Found 20 - 30 results of 35 programs matching keyword "center of gravity"


Saturn:  Saturn/Cassini Update-The Rings of Saturn (Webcast)
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00:19:05
Join Exploratorium scientist Dr. Paul Doherty and Dr. Eric Wegryn as they discuss the rings of Saturn and show new images from Cassini.

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

Date: July 9, 2004
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: model of saturn, rings of saturn, cassini spacecraft, gravity well floor exhibit, gravity well exhibit, keppler's third law, orbits, model of saturn's rings, model of the rings of saturn, orbital resonance,


Real: 225K  
Science of Cooking:  Sparkling Science: Champagne (Webcast)
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00:52:14
Learn how sparkling wine is made, what makes it different from still wine, and where all those little bubbles come from! We reveal how to open a bottle without touching the cork, as well as the best way to keep the bubbles in the bubbly. Join our special guests, Stanford chemistry professor Dick Zare, and French enologist Michel Salgues, winemaker at Roederer Estates in California, as we explore the science of tiny bubbles.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: December 28, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry

Keywords: dick zare, bubbles, science of champagne, science of sparkling wine, air pressure, opening a champagne bottle, condensation, fog, gases, carbonation, carbonated beverages, gravity, air resistance, drag force, terminal velocity, surface tension, carbon dioxide, equilibriu


Real: 350K  
Origins: Las Cuevas:  History in a Jar (Webcast)
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0:47:31
We explore behind the scenes in the "tank room" of the Darwin Centre, where thousands of biological specimens up to 300 years old are kept.

Project: Origins: Las Cuevas - From Jungle to Lab: The Story of Life's Complexity | Browse All

Date: November 2, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: origins, biodiversity, tank room, london, england, darwin center, specimens, natural history, jungle, organisms, laboratories, insects, entomology


Real: 225K  1M  
Windows Media: 659K  
Origins: Hubble:  Preparing for Space (Webcast)
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00:35:48
In an exclusive taped interview, Hubble payload commander and astronaut John Grunsfeld discusses how astronauts who'll be servicing a telescope in space train in a giant pool at the Johnson Space Center. We'll also show an interview with space engineer Amy Ross, filmed in the space suit laboratory at Johnson.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: March 3, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: columbia shuttle launch, rockets, rocket booster, designation sts-109 hubble space telescope service mission, goddard space center, kennedy space center, john m. grunsfeld, nasa neutral buoyancy lab, spacewalks, spacesuits, infrared light, nicmos, , space gloves


Real: 256K  
Iron Science Teacher:  Celebrity Bake Off! (Webcast)
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01:01:28
For science fair competition taken to the third power, watch two veteran scientists as they battle head to head to determine who is the Iron Scientist. Home-town favorite, Exploratorium physicist, Dr. Dr. Paul Doherty will square off against heavy-weight contender, visiting Exploratorium Osher Fellow and Boston University astrophysicist Professor Kenneth Brecher. They have 5 minutes to teach their favorite activities, and then move on to the secret ingredients: marbles and panty hose

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: October 12, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: activitiies, contests, experiemtns, bagpipe whirly, 5-tone whirly, astronomy, nature of the universe, balloon analogy for the expanding universe, even distribution of galaxies, brazil nut effect, gravity well exhibit snack, gravity potential well, particle accelerato


Real: 80K  
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


Real: 35K  
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


Real: 35K  
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


Real: 35K  
Iron Science Teacher:  Tennis Balls (Webcast)
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1:05:40
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: tennis balls!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: August 3, 2000
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: activitiies, contests, amusement park ride physiology, gravity forces on the human body, gravitational forces on the human body, free fall deomnstrator, bouyancy, why do boats float, floatation, doppler effect, 5-tone whirly, how radar works, air pressure in tennis b


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Iron Science Teacher:  Corks (Webcast)
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1:04:33
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: corks!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: June 23, 2000
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: activities, contests, experiments, fork balancing trick, center of mass, balance, center of gravity, rocket launcher, measuring velocity, bottle blast-off activity, rocket height calculator, buoyancy, magnethenge, magnetic repulsion, magnetic attraction, battling magnet


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