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Reflections:  Testing the Giant Mirror's Sphericity (Clip)
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Senior Staff Scientist Thomas Humphrey invents a simple experiment to see if the Giant Mirror is spherical or parabolic, and then to see if it's perfectly spherical. By placing a Styrofoam ball at the center of curvature, he's able to prove that the mirror is out of pure sphericity by about one-quarter of one degree.

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Date: September 7, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: mirror, reflection, focus, curvature, exhibit, sphere, experiment


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Reflections:  Reflections of Infrared Radiation (Clip)
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Staff Neuroscientist Richard Brown demonstrates that the Giant Mirror reflects infrared radiation as well as visible light.

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Date: September 5, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: mirror, reflection, exhibit, light, heat, experiment


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Mind:  In Search Of Universals In Human Emotion with Dr. Paul Ekman (Podcast)
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Join us as UC Berkeley's Dr. Robert Levenson interviews acclaimed psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman about his 40 years of research into the universality of human facial expressions. The talk includes photographs and never-before-seen footage from Dr. Ekman's fieldwork among the Fore, an isolated New Guinea tribe he first visited in the early 1960s.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: December 19, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: paul ekman, robert levenson, new guinea, fore, emotion, mind, psychology, facial expressions, biology, darwin, margaret mead, anthropology


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Ice Stories:  Conversation with 'Ice People' Scientists (Webcast)
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In this live webcast, we look deeper into the film 'Ice People.' We speak with noted geologists Allan Ashworth and Adam Lewis, and filmmaker Anne Aghion in our San Francisco studio.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 14, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: ice stories, antarctica, polar scientists, ice, film, people, ancient, snow, biology


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Ice Stories:  Emperor Penguins (Webcast)
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In this program Ice Stories crew member Ron Hipschman speaks with Paul Ponganis, who studies emperor penguins.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 12, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: ice stories, antarctica, polar scientists, ice, snow, biology, penguin


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Ice Stories:  Climate History (Webcast)
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Ice Stories:  Energy Dynamics within Alaska's thaw lakes (Webcast)
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Alaska's coastal range is covered in literally thousands of thaw lakes. Ken Hinkel, Yongwei Sheng and John Lenters are embarking on a project to reveal the subtle energy dynamics that take place within these lake systems.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 21, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: arctic, ice stories, barrow, alaska, scientists, dispatches, climate change, geology, biology, oceanography, ice


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Ice Stories:  Tracking Endangered Bird Populations (Webcast)
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Dr. Jewel Bennett, an endangered species biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Fairbanks field office, is in Barrow leading a survey team tracking the endangered Steller's and Spectacled Eiders' populations.

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Date: June 19, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: arctic, ice stories, barrow, alaska, scientists, dispatches, climate change, geology, biology, oceanography, ice


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Ice Stories:  Inupiaq knowledge meets science on Alaska's North Slope (Webcast)
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Inupiaq elders, local experts and scientific researchers partner on the North Slope to study and understand the changing environment. Wendy Eisner and Chris Cuomo join us to talk about their project: Indigenous Knowledge and Landscape in Northern Alaska.

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Date: June 17, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: arctic, ice stories, barrow, alaska, scientists, dispatches, climate change, geology, biology, oceanography, ice, inupiaq, elders, local knowledge

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Ice Stories:  Shorebirds in the Arctic (Webcast)
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In today's program Dr. Bart Kempenaers, a behavioral ecologist from the Max Planck Institiute of Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany, talks about the research he and his team are doing on arctic breeding shorebirds in Barrow, Alaska.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 14, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: arctic, ice stories, barrow, alaska, scientists, dispatches, climate change, geology, biology, oceanography, ice


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