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Exploratorium Science at America's Cup:  Wind Modeling (Clip)
Running Time:
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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Science in the City:  Rebuilding Doyle Drive (Clip)
Running Time:
00:03:50
At the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge, a construction project to rebuild the elevated freeway ramp formerly known as Doyle Drive is underway. Senior bridge engineer John Walters tours us through some of the new seismic technologies being installed, including a seismic joint designed to handle several feet of longitudinal movement and a spherical bearing that allows for three-dimensional movement. Walters also points out a temporary structure built over the historic Presidio Pet Cemetery to protect the grave sites while providing a platform for the construction overhead.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: November 23, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): engineering, city planning

Keywords: john walters, doyle drive, bridge, seismic, seismology, presidio parkway, presidio parkway project


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Exploratorium at the Piers:  Jitterbugging: Pouring Concrete at the Piers (Clip)
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00:01:51
Pouring concrete is an ongoing feature of construction at the Piers. This footage, captured in July 2011, shows the well-choreographed process involved, from pumping the concrete into rebar-latticed slabs via remote-controlled overhead boom, to vibrating the concrete to get rid of air pockets, to flattening the surface using 2x4s (“screed”) and rakes (“come-along tools”), to tamping in (“jitterbugging”) bits of sand and gravel, to the final smoothing and leveling of the finished surface. This pour created an extension to the southeast apron of Pier 15, adjacent to what will become the East Gallery.

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: November 23, 2011
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: exploratorium, port of san francisco, piers 15 and 17, construction, concrete pouring


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Exploratorium Science at America's Cup:  Science of Sailing 101 (Clip)
Running Time:
04:53
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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Color:  Making Color (Clip)
Running Time:
00:54:30
What is light? How is it made? In this video, staff physicist Ron Hipschman will talk about and demonstrate light, it's features and various ways it can be made as well as how colors mix.

Project: Color | Browse All

Date: November 16, 2011
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): physics

Keywords: color, making color, light, color mixing


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Color:  Color Vision and Color Photography (Clip)
Running Time:
01:05:50
Exploratorium neuroscientist Richard Brown discusses how we see color, how color vision evolved, why color vision varies from person to person, and how the scientific understanding of color vision has led to technologies such as color photography

Project: Color | Browse All

Date: November 16, 2011
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): physics

Keywords: color, color photography, vision, color vision


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Live Deep-Sea Exploration with the E/V Nautilus:  2011 Mission Highlights (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:27:35
Join the Exploratorium for our final webcast with researchers on board the Nautilus. We discuss the highlights of their three month expedition to the Mediterranean and Black Seas, as well as to the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Learn about hydrothermal vents, organisms living in extreme environments and ancient shipwrecks.

Project: Live Deep-Sea Exploration with the E/V Nautilus | Browse All

Date: November 11, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: ocean, exploration, marine science, shipwrecks, deep sea, mediterranean sea


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Science in the City:  Plastic Recycling (Clip)
Running Time:
00:04:35
Have you ever wondered where your plastic bottle goes after you toss it in the recycling bin? Take a little trip with us to the San Leandro Waste Management facility, where Rebecca Jewell tours us through the complex world of residential recycling.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: November 9, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: trash, recycling, plastic, waste management


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Live Deep-Sea Exploration with the E/V Nautilus:  Conversation with Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:27:47
Best known for his discovery of the wreck of the RMS Titanic, Nautilus expedition leader Dr. Robert Ballard is one of the world's most famous ocean explorers. In this webcast, we talk live with Dr. Ballard as he explores the Mediterranean's Straits of Sicily. Learn about the Nautilus' latest discoveries and the history of ocean exploration.

Project: Live Deep-Sea Exploration with the E/V Nautilus | Browse All

Date: October 28, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: marine science, oceans, exploration,


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Science in the City:  City Grazing (Clip)
Running Time:
00:04:39
In an unlikely corner of industrial southeastern San Francisco, a herd of 60 goats gambol on a 10-acre site ringed by a rail yard and a cement recycling plant. Meet the movers and munchers behind City Grazing, a local “rent-a-goat” service that provides an ecological alternative to lawn mowers and herbicides. To learn more visit: http://citygrazing.com/

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

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

Keywords: science in the city, exploratorium, goats, city grazing, weed control,


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