Found 10 - 20 results of 62 programs matching keyword "life in extreme invironments"


Science in the City:  Journey to the Farallones (Clip)
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Twenty-seven miles beyond the Golden Gate, the craggy Farallon Islands have been home to fur-seal hunters from Russia, a gold-rush-era egg business, and even a nuclear waste dump. Today they’re home to 250,000 sea birds, not to mention seals, sea lions, whales, and sharks. What makes these stark-looking islands so attractive to wildlife?

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: January 26, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: oceanography, farallones islands, noaa, whales, sharks, seals, birds, bay, sea life, grey whale, blue whale, great white, harbor seal, elephant seal,


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After Dark:  Fear (Clip)
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What are you afraid of? Snakes? Spiders? Heights? This After Dark event investigated the psychology and biology of fear, and included Damian Cooksey confronting his fear by demonstrating the sport of highlining far above visitors’ heads.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: November 16, 2010
Format: Event
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Art, general science,

Keywords: art, performance art, fear, spiders, snakes, scorpions, afraid, after dark, night life, high rope, tight rope, 720


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Science at Burning Man:  The MicroZoo (Clip)
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We went and talked with the folks who ran the Microzoo camp at Burning Man 2010, and learned about critters in extreme environments.

Project: Science at Burning Man | Browse All

Date: September 10, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: burning man, microzoon, organisms, extreme environments, water flea, biology


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Fabricated Realities:  Douglas Gayeton Talks About His Film Made in Second Life (Clip)
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Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton talks about the making of his film, "Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator: A Second Life Odyssey" following a "mixed-reality" screening at the Exploratorium and on Exploratorium Island in the virtual world, Second Life, part of Cinema Arts event Fabricated Realities.

Project: Fabricated Realities: Virtual Worlds, Mixed and Augmented Reality | Browse All

Date: February 7, 2009
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: douglas gayeton, machinima, second life, virtual worlds, mixed-reality

Links: Douglas Gayeton's Website

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Ice Stories:  Storm at Tango 1 Camp, Antarctica (Clip)
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Ice Stories correspondent Kelly Carroll reports from a storm at Tango 1 Camp, a remote camp deep in the Transantarctic Mountains.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: storm, extreme weather, wind, extreme cold, remote camp, antarctica, polenet, deep field, transantarctic mountains

Links: Dispatch: Tango 1 and the Air We Breathe

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Ice Stories:  Holiday Weather in McMurdo (Clip)
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Thanksgiving Day weather at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, turned out to be pretty interesting, as weather always can change quickly here. Our holiday weekend greeted us with 50 mph winds, but it didn’t affect the great feast we had in the dining hall.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 2, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: extreme weather, wind, mcmurdo station, antarctica

Links: Dispatch: Holiday Weather in McMurdo

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Solar Eclipse:  Live from China Webcast Preview (Clip)
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An Exploratorium and NASA Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum Event

Overnight eclipse viewing party at Exploratorium begins July 31, 2008 at 9pm. and continues through Friday, August 1 in the wee hours.

San Francisco's Exploratorium brings its fifth eclipse expedition team to remote Xinjiang Province in Northwestern China, very close to the Mongolian border, where the Exploratorium will webcast a total solar eclipse live to the world. Spend the Night at the Exploratorium! See the eclipse in person live at the Exploratorium. Pack your sleeping bag and camp out on the museum floor for an overnight eclipse party...or come to the viewing party in Second Life and enjoy the live webcast, exhibits, and music.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: July 19, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: eclipse, solar eclipse, corona, coronal mass ejection, event, second life


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Ice Stories:   Caught in a Storm at Summit Camp, Greenland (Clip)
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For two days Summit Camp, Greenland experienced strong winds and blowing snow, making work, and even walking around camp, difficult.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 29, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s):

Keywords: summit camp, greenland, storm, extreme weather, wind, snow, field camp

Links: Dispatch: Caught in the Storm

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Fabricated Realities:  Destination Mars (Clip)
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This machinima, a movie made entirely within Second Life (a 3-D virtual world), shows a simulation of the impact of a meteor on the surface of Mars.

Project: Fabricated Realities: Virtual Worlds, Mixed and Augmented Reality | Browse All

Date: January 24, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Art

Keywords: mars, space, asteroid, computer simulation, second life, machinima, film

Links: Journey To Mars Website

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Science from the Poles:  Life at the Poles: Living Organisms and Ecosystems (Webcast)
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00:29:33
Join Exploratorium biologist Karen Kalumuck as she investigates the characteristics of living organisms and ecosystems, and how climate change affects them.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 6, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology

Keywords: north pole, south pole, extreme conditions, life, climate change


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