A great (and quick!) way to share brand new discoveries with your students. Teachers tell us they use this series of videos as a fun way to kick-start class (especially on Fridays) and to show students that science isn't just what's already known and in the books.
In this 2-1/2 minute episode: Spider eyes - jumping wise, kirigami graphene, design for the blind, and coming up for landing.
Associated news releases:
Kirigami inspires new method for wearable sensors
Most complete exploration of fly landing maneuvers to advance future robots
Stanford increasing access to 3D modeling through touch-based display
Compact depth sensor inspired by spiders
Click to view or download entire series from the National Science Foundation website