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The Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (http://sccoos.org/) gathers live data about winds, waves, surface currents, temperature, and water quality, and makes it available to everyone. In this piece, Oceanographer Art Miller tells us about this system, and about how America's Cup sailors can use this kind of data and modeling to improve their race performances. To access wind modeling data, visit: http://www.sccoos.org/data/observations/

Project: Exploratorium Science at America's Cup | Browse All

Date: November 25, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:03:50
At the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge, a construction project to rebuild the elevated freeway ramp formerly known as Doyle Drive is underway. Senior bridge engineer John Walters tours us through some of the new seismic technologies being installed, including a seismic joint designed to handle several feet of longitudinal movement and a spherical bearing that allows for three-dimensional movement. Walters also points out a temporary structure built over the historic Presidio Pet Cemetery to protect the grave sites while providing a platform for the construction overhead.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: November 23, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): engineering, city planning
Running Time:
04:53
How can a wind-powered sailboat move faster than the wind? Why do the America's Cup sails look like airplane wings? With the beginner in mind, Exploratorium senior scientist Paul Doherty introduces the basic physics of sailing and sail design.

Project: Exploratorium Science at America's Cup | Browse All

Date: November 18, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:27:35
Join the Exploratorium for our final webcast with researchers on board the Nautilus. We discuss the highlights of their three month expedition to the Mediterranean and Black Seas, as well as to the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Learn about hydrothermal vents, organisms living in extreme environments and ancient shipwrecks.

Project: Live Deep-Sea Exploration with the E/V Nautilus | Browse All

Date: November 11, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:04:35
Have you ever wondered where your plastic bottle goes after you toss it in the recycling bin? Take a little trip with us to the San Leandro Waste Management facility, where Rebecca Jewell tours us through the complex world of residential recycling.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: November 9, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:27:47
Best known for his discovery of the wreck of the RMS Titanic, Nautilus expedition leader Dr. Robert Ballard is one of the world's most famous ocean explorers. In this webcast, we talk live with Dr. Ballard as he explores the Mediterranean's Straits of Sicily. Learn about the Nautilus' latest discoveries and the history of ocean exploration.

Project: Live Deep-Sea Exploration with the E/V Nautilus | Browse All

Date: October 28, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:04:39
In an unlikely corner of industrial southeastern San Francisco, a herd of 60 goats gambol on a 10-acre site ringed by a rail yard and a cement recycling plant. Meet the movers and munchers behind City Grazing, a local “rent-a-goat” service that provides an ecological alternative to lawn mowers and herbicides. To learn more visit: http://citygrazing.com/

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: October 25, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:23:58
The Nautilus has discovered several well-preserved shipwrecks on their mission, from ancient Greek trading vessels to modern sailboats. Join us as we talk with chief scientist Katy Croff Bell live aboard the Nautilus and see the latest video of their discoveries.

Project: Live Deep-Sea Exploration with the E/V Nautilus | Browse All

Date: October 18, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:01:44
Take a look at the construction at Piers 15 and 17 from a different vantage point. This past August we recorded video of the Exploratorium's new home from a boat about 100 yards off the back of the piers.

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: October 17, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s):
Running Time:
00:04:52
Award-winning Bay Area artist Veronica De Jesus teaches painting and drawing at The National Institute of Arts and Disabilities (NIAD) in Richmond, California. In this episode, De Jesus introduces us to NIAD and its resident artists, and shares how her own art practice is nourished by her work there.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: October 14, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art