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Meet glaciologist Slawek Tulaczyk and his team, who work in the fast-emerging field of ice sheet dynamics. They speak to us just after returning from a month at a remote camp on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Watch as three giant helium balloons are launched above Antarctica to study climate history; listen as scientists talk about balloon research. Aeolian Landscape is an exhibit in which a miniature wind-swept desert landscape is recreated by an electric fan and finely ground sand that mimics the process of wind picking up and depositing small particles. Visitors can change the direction of the fan, influencing the shape of the dunes. Scientists at Palmer Research Station in Antarctica talk about their research: How is the rich marine ecosystem just offshore responding to melting sea ice and global climate change? Meet the scientists and engineers at work on the South Pole's Ice Cube Telescope. This telescope will be the largest in the world and is designed to capture the movement of neutrinos, the smallest of all subatomic particles. Learn about the various projects and teams of people working on the South Pole Telescope. Join Exploratorium senior scientist Paul Doherty once more as he serves up hands-on activities related to Antarctic science. Join Exploratorium senior scientist Paul Doherty as he serves up more hands-on activities related to science in Antarctica. Penn State University glaciologist Dr. Richard Alley explains why ice is cool. Today we wrap up our conversations with the ANDRILL scientists (including project leader Dave Harwood) and hear about what lies ahead for the project.