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SmallTalk:  Nature’s Playing Field: Nanotechnology and Medicine (Podcast)
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Dr. Tejal Desai of UCSF talks about the intersection of nanotechnology and medicine, an area of research that has dramatic implications for the future. It could lead to artificially engineered tissues, or more effective drug delivery. It could also result in new kinds of health monitoring devices, as Dr. Thomas Murray, from the Hastings Center, explains.

Project: NISE: SmallTalk | Browse All

Date: May 22, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology, Medicine

Keywords: biology, medicine, tissues, cell, nanotechnology, nano, dr. tejal desai, dr. thomas murray

Links: Dr. Tejal Desai
Dr. Thomas Murray

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Saturn:  Cassini Update with Paul Doherty (Webcast)
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00:38:30
The Cassini spacecraft continues to orbit Saturn, sending back astonishing images of the ringed planet and its moons. Join us as we look at the latest images and do some hands-on activities to help us understand.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: May 12, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: saturn, planets, cassini, space, orbit, paul doherty


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Teacher Institute:  Modesto Tamez: San Francisco 101 (Podcast)
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00:30:26
The Teacher Institute's own food and entertainment maven takes us on a whirlwind tour of our golden city. Find out about the cheapest eats, the best place to see Art Deco or to go kayaking, and where to get insulted while you get your sandwich. These are Modesto's opinions; they don't represent the Exploratorium or its funders.

Project: Teacher Institute Summer Institute | Browse All

Date: April 25, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s):

Keywords: food, restaurants, exploratorium, entertainment

Links: Modesto's Best

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Science from the Poles:  The Impact of Climate Change on Community (Webcast)
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Join host Mary Miller and Dr. Mickey Glantz in a discussion on issues around climate change and how it may affect communities.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: April 22, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: climate change, global warming, community, mickey glantz

Links: Mickey Glantz Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  Understanding The Gulf Stream, Part 2 (Webcast)
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00:29:34
Join Exploratorium staff scientist Charlie Carlson as he continues to examine issues around the Gulf Stream and climate change.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: April 21, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: climate change, global warming, gulf stream, ocean, currents, weather, storms


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Teacher Institute:  Welcome to the Teacher Institute Family! (Podcast)
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00:05:35
If you’ve been accepted into our Summer Institute, we suggest you listen to this short podcast, which tells you some things we think you should know about the program before you arrive.

Project: Teacher Institute Summer Institute | Browse All

Date: April 17, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: teacher, education, professional development, workshop


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SmallTalk:  Nanotechnology’s Role in Making Cheap Solar Power (Podcast)
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00:26:04
Want to get off the grid but think it’s just too expensive? UCB's Dr. Jeff Grossman explains how nanotechnology may be used to make solar panels cheaper. We’ll also hear from philosopher Patrick Lin of the Nanoethics Group about ethical dilemmas that crop up when we try to improve our lives through nanotechnology.

Project: NISE: SmallTalk | Browse All

Date: April 16, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Physics, Chemistry

Keywords: nano, nanotechnology, physics, chemistry, solar, energy, ethics, nanoethics, philosophy, patrick lin, jeff grossman

Links: Dr. Jeff Grossman: Computational Nanoscience Group
The Nanoethics Group

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Return to Mars:  New Martian Discoveries (Webcast)
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00:31:36
The two Mars Rovers are alive and well after surviving their second Martian winter. Come and see photos of discoveries they made during their third year on Mars, with Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: March 31, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, rovers, spirit, opportunity, red planet, crater, jpl, rocks, rat, solar panels, wheels, sand, dust


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Science from the Poles:  First Light from the New South Pole Telescope (Webcast)
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00:41:16
The South Pole Telescope captured its first light on Feb. 16, 2007! Join Exploratorium host Mary Miller as she talks with scientists at the South Pole and finds out more about life at the Pole.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: March 30, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: south pole, telescope, antarctica, space, dark energy, weather, ice, cold, climate, neutrinos, icecube

Links: South Pole Telescope Homepage

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SmallTalk:  Consumer Products Using Nanotechnology (Podcast)
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26:56
Julia Moore and Evan Michelson of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars talk about nanotechnology products they’ve found for sale in a variety of stores. Should these products have some sort of special label? Journalist Philip Ball also weighs in on the controversy.

Project: NISE: SmallTalk | Browse All

Date: March 15, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Nanotechnology

Keywords: small talk episode, nano, nano products, product labeling,

Links: Nanotechnology Consumer Product Inventory

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