Inside Science TV

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Inside Science Television (ISTV) produces short-form news vignettes about cutting-edge research and development in science, engineering, and mathematics. OSA has previously partnered with ISTV, which is currently supported by the American Institute of Physics and a group of underwriters comprised of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics organizations.

Video Title/Description
Inside Science TV Segment: GigaPan Offers Billion Pixel Views

Computer scientists modified an off-the-shelf digital camera to enable users to create extremely detailed panoramic photos -- and time-lapse videos that allow viewers to zoom in and out of the scene. March 6, 2012

Inside Science TV Segment: Camera Sees Around Corners

Researchers at MIT have developed a camera that can see objects hidden behind walls, doors, and anything else in the way. July 10, 2012

Inside Science TV Segment: Spectral Mammography Improves Breast Cancer Detection

A new technique called spectral mammography has been developed to determine the density of breast tissue better than traditional mammograms. November 2, 2012

Inside Science TV Segment: Artificial Retina Could Help Clear Your Vision

Electrical engineers have developed a new artificial retina to help restore some vision to patients with eye diseases like macular degeneration that cause vision loss. January 22, 2013

Inside Science TV Segment: Many Green Laser Pointers Pose Greater Hazards Than Labeled

Ninety percent of tested laser pointers were more powerful than federal safety guidelines allow. August 29, 2013

Inside Science TV Segment: Study Finds 3D Can Cause Visual Discomfort, Not Eye Damage

Researchers studied the effect of 3-D displays on the eyes and found that while strain may occur, there is no apparent damage. March 28, 2012

Inside Science TV Segment: X-ray Laser Recreates Extreme Conditions of the Sun

Scientists at the U.S. Dept. of Energy and Oxford University were able to create a piece of matter that mimics the conditions inside the Sun using an x-ray laser. May 23, 2012

Inside Science TV Segment: Small Screens May Create Eyestrain, but not Visual Damage, Researchers Find

Researchers have found that frequent and persistent use of small screens can lead to eyestrain and discomfort, but not eye damage. April 19, 2012

Inside Science TV Segment: New Solar Cell Absorbs and Emits Light

A research team at the University of California, Berkeley, led by Prof. Eli Yablonovitch, has developed a new type of solar cell with record efficiency of 29%. January 3, 2013

Inside Science TV Segment: Astronomy Tool Detects Eye Diseases Earlier

A new retinal-imaging method uses adaptive optics to image individual cells and layers within the eye. June 5, 2012