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Reggie Watts I Riffs on Mars I At the Exploratorium Museum Live
 
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Watch the talented Reggie Watts perform at the Exploratorium August 9th, 2012. Reggie was at the Exploratorium for an Osher Fellowship, and he graciously joined us at the end of a live webcast on Mars to share a little of his own feelings about the red planet! Learn more about Return to Mars: Roving with Curiosity online and at the Exploratorium at http://www.exploratorium.edu/mars
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Rolling Through the Bay with Scott Weaver: Maker Faire
 
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Scott Weaver has spent the last 35 years painstakingly constructing a replica of the city of San Francisco made of toothpicks! Not only that, but it is also a marble run, allowing ping-pong balls to take various tours through the city. His artwork will be on display in the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium until June 19th. For more information about the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio, visit us at: http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/
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The Science of Firefighting: Cisterns I Science in the City I Exploratorium
 
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Ever notice a brick-lined circle embedded into a street intersection? Keep an eye out and you'll see them throughout San Francisco. As part of the San Francisco Fire Department's Auxiliary Water Supply System, these brick circles indicate a cistern full of water. Join SFFD's Chief Ken Lombardi and Firefighter Hashim Anderson as they discuss the history and function of these cisterns, and demonstrate the drafting procedures used to access the water.
Views: 56388 Exploratorium
Pigments and Paints I Colorfest I Exploratorium
 
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Join artist Alex Warren as he demonstrates the relationship of pigments and binders in the creation of paint. Alex has been a a practicing artist for over 20 years and he founded Sinopia Pigments and Materials in 1995. For more information about Sinopia, please visit: http://www.sinopia.com/ Alex is at the Exploratorium for 2 months as part of our Colorfest. For more information about Colorfest, please visit: http://www.exploratorium.edu/colorfest/
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How to Make a Hat I Science in the City I Exploratorium
 
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Panama, Pork Pie, Bowler, Fedora—the hat is back. Reviving the traditional art of handmade haberdashery, the women of "Paul's Hat Works" in San Francisco guide us through their century-old hat-making process, from custom measurement and blocking of the felt blank to hand-stitched finishing and the final flange. For more information on "Paul"s Hat Works" go to http://www.hatworksbypaul.com/ To see more episodes of Science in the City, please visit: www.exploratorium.edu/scienceinthecity
Views: 48768 Exploratorium
Pneumatic Tubes I Science in the City I Exploratorium
 
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Remember those pneumatic tubes at the drive-up bank? Finessed by modern engineering, this technology is alive and well at Stanford Hospital, where pressurized tubes deliver critical payloads—from medications and specimens to blood for transfusions.
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Curious Contraptions |  Paul Spooner | Exploratorium
 
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Meet Paul Spooner, one of the automata artists whose work is showcased at the Exploratorium's Curious Contraptions exhibition. Published on Nov 11, 2016 Curious Contraptions at the Exploratorium Featuring Cabaret Mechanical Theatre November 17th, 2016-January 29, 2017 This special exhibition features more than 20 charming and often hilarious mechanical sculptures known as automata. Their whimsical characters are brought to life by intricate arrangements of cams, cranks, and other simple mechanisms. Each sculpture performs an absurd miniature drama that often reflects its maker’s dark and very British sense of humor. Exposed inner workings encourage visitors to investigate the low-tech mechanisms used to make these automata move. Additional exhibits offer a closer look at the most common simple mechanisms. The exhibition also features sketches from the notebooks of leading automata artist Paul Spooner, as well as photographs of his delightfully cluttered workshop. Most of the automata on display are on loan from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, British advocates of this peculiar art form for more than 30 years.
Views: 37091 Exploratorium
Voting Paradoxes | Exploratorium
 
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Voting is a tool that groups use when they need to make a collective decision. But how effective is this tool? In this video we explore some of the ways in which the democratic process can go wrong.
Views: 10252 Exploratorium
Tofu | Science in the City | Exploratorium
 
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Curious about Tofu? The folks over at Hodo Soy Beanery tell us everything we ever wanted to know about how Tofu (and its "sexier cousin" Yuba) is made. Music by Wayne Grim For more information on Hodo Soy Beanery- http://hodosoy.com
Views: 45308 Exploratorium
Curious Contraptions | Carlos Zapata | Exploratorium
 
