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Tardigrades are amazing creatures that can withstand the most extreme conditions on Earth, as well as the vacuum of space! This unique and charismatic animal has the ability to survive in a variety of situations. In today's program, Exploratorium scientist Karen Kalumuck will continue our programming about life in extreme environments as it relates to the search for 'habitability' on Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 23, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:30:00
In today's program, Exploratorium scientists Paul Doherty and Karen Kalumuck will look at examples of life in extreme environments on Earth. As Mars is an extreme environment, the question remains-could it have supported any form of microbial life?

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 21, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:03:20
We went and talked with the folks who ran the Microzoo camp at Burning Man 2010, and learned about critters in extreme environments.

Project: Science at Burning Man | Browse All

Date: September 10, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
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00:01:28
Ice Stories correspondent Kelly Carroll reports from a storm at Tango 1 Camp, a remote camp deep in the Transantarctic Mountains.

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

Date: December 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
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00:01:16
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.

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

Date: December 2, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
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00:04:50
For two days Summit Camp, Greenland experienced strong winds and blowing snow, making work, and even walking around camp, difficult.

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

Date: June 29, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
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00:41:16
The South Pole Telescope captured its first light on Feb. 16, 2007! Join Exploratorium host Mary Miller as she talks with scientists at the South Pole and finds out more about life at the Pole.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: March 30, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:29:33
Join Exploratorium biologist Karen Kalumuck as she investigates the characteristics of living organisms and ecosystems, and how climate change affects them.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 6, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology
Running Time:
00:53:00
A discussion about the artistic, scientific, and moral interpretations of J. Robert Oppenheimer and his legacy as the father of the atomic bomb. Composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars of the Doctor Atomic opera are joined by Richard Rhodes, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Kip Cranna, musical administrator at the San Francisco Opera, moderates.

Project: Doctor Atomic | Browse All

Date: September 13, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Art, History, Physics
Running Time:
00:60:00
A discussion about the artistic, scientific, and moral interpretations of J. Robert Oppenheimer and his legacy as the father of the atomic bomb. Composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars of the Doctor Atomic opera are joined by Richard Rhodes, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Kip Cranna, musical administrator at the San Francisco Opera, moderates.

Project: Doctor Atomic | Browse All

Date: September 13, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Art, History, Physics