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Join the Exploratorium as we connect live for the first time with the E/V Nautilus as it sails the Mediterranean Sea south of Spain. We talk with scientists on the ship and learn about the ship's amazing capabilities and the 2011 exploration mission.

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

Date: September 30, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:04:58
Throughout history, tattoos have represented conquests, coming of age, religion, spirituality, art, and even punishment. Today, tattoos are alive and thriving as a form of personal expression. How have modern techniques changed this art form? What are best practices in tattoo creation and care? Why are tattoos permanent—and when are they not? Join us as we "talk tat" with artitsts Suzanne "Fishy" Shifflett and Tanya Wischerath of Modern Electric Tattoo in San Francisco.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: September 28, 2011
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:01:27
In this audio slideshow, meet the exploration vessel Nautilus and learn about its 2011 mission in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. (Images copyright Institute for Exploration / Ocean Exploration Trust.)

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

Date: September 28, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:01:25
In this new series of short works, local Super-8 filmmaker and Exploratorium Artist-in-Residence Paul Clipson gets up close and personal with a dynamic cast of dragonflies, spiders, ants, butterflies, and slugs. These lyrical and concentrated studies reveal the world as more complicated, ugly, and beautiful than we had ever imagined. Accompanied by a newly-commissioned soundtrack by Berlin-based musician Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. To view this film join us at the Exploratorium! Show is ongoing through Sunday, Oct 2, 2011

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: September 22, 2011
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:02:30
A news clip by NBC on the Exploratorium's move to Pier 15

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: September 20, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
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00:40:00
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live webcast audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher."

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: September 17, 2011
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): physics, general science
Running Time:
04:00
Emmitt Watson is a fixture at the Neptune Society Columbarium, where he has worked for over 25 years. In this show, we trace his journey from handyman to pacifier-of-hearts to the many people who inurn their loved ones in this unusual and magnificent place.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: September 16, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
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Running Time:
00:05:30
Monday is spiky. The number nine is orange. The letter F smells like smoke. Roughly one percent of people experience such blending of the senses, known as synesthesia. In this episode we meet Bryan Alvarez, a doctoral candidate at the University of California at Berkeley, who is researching the neural mechanisms of synesthesia in an effort to explain why only some of us experience this cognitive crosstalk.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: September 14, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): cognitive psychology, brain science
Running Time:
00:02:00
See the subtle, mesmeric effects revealed by slow-motion observation of three iconic exhibits: Circling Wave Umbrella, in which spinning fabric forms pockets of swirling air; Rift Zone, a miniature geothermal landscape created by air bubbling through fine sand; and Vortex, a swirling vortex of water in a hydrodynamic dance with gravity.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: August 30, 2011
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:06:00
Ever wondered where that crust on your car battery comes from? Exploratorium staff member Chuck Mignacco explains galvanic corrosion and the basics of battery maintenance using a time-honored miracle solvent: Coke. Watch for a surprise guest at the end of the video.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: August 24, 2011
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science