Found 20 - 27 results of 27 programs matching keyword "model organisms"


Origins: Astrobiology:  Live from Licancabur Volcano in Chile (Webcast)
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00:32:56
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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Origins: Cold Spring Harbor:  Dr. James Watson (Webcast)
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12:28:42
Dr. James Watson is the President of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the co-discoverer 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: March 1, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: max delbrück, dna discovery, discoverer of dna, discovery of the dna double helix, genetics, phage group, bacteriophage, molecular biology, model organisms, microbial genetics, genetics code, dna fingerprinting for criminal justice


Real: 225K  
Origins: Cold Spring Harbor:  Dr. Sydney Brenner (Webcast)
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00:24:51
Dr. Sydney Brenner won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 2002 for his work with the tiny nematode, C. elegans. Dr. Brenner recruited the one-millimeter worm in the early sixties as the ideal model organism to study cell differentiation and organ development. In this program, he describes how new model organisms are established for studying basic physiology, recounts his reaction to seeing Watson and Crick's DNA model for the first time, and offers advice to young scientists just starting out.

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: history, discovery of dna helix, dna model, dna helix model, genetics, dna structure, genetic mutations, conducting research, problem solving, scientific approach, scientific process, model organsims, research standards, c. elegans,


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Origins: Las Cuevas:  History in a Jar (Webcast)
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0:47:31
We explore behind the scenes in the "tank room" of the Darwin Centre, where thousands of biological specimens up to 300 years old are kept.

Project: Origins: Las Cuevas - From Jungle to Lab: The Story of Life's Complexity | Browse All

Date: November 2, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: origins, biodiversity, tank room, london, england, darwin center, specimens, natural history, jungle, organisms, laboratories, insects, entomology


Real: 225K  1M  
Windows Media: 659K  
Iron Science Teacher:  Bi-Coastal Challenge: Milk Cartons (Webcast)
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1:04:05
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. This special edition will pit east coast teachers from Columbia University against teachers from the Exploratorium's Teacher's Institute. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity from a "secret" ingredient: milk cartons!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: December 1, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Everyday Science

Keywords: fiber optic model, fiber optic water, air pressure, density, styrofoam and acetone, static electricity, electrtostatic, static charge, electrical charge, change of state, water pressure, coriolis effect, periscope, pinhole viewer


Real: 256K  
Origins: CERN:  The Mystery of the Higgs Boson (Webcast)
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0:49:06
What if we did contact another intelligent life form in the universe? What should we say? What traits best represent our humanity? Douglas Vakoch, the SETI Institute’s Director of Interstellar Message Composition, is working with scientists, artists, linguists, composers, and others to imagine how to speak for our planet.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 19, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: higgs boson particle, cern, mystery of universe, particle physics, standard model, dectector


Real: 225K  1M  
Windows Media: 659K  
Iron Science Teacher:  Cups (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:07:01
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: cups!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 16, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: activities, contests, experiments, paper cups, dna analogy, toothpicks, double helix activity, double helix model, dna model, paper cup speakers, dynamic speakers, amplification of sound, electromagnetism, centripical force, water wheel, watercycle, hydropower, flammable


Real: 34K  
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