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Science in the City
Cable Cars (Video)
Date: June 20, 2011
Like the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco's cable cars are world-renowned as emblems of our city. Join us for a ride down Hyde Street as we investigate what makes these historic cars go—and more importantly, stop—on the steep hills of San Francisco. To learn more visit the Cable ... 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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Big and Tall Bikes (Video)
7/15/2015   
Meet the "Dirty Sixer," a bike custom made for the 6'5" to 7'2" cyclist. Designer David ...
 
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The Mystery of Northern California's Beached Whales (Video)
8/12/2015   
In the last few months a dozen whales have washed upon the shores of Northern California. The ...

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Sound Restoration (Video)
6/10/2015   
Experimental physicist Carl Haber restores antique audio recordings too old, fragile, or ...
 
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Tofu (Video)
4/8/2015   
Curious about Tofu? The folks over at Hodo Soy Beanery tell us everything we ever wanted to kn ...
 
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Restoring the Salt Ponds (Video)
10/7/2014   
What are salt ponds and why are they are being restored to their natural habitat? The South Bay ...
 
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The Science of Firefighting: Cisterns (Video)
9/10/2014   
Ever notice a brick-lined circle embedded into a street intersection? Keep an eye out and y ...
 
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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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Sound Restoration (Video)
6/10/2015   
Experimental physicist Carl Haber restores antique audio recordings too old, fragile, or ...
 
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Living With Wildlife in the Bay Area (Video)
5/13/2015   
With the ever shifting boundaries between humans and wildlife in the Bay Area, the da ...
 
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Tofu (Video)
4/8/2015   
Curious about Tofu? The folks over at Hodo Soy Beanery tell us everything we ever wanted to kn ...
 
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Guide Dogs (Video)
3/11/2015   
Navigating bustling city streets can be a challenge for anyone at times. Can you imagine crossi ...
 
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Buried Treasure: Recovering the Charles Hare Lighter (Video)
2/11/2015   
Buried in a cove that later became downtown San Francisco, a Gold Rush-era cargo sh ...




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