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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:
00:26:04
Want to get off the grid but think it’s just too expensive? UCB's Dr. Jeff Grossman explains how nanotechnology may be used to make solar panels cheaper. We’ll also hear from philosopher Patrick Lin of the Nanoethics Group about ethical dilemmas that crop up when we try to improve our lives through nanotechnology.

Project: NISE: SmallTalk | Browse All

Date: April 16, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Physics, Chemistry
Running Time:
1:17:34
How do opera singers sing loud enough to be heard over an orchestra? Can an opera singer's voice really break a wine glass? What's the difference between a baritone and a soprano? Discover the answers to these questions—and more!—in this presentation for families. Join physicist and composer Dr. Brian Holmes and San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald to explore how the art and science of singing combine in opera.

Project: Doctor Atomic | Browse All

Date: October 8, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Everyday Science
Running Time:
0:36:46
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: January 4, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:24:35
In this webcast, we talk to Exploratorium staff particle physicist, Thomas Humphrey, about neutrinos

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 19, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
0:49:06
What if we did contact another intelligent life form in the universe? What should we say? What traits best represent our humanity? Douglas Vakoch, the SETI Institute’s Director of Interstellar Message Composition, is working with scientists, artists, linguists, composers, and others to imagine how to speak for our planet.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 19, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
0:55:19
What does it mean to find the Higgs Boson at CERN? Hear how this elusive particle could change our understanding of physics.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 19, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
0:58:28
The Exploratorium's Senior Scientist Tom Humphrey takes you around the Antiproton Decelerator, from beam pipes to antihydrogen traps.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 18, 2000
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
1:09:59
Follow CERN's Mission Impossible team as they race against the clock to collect all they need to bring antihydrogen back to CERN's webcast headquarters.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 18, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
0:41:28
Scientists at CERN in Switzerland explain to the Exploratorium's San Francisco audience why preparing for antimatter experiments is like arranging a marriage.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 12, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics