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Join Dr. Russell Schnell, the director of the Global Monitoring Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as he talks about what it takes to monitor climate change.

Project: The Rarest Eclipse: Transit of Venus | Browse All

Date: June 4, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science, Chemistry
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00:03:16
Dr. John Barnes, Station Manager of NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory, shares the history of Charles Keeling's pioneering carbon dioxide measurements, which have been taken continually at Mauna Loa since 1958.

Project: The Rarest Eclipse: Transit of Venus | Browse All

Date: June 1, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: History of 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
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00:05:09
In this age of iPods and MP3s, the vinyl record (still) stands as an object of curiosity and ongoing admiration. What’s the real difference between a 78 and a 45? Why do they call it “cutting a record” when an album is recorded? Music enthusiast Wade Wright of San Francisco takes us back in time to explain the history and technology of vinyl records.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: February 23, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
05:15
PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society) is an animal sanctuary founded by former Hollywood animal trainer Pat Derby and her partner, Ed Stewart, in 1984. What started as a small space intended only to care for Pat's own retired animals has become one of the largest animal sanctuaries in the world, and a very unique way of life for Pat and Ed. In this show, we focus on the unique relationship they maintain with the 8 elephants in residence.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: February 16, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
04:15
"Rat Creek is a broken tale, that trickles under the plastic welcome mats of a mobile home community..." In this special "b-side" edition of Driven, we continue our exploration of the work of Adam Ansell and the Gray Area Theater Ensemble. As the debut performance of "Rat Creek" nears, the actors are abuzz with joy and anxiety. When the actors finally enter the stage, Adam's work is done, and the play takes on a life of its own.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: January 18, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
02:12:00
Dr. Frank Oppenheimer discussing the origins of the Exploratorium Explainer Programs.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: January 12, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:02:30
A news clip by NBC on the Exploratorium's move to Pier 15

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: September 20, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
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04:00
Emmitt Watson is a fixture at the Neptune Society Columbarium, where he has worked for over 25 years. In this show, we trace his journey from handyman to pacifier-of-hearts to the many people who inurn their loved ones in this unusual and magnificent place.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: September 16, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s):
Running Time:
00:05:30
Monday is spiky. The number nine is orange. The letter F smells like smoke. Roughly one percent of people experience such blending of the senses, known as synesthesia. In this episode we meet Bryan Alvarez, a doctoral candidate at the University of California at Berkeley, who is researching the neural mechanisms of synesthesia in an effort to explain why only some of us experience this cognitive crosstalk.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: September 14, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): cognitive psychology, brain science