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3/14 at 1:59 pm It's also Einstein's Birthday From San Francisco to New York, in museums, universities, classrooms and in the privacy of one’s own home - and of course on Second Life - people are celebrating Pi. In 2008, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pi Day, an international holiday born at San Francisco’s Exploratorium.

Project: Pi Day | Browse All

Date: February 20, 2008
Format: Event
Category: History of Science
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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
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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
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01:09:02
Join us as UC Berkeley's Dr. Robert Levenson interviews acclaimed psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman about his 40 years of research into the universality of human facial expressions. The talk includes photographs and never-before-seen footage from Dr. Ekman's fieldwork among the Fore, an isolated New Guinea tribe he first visited in the early 1960s.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: January 26, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
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
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01:42:44
Author and animal scientist Dr. Grandin shares her insights on ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), visual thinking, and human and animal minds. Dr. Grandin, herself autistic, believes the autistic person's capacity to "see the actual things themselves" places autistic individuals in a unique position to understand the ways animals think.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: January 17, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
00:03:11
Glaciologist and Ice Stories correspondent Nadine Quintana Krupinski gives us a brief tour of her deep field camp on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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

Date: January 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
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00:00:31
An introduction to the bee hummer, a simple musical instrument that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:06:08
A detailed demonstration of how to make the bee hummer, including a discussion of materials needed, troubleshooting tips if your hummer isn't humming well, and a demonstration of how the instrument should be played.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:27
The science behind this simple musical instrument, including the concepts of sound, vibration, and amplification.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science