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Recorded live at the Exploratorium 2015 An element for the modern age, lightweight lithium is commonly used in rechargeable batteries, fireworks, and medications for treating bipolar disorder. Lithium is highly reactive, and has served as a fuel source for nuclear weapons as well as a cooling agent in nuclear reactors. See its scarlet contributions to pyrotechnics, and discuss its divided reputation as being both restorative and potentially toxic to our health.

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: February 20, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
Running Time:
00:25:00
Recorded live at the Exploratorium 2015 In a recent study by the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Dr. Julie Andersen found that low doses of lithium prevented Parkinson's symptoms in aged mice with a human mutation for the disease. Join Dr. Andersen to learn more about her research, and lithium’s potential for treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: February 20, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
Running Time:
00:24:55
Recorded live at the Exploratorium 2015 Plumb the dark and dangerous worlds of commercial diving and marine construction with Thomas Belcher, President of Underwater Resources, Inc., and learn how helium enables deep-sea divers to safely breathe under pressure.

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: February 19, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
Running Time:
00:25:23
Featuring: A People's History of the Periodic Table with Paul Stepahin

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: February 19, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
Running Time:
00:30:00
Is there a constitutional right to “physician-assisted suicide”? What about a “dignified death”—and what is a dignified death? Should terminally ill patients facing mental incapacitation or unbearable pain have access to fatal ingestion—also known as physician aid in dying? Or would that jeopardize our society’s progress toward more compassionate, comfort-based care?

Project: In the Balance: Bringing Science to Justice with David Faigman | Browse All

Date: February 19, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
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Running Time:
00:30:00
Neutrinos can escape from extremely dense environments around black holes or the heart of a star, and thus carry unique information on the most violent processes in the universe—and may shed light on the nature of dark matter.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: February 6, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:47:00
The Ebola virus has spread from West Africa to the United States with three confirmed cases and one death. The outbreak is generating fear, airport screenings, and a storm of media coverage. But how worried should we really be? Get the facts about Ebola from UCSF physician and infectious disease researcher Charles Chiu, who studies the Ebola virus and how it spreads.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: November 7, 2014
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:25:00
Join Exploratorium scientist Paul Doherty as he illuminates the most primitive objects—comets, icy leftovers from the formation of our solar system over 4.6 billion years ago.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: April 23, 2014
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:28:54
Sound artists Shane A. Myrbeck and Emily Shisko elaborate on their thought process behind their interactive sound installation, Fathom: Self-Assembling Music. This art work was presented in the Exploratorium's Kanbar Forum in 2013 and into 2014.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: February 25, 2014
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art
Running Time:
01:00:00
Join JoAnne Hewett, a theoretical physicist from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Maria Spiropulu, a Caltech experimental physicist working at CERN, who came to the Exploratorium to speak with us about the implications of the Higgs discovery.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: July 2, 2013
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science