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Science of Gardening:  Peter's Savage Garden (Clip)
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00:05:53
At the age of eleven, Peter D'Amato ordered a Venus flytrap from Famous Monsters magazine; thus began a lifetime of cultivating carnivorous plants. His small apartment became an urban jungle, so he moved to Sebastopol, California, the home of California Carnivores, where he grows and sells hundreds of other-worldly plants whose traps range from those small enough to capture protozoa to those big enough to contain a rodent.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: May 15, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: carnivorous plant, urban gardening, venus flytrap,

Links: California Carnivores Website

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Science of Gardening:  Inside a Pitcher Plant (Clip)
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00:01:48
Peter D'Amato of California Carnivores describes how a pitcher plant gets insects drunk and then devours them. He also cuts open a plant to find the insects trapped within and to show "what ravenous, gluttonous pigs these plants can be."

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: May 15, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: pitcher plant, carniverous plant, gardening, insect, peter d'amato, california carnivores, sebastopol

Links: California Carnivores Website

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Science of Gardening:  Venus Flytrap Feast (Clip)
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00:01:52
Peter D'Amato of California Carnivores gives us a guided tour of the Venus Flytrap, one of the world's best-known carnivorous plants.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: May 15, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: venus flytrap, carnivorous plant, gardening, sebastopol,

Links: California Carnivores Website

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Science of Gardening:  Everybody Gets Lunch (Clip)
Running Time:
00:06:04
Sonoma Valley farmer Bob Cannard doesn't fight nature: he collaborates with it. The result is bountiful fields of healthy, beautiful plants, some of which end up in the kitchen at Alice Waters' Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. Here Bob speaks eloquently about appreciating and respecting nature. As he says, "it's simple...it's all right there before you."

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: May 15, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: gardening, farming, bob cannard, cannard farms, organic, sonoma valley, california, alice waters, chez panisse


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Science of Gardening:  Compost Tea (Clip)
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00:02:00
Bob Cannard, a Sonoma Valley farmer explains how compost is generated, both by nature and by human gardeners. Cannard creates a special compost 'tea' to use on his bountiful crops

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: May 15, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: compost, gardening, sonoma valley, farming, soil, dirt, food scraps


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Space Weather:  Coronal Mass Ejection: Artist's View (Clip)
Running Time:
00:00:38
Mike Wiltberger, magnetospheric physicist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, narrates this artist’s rendering of a coronal mass ejecting from the sun and then impacting the earth’s magnetic field. Animation produced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Project: Space Weather Research Explorer | Browse All

Date: April 29, 2005
Format: Exhibit
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Earth Science, Art

Keywords: cme, coronal mass ejection, simulation


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Origins: Hubble:  The Very Latest from Hubble (Webcast)
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0:40:48
On the occasion of Hubble's 15th birthday we unveil two spectacular mosaic images from the telescope, discuss the amazing accomplishments of Hubble during the past 15 years, and look at some of the images from space.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 26, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: hubble telescope, digital images, photography, planets, stars, galaxies, orbits, solar panels, atmosphere


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Chichén Itzá:  Live from Chichén Itzá: The Descent of the Serpent (Webcast)
Running Time:
02:03:07
Celebrate the spring equinox at the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá, in the state of Yucatan, Mexico. The alignment of the sun on this day creates the appearance of a shadow, in the form of a serpent, that descends the main staircase of the great pyramid. The Live@Exploratorium crew is there to capture the snake on film and to speak with local archaeologists, archeoastronomers, and solar scientists about this amazing phenomenon.

Project: Ancient Observatories: Chichén Itzá | Browse All

Date: March 21, 2005
Format: Expedition
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: spring equinox, maya, ancient observatories, alignments, sun, sun-earth day, nasa, solstice, pepe huchim, isabelle hawkins, chichen itza, yucatan, pyramids, el castillo


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Iron Science Teacher:  Valentine's Day Edition 2005 (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:00:11
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. This week's "secret" ingredient - Valentine gifts!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: February 11, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: demonstration, demo, teaching, teachers, valentine's day, contest, experiments, activities, science


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Return to Mars:  Where Have All the Rovers Gone? (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:45:44
NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have long outlived their life expectancy of three months. Join us as we sum up the rover data and explain how this information changes our view of Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: February 8, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, mer, robots, science, images, horizon, craters, surfaces, dry lakes, rocks, wheels, cameras, nasa, jpl, rat, solar power, target.


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