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00:46:01
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live webcast audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher."

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 8, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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Like the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco's cable cars are world-renowned as emblems of our city. Join us for a ride down Hyde Street as we investigate what makes these historic cars go—and more importantly, stop—on the steep hills of San Francisco. To learn more visit the Cable Car Museum website: http://www.cablecarmuseum.org/index.html

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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Construction of Pier 15 from March 11th through May 27th of 2011. Images courtesy of Nibbi Construction. Music by Wayne Grim.

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: June 17, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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00:04:12
Red means stop, green means go—simple enough, right? But traffic lights are just a small part of the sophisticated science of traffic engineering. San Francisco Traffic Engineer Eddie Tsui takes us on a wild ride through his world, from computer simulations to ever-evolving detection technologies.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: May 25, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): engineering, city planning
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This magical piece integrates live performance and projected animation. As artist Miwa Matreyek moves behind the screen, her shadow becomes the protagonist in a fantastical world of her own creation.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: May 19, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
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00:03:50
You've probably heard about the Texas-sized island of plastic trash swirling in the center of the Pacific Ocean. But did you know we have our own pockets of floating trash right here in San Francisco Bay? Join us on a trash safari with Sealife Convervation—a research and education group studying the volume, distribution, and sources of trash in the San Francisco and Monterey Bays.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: May 11, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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02:50
Josh Short from the Cardboard Institute of Technology walks us through their latest installation, Subterrain, on the Exploratorium floor!

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: March 16, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
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00:05:00
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. We take a trip around San Francisco and examine what treasures are hidden in plain sight and talk to a few geocachers to find out what all this means.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: February 9, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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00:04:07
Twenty-seven miles beyond the Golden Gate, the craggy Farallon Islands have been home to fur-seal hunters from Russia, a gold-rush-era egg business, and even a nuclear waste dump. Today they’re home to 250,000 sea birds, not to mention seals, sea lions, whales, and sharks. What makes these stark-looking islands so attractive to wildlife?

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: January 26, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, California, is an encyclopedic museum holding many splendid, unique, and puzzling treasures. It's a carnival of delights and ideas, many of them outside of the commonly held canons of fact and accomplishment. It slips around the question, 'is it real?', refusing to pit fact against fiction or art against data, instead weaving it all together into something more mysterious and joyful. In this second of two segments on the museum, curator David Wilson welcomes us into his worlds of inspiration, and parts the curtain to reveal how this impossible place indeed exists.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: December 19, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art