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00:23:58
The Nautilus has discovered several well-preserved shipwrecks on their mission, from ancient Greek trading vessels to modern sailboats. Join us as we talk with chief scientist Katy Croff Bell live aboard the Nautilus and see the latest video of their discoveries.

Project: Live Deep-Sea Exploration with the E/V Nautilus | Browse All

Date: October 18, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:03:53
Join Exploratorium educator Ken Finn as he unlocks the mystery behind the black sand (a.k.a. magnetite) at Ocean Beach. This piece explores the origin of magnetite in the Sierra Nevada mountains, its journey down the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers to the Bay, and the interesting physical properties of this mineral, plus some fun things you can do with it.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: August 9, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:28
Burning Man is a literal hotbed of explosions and fire. Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he looks at the properties that make up fire through the lens of the Burning Man event.

Project: Science at Burning Man | Browse All

Date: September 11, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:00:59
Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains a double rainbow sighting at Burning Man 2010!

Project: Science at Burning Man | Browse All

Date: September 10, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
00:20.15
We take a tour of Black Island, and speak with Tony Marchetti who for the last 13 years has been running this vital communications station for the U.S. Antarctic operations.

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

Date: December 26, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:16:56
How does the interaction of solar radiation on sea ice effect climate change? Please join us as we chat live with Dr. Don Perovich, an expert in the fields of albedo effect, and sea-ice mass balance on climate.

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

Date: June 3, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:57:53
Join us as we talk with Dr. William Fry, emeritus professor at Stanford University and the father of gelotology, the study of humor and laughter, and their effects on the human body.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: November 10, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:48:40
Searching for extraterrestrial life: is it telephoning aliens or really complicated math equations? Join Senior Scientist Paul Doherty, NASA Ames planetary Scientist Eric Wegryn, and SETI's Senior Scientist Seth Shostak as they explore how to find planets that could support life. How many of these planets are there? How did we find them? When will we know for sure?

Project: SETI | Browse All

Date: December 10, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:42:10
Exploratorium Senior Scientist, Dr. Paul Doherty, takes us through the Photoelectric Effect and the "invention" of photons.

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

Date: August 11, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
00:56:57
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: CD cases!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 1, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics