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Mind:  The Science of Laughter (Webcast)
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00:57:53
Join us as we talk with Dr. William Fry, emeritus professor at Stanford University and the father of gelotology, the study of humor and laughter, and their effects on the human body.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: November 10, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: laughter, gelotology, humor, dr. william fry, effect of laughter


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California State Yo-Yo Championships:  The Science of the Yo-Yo (Webcast)
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00:37:16
The Exploratorium's Ron Hipschman shows how a double disk with a string attached is a great way to study the physics of motion. Then Captain Yo and Doc Popular astound with amazing yo-yo tricks.

Project: California State Yo-Yo Championships at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: September 8, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: yo-yo, spinning, discs, motion, physics, string, tricks, yoyo

Links: 2007 California State Yo-Yo Championships

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Ice Stories:  Barrow, Alaska: A Sense of Place (Clip)
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00:04:19
A video portrait of Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost settlement in the United States.

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

Date: September 1, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
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Keywords: barrow, arctic, alaska, scenic, hunting, point barrow, nuvuk, people of the arctic, inupiaq, culture

Links: Big Idea: Barrow, Alaska

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Ice Stories:  Whales Under Ice (Clip)
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00:02:52
Craig George and Glenn Sheehan explain how scientists have learned from Iñupiaq hunters to make more accurate counts of bowhead whales.

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

Date: September 1, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: whales, bowhead, arctic, alaska, hunters, traditional knowledge, iñupiaq, culture, ice, hunting

Links: Big Idea: Pairing Scientific and Traditional Knowledge

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Ice Stories:  Ann Jensen Interview (Clip)
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00:06:28
Interview with Ice Stories correspondent and archeologist, Ann Jensen.

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

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: barrow, arctic, alaska, nuvuk, archeology, burial, inupiat

Links: Project Page: Ancient Bones and Iñupiaq Culture

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Ice Stories:  Barrow Boat Basin (Clip)
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00:00:26
Shots of research vessel in the Barrow boat basin near Nuvuk.

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

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: barrow, arctic, scenic, alaska, boats


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Ice Stories:  Daniel Lum Interview about Bowhead Whales (Clip)
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00:01:26
Daniel Lum talks about the importance of the Bowhead whale to the native Barrow community.

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

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: barrow, arctic, alaska, bowhead, whales, inupiat, hunting, tradition


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Ice Stories:  Daniel Lum Interview about Nuvuk (Clip)
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00:00:27
Daniel Lum talks about the traditional village site in Barrow called Nuvuk.

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

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: barrow, arctic, alaska, inupiat, nuvuk, village


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Ice Stories:  Daniel Lum Interview about Sea Ice (Clip)
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00:02:45
Daniel Lum talks about the changes in ocean ice near Barrow.

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

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: barrow, arctic, alaska, inupiat, ocean ice, tradition, climate, climate change


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Ice Stories:  Duck Camp Drive By (Clip)
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00:00:59
Drive by shots of the hunting camp or "duck camp" near Point Barrow, AK.

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

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: barrow, arctic, alaska, scenic, hunting


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