-disease Thank you to the Marian Koshland Science Museum http://www.koshland-science-museum.org/
Running Dry: Call To Action
This documentary explores the growing global water crisis and its staggering toll of some 14,000 quiet preventable deaths per day. Focusing on China, the Middle East, Africa, India, and the United States, Running Dry presents compelling arguments for international cooperation on water issues and highlights some promising grassroots programs to improve access to safe water. This is a 19-minute version of Running Dry produced by The Chronicles Group and used by the Institute of Medicine with permission.
6 Things to Know about Cybersecurity & Public Policy
Cybersecurity is a growing issue for both government and business. In this video, Herb Lin of the National Research Council walks us through 6 key things to know about cybersecurity as it intersects with public policy. Download and read the full report: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/18749/at-the-nexus-of-cybersecurity-and-public-policy-some-basic
A Brief History of U.S. Human Spaceflight Policy
Asif Siddiqi, a historian of science and technology, describes the major decisions that shaped U.S. human spaceflight in the 20th century. To learn more about the National Research Council's work on human spaceflight policy, visit nas.edu/humanspaceflight.
Science Unscrambled: A Framework for K-12 Science Education
Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States' position in the global economy is declining, in part because U.S. workers lack fundamental knowledge in these fields. To address the critical issues of U.S. competitiveness and to better prepare the workforce, A Framework for K-12 Science Education proposes a new approach to K-12 science education that will capture students' interest and provide them with the necessary foundational knowledge in the field.
Surrounded By Science
Practitioners in informal science settings--museums, after-school programs, science and technology centers, media enterprises, libraries, aquariums, zoos, and botanical gardens--are interested in finding out what learning looks like, how to measure it, and what they can do to ensure that people of all ages, from different backgrounds and cultures, have a positive learning experience. Download and read the full report for free at the National Academies Press: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12614/surrounded-by-science-learning-science-in-informal-environments
Research Universities and the Future of America
Research Universities and the Future of America presents critically important strategies for ensuring that our nation's research universities contribute strongly to America's prosperity, security, and national goals. In this video, members of the study committee that authored this report discuss the importance of our research universities and their contributions to our economy and society. They conclude by discussing the challenges and opportunities they face at a time of fiscal stress and international competition.
Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change
Download and read the full report: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12782/advancing-the-science-of-climate-change
Sea-level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present, Future
Read the full report: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/13389/sea-level-rise-for-the-coasts-of-california-oregon-and-washington
NAS President Addresses Report on Sexual Harassment
A message from the National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt on newly released National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Full Report - https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24994/sexual-harassment-of-women-climate-culture-and-consequences-in-academic
Climate Change: Lines of Evidence
The National Research Council is pleased to present this video that explains how scientists have arrived at the current state of knowledge about recent climate change and its causes. You can also watch the video in seven separate chapters here on the National Academies YouTube channel. Read more in "Climate Change: Evidence and Causes": http://www.nap.edu/catalog/18730/climate-change-evidence-and-causes Permission granted to embed this video with no additions or alterations.
Agriculture: How Transportation Keeps U.S. Farmers Competitive in a Global Market
Learn how America's agriculture sector depends on a reliable, efficient transportation network to remain competitive the global market. (202489B.trb.org/NCHRP20-24(89)B) This video shows how the US agricultural sector can be competitive internationally, as highlighted in the case of U.S. soybean exports to China. Illinois soybean farmer, Philip Bradshaw, and soy transportation expert, Mike Steenhoek, discuss critical transportation challenges, such as building and maintaining bridges, roads, dams, and locks. The other videos in the series show other transformative trends in the economy that are affecting U.S. transportation needs and policies. The four videos in the series address e-retail, agriculture, domestic energy, and the next gen workforce. Other videos, project papers, and infographics can been seen on the project website. The video was produced by MiniMatters, in collaboration with ICF International, High Street Consulting, and Parsons Brinkerhoff. It was requested by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and conducted as part of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 20-24(89)B.
