Science Bytes

Science Bytes

A.P. Sloan TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION IN HONOR OF MICHAEL SCHWARZ In honor of Michael’s allegiance to the truth, we ask that you consider helping us bring to fruition the project he cared about deeply. It’s a series of short documentaries called Science Bytes. To make a...
The $1 Microscope

The $1 Microscope

Synopsis Manu Prakash and his colleagues from Stanford University have invented a foldable microscope–called a Foldscope–that can be made for less than a dollar and has the potential to bring the power of microscopy to people who have never used a...
Ancient DNA

Ancient DNA

Synopsis At the University of California, Santa Cruz, Beth Shapiro and Ed Green are trying to understand how populations, species and ecosystems change through time, particularly in response to environmental and other changes in their habitat.  They use the latest...
Mysteries of the Ocean

Mysteries of the Ocean

Synopsis In a lab at MIT, Roman Stocker is spying on the lives of microbes. He and his colleagues try to visualize—and understand—microscopic processes in the ocean that happen at a scale so small we have never before been able to observe them clearly in action in the...
Gorilla Foundation Crowdfunding Video

Gorilla Foundation Crowdfunding Video

Synopsis The Gorilla Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and well-being of gorillas and other great apes through interspecies communication research and education. It is best known for “Project Koko,”  the...