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1:52:29
Exploratorium Senior Science Writer Mary Miller presents audio dispatches and selected lectures from the "Review of the Causes and Consequences of Cold Events: A La Nina Summit" held in Boulder, Colorado. The workshop was presented by The United Nations University, The National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the United Nations Environment Program.

Project: La Nina Summit | Browse All

Date: July 15, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
0:56:12
Osher Fellow Lewis Hyde speaks about images and ideas of forgetting in myth and story. Mr. Hyde is a MacArthur Fellow and author of Trickster Makes This World and The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property.

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: June 17, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
0:57:04
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 30, 1997
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
0:23:03
In these archived webcasts from inside the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) exhibition hall, watch as Exploratorium senior scientist Tom Humphrey challenges some of the top scientists in the world to explain the phenomena behind selected exhibits from the museum floor. In this webcast, the Benham's Disk exhibit explained by guests from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley and University High School in San Francisco

Project: AAAS Annual Meeting Dispatches, San Francisco | Browse All

Date: February 16, 1997
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
1:29:49
Learn how to bridge the digital generation gap with America's foremost expert on kids and computers. Seymour Papert talks about the impact of the Digital Age on the family.

Project: Exploratorium Event CAM | Browse All

Date: October 23, 1996
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Sociology
Running Time:
0:50:12
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: rulers and meter sticks!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: February 25, 1996
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:03:36
Mesocyclone, centerpiece of the Turbulent Landscapes exhibition, is a 40 foot tall, working model of a hurricane. Powerful fans at the base of the structure create complex airflow patterns. These patterns are made visible by water vapor released from the top of the structure.

Project: Turbulent Landscapes | Browse All

Date: January 1, 1996
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Art, Geology/Earth Scientist
Running Time:
0:43:03
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: coins!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 29, 1995
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
1:59:14
This episode of Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live radio show explores the places where science and entertainment intersect. In this broadcast: Kevin Kelly of Wired Magazine; Lawrence Weschler, author of "Seeing is Forgetting the Name of Thing One Sees"; The Canadian Brass Ensemble; physics chanteuse Lynda Williams; and Jonathan Schooler with a memory wine-tasting.

Project: Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live | Browse All

Date: December 5, 1994
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts, General Science