Bullying: Through a Teacher's Eyes
Teachers want to intervene in bullying situations but often don’t know what to do. That discourages students from seeking help and contributes to the likelihood that teachers will ignore the problem. This video points to resources for arming adults in their efforts to prevent or stop bullying. To learn more about evidence-based ways for educators, parents and others to prevent or intervene in bullying visit http://nas.edu/ScienceOnBullying Download the report for free at https://www.nap.edu/catalog/23482/preventing-bullying-through-science-policy-and-practice
What is Climate? Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 1
The National Research Council is pleased to present this video that explains how scientists have arrived at the current state of knowledge about recent climate change and its causes. This is part one of a seven-part series, available on the National Academies channel.
Greenhouse Gases: Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 3
The National Research Council is pleased to present this video that explains how scientists have arrived at the current state of knowledge about recent climate change and its causes. This is part three of a seven-part series, available on the National Academies channel.
Keck Telescope
This video of the Keck Telescope on Mauna Kea, Island of Hawaii was produced to acknowledge the contributions of the W. M. Keck Foundation including its support for the National Academies' Keck Futures Initiative. More information can be viewed at www.kecktelescopeexhibit.org The video, which contains original high definition footage shot by Moey Inc specifically for this project, shows the telescope in action while introducing the viewer to an overview of the research work being done there, such as observations of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy by Academy Member Andrea Ghez. The cinematography highlights the magnificent environment surrounding the observatory high on the summit of Mauna Kea, a volcanic mountain on the big island of Hawaii. The video was produced by Moey, Inc., a company that specializes in interactive museum displays that communicate topics in science and technology
PEER Science - Module 1: Overview
The PEER Science program is a competitive grants program launched by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF). PEER Science invites scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on topics of importance to USAID and conducted in partnership with their NSF-funded collaborators.
Energy Technologies and Manmade Earthquakes
About 60% of the energy consumed in the United States come from fluids pumped from the ground. Activities related to producing this energy, including conventional oil and gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing, geothermal energy production, and underground disposal of wastewater, has been linked to a small number manmade earthquakes. This new video, based upon Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies (NRC, 2013), examines the science behind manmade seismic activity and discusses practices that can help reduce risks.
On Being A Scientist from the National Academies
The scientific research enterprise is built on a foundation of trust. Scientists trust that the results reported by others are valid. Society trusts that the results of research reflect an honest attempt by scientists to describe the world accurately and without bias. But this trust will endure only if the scientific community devotes itself to exemplifying and transmitting the values associated with ethical scientific conduct. This video is based on third edition of On Being a Scientist and reflects developments since the publication of the original edition in 1989 and a second edition in 1995. Download and read the 3rd edition for free: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12192/on-being-a-scientist-a-guide-to-responsible-conduct-in
SHRP 2 Demonstration: Infrared Bar for QC/QA, from the Transportation Research Board
More details at http://TRB.org/SHRP2 This video shows a demonstration of an infrared bar being used for quality control and measurement of new hot mix asphalt layers during paving operations. This demonstration was part of Renewal Project R06C: Using Both Infrared and High-Speed Ground Penetrating Radar for Uniformity Measurement on New Hot Mix Asphalt Layers. This project is demonstrating these technologies to assess hot mix asphalt density and segregation in the four AASHTO regions, and will recommend how these technologies can be incorporated into existing department of transportation specifications for construction quality assurance.
Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment
The risk of a serious oil spill in the arctic is escalating due to potential increases in shipping traffic and oil and gas activities. To provide an effective response effort in challenging Arctic conditions--and minimize impacts on people and sensitive ecosystems--a full range of oil spill response technologies is needed. This report assesses the current state of science and engineering regarding oil spill response in Arctic waters and identifies key oil spill research priorities, critical data and monitoring needs, mitigation strategies, and important operational and logistical issues. Read more about the report here: http://dels.nas.edu/Report/Responding-Spills/18625
Sexual Harassment in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
How can academic institutions improve in the #MeToo era? This video presents the top four tips for how organizations can prevent and address sexual harassment in academic settings, and specifically in science, engineering, and medicine. Together, we can do better. To learn more, visit: http://www.nationalacademies.org/sexualharassment Download the report for free at: http://www.nap.edu/24994 #ScienceToo
America's Energy Future from the National Academies
We live on a world that thrives on energy, but what will it take to fuel our future? Find out at http://nationalacademies.org/energy Download and read the full report: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12091/americas-energy-future-technology-and-transformation
Accelerating Progress to Reduce Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities
Despite progress in recent decades, more than 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occur each year in the U.S. To address this persistent problem, stakeholders -- from transportation systems to alcohol retailers to law enforcement -- should work together to implement policies and systems to eliminate these preventable deaths, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The committee that conducted the study and wrote the report recommended a number of actions, such as lowering state laws criminalizing alcohol-impaired driving from 0.08 to 0.05 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC), increasing alcohol taxes significantly, strengthening policies to prevent illegal alcohol sales to people under 21 and to already-intoxicated adults, enacting all-offender ignition interlock laws, and providing effective treatment for offenders when needed. Full Report: http://www.nationalacademies.org/StopDWIdeaths
What is Convergence?
What happens when life, physical, and computer sciences join forces with engineering? Convergence--a whole new way of thinking about science. This video from the National Research Council explains what convergence is—and how this new approach to problem solving could open up new pathways to research advances. Download and read the full report: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/18722/convergence-facilitating-transdisciplinary-integration-of-life-sciences-physical-sciences-engineering
Pathways to Exploration: Summary of a Report on Human Spaceflight
A new report of the National Research Council, "Pathways to Exploration: Rationales and Approaches for a U.S. Program of Human Space Exploration", describes the rationales for human spaceflight beyond low Earth orbit and develops recommendations that could guide the U.S. human spaceflight program in a sustainable manner. This video is a summary of the report. Download and read the full report here: www.nap.edu/catalog/18801/pathways-to-exploration-rationales-and-approaches-for-a-us-program
A New Approach for Citrus Greening Research
A single breakthrough discovery for managing citrus greening in Florida in the future is unlikely, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The committee that wrote the report called for a systems approach to prioritize research on the disease and strategically distribute resources for research to effectively manage the disease, which is the most serious threat for citrus growers worldwide. news release -- http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=25026&_ga=2.54172074.349374376.1523290448-141596223.1486144204 Full Report -- https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25026/a-review-of-the-citrus-greening-research-and-development-efforts-supported-by-the-citrus-research-and-development-foundation
A Study on Genetically Engineered Crops: Past Experience and Future Prospects
This video outlines the objectives of the ongoing National Research Council study, Genetically Engineered Crops: Past Experience and Future Prospects.
