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Ice Stories:  Static Scarf (Clip)
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The air is so dry here at McMurdo that anything that gets charged, stays charged. Moist air quickly discharges objects because the water in the air picks up charge from an object and quickly flies away, taking charges with it. This does not happen here. We are constantly getting shocks from our clothing, our bedding and when we exit vehicles.

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Date: December 11, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: static, electricity

Links: Dispatch: Static Scarf

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Ice Stories:  Commuting to Work in Antarctica (Clip)
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They are many ways that people commute to work in the morning ó some by car, or bus, or maybe walk or ride a bike. Getting to work in Antarctica can be just as varied. One of them is by helicopter. This footage was shot during a trip to Westhaven Nunatak, Antarctica.

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Date: December 10, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: commute, helicopter, antarctica, deep field, mountains

Links: Dispatch: How We Commute to Work in Antarctica

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Ice Stories:  Climate History (Webcast)
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Mind:  Crazy For Love (Podcast)
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They say that love makes the world go around--but love can make you loco, too. This compelling audio documentary weaves together obsessions, confessions, and reflections to explore the universal madness of love.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: December 9, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: obsession, love


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Mind:  Dr. Temple Grandin Lectures on Autism and the Animal Mind (Podcast)
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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.

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Date: December 9, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: autism, thinking


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Ice Stories:  Imaging Antarctica's Climate History: The Scientific Process (Clip)
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Dr. Marvin Speece, professor of geophysical engineering at Montana Tech and co-Principal Investigator of the Offshore New Harbor Project, discusses how their expedition collects scientific data.

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Date: December 9, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: antarctica, geology, process, geophysics, climate history, climate change, explosives, sediments, seismic imaging

Links: Dispatch: Our Scientific Process

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Ice Stories:  Arriving on the Southernmost Continent (Clip)
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Five hours after boarding our flight in Christchurch, New Zealand, the intrepid Exploratorium crew arrives on the southern-most continent.

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Date: December 8, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
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Keywords: transportation, antarctica, adventure

Links: Dispatch: Arriving on the Southernmost Continent

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Ice Stories:  Hidden Mountains (Webcast)
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We speak to Robin Bell from the AGAP (Antarctic Gamburtsev Province) expedition. This is the first systematic study of our planet's last unexplored mountain range. This webcast was our first this season, and we had some technical difficulties.

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

Keywords: ice stories, antarctica, polar scientists, ice, snow, geology, mountain, agap

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Ice Stories:  Why We Install GPS Systems (Podcast)
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The POLENET project installed their newest high-precision GPS system on Deverall Island, Antarctica. These GPS systems tell scientists how much the ground underneath the ice sheet is moving upward. This has important implications on the movement of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and its interplay with the rock below. Learn more about it in this audio report from correspondent Kelly Carroll.

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

Keywords: gps, antarctica, polenet, ice, west antarctic ice sheet, measurements, ice sheet, glacier

Links: Dispatch: Why We Install GPS Systems

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Ice Stories:  Holiday Weather in McMurdo (Clip)
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Thanksgiving Day weather at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, turned out to be pretty interesting, as weather always can change quickly here. Our holiday weekend greeted us with 50 mph winds, but it didnít affect the great feast we had in the dining hall.

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Date: December 2, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: extreme weather, wind, mcmurdo station, antarctica

Links: Dispatch: Holiday Weather in McMurdo

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