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00:23:36
How do ANDRILL scientists drill and retrieve sediment cores from under the ice and sea, and why do they do it?

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

Date: November 30, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:31:34
Join us for an overview of the ANDRILL (ANtarctic geological DRILLing) Project, a multinational collaboration among 200-plus scientists, students, and educators from five nations, to recover sediment cores (layered sections of earth) from under the Antarctic ice and seas.

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

Date: November 28, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:02:51
Christina, a geologist from Stanford University, investigates climate history by scouring sediment samples for diatoms, microscopic marine creatures that lived long ago in Antarctica's McMurdo Sound.

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

Date: November 26, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:02:16
Nadine, a glaciology graduate student from UC Santa Cruz, spent four weeks on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet investigating ice sheets and global climate change.

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

Date: November 26, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:03:09
Dr. Tulaczyk, a glaciologist from UC Santa Cruz, studies the lakes, floods, and ice quakes that occur under the giant glaciers of Antarctica. He is among only 200 scientists world-wide who study ice sheet dynamics and its role in climate change.

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

Date: November 26, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:01:46
Pulling food to prepare for four weeks at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet camp.

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

Date: November 15, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:41:16
The South Pole Telescope captured its first light on Feb. 16, 2007! Join Exploratorium host Mary Miller as she talks with scientists at the South Pole and finds out more about life at the Pole.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: March 30, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:15:00
Mary Miller chats with scientists at the South Pole about the nearly-completed telescope. The satellite connection to the pole deteriorated quickly, and we hope to repeat this program in the near future. Stay tuned for updates!

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:35:47
Join us as we talk to South Pole scientists about Ice Cube, a major new telescope being built deep below the surface to detect ghostly neutrino particles. The neutrino telescope will use thousands of detectors spread over a square kilometer of ice below the South Pole to study cosmological mysteries such as black holes, gamma ray bursts, and the remnants of supernova explosions.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: January 6, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:04:34
Check out this amazing footage of how scientists drop detectors miles into the ice to search for elusive neutrinos.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: January 6, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science