Found 10 - 18 results of 18 programs matching keyword "human fossils"


Origins: Cold Spring Harbor:  Dr. Francis Collins (Webcast)
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00:20:25
Dr. Francis Collins is the Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, which is responsible for coordinating the government-sponsored effort to map and sequence the entire human genome, considered by many as one of the most important scientific undertakings of our time. Dr. Collins is a physician and geneticist whose own work led to the identification of the genes for cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, and Huntington's disease. In this Webcast, Dr. Collins explains the different strategies for finding disease genes, the competition between public and private efforts to decode the human genome, and the next steps for the Human Genome Project, now that the first accurate gene maps have been created.

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

Date: March 1, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: disease genes, dna sequence variation, completion of the human genome project, dna genome sequence of other animals, comparison of dna genome sequencing, evolution, comparing genomes, conflict of religion and science, moral values, ethical decisions, interent tech


Real: 256K  
Origins: Cold Spring Harbor:  James Watson (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:28:42
Dr. James Watson is the President of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the codiscoverer of the double helix, for which he won a Nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 1962. Dr. Watson was also the first director of the Human Genome Project. He talks with us about early discoveries in molecular biology, the Human Genome Project, and what makes Cold Spring Harbor a unique scientific institution.

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

Date: February 28, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Medicine, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: dna, james watson, cold spring harbor laboratory, medicine, double helix, human genome project, molecular biology


Real: 225K  1M  
Windows Media: 659K  
Science Wire:  Echo-Logic (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:41:34
Produced by students from San Francisco's Aim High Program. Today they ask, how do our ears work? Can we communicate without words? How do whales communicate under water? Why don't bats slam into trees as they fly? Middle school students will interview Exploratorium Educator Ken Finn and Biologist Dr. Karen Kalumuck, plus special surprise guests!

Project: Science Wire | Browse All

Date: May 18, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: sonar, human hearing, sound location, science of music, guitar science, paul dresher ensemble, chromatic quadrachord instrument demonsrtation, nocturnal animal sounds, underwater animal sounds, whale song, production of sound, animal echolocation, low-frequency sound


Real: 256K  
Science Wire:  Sound Advice (Webcast)
Running Time:
12:25:46
Why do many things sound different underwater? How are echoes made? Can you feel or see sound? Join us as we delve into the mysteries of sound. This webcast will feature an Aim High student demonstrating how to make a membranophone; Exploratorium physicist Dr. Paul Doherty modeling sound with ringing aluminum rods, corrugated plastic whirlies, and a slinky; and Marco Jordan, lead educator in the Exploratorium's Outreach program, demonstrating sound science with a "whine" glass and a singing bowl.

Project: Science Wire | Browse All

Date: May 4, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: human hearing, ear physiology, sense of hearing, perception of sound, slinky science, compression waves, acoustics, oscilloscope, pitch, 5-tone whirly, whirly tube, whirly hose, echo tube exhibit, echo tube floor exhibit, sound wavelengths, reflection of sound waves, r


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Origins: Antarctica:  Xmas in McMurdo (Webcast)
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0:38:23
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

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

Date: December 26, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: ventifacts, renewable energy in antarctica, solar power in antarctica, emergency shelters in antarctica, snowboarding in antarctica, human peace sign, extreme environments, wildlife in antartica, life in antarctica,


Real: 80K  
Women's Health:  Explainer Perspectives: Gay Issues (Webcast)
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0:37:21
This informative programming includes dispatches from the Young Women's Health Conference, a Webcast on breast cancer, and teen perspectives on pregnancy and gay issues.

Project: The Changing Face of Women's Health Exhibition | Browse All

Date: January 27, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Sociology

Keywords: communication, self image, human sexuality, homophobia, queer bashing, teens, terenagers, explainers, peer pressure, lifestyles, coming out of the closet, hate crimes, counseling, gay issues,


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


Real: 34K  
Memory:  Dr. Alison Gopnik: How Children Remember (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:48:57
Does your child remember the same things you do? Not necessarily. Children are as good or better than adults at remembering events, but have difficulty remembering how, when, and why they learn things. This has implications for issues from eyewitness testimony to recovered memories. Alison Gopnik is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: November 11, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: cognition, language development, children's theories of mind, memory in children, child development, memory in babies, human development, autobiographical memory, emotional memory


Real: 16K  
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