Found 0 - 7 results of 7 programs matching keyword "birds"


Science in the City:  Altamont Wind Farms (Clip)
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00:07:03
Southeast of San Francisco, on the way out to California's Central Valley, thousands of wind turbines dot the landscape of Altamont Pass. Mounted both in rows and individually, machines with large propellers catch the wind, turning round and round at different speeds. Learn how wind energy is generated and stored for use in this most peculiar area, and its impact on living things both near and far.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: September 12, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: science in the city, series, episode, wind, wind energy, turbines, propellers, alternative energy, fuel, storage, birds, wind farms, altamont pass


Science in the City:  Journey to the Farallones (Clip)
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00:04:07
Twenty-seven miles beyond the Golden Gate, the craggy Farallon Islands have been home to fur-seal hunters from Russia, a gold-rush-era egg business, and even a nuclear waste dump. Today they’re home to 250,000 sea birds, not to mention seals, sea lions, whales, and sharks. What makes these stark-looking islands so attractive to wildlife?

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: January 26, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: oceanography, farallones islands, noaa, whales, sharks, seals, birds, bay, sea life, grey whale, blue whale, great white, harbor seal, elephant seal,


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Ice Stories:  Greenland, Icebergs in the Disko Bay under the Midnight Sun 3 (Clip)
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Greenland, icebergs in the Disko Bay near Ilulissat under the Midnight Sun. Taken from a boat. Sea birds fly through one shot.

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

Date: July 17, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: greenland, icebergs, birds, wildlife, disko bay


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Ice Stories:  Peregrine Falcons in Greenland (Clip)
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While hiking back from a research site near Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, Ice Stories correspondent Billy D'Andrea happened upon a Peregrine Falcon scrape. Two falcons, not too thrilled that he was passing by their cliff-side nest, began circling and screaming to chase him off. In this video, listen for the sound of Wheatears (songbirds) chirping and yipping in the foreground.

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

Date: July 10, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: peregrine, falcons, greenland, wheaters, birds, arctic

Links: Dispatch: Peregrine Falcons

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Ice Stories:  Sandpiper Egg Swap (Clip)
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Dr. Bart Kempenaers, a behavioral ecologist from the Max Planck Institiute of Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany, and his team fashion fake Sandpiper eggs, swap them for the real ones in the nest and incubate them in their lab at BASC’s (Barrow Arctic Science Consortium) new research facility. Once the hatchlings emerge, they take samples from them to determine factors such as paternity. The chicks are then returned to the nest, without the mother batting a feather.

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

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

Keywords: ecology, sandpipers, birds, arctic, barrow, alaska

Links: Dispatch: Sandpiper Egg Swap

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Ice Stories:  Duck Camp Scenics (Clip)
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00:01:07
Scenics of the hunting camp or "duck camp" in Point Barrow, AK.

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

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: barrow, arctic, alaska, scenic, hunting, point barrow, birds, nuvuk


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Iron Science Teacher:  Golf Balls (Webcast)
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00:58:11
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. Tee off with this week’s “secret” ingredient-golf balls!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 9, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: teachers, demos, activities, gravity, energy, catapults, brazil nut effect, kinetic sieving, temperature effect on bouncing balls, graphing, elasticity, fertilization model, roller bowler model, friction, bowler roller model, roller bowler model, birds, bird beaks, bird


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