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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 today's webcast, California Academy of Science's Pam Schullar talks about her work with penguins and answers audience questions. The first-ever live event inside the NASA clean room, where space hardware is being prepared for the Hubble Space Telescope. We'll get dressed in "bunny suits" to explore the room and show you the activities of engineers and scientists getting ready for the next Hubble servicing mission in November. Hubble's pictures have changed our understanding of the galaxy. Here we meet scientists who show us how their images have led to new discoveries, then check in on our own imaging project and track its progress. How much time does an astronomer need to get that great picture? We'll talk with scientists about how they determine their experiments, and learn what it takes to make their case for a few minutes of the telescope's time. Dr. Paul Doherty scours the globe for the world's greatest science demonstrations. Here he partners with Dr. Yoji Takikawa of the International Christian School in Tokyo. Dr. Takikawa creates at least one new activity every month and has published over 25 books of science activities. Watch this webcast, follow the links to the 'recipes,' then try it yourself! What does it mean to find the Higgs Boson at CERN? Hear how this elusive particle could change our understanding of physics. Follow CERN's Mission Impossible team as they race against the clock to collect all they need to bring antihydrogen back to CERN's webcast headquarters. Scientists at CERN in Switzerland explain to the Exploratorium's San Francisco audience why preparing for antimatter experiments is like arranging a marriage. Making antihydrogen is no easy matter. Researchers at CERN show the Exploratorium's Melissa Alexander and Tom Humphrey where positrons live and how they keep them as cold as deep space.