Inside Science TV
Got an idea for
a 90-second TV spot on materials science? Something of interest to the general
helping MRS in its involvement with Inside Science TV (ISTV). This program produces short-form news vignettes
about cutting-edge research and development in all fields of
science, technology, engineering and mathematics designed to fit seamlessly into local television newscasts in markets
across the United States and internationally.
Nanotech Material Protects Against Most Liquids
Super shield could prevent stains and contamination.
Anish Tuteja, University of Michigan
Bottles, Bubbles and Beverages
Mechanical engineers reveal secret to bottle-exploding trick.
Tadd Truscott, Brigham Young University
"Superpower" Chip Enables Smartphones to See Through Walls
Terahertz technology penetrates walls, wood, plastics, paper and other materials.
Kenneth O, University Texas-Dallas
Cellphones Detecting Asthma
A simple breath test could sense when an asthma attack may strike.
Perena Gouma, SUNY Stony Brook University
Folding Objects With Light
Chemical engineers develop a way to transform two-dimensional patterns into three-dimensional objects using only light
Michael Dickey, North Carolina State University
Ouch-Free Medical Tape
Bioengineers create new medical bandage for the sensitive skin of newborns and elderly patients
Jeffrey Karp, Harvard Medical School
Self-Healing Plastic Skin – Is It Better Than The Real Thing?
Engineers create the first synthetic material that is both sensitive to touch and capable of healing itself.
Zhenan Bao, Stanford University
New Material Keeps Pilots Safe from Lasers
Engineers help protect pilots from blinding lights
Jayan Thomas, Nanoscience Technology Center, University of Central Florida
Robojelly Could Cruise Waters To Safeguard Ocean Environment
Engineers design jellyfish-like robot that could someday clean oil spills and detect pollutants.
Shashank Priya, Virginia Tech
New Solar Cell Absorbs and Emits Light
Scientists have created a more efficient solar cell
Eli Yablonovitch, University of California, Berkeley
Want to see
more materials science videos? Take a look at our materials science video archives, home to videos from 2005 through 2012. Check out Inside Science TV for even more science videos.
Science Facebook and Twitter presence makes it easy to
share segments among friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.
Inside Science Twitter feed
to get regular updates on the latest stories and tweet about videos to share
among your followers!
Have a Facebook page?
Bring some materials science into your social circle with ISTV’s fully
integrated web presence. Each segment includes extra material that links to the technical abstract and the on-camera expert's lab page. Help your child satisfy his or her curiosity with technical definitions and questions to
Not just for reporting the latest
laboratory research, ISTV covers topics of interest to viewers of all ages to
convey the science behind everyday activities like sports, the latest
technology and gadgets, animals, and even crime-solving! ISTV uses compelling
visuals and state-of-the-art animations to connect to viewers.
MRS Members &
But we’re just
getting started … and are looking for interested volunteers to help us identify
and vet new stories. At a time when public perception on scientific issues
are at a critical juncture, it is more important than ever that MRS support the
sustained presence of science news in the most widely viewed medium.
If we’ve piqued your interest, join us as we work to provide Inside Science TV with story tips
on materials-science news of interest to
the general public … further establishing the importance of materials research and
engineering to society.
How Can I Submit
New Story Ideas to ISTV?
Please send an e-mail that includes the word “PITCH” in the
subject line and contains the story idea in the body of the e-mail to Ben
Stein, Inside Science Director, at email@example.com. Here are
the factors that contribute to a successful story suggestion for ISTV:
- Contiguous US location
- Nationwide relevance
- Timely (hot issue, evergreen subject, holiday/seasonal link)
- Visual (interesting setting, compelling images or movies)
- Interesting to a Wide Audience
If you would
like to participate in Inside Science TV, contact:
If you have
questions or need further information about the Inside Science News or TV Programs, please contact:
Director, Inside Science, American
Institute of Physics
Phone: (301) 209-3083
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