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Meet Carlos Zapata, one of the automata artists whose work is showcased at the Exploratorium's Curious Contraptions exhibition. Curious Contraptions at the Exploratorium Featuring Cabaret Mechanical Theatre November 17th, 2016-January 29, 2017 This special exhibition features more than 20 charming and often hilarious mechanical sculptures known as automata. Their whimsical characters are brought to life by intricate arrangements of cams, cranks, and other simple mechanisms. Each sculpture performs an absurd miniature drama that often reflects its maker’s dark and very British sense of humor. Exposed inner workings encourage visitors to investigate the low-tech mechanisms used to make these automata move. Additional exhibits offer a closer look at the most common simple mechanisms. The exhibition also features sketches from the notebooks of leading automata artist Paul Spooner, as well as photographs of his delightfully cluttered workshop. Most of the automata on display are on loan from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, British advocates of this peculiar art form for more than 30 years.
Views: 11352 Exploratorium
Sand Mandala by Joe Mangrum at the Exploratorium
 
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On January 6th, 2011, as part of the Exploratorium's evening series, After Dark, artist Joe Mangrum created a sand mandala on the floor of the museum. In this timelapse video, shot over 8 hours, you can see the full arc of the work, from beginning to end. To view more about the Exploratorium's After Dark series, visit http://www.exploratorium.edu/afterdark
Views: 19777 Exploratorium
Exploratorium Science at America's Cup: "Sailing 101"
 
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How can a wind-powered sailboat move faster than the wind ? Why do the America's Cup sails look like airplane wings? With the beginner in mind, Exploratorium senior scientist Paul Doherty introduces the basic physics of sailing and sail design.
Views: 16689 Exploratorium
Disección De Flor (Flower Dissection in Spanish) I Exploratorium
 
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(Espanól) La disección de flor es una demostración hecha por los Explainers todos los dias en el Exploratorium. En este video, el Explainer explica la anatomía de la flor y sus funciones en español. Flower Dissection in English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POYoFF6G8L4 (English) Flower dissection is a demonstration performed by the Explainers everyday at the Exploratorium. In this video, Monica Guerra (a High School Explainer) explains the anatomy of the flower and its functions in Spanish. Exploratorium http://www.exploratorium.edu Exploratorium Explainers http://www.exploratorium.edu/programs/explainer/program_info.html
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Curious Contraptions |  Keith Newstead | Exploratorium
 
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Meet Keith Newstead, one of the automata artists whose work is showcased at the Exploratorium's Curious Contraptions exhibition. Published on Nov 11, 2016 Curious Contraptions at the Exploratorium Featuring Cabaret Mechanical Theatre November 17th, 2016-January 29, 2017 This special exhibition features more than 20 charming and often hilarious mechanical sculptures known as automata. Their whimsical characters are brought to life by intricate arrangements of cams, cranks, and other simple mechanisms. Each sculpture performs an absurd miniature drama that often reflects its maker’s dark and very British sense of humor. Exposed inner workings encourage visitors to investigate the low-tech mechanisms used to make these automata move. Additional exhibits offer a closer look at the most common simple mechanisms. The exhibition also features sketches from the notebooks of leading automata artist Paul Spooner, as well as photographs of his delightfully cluttered workshop. Most of the automata on display are on loan from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, British advocates of this peculiar art form for more than 30 years.
Views: 6977 Exploratorium
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence I Science in the City I Exploratorium
 
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Join Exploratorium staff scientist Ron Hipschman as we visit Dan Werthimer, Director of the SETI Research Center at UC Berkeley. SETI conducts experiments searching for electromagnetic signatures of intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations, spanning wavelengths from radio to visible light, over ten orders of magnitude in characteristic time scale.
Views: 17218 Exploratorium
Hack This Book: The Art of Tinkering's Conductive Ink Cover I Exploratorium
 
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The World's First Book Printed with Conductive Ink! The Art of Tinkering is an unprecedented celebration of what it means to tinker: to take things apart, explore tools and materials, and build wondrous, wild art that's part science and part technology. Its cover is printed with a special ink that conducts electricity, allowing readers to make their own circuits right on the book and get in on all the tinkering fun. The wonder continues inside the book, where readers meet 150+ makers and learn the stories behind their beautiful and bold work. Brought to you by Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich at the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio. To purchase The Art of Tinkering, please go to: https://transaction.exploratorium.edu/store/art-tinkering
Views: 30659 Exploratorium
Why Don’t We Have an Eclipse Every Month? | Total Solar Eclipse | Exploratorium
 
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In this video, Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains why we don't have a total solar eclipse every month. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon crosses between the sun and Earth and casts its shadow onto our planet. But the orbit of the moon is tilted relative to the orbit of the Earth around the sun, so the moon often passes below or above Earth. At those times, it does not cross the line between the sun and the Earth, and therefore does not create a solar eclipse. There are just two times a year in the Earth's orbit when there is a possibility of a total solar eclipse. Tune in on March 8th at 5:00 p.m. PST to watch a live broadcast of a total solar eclipse! http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/
Views: 27931 Exploratorium
Camera Obscura I Science in the City I Exploratorium
 
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On the cliffs above San Francisco's Ocean Beach perches a landmark observatory—a giant camera obscura. Step inside with Robert Tacchetto and see how this centuries-old technology creates enchanting images of the outside world.
Views: 16231 Exploratorium
Pigeon Science I Science in the City I Exploratorium
 
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In this program we meet Elizabeth Young, pigeon rescue expert and head of the pigeon rescue organization MickaCoo (http://www.mickacoo.org), for a personal introduction to pigeons-their history, their accomplishments, their contributions to research in animal behavior/memory/learning/and how they navigate long distances-as well as their plight in the city. For more information visit: http://www.RescueReport.org Watch the Exploratorium's complete Science in the City series at http://www.exploratorium.edu/scienceinthecity
Views: 36703 Exploratorium
Mauna Loa Observatory I Exploratorium
 
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Learn about NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii, the location of the Exploratorium's June 5, 2012, webcast of the transit of Venus. A leading atmospheric research facility, the observatory has been collecting and monitoring data relating to atmospheric change since the 1950s. Dr John Barnes, the Station Chief for the observatory, describes the functions of the MLO, which provides valuable long-term and continuous recording of data. Go to http://www.exploratorium.edu/venus/ for more information.
Views: 7756 Exploratorium
Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Bernie Krause | Resonance | Performance | Exploratorium
 
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This newly added Resonance event highlights an emerging collaboration between one of ballet’s most visionary choreographers, Alonzo King, and pioneering natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause. Krause, who has collected field recordings of more than 15,000 different species in their natural habitats, is working with composer Richard Blackford to create an original composition for the Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Tonight’s event offers a sneak preview of this work-in-progress, and features recorded selections from Krause and Blackford’s orchestral score, accompanied by choreographic vignettes performed by the LINES Ballet Company. Join us for our next Resonance event! http://www.exploratorium.edu/arts/resonance
Views: 24095 Exploratorium
Thomas Dolby "She Blinded Me With Science" live
 
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Watch Thomas Dolby perform his 80's hit, "She Blinded Me With Science" live at the Exploratorium on August 9, 2012. "Why does it look like he's performing on Mars?" you might ask. Thomas and Reggie Watts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN76x2268yY) gave two special performances at a recent Exploratorium live Mars webcast. Learn more about Return to Mars: Roving with Curiosity online and at the Exploratorium at http://www.exploratorium.edu/mars
Views: 49291 Exploratorium
Open Make: Tim Hunkin
 
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Tim Hunkin played with us last year, helping visitors to solder and spot weld on the floor, and building the wonderful archway that adorns the Tinkering Studio. This year he returns as a Featured Maker, and his talk is not to be missed!
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Curious Contraptions | Matt Smith | Exploratorium
 
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Meet Matt Smith, one of the automata artists whose work is showcased at the Exploratorium's Curious Contraptions exhibition. Curious Contraptions at the Exploratorium Featuring Cabaret Mechanical Theatre November 17th, 2016-January 29, 2017 This special exhibition features more than 20 charming and often hilarious mechanical sculptures known as automata. Their whimsical characters are brought to life by intricate arrangements of cams, cranks, and other simple mechanisms. Each sculpture performs an absurd miniature drama that often reflects its maker’s dark and very British sense of humor. Exposed inner workings encourage visitors to investigate the low-tech mechanisms used to make these automata move. Additional exhibits offer a closer look at the most common simple mechanisms. The exhibition also features sketches from the notebooks of leading automata artist Paul Spooner, as well as photographs of his delightfully cluttered workshop. Most of the automata on display are on loan from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, British advocates of this peculiar art form for more than 30 years.
Views: 6068 Exploratorium
Science at Burning Man: High Altitude Aviation
 
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The Exploratorium crew got the opportunity to enjoy a bird's eye view of the Black Rock desert. Join us as we investigate the challenges of navigating density altitude in this extreme climate. What do you get when you send a crew from the Exploratorium to Burning Man? Geeks gone wild! Join us on the playa in Black Rock Desert and explore the science of pyrotechnics, flight, dust devils, rainbows, and more. Check out the Exploratorium's full Science at Burning Man series at http://www.exploratorium.edu/tv/index.php?project=102
Views: 5034 Exploratorium
What Are Harmonics? I Full Spectrum Science I Exploratorium
 
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Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman at a live webcast where he'll investigate sound waves, interference, beats, and harmonics. What is sound? How high a pitch can you hear? Can two sounds add up to no sound? Explore these questions and more in this resonant presentation. In this dynamic series, Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman covers different aspects of physics, including sound, color, heat and temperature, and electrostatics. To learn more about Full Spectrum Science, please visit: http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/full-spectrum-science
Views: 28753 Exploratorium
REFLECTIONS: Giant Spherical Mirror Tricks
 
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Staff Neuroscientist Richard Brown investigates light and heat properties of virtual images at a giant spherical mirror, which was part of the 2009 temporary exhibition: Reflections. Make your own virtual image. The "snack" activity "Real Image" can be found at http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/real_image/ Make your own miniature with the "snack" activity of mirage maker at http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/real_image/index.html http://www.exploratorium.edu/reflections/
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Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Icon I Science in the City I Exploratorium
 
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Looming over San Francisco since 1973, Sutro Tower's antennae transmit and receive radio and television signals to the nine-county SF Bay Area. Perched above Twin Peaks, the tower has become a local icon, now revered as much as it was abhorred when first built. Visit the tower with us to find out what’s on it, what’s underneath it, and its history, including its transformation from eyesore to icon. For more episodes of Science in the City, please visit: www.exploratorium.edu/scienceinthecity
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Science at Burning Man: Investigating Alkali
 
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Senior Exploratorium scientist, Paul Doherty, unlocks the mystery behind the corrosive dust that coats the Black Rock Desert. What do you get when you send a crew from the Exploratorium to Burning Man? Geeks gone wild! Join us on the playa in Black Rock Desert and explore the science of pyrotechnics, flight, dust devils, rainbows, and more. Check out the Exploratorium's full Science at Burning Man series at http://www.exploratorium.edu/tv/index.php?project=102
Views: 7060 Exploratorium
Man "Walks Through" Mirror
 
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To respond to a video made of the Giant Mirror here at the Exploratorium ("A Real Image - Exploratorium San Francisco 2014"), we grabbed a GoPro camera and Science Educator Ron Hipschman and continued where the video left off.
Views: 4876 Exploratorium
South Pole Telescope Commute
 
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http://icestories.exploratorium.edu Join scientists as they walk 1km from their Antarctic home station to work on the South Pole Telescope.
Views: 27830 Exploratorium
Reggie Watts Improvising | Resonance | Exploratorium
 
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Musician and comedian Reggie Watts improvises in the Sound Column at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, which was the Exploratorium's former home. His improvised musical sets are created on the spot using only his voice and a looping machine. RESONANCE is a new series exploring the work of contemporary composers and sound artists hosted by renowned musician and San Francisco Bay Area radio host, Sarah Cahill. http://www.exploratorium.edu/resonance
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Synesthesia: The Smell of a Sound, The Taste of a Color
 
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Bryan Alvarez is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, researching brain-based and cognitive mechanisms of a unique form of sensory-blending called synesthesia. Synesthesia is an involuntary joining in which the real information of one sense is accompanied by a perception in another sense. Bryan discusses types of synesthesia and what might be happening in the brain.
Views: 17454 Exploratorium
Exploratorium Science at America's Cup: "Sailing 102: Tip Don't Flip!"
 
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How do the America's Cup boats sail on just one hull? And why do they tip over when they do? Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty dives deeper into the physics of the America's Cup catamarans in "Sailing 102: Tip Don't Flip!"
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Tim Hunkin I Tinkerer's Clock I Exploratorium
 
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British artist and tinkerer Tim Hunkin takes a break from installing his latest creation for the Exploratorium — a massive, whimsical, kinetically sculptural clock — to discuss the clock's inspiration and evolution over a proper English cup of tea. To learn more about the clock and the Tinkering Studio, please visit: www.exploratorium.edu/tinkeringstudio
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Pitcher Plant Dissection I SCIENCE OF GARDENING I Exploratorium
 
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What happens to insects who drink the nectar of a pitcher plant? Peter D'Amato reveals their fate. At the tender 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 transplanted himself 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. More videos, interactives, and articles on the Science of Gardening at http://www.exploratorium.edu/gardening/
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Open Make Trash: Paul Spooner
 
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Meet Paul Spooner, automatist extraordinarie, whose humorous and quirky kinetic sculptures are a delight.
Views: 49980 Exploratorium
Science at Burning Man: Vortices
 
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Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains how vortices are formed in the Black Rock Desert. What do you get when you send a crew from the Exploratorium to Burning Man? Geeks gone wild! Join us on the playa in Black Rock Desert and explore the science of pyrotechnics, flight, dust devils, rainbows, and more. Check out the Exploratorium's full Science at Burning Man series at http://www.exploratorium.edu/tv/index.php?project=102
Views: 4495 Exploratorium
How to Make a Solar Eclipse & Sun Viewer I Exploratorium
 
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Senior Exploratorium Scientist, Paul Doherty demonstrates how you can make your own sun viewer. You can safely view sunspots, eclipses and transits with this equipment that you may have laying around the house! To learn more about viewing solar eclipses, visit: http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/
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The Art of John Edmark | Talk by Paul Dancstep | Exploratorium
 
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What do plants know about numbers? A certain spiral pattern commonly seen in sunflowers, pinecones, and many species of cacti contains some surprising numerical properties. In this brisk talk, Paul Dancstep investigates this pattern through several kinetic sculptures by artist John Edmark. These mesmerizing artworks provide a number of insights into the mathematical lives of plants.
Views: 32370 Exploratorium
¿Qué es un eclipse solar? | Eclipse total de sol |  Exploratorium
 
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Únete a la astrónoma del Exploratorium Isabel Hawkins quien junto a la educadora del Exploratorium Liliana Blanco explican los movimientos de los astros durante un eclipse total de sol. A través de demostraciones, ellas muestran cómo la luna, el sol y la Tierra se alinean para crear la coincidencia cósmica que llamamos un eclipse total de sol.
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Testing the Curiosity Mars Rover - Exploratorium at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
 
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Engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) explain how they simulate martian conditions and conduct tests with model rovers to prepare the Curiosity over for its journey to Mars and its work on the red planet. Full details on Curiosity's mission on Mars and live webcasts on the mission at http://www.exploratorium.edu/mars.
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Read Here Now I  City Lights Bookstore I Driven: True Stories of Inspiration I Exploratorium
 
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City Lights is a bookstore in San Francisco, but it's a lot more than that. Founded by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti in 1953 as the first all-paperback bookstore, it is now a world-renowned literary landmark and a "beacon of what's possible." In this show, we get an inside look at this "kind of library where books are sold" through the eyes of Paul Yamazaki, a bookseller who's worked there since 1970, and who will continue to work there, he says, until he's carried out "boots-up." For more episodes of Driven: True Stories of Inspiration, please visit: www.exploratorium.edu/driven
Views: 12460 Exploratorium
Mickey Hart I Performs at the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary CelebrationI Exploratorium
 
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As part of the weekend of celebrations in honor of the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th Anniversary, Mickey Hart and the Mickey Hart Band closed the festivities with a free concert. The show opened with Mickey playing a dynamic model of the Golden Gate Bridge created by the Exploratorium and sonified by Exploratorium exhibit developers in collaboration with Mickey Hart.
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Interference and Beats I Full Spectrum Science I Exploratorium
 
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How can a bugle make so many notes even though it has no valves? We'll find out about how waves can fit into pipes, strings and rods in this webcast. Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman as he explores interference and beats. Part 3 of 4 segments on sound. In this dynamic series, Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman covers different aspects of physics, including sound, color, heat and temperature, and electrostatics. To learn more about Full Spectrum Science, please visit: http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/full-spectrum-science
Views: 13264 Exploratorium
Big  and Tall Bikes | Science in the City | Exploratorium
 
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Height confers advantages in many sports—to a point. But what if you’re too tall to even safely fit on a bicycle? Bike builder David Folch shares both the engineering challenges and the joy of creating supersized bikes for supersized riders. To view more episodes of Science in the City, check out the full playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD4A53ACD7EB9B113
Views: 23490 Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge Dynamics I Science in the City I Exploratorium
 
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Admit it: Hasn't the Godzilla inside you always wanted to grab the Golden Gate Bridge and shake it silly? Finally, you can. In honor of the iconic span's 75th birthday, Exploratorium exhibit developer Dave Fleming presents a dynamic model of the Golden Gate Bridge. What happens to the bridge during an earthquake? How about strong winds and heavy traffic? The model dances and wiggles realistically, displaying the same vibrational modes and motions that occur in the actual bridge. To view more videos, please visit: http://www.exploratorium.edu/tv
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Total Solar Eclipse-Live from Turkey 2006 I Exploratorium
 
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In 2006, the Exploratorium sent a crew to Side,Turkey to share the total solar eclipse live with the world over the Internet. We broadcast live from an ancient coliseum site in the town of Side. Here are the highlights from totality, with different views from a variety of telescopes. If you would like to learn more about eclipses, please visit: www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse To learn
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Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe | Resonance | Performance | Exploratorium
 
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Join us for the fifth event in the series, this time featuring Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, an artist and multi-instrumentalist who works with voice to create spontaneous and ecstatic musical compositions. Lowe—who also performs under the moniker Lichens—uses effects boxes to loop guitars, percussion, and vocals to form a reverberating drone. His most recent performances and recordings, such as Timon Irnok Manta and Lítió Fólk, have combined his voice with modular synthesizer patch compositions. Lowe believes that the sensitivity of analogue modular sound systems echoes the organic nature of vocal expression, and that the two together can induce a trancelike state that promotes deeper listening. Lowe recently worked with video artist Sabrina Ratté on a live performance work entitled Peradam, which means an object that is revealed only to those who seek it. For more about Resonance, please visit: www.exploratorium.edu/resonance
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The Art of Tinkering: Scott Weaver's 100,000-Toothpick Sculpture of San Francisco I Exploratorium
 
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This is not your average art book. Brought to you by the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio, The Art of Tinkering is an unprecedented celebration of what it means to tinker: to take things apart, explore tools and materials, and build wondrous, wild art that's part science and part technology. Join 150+ makers as they share the stories behind their beautiful and bold work--and learn a few lessons in tinkering yourself. Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich are Science Educators for the Institute For Inquiry and project directors for several NSF and NEA funded science, art, and technology programs at the Exploratorium. They founded and now direct the Tinkering Studio, and draw on more than ten years of working as a team, integrating science and art and technology curriculum for in-school and out-of-school learning environments. Of particular interest to them is the functional design of informal learning environments to foster creative thinking, and inquiry learning. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area. "I fell in love with all the geniuses at the tinkering studio. I may contract them to build me a home inside the museum so I can live there and learn forever." --Reggie Watts, comedian "A must-read for every maker." --Adam Savage
Views: 7234 Exploratorium