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Fire and Ice: Magnesium Burning in Dry Ice (Video)
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Date: December 3, 2009
Most things won't burn on Mars—after all, the main ingredient in the Martian atmosphere, carbon dioxide, is used in fire extinguishers on earth. So how would one create fire without oxygen? Use metal!This slow motion footage shows magnesium burning within a block of dry ice. To begin the ... More »
Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events. Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic--from music to sex to electricity--but all include a cash bar ... More »

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Skateboard Science (Video)
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Geometry Playground: TrapezeWorld (Video)
7/8/2010   
Among the highlights of our Geometry Playground event were gravity-defying performances by ...
 
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Resolution: Mark Lottor's Cubatron (Video)
1/20/2010   
This After Dark event featured a special installation of the Cubatron by Bay Area artist and enginee ...
 
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Fire and Ice: Flaming Ice in Slow Motion (Video)
12/3/2009   
See slow-motion footage of flames licking through ice during a demonstration by Eric Muller o ...

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After Dark: Illusions: Brad Barton: $20 (Video)
9/4/2015   
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After Dark: Illusions: Brad Barton: Dream Job (Video)
9/4/2015   
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After Dark: Illusions: Brad Barton: Keys (Video)
9/4/2015   
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After Dark: Illusions: Brad Barton: Mind Reading (Video)
9/4/2015   
Brad Barton mesmerized and delighted audiences at this August's After Dark: Illusions. He p ...
 
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Extended Cinemas 2015 (Video)
8/27/2015   
Immerse yourself in visual storytelling that extends the possibilities of cinema. See aspects o ...