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Science in the City
Making Neon (Clip)
Date: April 9, 2014
Running Time: 00:05:00

It's a signature urban statement, ubiquitous and often cool. How is a neon sign made? Jim Rizzo of Oakland's Neon Works shows us the design, fabrication, and installation techniques behind a favorite type of proclamation.
Urban environments like San Francisco are full of mysterious natural and human-made phenomena. Why are there so many one-footed pigeons? Where does the sewage go? Why is our “summer” in May and September? The Exploratorium is “taking it outside" to explore these and other questions in engineering, ecology, optics, waves, geology, architecture, weather, and more. Look for new episodes once a month.