Found 20 - 30 results of 42 programs matching keyword "fundamental features of life"


Extremophiles in Kamchatka:  Kamchatka Mosaic: Bears! (Clip)
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Bears lumber across a pristine landscape in remote Kamchatka, Russia.

Project: Evidence: Extremophiles in Kamchatka | Browse All

Date: September 20, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: evidence, kamchatka, russia, extremophiles, hot springs, biology, geology, origin of life, evolution, microbiology


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Extremophiles in Kamchatka:  Kamchatka Mosaic: Geyser Valley (Clip)
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Discovered just 60 years ago, this remote valley in Russia is a treasure trove for scientists studying microorganisms that survive under extreme conditions.

Project: Evidence: Extremophiles in Kamchatka | Browse All

Date: September 20, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: evidence, kamchatka, russia, extremophiles, hot springs, biology, geology, origin of life, evolution, microbiology


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Extremophiles in Kamchatka:  Kamchatka Mosaic: Lab Tent Tour (Clip)
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Tour the lab tent where scientists study the unique microbiology and geochemistry of the hot springs of Russia's Uzon Caldera.

Project: Evidence: Extremophiles in Kamchatka | Browse All

Date: September 20, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: evidence, kamchatka, russia, extremophiles, hot springs, biology, geology, origin of life, evolution, microbiology


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Extremophiles in Kamchatka:  Kamchatka Mosaic: Mud Pot (Clip)
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Extremophiles in Kamchatka:  Kamchatka Mosaic: Uzon Sunset (Clip)
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Extremophiles in Kamchatka:  Kamchatka: Life in the Heart of a Volcano (Clip)
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Two Russian scientists--geologist Gennady Karpov and microbiologist Elizaveta Bonch-Osmolovskaya--discuss the unique volcanic features of the Uzon Caldera, the life forms living in the hot springs there, and the important questions they raise.

Project: Evidence: Extremophiles in Kamchatka | Browse All

Date: June 15, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: evidence, kamchatka, russia, extremophiles, hot springs, biology, geology, origin of life, evolution, microbiology, gennady karpov, elizaveta bonch-osmolovskaya, volcano, russia


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Extremophiles in Kamchatka:  Kamchatka: The Explorer Impulse (Clip)
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This clip introduces the 2006 expedition to remote Kamchatka, Russia. Twenty scientists arrive via helicopter to study the unique microbiology and geochemistry of the hot springs of the Uzon Caldera. Microorganisms that can survive the scalding temperatures and acidity in the springs are called extremophiles, and understanding these organisms helps answer questions about the origin and evolution of life on earth.

Project: Evidence: Extremophiles in Kamchatka | Browse All

Date: June 15, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: evidence, kamchatka, russia, extremophiles, hot springs, biology, geology, origin of life, evolution, microbiology


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Origins: Astrobiology:  Listening for the Long Term (Webcast)
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00:43:41
Join us as we talk with Jill Tarter, Director of the Center for SETI Research and the inspiration behind Jody Foster's character in the movie Contact. Find out about the tools and technologies being developed for a multigenerational effort to search for life on other planets.

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

Date: November 22, 2003
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: jill tartar, astrobiology, seti, contact, carl sagan, astronomy, extra-terrestrial life, intelligence


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Origins: Astrobiology:  Looking for Mars on Earth (Webcast)
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00:32:24
Chris McKay, Planetary Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center, has traveled the world seeking Mars-like environments. In the Dry Valleys of Antarctica—his favorite Mars analog on Earth—Dr. McKay discovered a kind of algae living inside rocks porous to light and water. He’ll show us some of these rocks and talk about the physical conditions required for life.

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

Date: November 19, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: deserts, atacama desert of chile, life on mars, most lifeless place on earth, driest place on earth, ecosystems, algae, organisms in rock, photosyntheseis in rock, most mars-like place on earth, antarctica dry valleys, alum rock park, earth's extreme environments, mic


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Origins: Astrobiology:  Life at High Temperatures (Webcast)
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00:37:45
Jonathan Trent, Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center studies "thermophiles," heat-loving microbes inhabiting places once thought too hostile for life, but analogous to environments that might be found on other planets. He discovered that some of these microbes make a protein that appears to stabilize their cell membranes (and may have applications for nanotechnology).

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

Date: November 18, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: geothermal hotsprings, astrobiology, fundamental features of life, life beyond earth, biochemistry, extremophiles, extreme environments, microbes, bacteria, ecosystems, organisms, complexity of life, ocean life, microbial life in extreme environments, yellowstone nati


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