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Nature Video: Printing glass

3D printers normally print using polymers, but glass has all sorts of advantages. Now researchers have found a way to 3D print with glass, with the detail of the objects only limited by the accuracy of the printer.  

Nature Video: Immunology wars | Monoclonal antibodies

Our immune systems are at war with cancer. This animation by Nature, reveals how monoclonal antibodies can act as valuable reinforcements to shore up our defenses – and help battle cancer.  

Nature Video: Immunology wars: A billion antibodies

Our bodies can create billions of antibodies to fight off billions of potential diseases. But how do our immune systems turn a limited number of genes into such an incredible diversity of antibody proteins?  

Nature: Water in the shadows

In this video we visit some of the coldest, darkest places in our Solar System: craters in the polar regions of Ceres. Ceres is the largest asteroid in the asteroid belt. New images, taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, reveal water ice trapped in a few of these craters, where the Sun never shines. Ceres is …

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Nature video: Mitochondrial diseases

Mitochondrial diseases are a group of disorders caused by genetic mutations. In this animation, Nature Video finds out how these diseases arise, and how new techniques can stop them being passed on from mother to child.  

Nature Video: Big box, small box, light-filled box with Serge Haroche

Physicist Serge Haroche describes his work on the manipulation of quantum systems, which won him a share of the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics. A sponsor message from Mars, Incorporated – partner of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings – follows the credits.  

Nature video: Rare crow shows a talent for tool use

For decades the New Caledonian crow has taken the crown of top corvid tool-user. Now experiments on the rare Hawaiian crow, or Alala, suggest that they too could be natural tool-users.  

Nature Video: The ultimate brain map

A new map of the human brain could be the most accurate yet, as it combines all sorts of different kinds of data. This might finally solve a century of disagreements over the shapes and positions of different brain areas.  

Nature Video: Coral close-ups

An underwater microscope is letting scientists bring their lab into the ocean. The new technology is revealing previously unseen behaviours from the tiny polyps that make up vast coral reefs.

Nature: Hobbit histories: the origins of Homo floresiensis

The origins of the species known as ‘the hobbit’ – a human relative only a little over a metre tall – have been debated ever since its discovery in 2004. Now new fossils may reveal the ancestors of this strange species and help us to understand its history.

Nature Video: The nerve bypass: how to move a paralysed hand

After a broken neck left him quadriplegic, Ian Burkhart was told he would never be able to use his hands. Now he can grasp a bottle and pick up a credit card by using a computer plugged directly into his brain. Special software is able to decode his thoughts and convert them into electrical signals …

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Nature Video: Ten years of DNA origami

DNA origami is the art of folding DNA. The idea is to create tiny nanoscale machines that could work inside the human body. In the ten years since the technique was first reported the field has grown massively. Nature Video finds out how DNA origami works and what has been achieved so far.  

Nature Video: Network Earth

The world is a complicated place. Our planet is made up of millions of networks from microscopic ecosystems to global migration. How can we ever hope to understand and predict the complexity of our mulit-networked world? New research may have the answer…  

Nature: Gravitational waves: A three minute guide

It’s almost exactly a century since Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves. In this Nature Video we find out what they are, and how scientists are searching for them, in an attempt to prove Einstein right.  

Nature: The Mesa Verde mystery

Seven centuries ago, an entire society performed one of the greatest vanishing acts in human history when they fled their homes in the American Southwest. Archaeologists are trying to work out why they left.  

Nature Video: One photon’s journey: Saul Perlmutter

The story of the evolution of life on earth during one photon’s journey across the universe. Told by Saul Perlmutter, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe.  

Nature: Tumour immunology and immunotherapy

This animation created by Nature Reviews Cancer and Nature Reviews Immunology illustrates how tumour cells are sensed and destroyed by cells of the immune system and how tumours can evolve to evade immune-mediated elimination. Scientists are developing new immunotherapies that help the immune system to ‘fight back’ — the animation explains how these exciting new …

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Nature Video: Graphene Kirigami

Graphene is a one-atom thick ‘supermaterial’ with incredible strength and resilience. Kirigami is the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting. Combined, they could lead to a future of tiny mechanical parts and even mini machines…  

Nature Video: Neuroscience: Crammed with connections

In a piece of brain tissue smaller than a dust mite, there are thousands of brain cell branches and connections. Researchers from Harvard University in Boston, MA have mapped them all in a new study appearing in Cell. They find some unexpected insights about how the cells talk to each other.  

Nature Video: Hallucigenia: The worm with the missing head

Two centimeters tall, with giant thorns sticking out from its body. Hallucigenia has been described one of the most bizarre animals that ever lived in the sea. The remains of an ancient worm species called ‘Hallucigenia’ were so bizarre looking that scientists originally reconstructed it upside down and back to front. Now Martin Smith reveals …

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