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Science in the City:  Golden Gate Bridge Dynamics (Clip)
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00:06:27
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.

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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


Miscellaneous:  In Conversation with E.O. WIlson (Clip)
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00:49:00
Edward O. Wilson has revolutionized science and inspired the public more often than any other living biologist. Now he is blending his pioneer work on ants with a new perspective on human development to propose a radical reframing of how evolution works. Dr. Wilson visited the Exploratorium recently and spoke to staff and a group of invited students.

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Date: May 3, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, general science

Keywords: e.o. wilson, biologist, longnow foundation, harvard, teaching, evolution, scientist, biodiversity, ants, science, human social behavior, social biology, edward o. wilson, pulitzer


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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Meet the Makers-Trash (Webcast)
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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: April 23, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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


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Science in the City:  Owls (Clip)
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00:05:00
Take a stroll in Golden Gate Park at dusk and if you’re lucky, you’ll hear a sound perhaps unexpected: the hooting of wild owls. Jessie Bushell of the San Francisco Zoo debunks some common myths about owls while introducing us to several rescued owls currently living at the zoo—from a 3-ounce northern saw-whet owl that was hit by a snowmobile to a 10-pound Eurasian eagle owl confiscated from a smuggler.

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

Keywords: science in the city, owls, wildlife, nature, habitats, mating, breeds, predators, prey, great horned owls, sawhet owl, barn owl,


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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Meet the Makers-Tools (Webcast)
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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: March 17, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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


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Science in the City:  Reel Movies (Clip)
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The end of an era is near: In movie theaters across the country, film projectors are rapidly being replaced by digital projectors. Paul Clipson, projectionist at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, gives us what may be a last-chance look at the tools and techniques—including lightning reflexes—at work in 35 mm film projection.

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Date: March 15, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, general science, physics

Keywords: 35mm, projection, film, paul clipson, film projection


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Pi Day:  Pi Day: 2012 (Webcast)
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00:30:00
Meet Pi Day founder Larry Shaw, and join hosts Ron Hipschman and Lori Lambertson to find out what’s so special about pi—the irrational number that results from dividing the circumference of a circle by its diameter. Learn the history of pi and how pi is calculated, be entertained by pi limericks, and see a cool pi demo. Pie.

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Date: March 14, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: pi day, 3.14


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After Dark:  Vinyl (Clip)
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00:03:06
What happened to your stacks of wax? From handmade record players to DJs scratching new sounds, explore unique uses of an old-school material.

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Date: March 8, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: vinyl, turntable, record


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Science in the City:  A Record of the Moment (Clip)
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00:05:09
In this age of iPods and MP3s, the vinyl record (still) stands as an object of curiosity and ongoing admiration. What’s the real difference between a 78 and a 45? Why do they call it “cutting a record” when an album is recorded? Music enthusiast Wade Wright of San Francisco takes us back in time to explain the history and technology of vinyl records.

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Date: February 23, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: vinyl, records, wax, music, recording, audio, grooves, laquer, shellaq, wade wright, collectors, 78, 45, 33 1/3, rpm


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Miscellaneous:  How to Build a Sun Viewer (Clip)
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00:03:53
Senior Exploratorium Scientist, Paul Doherty demonstrates how you can make your own sun viewer. You can safely view sunspots, eclipses and transits with this equipment that you may have laying around the house! To learn more about the upcoming Transit of Venus visit: http://www.exploratorium.edu/venus/question3.html

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Date: February 16, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: transit of venus, solar viewing, solar flares, do-it-yourself sun viewer,


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