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Watch the process of a deceased monitor lizard providing energy for other organisms to live in this time-lapse video. Look for this exhibit in the museum, upstairs in the Traits of Life area.

Exploratorium graphic artist David Barker describes the physics of baseball bats, and makes some sweet music in the process!

As a special event in conjunction with the 2009 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, we connected a live audience at the Exploratorium with scientists at the South Pole. Learn about atmospheric research at the South Pole from NOAA's Nick Morgan, the IceCube neutrino detector from Mark Krasberg and Laura Gladstone, and the South Pole Telescope from Bill Holzapfel.

Dr. Laura Peticolas is a physicist at UC Berkeley's Space Physics Research group. She studies the Aurora to learn more about the Earth and the workings of our Solar System. She's currently working with NASA's Mars data to understand why the Martian aurora looks the way it does. In this podcast she discusses her research, her inspiration and how and why scientists sonify data.

The film Between the Folds is a 2009 work by filmmaker Vanessa Gould. Between the Folds chronicles ten artists and scientists who have devoted time to the unlikely medium of modern origami. Vanessa Gould, who has degrees in physics and architecture, explores the expression of mathematics through origami. She became captivated by the art and science of transforming sheets of paper into three-dimensional geometric shapes ��� and exposed a hidden subculture. The film will screen at the Exploratorium on Saturday, October 18th, at 2pm.

Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey reveals why size does matter, at least in physics.

Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty and visiting scientist Alfredo Mateus for an exploration of hands-on demos. In today's webcast, Paul and Alfredo will be looking at a voice activated chemical reaction and what happens when you heat plastic in water!

TI staff educator Modesto Tamez explains how to make a simple straw oboe that will bring down the house (and teach good physics!)

We speak with glaciologists Slawek Tulaczyk and Jake Walter, who study ice-sheet dynamics.

Join us as we talk to scientists working with IceCube, a neutrino telescope buried in the ice under the South Pole.