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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica Fractals with Benoit Mandelbrot (Webcast)
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0:46:48
In 1963 Benoit Mandelbrot introduced the fractal concept. Fractals are shapes or behaviors that have similar properties at all levels of magnification. Just as the sphere is a concept that unites raindrops, basketballs and Mars, so fractal is a concept that unites clouds, coastlines, plants and strange attractors. Dr. Mandelbrot dropped in for a visit during our 2001 series of webcasts about Antarctica. We took some time out from the freezing cold to interview him.

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 14, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Mathematics

Keywords: definition of fractal, fractal definition, science of roughness, geometry of roughness, roughness of clouds, roughness of cumulus clouds, fractal dimension, measuring topography of dry valleys, roughness of geology, variance of landscape, scale of invariance, scale


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Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: Live Penguins! (Webcast)
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0:27:29
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Origins: Hubble:  Last Stop Before Space (Webcast)
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0:54:27
The first-ever live event inside the NASA clean room, where space hardware is being prepared for the Hubble Space Telescope. We'll get dressed in "bunny suits" to explore the room and show you the activities of engineers and scientists getting ready for the next Hubble servicing mission in November.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 23, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: hubble space telescope, origins of the universe, cosmology, nebula, galaxy, stars, big bang, nasa, space shuttle, space telescope science institute, goddard space flight center, universe, astronomers, kathryn gaulke, goddard space flight center clean room, kevin carmac


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Origins: Hubble:  Making Sense of What Hubble Gives Us (Webcast)
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0:38:20
Hubble's pictures have changed our understanding of the galaxy. Here we meet scientists who show us how their images have led to new discoveries, then check in on our own imaging project and track its progress.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 21, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: hubble space telescope, origins of the universe, cosmology, nebula, galaxy, stars, big bang, nasa, space shuttle, space telescope science institute, goddard space flight center, universe, astronomers, forrest hamilton, hubble heritage team, paolo padovani, active galact


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Origins: Hubble:  Getting Time on the Telescope (Webcast)
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0:54:09
How much time does an astronomer need to get that great picture? We'll talk with scientists about how they determine their experiments, and learn what it takes to make their case for a few minutes of the telescope's time.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 20, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: hubble space telescope, origins of the universe, cosmology, nebula, galaxy, stars, big bang, nasa, space shuttle, space telescope science institute, goddard space flight center, universe, astronomers, melissa mcgrath, extra-solar planet research, atmospheres, satellite


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Try This!:  Try This! With Paul Doherty and Friends: Dr. Yoji Takikawa (Webcast)
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00:20:06
Dr. Paul Doherty scours the globe for the world's greatest science demonstrations. Here he partners with Dr. Yoji Takikawa of the International Christian School in Tokyo. Dr. Takikawa creates at least one new activity every month and has published over 25 books of science activities. Watch this webcast, follow the links to the 'recipes,' then try it yourself!

Project: Try This! With Paul Doherty and Friends | Browse All

Date: March 8, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: break spaghetti on a scale activity, tensile strength, force, inverse square law, buckling of beams, building science, building engineering, deflect a flame with oxygen activity, magnetism, magnetic forces, magnetic properties of oxygen, paramagnetic, blind experimen


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Origins: CERN:  The Quest for the Higgs Boson (Webcast)
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0:55:19
What does it mean to find the Higgs Boson at CERN? Hear how this elusive particle could change our understanding of physics.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 19, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: particle accelerator, european consortium for nuclear research, subatomic particles, neutrons, quarks, live@cern, particle physics, positrons, anti-electrons, high energy physics, antiparticles, antihydrogen, particle production, particle evidence, particle collisions,


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Origins: CERN:  The Antimatter Factory (Webcast)
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1:09:59
Follow CERN's Mission Impossible team as they race against the clock to collect all they need to bring antihydrogen back to CERN's webcast headquarters.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 18, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: particle accelerator, european consortium for nuclear research, subatomic particles, neutrons, quarks, live@cern, particle physics, positrons, anti-electrons, high energy physics, antiparticles, antihydrogen, particle production, particle evidence, particle collisions,


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Origins: CERN:  Exotic Atoms and Antihydrogen: Three Cool Experiments in the AD, Part I (Webcast)
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0:41:28
Scientists at CERN in Switzerland explain to the Exploratorium's San Francisco audience why preparing for antimatter experiments is like arranging a marriage.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 12, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: particle accelerator, european consortium for nuclear research, subatomic particles, neutrons, quarks, live@cern, particle physics, positrons, anti-electrons, high energy physics, antiparticles, antihydrogen, particle production, particle evidence, particle collisions,


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Origins: CERN:  Exotic Atoms and Antihydrogen:Three Cool Experiments in the AD, Part II (Webcast)
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0:43:07
Making antihydrogen is no easy matter. Researchers at CERN show the Exploratorium's Melissa Alexander and Tom Humphrey where positrons live and how they keep them as cold as deep space.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 12, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: particle accelerator, european consortium for nuclear research, subatomic particles, neutrons, quarks, live@cern, particle physics, positrons, anti-electrons, high energy physics, antiparticles, antihydrogen, particle production, particle evidence, particle collisions,


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