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00:15:45
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:
00:02:42
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:
1:13:04
Watch as Exploratorium staff and local teachers compete for the title of Iron Science Teacher. Each contestant has 10 minutes to make a science lesson out of a science ingredient. This is a Halloween edition of Iron Science Teacher, and today's secret ingredient is: Bones!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: October 29, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics
Running Time:
1:01:08
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. This week’s “secret” ingredient- carbohydrates!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 2, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science