Found 10 - 20 results of 22 programs matching keyword "chemical composition of the planets"


Saturn:  Saturn/Cassini Update: Looking Back at Saturn (Webcast)
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00:27:05
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Origins: Astrobiology:  Life's Ingredients (Webcast)
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00:43:30
Julia Child and physicist Philip Morrison once cooked up (and sampled) "primordial soup," a mixture of ingredients said to be the materials from which life sprang on Earth. How accurate is this notion? David Deamer studies how some molecules self-assemble into order, and has developed new theories about how life evolved from components on Earth. We’ll talk with him, do hands-on experiments, and watch vintage footage of Julia Child tasting the soup. Guests: David Deamer, Director, UC Berkeley SETI Program, and Karen Kalumuk, Exploratorium staff scientist.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 16, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Chemistry

Keywords: self-assembled structures, self-assembly processes, directed assembly process, primordial soup recipe, building blocks of life, life on other planets, life on mars, chemical reactions, amino acid production, molecule formation, density column, emulsifiers, emulsifica


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Origins: Astrobiology:  Is There Life Elsewhere? (Webcast)
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00:58:53
How can a mathematical equation frame the question of life in the universe? We’ll talk with Frank Drake, one of the founders of the SETI Institute, about his famous equation and how it frames the search for signs of intelligent life in the universe.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 15, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: astrobiology, seti, search for extraterrestrial intelligences, intersteallar communication, drake equation, stars with planets, planetary detection, planet detection, primordial soup, radio telescopes, designing interstellar messages


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Osher Fellowship:  A Live Conversation with World-Renowned Biologist/Conservationist E. O. Wil (Webcast)
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00:33:44
In this archived program from 2003, join us for a conversation with Pulitzer-prize winning biologist E. O. Wilson, who introduced the term biodiversity to describe the interlocking dependence and diversity of organisms in sustaining life in biological communities.

Project: Osher Fellowship | Browse All

Date: August 28, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: osher fellow, biodiversity, astrobiology, diversity of life, chemical communication, watching ants, social behavior, ant society, entomology, pheremones, ants and social behavior, and communication in insects, ant colony, habitat destruction, all species surve


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Origins: Cold Spring Harbor:  Dr. Walter Gilbert (Webcast)
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00:25:57
Dr. Walter Gilbert, a physicist who turned to molecular biology in 1960, won the Nobel prize in chemistry in 1980 for determining the base sequences of DNA. His recent research has concentrated on the structure of genes and the evolution of DNA sequences. In this Webcast, Dr Gilbert tells us how physicists have helped drive discoveries in molecular biology, and the relationship between private and university research efforts.

Project: Origins: Unwinding DNA at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | Browse All

Date: February 27, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: sequencing dna, genome project, methods to sequence dna, rapid chemical dna sequencing, putting dna fragments together, reading genes, jim watson, scientific process, molecular biology, applied research, basic research, genetics


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Iron Science Teacher:  Zip-Lock Plastic Bags (Webcast)
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00:36:24
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: Zip-Lock Plastic Bags

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: August 29, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry

Keywords: baggies, chemical reactions, zip lock baggies activity, ziplock baggies activity, polymers, carbon dioxide from cereal,


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Origins: Hubble:  Astronomy to Art: Making Hubble Heritage (Webcast)
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1:10:23
A unique chance to watch the live progression of the making of a Hubble image! We'll select an image to follow over the course of the following webcasts, showing you the steps along the way as it goes from raw data to a full-color picture. And we'll talk with people who bring Hubble's fantastic images to the public. Part 2 of the previous program.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 22, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Art

Keywords: hubble heritage, telescope, digital images, photography, planets, stars, galaxies


Real: 225K  
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Origins: Hubble:  Why a Telescope in Space? (Webcast)
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0:59:39
What's so special about putting a telescope above the atmosphere? Find out by visiting Flight Operations and talking with scientists who've nurtured Hubble from the beginning.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 19, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: hubble, telescopes, space, dr. steven beckwith, flight operations, planets, stars,


Real: 225K  
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Iron Science Teacher:  Food Coloring (Webcast)
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1:00:07
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: food coloring!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 2, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: activities, contests, experiments, air pressure, condensation, fog chamber snack, fog chaber activity, density chamber, molecular motion, fluid flow, density of salt water, ice balloons activity, meanderings, fractures, genie in a bottle activity, chemical reaction,


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Memory:  Dr. Robert Sapolsky on Stress and Memory: Forget It! (Webcast)
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1:38:48
Can stress make you forget? Dr. Robert Sapolsky presents an overview of the disruptive effects of stress on memory and brain aging. Dr. Sapolsky, Professor of Neuroscience at Stanford University, is a MacArthur Fellow and author of numerous articles and books.

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: November 18, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: stress memories, cell, organism, brain, chemical, stress and memories, impact of stress, stress management, relaxation, memory training, memory stress, homeostatic balance


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