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00:06:00
Animated abstract images create a portrait of matter in perpetual decomposition.

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.

00:00:45
An introduction to a spinning disc called a stroboscope, which lets you create your own animated cartoon.

00:04:32
A detailed demonstration of how to make a stroboscope, including a discussion of materials needed.

00:00:47
The science behind the Whirling Watcher stroboscope, including a discussion of the phenomenon called persistence of vision, which in this activity creates the illusion of a galloping horse.

1:17:34
How do opera singers sing loud enough to be heard over an orchestra? Can an opera singer's voice really break a wine glass? What's the difference between a baritone and a soprano? Discover the answers to these questions—and more!—in this presentation for families. Join physicist and composer Dr. Brian Holmes and San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald to explore how the art and science of singing combine in opera.

1:23:34
Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles Eames, has been director of the Eames office since 1993. Author, lecturer, multimedia designer, and filmmaker, his most recent book, An Eames Primer, is an intimate and informative look at the philosophy and spirit behind the work of Charles and Ray Eames.

1:12:03
In a broad-ranging look at the impact of Eames design on contemporary culture, Steve Cabella hosts a discussion with Joseph Rosa, Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

0:29:46
Exploratorium staff members Paul Doherty and Noel Wanner travelled to Mt. Erebus, a volcano in the Antarctica region, to join scientists doing experiments in the field.

00:16:58
Dr. Paul Doherty scours the globe for the world's greatest science demonstrations. Here he partners with Dr. Gorazd Planinsic, frequent contributor to Physics Teacher magazine, active in international physics education, and illustrator of physics text books. Watch this webcast, follow the links to the 'recipes,' then try it yourself!