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Making Heads and Tails of Planaria — A Scientist's View (Video)
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Date: May 18, 2008
Running Time: 6:48
The water-dwelling planaria can lose its head and regrow a new one. Watch and listen as planaria researcher Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado explains how a little flatworm's might teach us about our own regenerative potential.
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Iron Science Teacher - June 24, 2016 (Webcast)
6/24/2016   Time: 12:00 PM PDT
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Iron Science Teacher - July 1, 2016 (Webcast)
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Iron Science Teacher - July 8, 2016 (Webcast)
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Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen - Ways of Knowing: Theo Jansen in Conversation with Marina McDougall (Video)
5/31/2016   
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Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen - Artist Theo Jansen Prepares Strandbeests at the Exploratorium (Video)
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After Dark - Extended Cinemas 2016 (Video)
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The warm glow of the projected image invites us to in-between worlds. During this cinemat ...
 
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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table - Neon: Ed Kirshner (Video)
4/15/2016   
Neon is normally odorless and colorless, reacting with no one, not even itself. Abundant in ...

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Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen - Ways of Knowing: Theo Jansen in Conversation with Marina McDougall (Video)
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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table - Silicon: Ron Hipschman (Video)
5/26/2016   
Thrown from supernovae, silicon is the eighth most abundant element in the universe and sec ...
 
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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table - Silicon: Denise King (Video)
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Thrown from supernovae, silicon is the eighth most abundant element in the universe and ...
 
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