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What is anime? Anime is Japanese for animation. You've probably seen anime before, but didn't realize it. Cartoons from the '80s such as Thundercats, Voltron, and even Starblazers were all anime. On Saturday, August 18th, 2001 the Exploratorium hosted its first anime Webcast. We featured an Anime Trivia Show that tested the skills of three brave souls. Got anime? On Thursday, June 21, 2001, a total solar eclipse sped across the Southern Hemisphere. The shadow of the moon first darkened the South Atlantic about 250 miles east of the Uruguay coast. It crossed the Atlantic Ocean, traversed southern Africa and the island of Madagascar, and then vanished into the darkness as night fell over the Indian Ocean. We sent our crew to the country of Zambia to bring images of the total solar eclipse as it happened. 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. A unique chance to watch the live progression of the making of a Hubble image! We'll select an image to follow over the course of the following webcasts, showing you the steps along the way as it goes from raw data to a full-color picture. And we'll talk with people who bring Hubble's fantastic images to the public. Part 2 of the previous program. 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. What's so special about putting a telescope above the atmosphere? Find out by visiting Flight Operations and talking with scientists who've nurtured Hubble from the beginning. Ever see a burning udder? Or a cement block crush a fax machine? Mechanical artistry takes new forms of whimsy as noted MIT sculptor/inventor Arthur Ganson creates tense moments of anticipation in Chain Reaction. Check out the action as 10 Japanese robots battle against each other and their American counterparts, including entrants from the Bay Area and Seattle. This event was sponsored by Japanese software developer FSIABC, Inc. Nine Aim High students explore shadow and light, and build their own energy machines. In this webcast, the students delve into energy transference and alternative energy sources like solar cells and wind power.