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Ice Stories:  Alkenones: Natural Thermometers (Clip)
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00:03:36
To understand how Earthís climate system has changed over time, scientists need to find, develop and use natural recorders of temperature and precipitation. One natural thermometer comes in the form of alkenones: trans-fats produced by certain algae.

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

Date: July 7, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: climate change, climate history, paleoclimate, thermometer, trans-fats, algae, lakes, temperature, sediment cores, density, liquid, fats

Links: Dispatch: Alkenones: Natural Thermometers

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Ice Stories:  Green, Electric Snowmobiles (Clip)
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Meet Dr. Ethan Brodsky from the U. of Wisconsin, who advised a group of undergraduate students in the design and build of an electric snowmobile. Video produced by Ice Stories correspondent Zoe Courville.

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

Date: July 3, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: snowmobiles, pollution, electric vehicles, atmosphere, greenhouse gases, greenland, arctic

Links: Dispatch: Green, Electric Snowmobiles

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Ice Stories:   Caught in a Storm at Summit Camp, Greenland (Clip)
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00:04:50
For two days Summit Camp, Greenland experienced strong winds and blowing snow, making work, and even walking around camp, difficult.

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

Date: June 29, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
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Keywords: summit camp, greenland, storm, extreme weather, wind, snow, field camp

Links: Dispatch: Caught in the Storm

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Iron Science Teacher:  Hair Care (Webcast)
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00:48:10
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: hair care products!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: June 27, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: iron science teacher, competition, experiments, demonstrations, secret ingredients, contest


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Return to Mars:  Update on the Mars Phoenix Lander (Webcast)
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00:27:26
The Mars Phoenix Lander will have been collecting data and sending it back to earth for a month! Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty will examine the data and tell us what new information we've gained about Mars. We'll also get an update on our old friends, the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: June 27, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: mars phoenix lander, mars, soil, poles, rovers, spirit, opportunity, space


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Ice Stories:  Sandpiper Egg Swap (Clip)
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00:03:18
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 BASCís (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:  Cooper Sniffs Out Seals (Clip)
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00:03:08
What does a ringed sealís breathing hole look like and how do you find one on a vast sheet of sea ice? Dr. Brendan Kelly uses the canine skills of Cooper, a Black Labrador he trained to chase the scent of ringed seals and point to their holes. Passionate about wildlife and climate change, Melanie Duchin has loaned her dog to work with Brendan for the past 5 years.

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: seals, ringed seals, labrador retriever, barrow, alaska, arctic, sea ice

Links: Dispatch: Cooper Sniffs Out Seals

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Ice Stories:  Energy Dynamics within Alaska's thaw lakes (Webcast)
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00:31:00
Alaska's coastal range is covered in literally thousands of thaw lakes. Ken Hinkel, Yongwei Sheng and John Lenters are embarking on a project to reveal the subtle energy dynamics that take place within these lake systems.

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

Date: June 21, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: arctic, ice stories, barrow, alaska, scientists, dispatches, climate change, geology, biology, oceanography, ice


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Ice Stories:  Live from Both Poles on the Solstice (Webcast)
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00:30:36
Join us as we celebrate the beginning of summer in the Arctic and the long, cold winter in Antarctica. We'll connect live to two polar field sites: Summit Camp atop Greenland's vast ice sheet, where the sun will be shining 24 hours a day, and the South Pole Research Station, now in the middle of 6 months of darkness.

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

Date: June 20, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: antarctica, greenland, poles, polar science, winter, ice sheets, summit camp, south pole


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Ice Stories:  Tracking Endangered Bird Populations (Webcast)
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Dr. Jewel Bennett, an endangered species biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Fairbanks field office, is in Barrow leading a survey team tracking the endangered Steller's and Spectacled Eiders' populations.

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

Date: June 19, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: arctic, ice stories, barrow, alaska, scientists, dispatches, climate change, geology, biology, oceanography, ice


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