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Today we connect with Mary Miller and Noel Wanner, who are at the South Pole, and find out about the science going on there. Learn more from the South Pole, as Mary and Noel speak to scientists about the DASI telescope Dr. Nils Halvorson is in the Live@ studio and sheds light on the DASI telescope at the South Pole. Exploratorium staff scientist, Dr. Paul Doherty, talks about his photos of Antarctica. 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. 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.