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The POLENET project takes scientists all over the continent to install equipment, and to get there they leave from Williams Field, an airport near McMurdo Station. Willy Field has a runway equipped to handle the largest aircraft that fly into Antarctica. However, this runway is different; there's no pavement here - this runway is made of ice.
POLENET's Stephanie Konfal gives us a look at Willy Field.
Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All
Date: December 21, 2008
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Join us as UC Berkeley's Dr. Robert Levenson interviews acclaimed psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman about his 40 years of research into the universality of human facial expressions. The talk includes photographs and never-before-seen footage from Dr. Ekman's fieldwork among the Fore, an isolated New Guinea tribe he first visited in the early 1960s.
Project: Mind | Browse All
Date: December 19, 2008
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology