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“They Say They Want to Bring Me in Guilty”: On the Need to Make Forensic Identification 'Science' Scientific On January 30, 2015, the Exploratorium Lab hosted its fifth annual Science of Cocktails event. More than 1,200 guests sipped creative concoctions; explored the biology, chemistry, and physics of craft cocktails; and enjoyed the museum's hands-on exhibits and activities. Behold beryllium, an exceptionally light, strong metal that is both prized and poisonous. Found in minerals such as emeralds and other forms of beryl, beryllium is highly conductive to heat and electricity, nonmagnetic, capable of great elasticity, and impervious to a wide range of temperatures, making it a favored material for aerospace projects such as space shuttles and satellites.
In this video you will discover the element’s ancient and atomic histories with host Ron Hipschman! Join Dr. Jay Daniel, Director of Engineering at L-3 Integrated Optical Systems Tinsley, to explore beryllium’s central role in the future James Webb Space Telescope. Welcome to our 27th annual Pi Day! Help us celebrate this never-ending number (3.14159 . . .) and Einstein's birthday as well. On the afternoon of Saturday, March 14, 2015, participate in pi-related activities and enjoy a piece of pie.
Founded at the Exploratorium by our own Prince of Pi, physicist Larry Shaw, Pi Day has become an international holiday, celebrated live and online all around the world. Join the talented performers from the SFJAZZ Highschool Allstars for a live performance in our Kanbar Forum. Navigating bustling city streets can be a challenge for anyone at times. Can you imagine crossing a busy street, walking up a flight of stairs or using public transportation without the gift of sight? In this Science in the City you'll catch a glimpse of how Guide Dogs for the Blind envisions a world with greater inclusion, opportunity, and independence by optimizing the unique capabilities of people and dogs. 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.
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. Recorded live at the Exploratorium 2015
Zeke Kossover is a Teacher-in-Residence at the Exploratorium Teacher Institute, where he trains and supports coaches and mentors who work with novice science teachers in the classroom. For fun, he puts on physics circus shows that work as magic shows in reverse--making confusing things easy to understand.