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Exploratorium Science at America's Cup
Science of Sailing 101 (Video)
Date: November 18, 2011
Running Time: 04:53
How can a wind-powered sailboat move faster than the wind? Why do the America's Cup sails look like airplane wings? With the beginner in mind, Exploratorium senior scientist Paul Doherty introduces the basic physics of sailing and sail design.
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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 secon ...
 
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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table - Silicon: Denise King (Video)
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Iron Science Teacher - June 24, 2016 (Webcast)
6/24/2016   Time: 12:00 PM PDT
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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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Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality - 2016 Total Solar Eclipse: Live from Micronesia (Webcast)
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In March 2016, the Exploratorium webcast team traveled to the coral island of Woleai, in Microne ...

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The fields of science and the law pervade modern society, and yet largely exist in separate sphe ...
 
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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table - Aluminum: Ron Hipschman (Video)
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Versatile aluminum, once worth nearly twice its weight in gold, has since become the quintesse ...