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Science of Golf: Math of Golf Scoring

Date : 05/29/2013

Clip Length : 00:05:42

Unlike most sports, in the game of golf the player with the lowest score wins, and negative numbers can indicate a well-played game. Scoring statistics also help project the cut score used in championship tournaments. "Science of Golf" is produced in partnership with the United States Golf Association and Chevron.

Science of Golf: Math of Golf Scoring
Pie, Pizza Pie, and Pi: National Pi Day

Date : 07/05/2012

Clip Length : 00:02:48

Two 10-year-old boys figure out the meaning of pi, the never-ending number that starts with 3.14, and then celebrate with pie and pizza pie on National Pi Day, March 14 (3/14).

Pie, Pizza Pie, and Pi: National Pi Day
Coffee Takes Root in China

Date : 10/19/2011

Clip Length : 00:01:55

In the Yunnan province in southwestern China, farmers have grown a famous green tea for centuries. Now, farmers are embracing the coffee bean for larger profits, sponsored by some well known brands.

Coffee Takes Root in China
Grapevines and Drought

Date : 10/11/2011

Clip Length : 00:05:58

The wine industry is a multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry, but it could be in serious danger due to climate change. Scientists Grant Cramer and Anne Fennell are studying how different grape varieties respond to harsher conditions such as drought and spring frost. Their research could help vineyards and other farms that grow grape products, such as raisins, juice and fresh fruit. Changing Planet is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Grapevines and Drought
Junk Mail a Treasure for U.S. Postal Service

Date : 10/09/2011

Clip Length : 00:02:26

The volume of first class mail dropped 7% in 2010, but advertising mail increased 3%, infusing the U.S. Postal Service with some much needed cash. Now the USPS is running an ad campaign of its own to encourage more businesses to reach consumers by direct mail. According to the Direct Marketing Association, 1.4% of households respond to a mailed advertisement compared with 0.62% that respond to an online ad.

Junk Mail a Treasure for U.S. Postal Service
Are Elephants Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Date : 09/13/2011

Clip Length : 00:03:31

NBC's Tom Costello reports that researchers at the National Zoo have found that some elephants have problem-solving skills that are as complex as those of fourth and fifth grade students.

Are Elephants Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Science of NFL Football: Pythagorean Theorem

Date : 10/29/2010

Clip Length : 00:03:44

NBC's Lester Holt explores the path a defender must take in order to tackle a ball carrier, and how this distance - called the "angle of pursuit" - can be calculated by using the Pythagorean Theorem to find the hypotenuse of a right triangle, and the distance of a defender's angle of pursuit. "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League.

Science of NFL Football: Pythagorean Theorem
The 50-Year Mortgage

Date : 05/22/2006

Clip Length : 00:05:13

Refinancing a mortgage extends the amount of time it will take to pay off the loan and lowers the amount of each monthly payment. But do the savings pay off in the long run? Today show financial editor Jean Chatzky has some thoughts.

The 50-Year Mortgage
The Ice Dogs: Arctic Adventures of Two Siberian Huskies

Date : 04/23/2009

Clip Length : 00:06:56

In 2006, the Tara Expedition ventures to the Arctic ice cap to research ice-melt and climate change. The story of the two-year mission as experienced by two Siberian huskies with the Tara crew, Zagrey and Tiksi, a puppy.

The Ice Dogs: Arctic Adventures of Two Siberian Huskies

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