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Shots of the research pen at the Cape Royds adelie penguin colony. Skuas at the penguin colony wait for a chance to snatch a chick. Shots of Adelie Penguins at the Cape Royds colony. In this program, learn about meteorite hunting in Antarctica with Ralph Harvey who leads the Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET). Join Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, an authority on positive psychology and flow, for a lecture on creativity. Dr. Csikszentmihalyi reviews the common traits of creative people and describe the environments that foster innovation. We talk to photographer John Weller, who spent the austral summer 2008 scuba diving under the ice in Antarctica. Meet marine biologist George Matsumoto from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and learn about the floating ecosytems that thrive around icebergs in Antarctic waters.
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.
We speak with glaciologists Slawek Tulaczyk and Jake Walter, who study ice-sheet dynamics. 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.