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From fertilization to pregnancy tests, watch and listen as Xenopus researcher Dr. Thierry Brassac shows how these creatures, with their enormous eggs cells and their acts of metamorphosis, have been helping scientists for centuries.

Project: Microscope Imaging Station | Browse All

Date: May 18, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Medicine, Chemistry
Running Time:
6:48
The water-dwelling planaria can lose its head and regrow a new one. Watch and listen as planaria researcher Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado explains how a little flatworm's might teach us about our own regenerative potential.

Project: Microscope Imaging Station | Browse All

Date: May 18, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Medicine, Chemistry
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Hear stem cell researcher Bruce Conklin explain why this science is important and what it's like to watch newly grown heart cells beat in a culture dish late at night.

Project: Microscope Imaging Station | Browse All

Date: May 6, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Medicine, Chemistry
Running Time:
00:03:45
A tattoo lasts a lifetime, thanks to your white blood cells. Watch and listen as researcher Mike McGrath explains how these warrior cells protect you from disease—and keep body art intact.

Project: Microscope Imaging Station | Browse All

Date: April 17, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Medicine, Chemistry
Running Time:
00;05:41
What's so special about the sea urchin? Watch and listen as urchin researcher Fred Wilt describes the things he and others observe under the microscope.

Project: Microscope Imaging Station | Browse All

Date: April 17, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Medicine, Chemistry
Running Time:
00:03:50
Science, technology, art, and fashion converge at a runway fashion show at the Exploratorium on Friday, April 25, 2008, 7-11pm. The 2nd Skin Clothesline Exhibit debuts that evening; the event also features two artists at work on their creations. If you miss the opening, artists' works will to be highlighted around the museum for five months,from April 26-September 7, 2008.

Project: Second Skin | Browse All

Date: March 31, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
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00:04:14
Preview the Exploratorium's Mind exhibit, an exhibit collection four years in the making.

In Mind, you are the exhibit. Experience your own thoughts, feelings and actions in provocative and unexpected ways in this major new 5000-square-foot collection. Discover insights into how you make decisions, the kinds of things you do (or don’t) pay attention to, and the changing landscapes and intriguing effects of your own emotions. Mind is made possible with the support of the National Science Foundation.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: March 1, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
00:06:00
Animated abstract images create a portrait of matter in perpetual decomposition.

Project: ARTNANO | Browse All

Date: February 8, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:03:30
Runa’s Spell conveys a moment of connectedness with the sensual persuasions of an imaginary world. Image and music interact in a dramatic way to deepen and enhance the perception of enchantment and longing. The visuals consist of digitally interwoven and layered animated hand-paintings on 35mm film stock, animated objects and cutouts, and pixilation of live creatures. The music attempts to create a spiritual sense of journey through the fractional evocation of ancient Egyptian folk song. The sonorous texture of trembling and contorted images illustrate the hesitation, solitude, and endless dreamscape of the human mind.

Project: ARTNANO | Browse All

Date: January 31, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art, physics
Running Time:
00:06:12
This machinima, a movie made entirely within Second Life (a 3-D virtual world), shows a simulation of the impact of a meteor on the surface of Mars.

Project: Fabricated Realities: Virtual Worlds, Mixed and Augmented Reality | Browse All

Date: January 24, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Art