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Invisibility, teleportation, mind reading—the stuff of science fiction, right? Yet much of today’s technology was once considered impossible. Given enough time, couldn’t incredible ideas like these also become commonplace? In this unique presentation, author and physicist Dr. Michio Kaku brings to life the science behind parallel universes and other fantastic phenomena. He’ll discuss the role of nanotechnology in learning to simulate invisibility, explain why NASA envisions sending “nanoships” to the stars, and reveal how nanoscience may provide an escape from the death of the universe itself.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: March 29, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Physics
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00:03:30
Runa’s Spell conveys a moment of connectedness with the sensual persuasions of an imaginary world. Image and music interact in a dramatic way to deepen and enhance the perception of enchantment and longing. The visuals consist of digitally interwoven and layered animated hand-paintings on 35mm film stock, animated objects and cutouts, and pixilation of live creatures. The music attempts to create a spiritual sense of journey through the fractional evocation of ancient Egyptian folk song. The sonorous texture of trembling and contorted images illustrate the hesitation, solitude, and endless dreamscape of the human mind.

Project: ARTNANO | Browse All

Date: January 31, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art, physics
Running Time:
00:00:15
The Chaotic Pendulum exhibit contains a deceptively simple set of pendulums in a steel and Plexiglas case. The visitor twists a protruding knob, expecting the resulting motion to be fairly predictable. But the device's motion is chaotic, extremely complicated and long-lived.

Project: Exploratorium Exhibit Services | Browse All

Date: January 10, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:03:24
What is dark energy? Cosmologist Rocky Kolb explains how the South Pole Telescope will help us understand the properties and nature of this mysterious force.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 7, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:37:16
The Exploratorium's Ron Hipschman shows how a double disk with a string attached is a great way to study the physics of motion. Then Captain Yo and Doc Popular astound with amazing yo-yo tricks.

Project: California State Yo-Yo Championships at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: September 8, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
00:53:52
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: wire!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: August 10, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:39:56
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: candles.

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: August 3, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:40:59
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: paint.

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 20, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:54:10
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: sugar.

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 13, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
01:01:45
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: baseball equipment.

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 6, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology