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Join Exploratorium science educators as they investigate the world of oceans and sailing! We will be posting a short series of pieces from the America's Cup trials in San Diego, California this November, 2011.


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Exploratorium Science at America's Cup:  North Pacific Gyre (Clip)
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00:03:18
Join the Exploratorium crew on a visit to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where we will learn more about the ecological impact of plastic debris in the North Pacific Gyre. To learn more about marine debris visit: http://www.exploratorium.edu/tv/index.php?project=110&program=1301&type=clip

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Date: November 26, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science,

Keywords: oeanography, marine debris, pacific gyre, america's cup


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Exploratorium Science at America's Cup:  San Diego Race Weather Report (Webcast)
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00:01:33
Weather plays a large role in sailing! Join us as we pay a visit to the National Weather Service station in San Diego to catch a glimpse into the future weather patterns that will effect the America's Cup Races.

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Date: November 25, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: sailing, america's cup, weather


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Exploratorium Science at America's Cup:  Science of Sailing 102: Tip Don't Flip! (Clip)
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04:17
How do the America's Cup boats sail on just one hull? Why do they sometimes capsize? Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty dives deeper into the physics of the America's Cup catamarans in "Sailing 102: Tip Don't Flip!"

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Date: November 25, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: exploratorium


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Exploratorium Science at America's Cup:  Green Sea Turtles (Clip)
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04:55
There are green sea turtles in San Diego Bay? Where did they come from? Do they really live over 100 years? Why is it important for scientists to keep track of these giant creatures, and how on earth do they do it? In this interview with ecologist Tomoharu Eguchi (NOAA Marine Fisheries Service) and ecology graduate student Sheila Madrak, we meet the sea turtles and explore these 'big' questions.

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Date: November 25, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: exploratorium america's cup green sea turtle turtles tagging ecology biology noaa san diego bay power plant marine


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Exploratorium Science at America's Cup:  Wind Modeling (Clip)
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02:50
The Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (http://sccoos.org/) gathers live data about winds, waves, surface currents, temperature, and water quality, and makes it available to everyone. In this piece, Oceanographer Art Miller tells us about this system, and about how America's Cup sailors can use this kind of data and modeling to improve their race performances. To access wind modeling data, visit: http://www.sccoos.org/data/observations/

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Date: November 25, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: scripps institution wind modeling sccoos america's cup exploratorium art miller bay currents sailing marine


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Exploratorium Science at America's Cup:  Science of Sailing 101 (Clip)
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04:53
How can a wind-powered sailboat move faster than the wind? Why do the America's Cup sails look like airplane wings? With the beginner in mind, Exploratorium senior scientist Paul Doherty introduces the basic physics of sailing and sail design.

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Date: November 18, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: exploratorium, america's cup, sailing, science, wind, waves, boats, ships, paul doherty, physics


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