President Obama Stresses Importance of Science and Technology to the Nation's Future
On April 29, 2013 - President Barack Obama reiterated his strong support for science and technology in this speech to members of the National Academy of Sciences at its 150th annual meeting. Science, technology, engineering, and medicine are critical to the nation's prosperity, Obama said, noting that investments made today are bound to pay off for many years to come. The president warned that recent mandatory cuts in federal spending could slow these critical advances in research. "With the pace of technological innovation today, we can't afford to stand still for a year or two years or three years," Obama said. "We've got to seize every opportunity we have to stay ahead, and we can't let other countries win the race for ideas and technology of the future." Just as science and technology have advanced the nation in the past, he noted, they will be critical in addressing today's challenges. "We will continue to pursue advances in science, engineering, infrastructure, education, and environmental protection, and especially science-based innovations to help us minimize and adapt to global threats like climate change," Obama said. President Obama made an impassioned plea to ensure that the nation's young people continue to maintain their spirit of discovery and receive strong educations in STEM. "We don't want our kids just to be consumers of the amazing things that science generates," Obama said. "We want them to be producers as well. We've got to make sure we're supporting that next generation of dreamers and risk takers." Since Abraham Lincoln signed the congressional charter founding the National Academy of Sciences 150 years ago, the Academy has played a critical role in advancing science and shaping public policy. "[Lincoln] recognized that finding a way to harness the highest caliber scientific advice for the government would serve a whole range of long-term goals for the nation," Obama said, noting that his administration turns to the Academy for advice on many issues. "Like President Lincoln 150 years ago, President Obama clearly understands the importance of S&T to the future prosperity and security of our nation," said NAS President Ralph J. Cicerone in introductory remarks. "We're pleased that President Obama and the administration continue to turn to the National Academy of Sciences for help, analysis, and advice on many issues facing the nation and the world today." President Obama is the only president to address the National Academy of Sciences' annual gatherings of members twice; he also spoke at the 2009 NAS annual meeting. Other presidents who have addressed the NAS include George H.W. Bush in 1990, John F. Kennedy, who spoke at the NAS Centennial Convocation in 1963 and at the NAS annual meeting in 1961, Jimmy Carter in 1979, and Calvin Coolidge in 1924. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and -- with the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council -- provides science, technology, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.
Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases
Recent outbreaks of pandemic H1N1 (so-called "swine flu"), avian influenza H5N1 ("bird flu"), and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) are examples of how zoonotic diseases -- those transmissible between humans and animals -- can threaten health and economies around the world. In this video, six members of the authoring committee of Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases, a report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, explain why responding to these diseases is so important and the steps they recommend to sustain global surveillance and response. Download and read the full report: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12625/sustaining-global-surveillance-and-response-to-emerging-zoonotic-diseases
Enhancing the Value and Sustainability of Field Stations and Marine Laboratories in the 21st Century
Connecting scientists, educators, and communities to their environments, field stations and marine labs bring the basic tools of science into the field. But to fulfill their unique role, field stations must evolve. To learn more, visit http://dels.nas.edu/Report/Report/18806
SCIENCE UNSCRAMBLED: Science Teachers' Learning
Currently, many states are adopting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or are revising their own state standards in ways that reflect the NGSS. For students and schools, the implementation of any science standards rests with teachers. For those teachers, an evolving understanding about how best to teach science represents a significant transition in the way science is currently taught in most classrooms and it will require most science teachers to change how they teach. http://www.nap.edu/catalog/21836/science-teachers-learning-enhancing-opportunities-creating-supportive-contexts
A New Biology for the 21st Century, from Earth and Life Studies
Following the release of a National Academies report on the future of biological science, three of the study's authors discuss its key findings. A New Biology for the 21st Century identifies how biology can help meet challenges like feeding a growing population, providing adequate health care, generating energy to meet increasing demands, and coping with global climate change. In this video, Dr Phillip Sharp, Dr. Anthony Janetos, and Dr. Keith Yamamoto explain the studys goals and conclusions. Read the full report here: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12764/a-new-biology-for-the-21st-century
Increased Emissions: Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 4
The National Research Council is pleased to present this video that explains how scientists have arrived at the current state of knowledge about recent climate change and its causes. This is part four of a seven-part series, available on the National Academies channel.
Landscapes on the Edge: New Horizons for Research on Earth's Surface
Chemical, physical, biotic, and human processes constantly reshape Earth's surface from particles to continents. These processes form a complex network of interactions and feedbacks, but these interplays are not well understood, and challenging questions face science and society: How did Earth surface processes interact to create the landscapes of today? How will changing processes shape Earth's surface in coming years? In this new video, Dr. Dorothy Merritts describes the research agenda laid out in the recent National Research Council report Landscapes on the Edge: New Horizons for Research on Earth's Surface.
Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance
Human genome editing holds great promise for treating or preventing many devastating genetic diseases and for improving understanding of many others. Powerful, precise, and less costly new genome editing technologies such as CRISPR and TALENs have led to an explosion of new avenues of research and potential clinical applications. However, the possibility of editing the human genome -- particularly “germline editing” or making changes to genetic material that can be passed down to future generations – raises a host of ethical and societal concerns. A new report by the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine says clinical trials for heritable genome editing could be permitted in the future, but only for serious conditions under stringent oversight. News Release - http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=24623&_ga=1.75128338.141596223.1486144204 To read this report - https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24623/human-genome-editing-science-ethics-and-governance
Next-Gen Workforce: How Millennials Are Changing Commuting in America
Learn how millennial workers are transforming the U.S. economy and its transportation needs, particularly in urban areas with a robust tech industry. 202489B.trb.org/NCHRP20-24(89)B. The video explores this trend in the next-gen workforce by highlighting the case of northern Virginia, outside Washington, D.C., and companies such as OPower. Video features OPower employees Charles Mayer, Sean Colyer, and Laura McGorman. The other videos in the series show other transformative trends in the economy that are affecting U.S. transportation needs and policies. The four videos in the series address e-retail, agriculture, domestic energy, and the next gen workforce. Videos, project papers, and infographics can been seen at the project website. The video was produced by MiniMatters, in collaboration with ICF International, High Street Consulting, and Parsons Brinkerhoff. It was requested by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and conducted as part of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 20-24(89)B.
SCIENCE UNSCRAMBLED: Issues Summer 2016, Trump and Manufacturing
William Bonvillian discusses his article, Donald Trump’s Voters and the Decline of American Manufacturing
Overview of The Gulf Research Program
In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon disaster resulted in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. This had serious impacts on the environment and people of the Gulf of Mexico region. As part of settlements in the criminal cases with the companies involved, the federal government requested a new program be established at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine dedicated to funding and conducting activities to enhance offshore energy system safety, human health, and environmental resources in the Gulf of Mexico region and other U.S. outer continental shelf regions that support offshore energy production. Settlement funds totaling $500 million were designated toward a 30-year endowment for what became the Gulf Research Program. The Gulf Research Program is an independent, science-based program that funds grants, fellowships, and other activities in the areas of research and development, education and capacity, and monitoring and synthesis. Learn more about the Gulf Research Program here - http://www.nationalacademies.org/gulf/index.html
Science Unscrambled: Education for Life and Work
Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects. At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management - often referred to as "21st century skills."
Preparing for Future Product in Biotechnology
A profusion of biotechnology products is expected over the next five to 10 years, and the number and diversity of new products has the potential to overwhelm the U.S. regulatory system, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and other agencies involved in regulating biotechnology products should increase their scientific capabilities, tools, and expertise in key areas of expected growth, said the committee that conducted the study and wrote the report. News release -- http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=24605&_ga=1.188282792.141596223.1486144204 Full Report -- https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24605/preparing-for-future-products-of-biotechnology
The First Deep Ocean Drilling
Willard Bascom's original 1961 film produced under direction of the National Academy of Sciences. The film follows the first phase of Project Mohole, including the sea trials, experimental drilling, and major drilling tests off Guadalupe Island.
President Ralph Cicerone's Video Greeting to Beijing Conference
National Academy of Sciences President Ralph Cicerone sends a video greeting to participants at the Beijing conference.
Natural Cycles: Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 7
The National Research Council is pleased to present this video that explains how scientists have arrived at the current state of knowledge about recent climate change and its causes. This is part seven of a seven-part series, available on the National Academies channel.
Math Story: Bridges and DNA
What is the math that allows us to read our DNA? And what does it have in common with bridges in a 18th century Prussian city? This video explores the story behind Eulerian and Hamiltonian paths and the role they play in DNA sequencing. Learn even more in a report, which explores recent advances in the mathematical sciences: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/13373/fueling-innovation-and-discovery-the-mathematical-sciences-in-the-21st