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00:04:05
On the cliffs above San Francisco's Ocean Beach perches a landmark observatory—a giant camera obscura. Step inside with Robert Tacchetto and see how this centuries-old technology creates enchanting images of the outside world.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: July 11, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:19:33
What makes one individual "fitter" than another? Staff scientist Karen Kalumuck introduces natural selection, then four teams of "predators" compete with each other for prey.Who will thrive and who will face extinction?

Project: Darwin | Browse All

Date: February 11, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
1:26:20
Professor Anders Barany, Deputy Director of the Nobel Museum and former secretary of the physics commitee that awards the Nobel Prize, speaks about what makes the Nobel Prize one of the world's most prestigious honors. He gives an insider's tour of Alfred Nobel's will and how laureates are chosen and celebrated.

Project: The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity | Browse All

Date: June 14, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): History, General Science
Running Time:
0:47:31
We explore behind the scenes in the "tank room" of the Darwin Centre, where thousands of biological specimens up to 300 years old are kept.

Project: Origins: Las Cuevas - From Jungle to Lab: The Story of Life's Complexity | Browse All

Date: November 2, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
0:41:59
Bat curator Richard Harbord and photographer Frank Greenaway explore questions about our furry flying friends in Belize. We also talk with bat experts in London and at the Exploratorium.

Project: Origins: Las Cuevas - From Jungle to Lab: The Story of Life's Complexity | Browse All

Date: October 31, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science, Biology