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00:09:30
There’s no mistaking the distinct voice—whether throbbing, singing, or screaming—of an electric guitar. How does one instrument produce so many different sounds? We visit with Bay Area electric guitarists Ava Mendoza and Henry Kaiser, plus Subway Guitars’ very own Fat Dog, to explore the components of this versatile instrument, getting down to pick-ups, “pots,” and pedals that make it sing.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: May 8, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:04:52
What do polarized sunglasses have to do with dog urine? Listen to this curious story from staff physicist Paul Doherty.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: October 28, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
1:01:06
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. Tee off with this week’s “secret” ingredient-pet supplies!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: August 13, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
1:42:45
Can a question influence its answer? Discover the power of verbal overshadowing--ways in which words enhance or distract from different sensory memories. Dr. Schooler, Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center, will arrange a variety of sense-memory experiments, including wine-tasting and jellybean-tasting!

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: December 6, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
2:02:21
What do you really remember? Dr. Jonathan Schooler and Dr. Elizabeth Loftus will discuss the highly controversial area of recovered memories. Dr. Schooler is Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and a research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center. Dr. Loftus is Professor Psychology and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: December 2, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
1:38:48
Can stress make you forget? Dr. Robert Sapolsky presents an overview of the disruptive effects of stress on memory and brain aging. Dr. Sapolsky, Professor of Neuroscience at Stanford University, is a MacArthur Fellow and author of numerous articles and books.

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: November 18, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
1:59:14
This episode of Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live radio show explores the places where science and entertainment intersect. In this broadcast: Kevin Kelly of Wired Magazine; Lawrence Weschler, author of "Seeing is Forgetting the Name of Thing One Sees"; The Canadian Brass Ensemble; physics chanteuse Lynda Williams; and Jonathan Schooler with a memory wine-tasting.

Project: Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live | Browse All

Date: December 5, 1994
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts, General Science