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Brad Barton mesmerized and delighted audiences at this August's After Dark: Illusions. He presented his new show, Subliminal, which combines magic, “mind reading,” and humor to showcase the powers of suggestion, influence, and persuasion.

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Brad Barton mesmerized and delighted audiences at this August's After Dark: Illusions. He presented his new show, Subliminal, which combines magic, “mind reading,” and humor to showcase the powers of suggestion, influence, and persuasion.

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Brad Barton mesmerized and delighted audiences at this August's After Dark: Illusions. He presented his new show, Subliminal, which combines magic, “mind reading,” and humor to showcase the powers of suggestion, influence, and persuasion.

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Brad Barton mesmerized and delighted audiences at this August's After Dark: Illusions. He presented his new show, Subliminal, which combines magic, “mind reading,” and humor to showcase the powers of suggestion, influence, and persuasion.

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Immerse yourself in visual storytelling that extends the possibilities of cinema. See aspects of film rarely displayed: unusual film formats with Dino Everett and an insider view into projectionists’ techniques with Paul Clipson. Enter worlds created by Elise Baldwin—investigating collective memory—and by Wet Gate, a 16mm projector–playing ensemble. Experience Thad Povey and Mark Taylor’s multiturntable record player, the realization of their near-identical dreams, and Tooth’s multiprojector dreamscape installation. Play with the Eunoics Light Club as they summon seemingly living forms using lenses, filters, and mirrors. Debate the merits of short films with Brian Darr and make your own cinematic toys and sound effects. Finally, make your exploration of film not just figurative but literal by seeking—and finding—four films shown in the museum’s out-of-the-way corners.

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On February 26, 1998, a total solar eclipse darkened skies in a swath stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic, across the Caribbean. From the island of Aruba, an Exploratorium team presented a live Webcast of this celestial event. At the time, Webcasting technology was in its infancy, and this first live Webcast ever of a solar eclipse broke existing records for the number of viewers. Watch the archived Webcast here, or just click on the images below for still photos of eclipse highlights.

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A dozen whales, different species and ages, have washed up recently on nearly 300 miles of Northern California coastline. While this is not a record, it's still alarming. Why is it happening? Bay Area scientists are considering factors such as environmental changes, food distribution, shipping, ocean currents, and predator behavior. Meet staff from the California Academy of Sciences, Mission Science Workshop, and the Exploratorium, and explore evidence leading to and hypotheses about these tragic events.

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Exploratorium Global Studios worked with TÜBITAK, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, to plan, design, and support implementation of the Kocaeli Science Center (KSC) located in the historically significant SEKA Factory site, approximately 100 km southeast of Istanbul. In addition to completing the master plan for this new science center, Global Studios provided architectural review, detailed environmental and exhibit design, and fabrication oversight. The completed design package included 200 exhibits in 3 main galleries and an outdoor area. Global Studios also provided a series of professional training and program development workshops for KSC staff in Turkey and on the Exploratorium campus in San Francisco.

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Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live webcast audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher."

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Height confers advantages in many sports—to a point. But what if you’re too tall to even safely fit on a bicycle? Bike builder David Folch shares both the engineering challenges and the joy of creating supersized bikes for supersized riders.