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Ice Stories:  Making Water in Antarctica (Clip)
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00:06:40
You might be surprised to know that water is one of the most scarce resources in Antarctica.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 12, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ice, iceberg, survival, water, camping

Links: Dispatch: Mining Ice

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Ice Stories:  Clockwise (Clip)
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00:00:55
Why do the hands on clocks go "clockwise?" Seems like a circular definition, but if you looked closely at sundials in the northern hemisphere, you'd notice that the shadow of the sun moves around the sundial in a "clockwise" direction. This was adopted by clock-makers and became the standard we know today. In the southern hemisphere, the sun's shadow moves around the dial in the opposite direction, so if clocks had been invented there, our watches would move the other way.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 12, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: sun, astronomy

Links: Dispatch: Clockwise

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Ice Stories:  Antarctica, McMurdo, Williams Field, Basler take-off (Clip)
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A Kenn Borek Basler (Turbo DC-3) taxis, takes-off, and flies low back over the field at Williams Airfield outside McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 3, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,

Keywords: antarctica, mcmurdo, transportation, aviation, airplane, kenn borek, basler, turbo dc-3, take-off, fly-over


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Ice Stories:  Antarctica, McMurdo, Williams Field, Basler (Turbo DC-3) (Clip)
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00:01:21
Kenn Borek Basler(s) (more accurately called a Turbo DC-3) at the Williams Field which services McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 2, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,

Keywords: antarctica, mcmurdo, transportation, aviation, airplane, kenn borek, basler, turbo dc-3, williams, willy field


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Ice Stories:  Glaciers and the Simple Life in Antarctica’s Dry Valleys (Clip)
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In this interview from in front of the Canada Glacier in Antarctica’s Taylor Valley, Hassan Basagic from Portland State University describes the essential role of polar glaciers in supporting the bare-bones ecosystems in the Dry Valleys.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 31, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: dry valleys, antarctica, ecology, ecosystem, glaciers, canada glacier, taylor valley, ice

Links: Dispatch: Glaciers and the Simple Life in Antarctica’s Dry Valleys

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International Rubik's Cube Competition:  International Rubik's Cube Competition 2009 (Clip)
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00:01:47
Watch a few highlights from last year's Rubik's Cube Competition, and get ready to join us here at The Exploratorium on January 18, 2009, from 10am-4:30pm!

Project: International Rubik's Cube Competition | Browse All

Date: December 30, 2008
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
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Keywords: international rubik's cube competition


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Ice Stories:  Adelie Penguins Bicker at Cape Royds (Clip)
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00:00:21
Adelie Penguins bicker around their nests at Cape Royds, Ross Island, Antarctica.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: adelie, penguin, cape royds, ross island, antarctica, behavior

Links: Ross Sea Penguins
Penguins

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Ice Stories:  Shackleton's Hut, Cape Royds exteriors (Clip)
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00:03:27
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Ice Stories:  Shackleton's Hut, Cape Royds Interiors (Clip)
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Ice Stories:  Cape Royds, Adelie Parents and Chicks (Clip)
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00:03:58
Penguin adults tending their chicks at the colony

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: penguins, adelies, parents, chicks, cape royds, colony

Links: Ross Sea Penguins
Penguins

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