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Ice Stories:  The Tundra and Climate Change, Part 2 (Webcast)
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In our second Webcast with biologist Steve Hastings, we'll learn about his collaborative research experiment in Barrow. As the climate changes in the Arctic, the amount of water on the tundra is affected (more rainfall, shorter freeze periods, changing sea levels,etc). How will these changes effect the tundra's release of greenhouse gases? Will less permafrost mean more or less CO2 in the atmosphere? Will warmer temperatures cause more evaporation? Will that be good or bad for the environment?

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

Date: May 27, 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:  Searching for Life in the Ice (Webcast)
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The Census of Marine Life is a growing global network of researchers in more than 70 nations engaged in a ten year (2000-2010) mission to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life in the oceans. Rolf Gradinger is an expert in Sea Ice Communities, studying the tiny animals that actually live inside the ice and those that live on the bottom of the ice sheets. We'll chat with Rolf about his current work, drilling ice cores just off Barrow, and looking for some of the world's most unique fauna.

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

Date: May 24, 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:  The Tundra and Climate Change (Webcast)
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Meet Barrow scientist and Ice Stories blogger Steve Hastings, who is investigating how the tundra responds to climate change. What exactly is the tundra? How can vegetation, no more than 3 inches tall, play such an important role in the world's climate? Why does the tundra release so much CO2?

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

Date: May 23, 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

Links: Project: The Breathing Tundra

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Ice Stories:  Live from the Arctic (Webcast)
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The Exploratorium's remote crew has landed in Barrow, AK, to showcase the vast array of science being conducted at this northernmost tip of the continent. Join us for this introduction to Barrow: where is it? why are so many scientists here? why are May and June such important times?

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

Date: May 22, 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


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Miscellaneous:  Physics of the Impossible with Dr. Michio Kaku (Podcast)
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01:23:17
Invisibility, teleportation, mind reading—the stuff of science fiction, right? Yet much of today’s technology was once considered impossible. Given enough time, couldn’t incredible ideas like these also become commonplace? In this unique presentation, author and physicist Dr. Michio Kaku brings to life the science behind parallel universes and other fantastic phenomena. He’ll discuss the role of nanotechnology in learning to simulate invisibility, explain why NASA envisions sending “nanoships” to the stars, and reveal how nanoscience may provide an escape from the death of the universe itself.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: March 29, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: michio kaku, physics, string theory, nanotechnology

Links: Dr. Michio Kaku's homepage.

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Mind:  Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Lectures on The Creative Person and The Creative Context (Clip)
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01:49:20
Join Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, an authority on positive psychology and flow, for a lecture on creativity. Dr. Csikszentmihalyi reviews the common traits of creative people and describe the environments that foster innovation.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: March 12, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: mind, creativity, flow, invention, imagination, psychology, innovation

Links: Dr. Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi Profile

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Mind:  Mind: A Major Exhibit Collection with 40 New Exhibits (Clip)
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Preview the Exploratorium's Mind exhibit, an exhibit collection four years in the making.

In Mind, you are the exhibit. Experience your own thoughts, feelings and actions in provocative and unexpected ways in this major new 5000-square-foot collection. Discover insights into how you make decisions, the kinds of things you do (or don’t) pay attention to, and the changing landscapes and intriguing effects of your own emotions. Mind is made possible with the support of the National Science Foundation.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: March 1, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: mind, thought, feeling, emotion, interactive, exhibit, decision-making

Links: Mind Press Kit

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Mind:  In Search Of Universals In Human Emotion with Dr. Paul Ekman (Clip)
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Join us as UC Berkeley's Dr. Robert Levenson interviews acclaimed psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman about his 40 years of research into the universality of human facial expressions. The talk includes photographs and never-before-seen footage from Dr. Ekman's fieldwork among the Fore, an isolated New Guinea tribe he first visited in the early 1960s.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: January 26, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: paul ekman, robert levenson, new guinea, fore, emotion, mind, psychology, facial expressions, biology, darwin, margaret mead, anthropology


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Mind:  Dr. Temple Grandin Lectures on Autism and the Animal Mind (Clip)
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Author and animal scientist Dr. Grandin shares her insights on ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), visual thinking, and human and animal minds. Dr. Grandin, herself autistic, believes the autistic person's capacity to "see the actual things themselves" places autistic individuals in a unique position to understand the ways animals think.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: January 17, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: temple grandin, mind lecture series, autism, asperberger's, asd, visual thinking, animal behavior, external stimuli


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Ice Stories:  Glaciologists at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (Webcast)
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00:46:36
Meet glaciologist Slawek Tulaczyk and his team, who work in the fast-emerging field of ice sheet dynamics. They speak to us just after returning from a month at a remote camp on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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

Date: January 12, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: antarctica, glaciers, ice sheet dynamics, subglacial lakes, west antarctic ice sheet, floods, streams, ice quakes

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