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Science in the City
Seismic San Francisco (Video)
Date: January 12, 2011
Running Time: 00:05:26
The ground under our San Franciscan feet is constantly on the move. Join Exploratorium educator Ken Finn as we visit some spots around town where exposed rocks reveal the tale of an active earth.
Urban environments like San Francisco are full of mysterious natural and human-made phenomena. Why are there so many one-footed pigeons? Where does the sewage go? Why is our “summer” in May and September? The Exploratorium is “taking it outside" to explore these and other questions in engineering, ecology, optics, waves, ... More »

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Preserving the Wild Fish of California (Video)
5/14/2014   
In this episode, you'll get a get a glimpse into frontline efforts to restore healthy, self-susta ...

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Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Video)
4/8/2014   
Join Exploratorium staff scientist Ron Hipschman as we visit Dan Werthimer, Director ...
 
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Flight Simulation (Video)
7/10/2013   
Virgin America's Captain Christopher Owens gives us a tour of their high-tech flight simulator ...
 
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The Making of a Bell (Video)
4/10/2013   
For our first episode in a new season of "Science in the City," we explore the creation ...
 
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Altamont Wind Farms (Video)
9/12/2012   
Southeast of San Francisco, on the way out to California's Central Valley, thousands ...
 
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Airships (Video)
8/8/2012   
Take to the skies on board the zeppelin Eureka with pilot Andrea Deyling of Airship Ventures an ...

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Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Video)
4/8/2014   
Join Exploratorium staff scientist Ron Hipschman as we visit Dan Werthimer, Director ...
 
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Urban Astronomy (Video)
3/12/2014   
Cities are known to produce a lot of light pollution, making it a challenge for astrono ...
 
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The Art of 3D Printing (Video)
2/12/2014   
3D printing, the process of making three-dimensional solid objects of virtually any shape from ...
 
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King Tides and Climate Change (Video)
10/11/2013   
Seasonal cycles and winter storms bring extra-high "king tides" that can swamp coastal structures an ...
 
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Plankton Drag (Video)
9/11/2013   
Exploratorium biologist Karli Woodward conducts a plankton drag at our new home at Pier 15, ...




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