Found 30 - 40 results of 62 programs matching keyword "life in extreme invironments"


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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Science of Gardening:  Polar Paradise (Clip)
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00:04:12
McMurdo Station is the American staging area for Antarctic research. At the edge of Ross Island, off the coast of the continent, a small town of workeres feeds, houses, prepared, supplies, fuels, transports, and protects those who conduct field research throughout Antarctica and the surrounding waters. The community numbers 1,000 in the summer and 200 in the winter. And the community has a garden, from which they obtain their only fresh produce. Many love to visit this polar paradise.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2005
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: garden, hydroponic, mcmurdo, antarctica, food, extreme


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Science of Gardening:  Subzero Water Works (Clip)
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00:04:57
McMurdo Station is the American staging area for Antarctic research. At the edge of Ross Island, off the coast of the continent, a small town of workeres feeds, houses, prepared, supplies, fuels, transports, and protects those who conduct field research throughout Antarctica and the surrounding waters. The community numbers 1,000 in the summer and 200 in the winter. And the community has a garden. But they aren't allowed to use soil.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2005
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: garden, hydroponic, mcmurdo, antarctica, food, extreme


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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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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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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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Origins: Astrobiology:  Life's Ingredients (Webcast)
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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:  Live from Licancabur Volcano in Chile (Webcast)
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Nathalie Cabrol, Planetary Scientist, Principal Investigator at NASA Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute, looks for Mars analogs in extreme environments on Earth. She found one at the world’s highest lake at Chile’s Licancabur volcano, site of a unique analog to ancient Martian lakes. We chat with Dr. Cabrol as she investigates the life forms at Licancabur.

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

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

Keywords: astrobiology, fundamental features of life, life beyond earth, biochemistry, extremophiles, extreme environments, microbes, bacteria, ecosystems, organisms, complexity of life, microbial life in extreme environments, life at low temperatures, stromatilites,


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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: Antarctica:  Dry Valleys 2 with Paul (Webcast)
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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: January 10, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: glacier research, glacier change, commonwealth glacier, mcmurdo dry valleys, glacier movements, glacier melting, glacier size, ice flows, taylor dry valley, glaciers in the desert, glaciers flow, wind erosion, katabatic wind, weather in antartica, life at extreme tempe


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