Browsing 30 - 40 results of 46 programs from project - Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole
Do you know what a 'Spryte' is? Watch this webcast to learn more and see footage from the Penguin Ranch in Antarctica! Visit the Penguin Ranch and learn more about these fascinating creatures. 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! In 1963 Benoit Mandelbrot introduced the fractal concept. Fractals are shapes or behaviors that have similar properties at all levels of magnification. Just as the sphere is a concept that unites raindrops, basketballs and Mars, so fractal is a concept that unites clouds, coastlines, plants and strange attractors.
Dr. Mandelbrot dropped in for a visit during our 2001 series of webcasts about Antarctica. We took some time out from the freezing cold to interview him.
In the Exploratorium Live@ studio, we welcome Dr. Karen Kalumuk, who will talk about life in extreme conditions. Exploratorium staff member Mary Miller is joined by Craig Dunne, a technician at McMurdo Station, to talk about extreme conditions. Noel and Paul spent several days at an active volcano, called Mt. Erebus. Join them for more stories about their trip and what the scientists are doing there. Exploratorium staff members Paul Doherty and Noel Wanner describe more of their experiences on Mt. Erebus, and active volcano in Antarctica In this segment, author Sophie Webb joins us in our Webcast studio to talk about her work with penguins and answer audience questions. Check in with Noel Wanner and Paul Doherty as they tell us more about their visit to the active volcano Mt. Erebus.