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Miscellaneous:  Higgs: The Theory, the Discovery, and the Fate of the Universe (Clip)
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01:00:00
Join JoAnne Hewett, a theoretical physicist from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Maria Spiropulu, a Caltech experimental physicist working at CERN, who came to the Exploratorium to speak with us about the implications of the Higgs discovery.

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Date: July 2, 2013
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science

Keywords: higgs-boson, higgs, bosen, physics, cern, particle physics, stanford linnear accelerator, slac, theoretical physics, electroweak theory, space, dark matter, dark energy, cal tech, experimental physics, joanne hewett, maria spiropulu


Return to Mars:  Curiosity's Secret Discovery (Webcast)
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00:30:00
Curiosity has made a discovery! What could it be? Why are JPL scientists keeping this breaking news classified for now? Exploratorium host and Mars enthusiast Robyn Higdon and Ron Hipshman will give you a refresher on Curiosity's SAM instrument and will discuss the process that scientists at JPL must endure before releasing this ground breaking discovery to the public.

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Date: November 27, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: mars, jpl, mars rover, curiosity, sam, jet propulsion laboratory, nasa, landing, spacecraft, robot, geology, space, msl, mars science laboratory, chemcam, vaporizing ray, laser


Return to Mars:  Seeing Like a Rover (Clip)
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00:43:41
How do you work with a robot millions of miles away to make scientific discoveries on a planet you've never set foot on? How do scientists and engineers begin to "see like a rover"- and what can this tell us about who we are as meaning-making creatures? Find out how, by studying the team behind the rover mission, we learn about more than just the surface of Mars.

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Date: August 17, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, rover, nasa, curiosity, mission, exploratorium, landing, janet vertesi


Return to Mars:  Living on Mars with Paul Doherty (Clip)
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00:41:53
What would it be like on Mars? Get a sense of Martian living with Exploratorium scientist Paul Doherty. He'll introduce the capabilities of the new rover and demonstrate what the planet would look, smell, and feel like to someone on the ground. Learn how things would fall, how they'd burn, and the shape a Martian snowflake should take in a snowstorm.

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Date: August 8, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, rover, nasa, curiosity, mission, exploratorium, landing, paul doherty


Return to Mars:  Landing Night! (Webcast)
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00:30:00
The new Mars rover, Curiosity, successfully landed on the planet Mars at 10:31pm PDT! Join the Exploratorium crew for a very special online-only live webcast as we watched the final descent of the rover to Mars. Along with our own expert scientists, we share footage from NASA TV of the control room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Mission on Mars begins now!

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Date: August 5, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: mars, jpl, mars rover, curiosity, jet propulsion laboratory, nasa, landing, spacecraft, robot, geology, space, msl, mars science laboratory


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Fabricated Realities:  Domino Fall (Clip)
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00:03:51
Virtual worlds have physics. In this exhibit a visitor knocks over a small domino which knocks over a larger domino and so on down an exponentially growing line of dominoes which all the while obey the laws of physics.

Project: Fabricated Realities: Virtual Worlds, Mixed and Augmented Reality | Browse All

Date: May 14, 2012
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Physics, Art

Keywords: second life, domino, chain reaction


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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Meet the Makers-Toys (Webcast)
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01:09:58
Open Make is a monthly program at the Exploratorium, in collaboration with Make Magazine and Pixar Animation Studios, to highlight the tools, techniques, and ingenuity of local makers. As part of this program, makers from the Bay Area will be highlighted to share their work with the public, and Dale Dougherty, founder and editor of Make Magazine will interview Featured Makers in the McBean theater. Join us for live webcasts of the interviews to see what these makers are up to!

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Date: January 21, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Art, General Science

Keywords: makers, make, toys, make magazine, tinkering studio, dale dougherty, tools, invention, exploration, play


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Return to Mars:  Overview of MSL and Curiosity (Webcast)
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00:37:18
It's time for a new mission to Mars! Join Exploratorium science educators as we celebrate the launch of the newest rover, Curiosity, as it begins it's 8 1/2 month journey to the planet Mars. We will look at the launch itself, talk a little bit about MSL(Mars Science Laboratory) and Curiosity, summarize the history of Mars exploration, and look forward to what is next!

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Date: November 26, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, curiosity, msl, mars science laboratory, jpl, cape canaveral, kennedy space center, rocket, space, exploration


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Miscellaneous:  34th Annual Exploratorium Awards Dinner, Honoree Panel Discussion (Clip)
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00:43:00
Intuit Founder Scott Cook, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco, Former Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines, and Retired Congressman Vernon Ehlers join KQED's Dave Iverson for a lively conversation on the topic of Science for Decision Making. This discussion was recorded at the Exploratorium's 34th Annual Awards Dinner on May 4, 2011.

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Date: May 25, 2011
Format: Event
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: awards dinner, honorees, science, exploratorium, 34th awards dinner,


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After Dark:  Cosmological Constructs: Artist Dan Goods (Clip)
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01:23
In this short interview with Dan Goods, designer, artist, and visual strategist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Goods discusses his art piece, "Jupiter Fog Pool." The piece, inspired by the Juno mission to Jupiter, was part of "Cosmological Constructs," our After Dark event of September 2010.

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Date: September 3, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Art, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: dan goods, jet propulsion lab, jpl, fog, fog pool, nasa, juno, jupiter, after dark, space


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