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Plastic Recycling (Video)
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Date: November 9, 2011
Running Time: 00:04:35
Have you ever wondered where your plastic bottle goes after you toss it in the recycling bin? Take a little trip with us to the San Leandro Waste Management facility, where Rebecca Jewell tours us through the complex world of residential recycling.
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, ... More »

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The Science of Firefighting: Cisterns (Video)
9/10/2014   
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Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Video)
4/8/2014   
Join Exploratorium staff scientist Ron Hipschman as we visit Dan Werthimer, Director ...
 
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Flight Simulation (Video)
7/10/2013   
Virgin America's Captain Christopher Owens gives us a tour of their high-tech flight simulator ...
 
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The Making of a Bell (Video)
4/10/2013   
For our first episode in a new season of "Science in the City," we explore the creation ...
 
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Altamont Wind Farms (Video)
9/12/2012   
Southeast of San Francisco, on the way out to California's Central Valley, thousands ...

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Restoring the Salt Ponds (Video)
10/7/2014   
What are salt ponds and why are they are being restored to their natural habitat? The South Bay S ...
 
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The Science of Firefighting: Cisterns (Video)
9/10/2014   
Ever notice a brick-lined circle embedded into a street intersection? Keep an eye out and y ...
 
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Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Icon (Video)
8/13/2014   
Looming over San Francisco since 1973, Sutro Tower's antennae transm ...
 
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Sending Humans to Mars (Video)
7/8/2014   
What would it take for humans to travel to and live on Mars—and who is daring en ...
 
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What is Community Radio? (Video)
6/11/2014   
What is Community Radio? The DJs and station managers at KPOO, KUSF in Exile, Mutiny Radio an ...




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