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Miscellaneous:  It Gets Better: Trevor Project (Clip)
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San Francisco's Exploratorium staff members let LGBTQ youth know that It Gets [way] Better in this video contribution to the "It Gets Better" Project. If you are considering suicide, feel alone or need help, call the 24-hour confidential Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386 or visit thetrevorproject.org

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Date: October 1, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: it gets better


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Miscellaneous:  Compound Eyes Trailer (Clip)
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00:01:25
In this new series of short works, local Super-8 filmmaker and Exploratorium Artist-in-Residence Paul Clipson gets up close and personal with a dynamic cast of dragonflies, spiders, ants, butterflies, and slugs. These lyrical and concentrated studies reveal the world as more complicated, ugly, and beautiful than we had ever imagined. Accompanied by a newly-commissioned soundtrack by Berlin-based musician Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. To view this film join us at the Exploratorium! Show is ongoing through Sunday, Oct 2, 2011

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Date: September 22, 2011
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art

Keywords: film, artist in residency, paul clipson, super-8


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Miscellaneous:  Slow-Motion Medley (Clip)
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00:02:00
See the subtle, mesmeric effects revealed by slow-motion observation of three iconic exhibits: Circling Wave Umbrella, in which spinning fabric forms pockets of swirling air; Rift Zone, a miniature geothermal landscape created by air bubbling through fine sand; and Vortex, a swirling vortex of water in a hydrodynamic dance with gravity.

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Date: August 30, 2011
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, General Science

Keywords: waves, vortex, geothermal, slow motion, rift zone, circling wave umbrella


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Miscellaneous:  Marina Harbor Dredge (Clip)
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00:01:47
An impression of recent activity in the yacht harbor near the Exploratorium.

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Date: August 16, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: dredge, dredging, marina harbor, marina yacht harbor


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Miscellaneous:  34th Annual Exploratorium Awards Dinner, Honoree Panel Discussion (Clip)
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00:43:00
Intuit Founder Scott Cook, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco, Former Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines, and Retired Congressman Vernon Ehlers join KQED's Dave Iverson for a lively conversation on the topic of Science for Decision Making. This discussion was recorded at the Exploratorium's 34th Annual Awards Dinner on May 4, 2011.

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Date: May 25, 2011
Format: Event
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: awards dinner, honorees, science, exploratorium, 34th awards dinner,


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Miscellaneous:  Cardburg! (Clip)
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02:50
Josh Short from the Cardboard Institute of Technology walks us through their latest installation, Subterrain, on the Exploratorium floor!

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Date: March 16, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: cardburg, cardboard, cardboard institute of technology, subterrain, exploratorium learning studio, cit, making, materials, building, group build, tinkering studio, installation

Links: CIT website

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Miscellaneous:  Planning Your Field Trip Visit (Clip)
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00:04:05
Check out this video made by the Field Trip Explainers, and get a sense of what to expect during your Exploratorium field trip.

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Date: February 25, 2011
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: field trips, explainers, visit, orientation


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Miscellaneous:  Chaotic Pendulum (Clip)
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00:05:00
A short video created about an iconic exhibit at the Exploratorium, Ned Kahn's Chaotic Pendulum. An apparently simple set of pendulums is given an initial twist. Intuition says that the resulting motion of this simple system should be, if not simple, at least predictable. Intuition doesn't work with this device though, and its motion is an extremely complicated, and somewhat whimsical, twisting and turning that defies the predictive powers of physics.

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Date: February 24, 2011
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: chaotic pendulum, ned kahn, exploratorium, science, art


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Miscellaneous:  Squid Program (Clip)
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00:03:30
Justin Holl and Peter Winch from the Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary and print-maker Julie Whitcomb explore squid anatomy through dissections, ink extractions, and squid prints.

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Date: July 8, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, general science,

Keywords: squid, print-making, cephlopod, dissection


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Miscellaneous:  Energy from Death-Side View (Clip)
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00:05:16
Animals are a source of energy-rich food even after they die. Here we can see beetles, flies, bacteria, and other organisms feasting on carcasses.

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Date: March 14, 2010
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: lizard, death, decay


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