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Science in the City
Asphalt Acrobats (Video)
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Date: March 23, 2011
No one puts the laws of physics to the test quite like the urban skateboarder. Join us for a closer look at the science behind the tricks of the sidewalk-shredding trade, from the basic ollie to high-flying aerial maneuvers.
Urban environments like San Francisco are full of mysterious natural and human-made phenomena. Why are there so many one-footed pigeons? Where does the sewage go? Why is our “summer” in May and September? The Exploratorium is “taking it outside" to explore these and other questions in engineering, ecology, optics, waves, ... More »