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Invisibility, teleportation, mind reading—the stuff of science fiction, right? Yet much of today’s technology was once considered impossible. Given enough time, couldn’t incredible ideas like these also become commonplace? In this unique presentation, author and physicist Dr. Michio Kaku brings to life the science behind parallel universes and other fantastic phenomena. He’ll discuss the role of nanotechnology in learning to simulate invisibility, explain why NASA envisions sending “nanoships” to the stars, and reveal how nanoscience may provide an escape from the death of the universe itself.

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Runa’s Spell conveys a moment of connectedness with the sensual persuasions of an imaginary world. Image and music interact in a dramatic way to deepen and enhance the perception of enchantment and longing. The visuals consist of digitally interwoven and layered animated hand-paintings on 35mm film stock, animated objects and cutouts, and pixilation of live creatures. The music attempts to create a spiritual sense of journey through the fractional evocation of ancient Egyptian folk song. The sonorous texture of trembling and contorted images illustrate the hesitation, solitude, and endless dreamscape of the human mind.

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The Chaotic Pendulum exhibit contains a deceptively simple set of pendulums in a steel and Plexiglas case. The visitor twists a protruding knob, expecting the resulting motion to be fairly predictable. But the device's motion is chaotic, extremely complicated and long-lived.

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What is dark energy? Cosmologist Rocky Kolb explains how the South Pole Telescope will help us understand the properties and nature of this mysterious force.

00:37:16
The Exploratorium's Ron Hipschman shows how a double disk with a string attached is a great way to study the physics of motion. Then Captain Yo and Doc Popular astound with amazing yo-yo tricks.

00:53:52
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: wire!

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In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: candles.

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In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: paint.

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In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: sugar.

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In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: baseball equipment.