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00:07:58
How does your eye work? You see the world because light gets into your eyes. Your eye uses that light to make an image of the world inside your eye—just as a camera uses light to make a photograph. At the Exploratorium, we dissect cow eyes to show people how an eye functions, and look at the parts that make up an eye. This video shows and explains a dissection with one of our staff Explainers.

Project: Cow's Eye Dissection | Browse All

Date: June 23, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:04:42
An inside look at the striving communities of competitive orchid and pumpkin growers.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:04:12
McMurdo Station is the American staging area for Antarctic research. At the edge of Ross Island, off the coast of the continent, a small town of workeres feeds, houses, prepared, supplies, fuels, transports, and protects those who conduct field research throughout Antarctica and the surrounding waters. The community numbers 1,000 in the summer and 200 in the winter. And the community has a garden, from which they obtain their only fresh produce. Many love to visit this polar paradise.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2005
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:04:57
McMurdo Station is the American staging area for Antarctic research. At the edge of Ross Island, off the coast of the continent, a small town of workeres feeds, houses, prepared, supplies, fuels, transports, and protects those who conduct field research throughout Antarctica and the surrounding waters. The community numbers 1,000 in the summer and 200 in the winter. And the community has a garden. But they aren't allowed to use soil.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2005
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:02:56
Sonoma Valley farmer Bob Cannard doesn't fight nature: he collaborates with it. The result is bountiful fields of healthy, beautiful plants, some of which end up in the kitchen at Alice Waters' Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. Here Bob speaks eloquently about appreciating and respecting nature. As he says, "it's simple...it's all right there before you."

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:01:53
Sonoma Valley farmer Bob Cannard doesn't fight nature: he collaborates with it. The result is bountiful fields of healthy, beautiful plants, some of which end up in the kitchen at Alice Waters' Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. Here Bob speaks eloquently about appreciating and respecting nature. As he says, "it's simple...it's all right there before you."

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
01:26:20
Professor Anders Barany, Deputy Director of the Nobel Museum and former secretary of the physics committee that awards the Nobel Prize, speaks about how laureates are chosen and celebrated. (Audio-only webcast)

Project: The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity | Browse All

Date: June 14, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): History of Science
Running Time:
1:26:20
Professor Anders Barany, Deputy Director of the Nobel Museum and former secretary of the physics commitee that awards the Nobel Prize, speaks about what makes the Nobel Prize one of the world's most prestigious honors. He gives an insider's tour of Alfred Nobel's will and how laureates are chosen and celebrated.

Project: The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity | Browse All

Date: June 14, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): History, General Science
Running Time:
00:05:53
At the age of eleven, Peter D'Amato ordered a Venus flytrap from Famous Monsters magazine; thus began a lifetime of cultivating carnivorous plants. His small apartment became an urban jungle, so he moved to Sebastopol, California, the home of California Carnivores, where he grows and sells hundreds of other-worldly plants whose traps range from those small enough to capture protozoa to those big enough to contain a rodent.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: May 15, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:01:48
Peter D'Amato of California Carnivores describes how a pitcher plant gets insects drunk and then devours them. He also cuts open a plant to find the insects trapped within and to show "what ravenous, gluttonous pigs these plants can be."

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: May 15, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology