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Science in the City
Altamont Wind Farms (Video)
Date: September 12, 2012
Running Time: 00:07:03
Southeast of San Francisco, on the way out to California's Central Valley, thousands of wind turbines dot the landscape of Altamont Pass. Mounted both in rows and individually, machines with large propellers catch the wind, turning round and round at different speeds. Learn how wind energy is generated and stored ... More »
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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8/13/2014   
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Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Video)
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Flight Simulation (Video)
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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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7/8/2014   
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Preserving our Wild Fish (Video)
5/14/2014   
In this episode, you'll get a get a glimpse into frontline efforts to restore healthy, s ...
 
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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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