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Miscellaneous:  Chaotic Pendulum (Clip)
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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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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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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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Miscellaneous:  Energy from Death-Front View (Clip)
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Watch the process of a deceased monitor lizard providing energy for other organisms to live in this time-lapse video. Look for this exhibit in the museum, upstairs in the Traits of Life area.

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

Keywords: death, cycle, decay, recycle, energy, ecosystem, food


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Miscellaneous:  Live from the Lab: Living Systems Warm Room (Clip)
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Get a special sneak peek at the Exploratorium's lab. Living Systems' Caitlin Johnson shares this space where public is not allowed. Today's Live from the Lab highlights the museum's "warm room," where plants are grown, eggs are incubated, and zebrafish are farmed. Th Exploratorium's lab is an unusual museum feature, allowing a greater variety of programs and exhibits about biology.

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Date: March 9, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: zebrafish, plants, egg, lab, living systems,


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Miscellaneous:  Science of Cocktails 2010 (Clip)
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Science of Cocktails presented the artistry of master mixologists shaken with the science behind the craft. Taking an in-depth, interactive look at the physics, chemistry, and biology of cocktails, this first-time Exploratorium fundraiser engaged guests in an exploration of their favorite libations like they've never experienced before.

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Date: February 26, 2010
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Chemistry

Keywords: cocktails, after dark, alcohol, event, bartender, adult


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Miscellaneous:  RODS & MODS (with Gustav) (Clip)
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For three days in February 2010, the Exploratorium showcased the innovations and outlaw aesthetics of custom computer culture. An outgrowth of the hacker community, personal computer modding was born from the need for speed and personal style.

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Date: February 18, 2010
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art

Keywords: rods, mods, modding, computers


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Miscellaneous:  Earl Stirling and his Pyrograph (Clip)
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Exploratorium staff member Earl Stirling demonstrates the amazing "Pyrograph", an artwork refined over four years. Like a fiery version of the museum’s classic Drawing Board, Stirling’s "Pyrograph" swings a pendulum over a sandy cauldron, tracing out oscillating patterns in colorful fire. This mesmerizing piece evokes both the Foucault pendulum and Dante’s Inferno.

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Date: January 28, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, Physics

Keywords: earl, dodger, stirling, foucault, pendulum, fire, propane, art, pyrograph, sodium, electron


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Miscellaneous:  Pendulum Camera (Clip)
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Catch a glimpse of the floor as viewed from atop the concrete pendulum on the Exploratorium's Mezzanine.

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Date: January 27, 2010
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, Physics

Keywords: pendulum, museum, mezzanine, point of view, pov


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Miscellaneous:  A Close Look at Clouds (Webcast)
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Have you ever wondered exactly what clouds are made of, or what the difference is between a cumulus and lenticular cloud? Clouds are an ever-present, ever-changing part of our natural landscape. They come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, and capture our imagination with their endless permutations. Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty for a live Webcast about cloud physics. Paul will discuss the basic makeup of clouds, and explore some of the aspects that make them such a rich part of our daily lives.

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Date: January 16, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Physics

Keywords: clouds, wind, air, moisture, percipitation, lenticular, cumulus, sky


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