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00:26:39
Penguin researcher David Ainley joins us via telephone from his tent at Cape Royds, Antarctica. Dr. Ainley has been studying Adelie penguins for many seasons from his remote encampment.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: November 29, 2006
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
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00:34:45
After years of preparation, scientists from the University of Chicago are making the long journey to the South Pole to begin construction on the new 10-meter telescope. Join us as we talk to scientists at the pole about their long journey, learn about the pre-building of the telescope in Texas last summer; and find out what challenges they face in constructing a major scientific instrument in freezing conditions.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: November 25, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:31:41
Watch as Exploratorium physicists Paul Doherty and Stephanie Chasteen play around with the leading greenhouse gas: carbon dioxide. What is it? How much is there in our atmosphere? What does it do that is so harmful to the environment?

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: November 25, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:24:36
Join Exploratorium staff Paul Doherty and Robyn Higdon as they discuss the Transit of Mercury.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 8, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy
Running Time:
05:12:09
On November 8, 2006, Mercury slowly slid across the face of the sun during a relatively rare event known as a transit. The Exploratorium's Live@ crew was at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona to cover the event. This webcast includes a brief history of Kitt Peak and its 21 telescopes.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 8, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy
Running Time:
00:41:18
In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: mirrors!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: August 11, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science
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00:58:32
Watch ancient text revealed and read for the first time in a thousand years! Archimedes was one of the world's greatest scientific and mathematical minds. His thoughts were inscribed on goatskin parchment, but the letters and diagrams were scraped off and written over by Greek monks in the Middle Ages. Now, using an intense x-ray beam generated at Stanford University's linear accelerator, some of the original Greek text will be revealed for the first time in the modern world.

Project: Evidence: Ancient Writings Revealed | Browse All

Date: August 4, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): History, Technology
Running Time:
1:04:26
In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: rocks!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 21, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science
Running Time:
01:05:00
In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week-fruit!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 14, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
01:01:49
In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: crayons!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 7, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics