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Can pets predict earthquakes? Do quakes happen more often at certain times of the day or year? And could a really big one mean the end of California? Exploratorium geologist Eric Muller separates earthquake fact from fiction.

Project: Faultline: Seismic Science at the Epicenter | Browse All

Date: April 3, 2006
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
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Relive the Loma Prieta quake with our photographer, Amy Snyder, who was caught in an outhouse at the beach. Why didn't it, or any San Francisco skyscapers, collapse?

Project: Faultline: Seismic Science at the Epicenter | Browse All

Date: April 3, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
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Join Exploratorium geologist Eric Muller on a tour of world-famous geological features to be found in the national parkland just north of the Golden Gate bridge.

Project: Faultline: Seismic Science at the Epicenter | Browse All

Date: April 3, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
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00:27:00
Explore how Marsís gravity and geology would affect rock climbers, with the Exploratorium's Dr. Paul Doherty.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 8, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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1:03:16
In preparation for the 2004 landing of the Mars Exploration Rovers, NASA engineers and scientists tested their remote operation procedures using a rover called FIDO (field integrated design & operations rover). Our remote team traveled to the desert test site to see what they learned in the desert and what they hoped to learn on Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 19, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Eath Science
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0:46:48
In 1963 Benoit Mandelbrot introduced the fractal concept. Fractals are shapes or behaviors that have similar properties at all levels of magnification. Just as the sphere is a concept that unites raindrops, basketballs and Mars, so fractal is a concept that unites clouds, coastlines, plants and strange attractors. Dr. Mandelbrot dropped in for a visit during our 2001 series of webcasts about Antarctica. We took some time out from the freezing cold to interview him.

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 14, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Mathematics