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00:37:16
The Exploratorium's Ron Hipschman shows how a double disk with a string attached is a great way to study the physics of motion. Then Captain Yo and Doc Popular astound with amazing yo-yo tricks.

00:53:52
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: wire!

00:39:56
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: candles.

00:40:59
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: paint.

00:54:10
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: sugar.

01:01:45
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: baseball equipment.

00:47:04
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: plastic water bottles.

00:26:04
Want to get off the grid but think it’s just too expensive? UCB's Dr. Jeff Grossman explains how nanotechnology may be used to make solar panels cheaper. We’ll also hear from philosopher Patrick Lin of the Nanoethics Group about ethical dilemmas that crop up when we try to improve our lives through nanotechnology.

00:28:20
Dr. Jim Tour, a chemist at Rice University, builds the world’s smallest vehicles. He calls them “nanocars,” and he thinks these tiny vehicles might lead to nano-sized factories. We’ll also hear from University of Florida graduate student Diane Hickey, who will tell us some of the interesting reactions she’s run into when explaining nanotechnology.

00:03:20
PETER WHITEHEAD is an instrument builder, performer, and composer. His singular instruments, often based on folk instruments from around the world, feature unusual found materials. Among his many instruments are the Heart Banjo, made from a baking tin; the Lawn Lyre, made from an old lawnmower and a metal oil pan; and the Spoonharp, made from a five-gallon metal drum, a eucalyptus branch, and kitchen spoons. Originally from England, Whitehead is now based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founding member of the Mobius Operandi performance group, he also performs regularly with Closer To Carbon, an improvisational trio.