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Science in the City
Flight Simulation (Video)
Date: July 10, 2013
Running Time: 00:04:45
Virgin America's Captain Christopher Owens gives us a tour of their high-tech flight simulator used for pilot training and reveals just why simulation is an effective learning tool.
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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Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Icon (Video)
8/13/2014   
Looming over San Francisco since 1973, Sutro Tower's antennae transmit and ...

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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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Flight Simulation (Video)
7/10/2013   
Virgin America's Captain Christopher Owens gives us a tour of their high-tech flight simulator ...
 
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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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Sending Humans to Mars (Video)
7/8/2014   
What would it take for humans to travel to and live on Mars—and who is daring enou ...
 
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What is Community Radio? (Video)
6/11/2014   
What is Community Radio? The DJs and station managers at KPOO, KUSF in Exile, Mutiny Radio an ...
 
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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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Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Video)
4/8/2014   
Join Exploratorium staff scientist Ron Hipschman as we visit Dan Werthimer, Director ...
 
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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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