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Science in the City
Asphalt Acrobats (Video)
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Date: March 23, 2011
No one puts the laws of physics to the test quite like the urban skateboarder. Join us for a closer look at the science behind the tricks of the sidewalk-shredding trade, from the basic ollie to high-flying aerial maneuvers.
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Science in the City - Sending Humans to Mars (Video)
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Rosetta Mission - Comet Approach Maneuvers (Webcast)
5/21/2014   
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The Joshua Light Show and Moon Duo (Part 1 of 2) (Video)
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Resonance - Interview with Roscoe Mitchell (Video)
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Rosetta Mission - Comet Mapping (Webcast)
8/15/2014   
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Science in the City - Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Icon (Video)
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Looming over San Francisco since 1973, Sutro Tower's antennae transmit ...
 
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Try This! With Paul Doherty and Friends - Gorazd Planinsic 2014 (Video)
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Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he scours the globe for the world'sgreatest ...
 
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Iron Science Teacher - Dinner Ingredients (Webcast)
7/25/2014   
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Iron Science Teacher - Lunch Ingredients (Webcast)
7/21/2014   
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before ...