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What would it take for humans to travel to and live on Mars—and who is daring enough to do it? In this episode, we explore the Mars One project, which is planning human settlement on the red planet, and hear from scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center about adjusting to the Martian environment. We also meet some brave Bay Area residents who are hoping to make the journey.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: July 8, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:03:06
Since 1969, the Exploratorium has set the standard for hands-on, inquiry-based education. See how our new Pier 15 home, with its new exhibits and expanded resources, is helping us achieve our mission: to change the way the world learns.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: April 17, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics, Art
Running Time:
00:02:02
The Exploratorium is more than a science museum. It is the global leader in informal learning, having spawned 1000 participatory science centers around the world. An estimated 180 million people play with our creations in museums around the globe and online. The Exploratorium is made up of scientists, artists, teachers and tinkerers. It is a public laboratory where visitors are encouraged to ask questions, experiment, and ultimately see the world a little differently.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: August 2, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:49:00
Edward O. Wilson has revolutionized science and inspired the public more often than any other living biologist. Now he is blending his pioneer work on ants with a new perspective on human development to propose a radical reframing of how evolution works. Dr. Wilson visited the Exploratorium recently and spoke to staff and a group of invited students.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: May 3, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, general science
Running Time:
00:03:50
At the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge, a construction project to rebuild the elevated freeway ramp formerly known as Doyle Drive is underway. Senior bridge engineer John Walters tours us through some of the new seismic technologies being installed, including a seismic joint designed to handle several feet of longitudinal movement and a spherical bearing that allows for three-dimensional movement. Walters also points out a temporary structure built over the historic Presidio Pet Cemetery to protect the grave sites while providing a platform for the construction overhead.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: November 23, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): engineering, city planning
Running Time:
00:02:42
Is a single gene, FOXP2, the secret to human speech? Researchers discuss the genetic underpinnings of speech and language.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: October 26, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
00:01:31
Anthropologist Katerina Harvati explains how scientists from various disciplines work together to find fossilized human remains.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 26, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
00:01:18
Anthropologist Katerina Harvati explains the importance of cast collections to the study of human evolution.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 26, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
1:17:34
How do opera singers sing loud enough to be heard over an orchestra? Can an opera singer's voice really break a wine glass? What's the difference between a baritone and a soprano? Discover the answers to these questions—and more!—in this presentation for families. Join physicist and composer Dr. Brian Holmes and San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald to explore how the art and science of singing combine in opera.

Project: Doctor Atomic | Browse All

Date: October 8, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Everyday Science
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