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Arts at the Exploratorium:  Fog Bridge by Fujiko Nakaya (Clip)
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00:03:14
Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya muses on her ephemeral outdoor creation for the Exploratorium—the Fog Bridge—explaining it as both an homage to San Francisco and a conversation with nature itself.

Project: Arts at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: October 10, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art

Keywords: fog bridge, fujiko nakaya, art, science, sculpture, outdoor, installation, weather, fog, wind, exploratorium


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:  Golden Gate Bridge Dynamics (Clip)
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Admit it: Hasn't the Godzilla inside you always wanted to grab the Golden Gate Bridge and shake it silly? Finally, you can. In honor of the iconic span's 75th birthday, Exploratorium exhibit developer Dave Fleming presents a dynamic model of the Golden Gate Bridge. What happens to the bridge during an earthquake? How about strong winds and heavy traffic? The model dances and wiggles realistically, displaying the same vibrational modes and motions that occur in the actual bridge.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: May 9, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: exploratorium, san francisco, golden gate bridge, 75th anniversery, suspension bridge, earthquake, wind, exhibit, mickey hart


Exploratorium Science at America's Cup:  Wind Modeling (Clip)
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02:50
The Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (http://sccoos.org/) gathers live data about winds, waves, surface currents, temperature, and water quality, and makes it available to everyone. In this piece, Oceanographer Art Miller tells us about this system, and about how America's Cup sailors can use this kind of data and modeling to improve their race performances. To access wind modeling data, visit: http://www.sccoos.org/data/observations/

Project: Exploratorium Science at America's Cup | Browse All

Date: November 25, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: scripps institution wind modeling sccoos america's cup exploratorium art miller bay currents sailing marine


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Exploratorium Science at America's Cup:  Science of Sailing 101 (Clip)
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How can a wind-powered sailboat move faster than the wind? Why do the America's Cup sails look like airplane wings? With the beginner in mind, Exploratorium senior scientist Paul Doherty introduces the basic physics of sailing and sail design.

Project: Exploratorium Science at America's Cup | Browse All

Date: November 18, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: exploratorium, america's cup, sailing, science, wind, waves, boats, ships, paul doherty, physics


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Miscellaneous:  A Close Look at Clouds (Webcast)
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Have you ever wondered exactly what clouds are made of, or what the difference is between a cumulus and lenticular cloud? Clouds are an ever-present, ever-changing part of our natural landscape. They come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, and capture our imagination with their endless permutations. Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty for a live Webcast about cloud physics. Paul will discuss the basic makeup of clouds, and explore some of the aspects that make them such a rich part of our daily lives.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: January 16, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Physics

Keywords: clouds, wind, air, moisture, percipitation, lenticular, cumulus, sky


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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  Laura Peticolas: Sonification of the Solar Winds (Podcast)
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00:21:06
Dr. Laura Peticolas is a physicist at UC Berkeley's Space Physics Research group. She studies the Aurora to learn more about the Earth and the workings of our Solar System. She's currently working with NASA's Mars data to understand why the Martian aurora looks the way it does. In this podcast she discusses her research, her inspiration and how and why scientists sonify data.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: September 3, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): physics, astronomy

Keywords: laura peticolas, sonification, mars, physics, solar wind, nasa, auroras, audio salon


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Outdoor Exploratorium:  Outdoor Exhibits (Clip)
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00:00:45
View a selection of video clips from three exhibits that are part of the new Outdoor Exploratorium collection at Fort Mason.

Project: Outdoor Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2009
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: outdoor, exhibits, fort mason, wind, waves, oscillations

Links: Outdoor Exploratorium Press Kit

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Ice Stories:  Storm at Tango 1 Camp, Antarctica (Clip)
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Ice Stories correspondent Kelly Carroll reports from a storm at Tango 1 Camp, a remote camp deep in the Transantarctic Mountains.

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

Date: December 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: storm, extreme weather, wind, extreme cold, remote camp, antarctica, polenet, deep field, transantarctic mountains

Links: Dispatch: Tango 1 and the Air We Breathe

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Ice Stories:  Holiday Weather in McMurdo (Clip)
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Thanksgiving Day weather at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, turned out to be pretty interesting, as weather always can change quickly here. Our holiday weekend greeted us with 50 mph winds, but it didn’t affect the great feast we had in the dining hall.

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

Date: December 2, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: extreme weather, wind, mcmurdo station, antarctica

Links: Dispatch: Holiday Weather in McMurdo

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