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Have you ever really listened to a ball bounce? Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey describes the elegant mathematics of a bouncing ball. At the Balancing Ball exhibit, a plastic beach ball floats mysteriously several feet above a large plastic cone. Upon closer inspection, the ball is found to be floating on a stream of air blowing out of the cone; visitors interact with the ball, changing its position in relation to the air flow. Join Exploratorium physicists Paul Doherty and Stephanie Chasteen as they examine the past, present, and future of climate change. Watch as Paul and Stephanie demonstrate how you can look at a slice of climate from the past, what a sediment core might look like, and the secrets hidden in an ice balloon! In this webcast, we talk to Exploratorium staff particle physicist, Thomas Humphrey, about neutrinos 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! The Science Summer 2000 workshop explored the science of disco mirror balls, tie dye, lasers, and other things that made the 1970s so happening and far-out.