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1:03:23
On May 13, 2000, we peeked under the wrappings of an Egyptian mummy from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. A live video link connected us to the imaging center at UC San Francisco. Radiologist Dr. Henry Goldberg and Fine Arts museum conservator Lesley Bone guided us through the CT scan and helped to interpret the findings.

Project: Revealing Bodies | Browse All

Date: May 13, 2000
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): History, Medicine
Running Time:
1:20:37
Peer inside the thinking brain, using state-of-the-art functional magnetic resonance imaging. Scientists Gary Glover and John Desmond of the Richard M. Lucas Center for Imaging at Stanford University conduct cognitive tests on an Exploratorium staffer. Imaging tools display the active areas of the brain in real time.

Project: Revealing Bodies | Browse All

Date: April 22, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Medicine
Running Time:
1:59:03
This episode of Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live radio variety show links up with the Exploratorium's Revealing Bodies exhibition and series of webcasts. In this webcast, author Betty Ann Kevles discusses her book "Naked to the Bone: Medical Imaging in the Twentieth Century," performance artist Scott Serrano portrays Wilson Quain, a nineteenth-century "self-dissecting" anatomist, +4db (an a capella jazz group) sings, naturalist Claire Peaslee speaks, and house pianist Gini Wilson performs.

Project: Revealing Bodies | Browse All

Date: March 31, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Arts, Medicine
Running Time:
1:08:41
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: marshmallow Peeps!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: March 11, 2000
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
0:51:15
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: Chanukah candles!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: December 11, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
1:00:29
Winemakers and chefs help you discover which wines go with which foods, and why. Ann Noble from U.C. Davis explains how she trains wine judges with essence tastings and aromas, and gives tips on how to become your own expert.

Project: The Science of Wine | Browse All

Date: November 18, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, General Science
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0:01:01
On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:02:02
On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:01:01
On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:02:02
On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science