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Join Paul Stepahin for a presentation about quantum mechanics and the elements.Boron is complicated. Elusive. Tough. Created in collisions between cosmic rays and interstellar dust, pure boron may be found in meteoroids, but not naturally on Earth. And yet this relatively uncommon element is essential for plant growth, and readily appears in compounds such as borax, famously conveyed by 20-mule teams across Death Valley. A brittle metalloid, boron behaves somewhat like a metal, somewhat like a non-metal. It can be reactive or unreactive. Crystalline or powdered. It can shift from three to four atomic bonds. Imagine boron as elemental spy: enigmatic except in its useful effects.

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: May 24, 2015
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:10:45
With the ever shifting boundaries between humans and wildlife in the Bay Area, the daily routine for many has it's challenges and rewards for all involved. Based on biological studies and direct experiences, we focus on a few of our favorite neighboring species who interact with us humans, and our way of life, in more ways than you may think.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: May 13, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:20:00
As cameras became more sophisticated, so too did our understanding of projective geometry. In this brief talk, we’ll explore how the art of photography has helped reveal the elegant mathematics of vision.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: May 12, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, General Science
Running Time:
00:03:23
Join the Exploratorium's very own Ken Finn as he demonstrates fun activities, mixing up science with items found around the house.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: April 22, 2015
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general Science
Running Time:
00:02:12
Join the Exploratorium's very own Ken Finn as he demonstrates fun activities, mixing up science with items found around the house.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: April 22, 2015
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:05:00
Curious about Tofu? The folks over at Hodo Soy Beanery tell us everything we ever wanted to know about how Tofu (and its "sexier cousin" Yuba) is made. Music by Wayne Grim For more information on Hodo Soy Beanery- http://hodosoy.com

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: April 8, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
01:43:00
“They Say They Want to Bring Me in Guilty”: On the Need to Make Forensic Identification 'Science' Scientific

Project: In the Balance: Bringing Science to Justice with David Faigman | Browse All

Date: April 2, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
Running Time:
00:01:37
On January 30, 2015, the Exploratorium Lab hosted its fifth annual Science of Cocktails event. More than 1,200 guests sipped creative concoctions; explored the biology, chemistry, and physics of craft cocktails; and enjoyed the museum's hands-on exhibits and activities.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: March 21, 2015
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:06:00
Navigating bustling city streets can be a challenge for anyone at times. Can you imagine crossing a busy street, walking up a flight of stairs or using public transportation without the gift of sight? In this Science in the City you'll catch a glimpse of how Guide Dogs for the Blind envisions a world with greater inclusion, opportunity, and independence by optimizing the unique capabilities of people and dogs.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: March 11, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology, General Science
Running Time:
00:22:00
Recorded live at the Exploratorium 2015 An element for the modern age, lightweight lithium is commonly used in rechargeable batteries, fireworks, and medications for treating bipolar disorder. Lithium is highly reactive, and has served as a fuel source for nuclear weapons as well as a cooling agent in nuclear reactors. See its scarlet contributions to pyrotechnics, and discuss its divided reputation as being both restorative and potentially toxic to our health.

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: February 20, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science