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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  Dr. Christine Carter--The Science of Happiness (Podcast)
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Dr. Christine Carter is a sociologist who studies the childhood roots of happiness. She is the executive director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, an interdisciplinary research center that promotes the study of happiness, compassion, and altruism. In this program, Dr. Carter speaks about happiness, altruism, and the inspiring intersection of her personal and professional worlds.

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Date: January 28, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: greater good science center, christine carter, happiness, altruism, kids, kindness, audio salon

Links: Greater Good Science Center website

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Outdoor Exploratorium:  Outdoor Exhibits (Clip)
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00:00:45
View a selection of video clips from three exhibits that are part of the new Outdoor Exploratorium collection at Fort Mason.

Project: Outdoor Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2009
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: outdoor, exhibits, fort mason, wind, waves, oscillations

Links: Outdoor Exploratorium Press Kit

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Ice Stories:  Making Water in Antarctica (Clip)
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You might be surprised to know that water is one of the most scarce resources in Antarctica.

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

Date: January 12, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ice, iceberg, survival, water, camping

Links: Dispatch: Mining Ice

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Ice Stories:  Clockwise (Clip)
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00:00:55
Why do the hands on clocks go "clockwise?" Seems like a circular definition, but if you looked closely at sundials in the northern hemisphere, you'd notice that the shadow of the sun moves around the sundial in a "clockwise" direction. This was adopted by clock-makers and became the standard we know today. In the southern hemisphere, the sun's shadow moves around the dial in the opposite direction, so if clocks had been invented there, our watches would move the other way.

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

Date: January 12, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: sun, astronomy

Links: Dispatch: Clockwise

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Ice Stories:  Adelie Penguins (Webcast)
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00:46:44
We speak with biologist David Ainley, who has been studying Adelie penguins in Antarctica for more than 25 years

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Date: January 4, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology

Keywords: penguins, adelie, ainley, population, ross sea

Links: Project: Ross Sea Penguins

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Ice Stories:  Antarctica, McMurdo, Williams Field, Basler take-off (Clip)
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A Kenn Borek Basler (Turbo DC-3) taxis, takes-off, and flies low back over the field at Williams Airfield outside McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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

Date: January 3, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,

Keywords: antarctica, mcmurdo, transportation, aviation, airplane, kenn borek, basler, turbo dc-3, take-off, fly-over


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Ice Stories:  POLENET (Polar Earth Observing Network) (Webcast)
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Our Exploratorium team talks to scientists from POLENET (Polar Earth Observing Network).

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

Date: January 2, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: glaciers, dry, desert, snow, mcmurdo, antarctica, ecology

Links: Project: Pulse of the Poles

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Ice Stories:  Antarctica, McMurdo, Williams Field, Basler (Turbo DC-3) (Clip)
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Kenn Borek Basler(s) (more accurately called a Turbo DC-3) at the Williams Field which services McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

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Date: January 2, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,

Keywords: antarctica, mcmurdo, transportation, aviation, airplane, kenn borek, basler, turbo dc-3, williams, willy field


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Ice Stories:  Glaciers and the Simple Life in Antarctica’s Dry Valleys (Clip)
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In this interview from in front of the Canada Glacier in Antarctica’s Taylor Valley, Hassan Basagic from Portland State University describes the essential role of polar glaciers in supporting the bare-bones ecosystems in the Dry Valleys.

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Date: December 31, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: dry valleys, antarctica, ecology, ecosystem, glaciers, canada glacier, taylor valley, ice

Links: Dispatch: Glaciers and the Simple Life in Antarctica’s Dry Valleys

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Ice Stories:  Tour of the South Pole Telescope (Webcast)
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UC Berkeley astrophysicist Bill Holzapfel takes us on a tour of the South Pole Telescope and explains how it is unlocking the secrets of the Universe.

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

Date: December 30, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: antarctica, south pole telescope, astronomy, space, south pole, universe, astrophysics

Links: Project: South Pole Telescope

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