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Ice Stories:  Shedding Light on Dark Energy (Clip)
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What is dark energy? Cosmologist Rocky Kolb explains how the South Pole Telescope will help us understand the properties and nature of this mysterious force.

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

Date: December 7, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Physics

Keywords: dark energy, astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, universe, space, time, expanding, south pole telescope, galaxy clusters, gravity


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SmallTalk:  Nanotechnology’s Role in Making Cheap Solar Power (Podcast)
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Want to get off the grid but think it’s just too expensive? UCB's Dr. Jeff Grossman explains how nanotechnology may be used to make solar panels cheaper. We’ll also hear from philosopher Patrick Lin of the Nanoethics Group about ethical dilemmas that crop up when we try to improve our lives through nanotechnology.

Project: NISE: SmallTalk | Browse All

Date: April 16, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Physics, Chemistry

Keywords: nano, nanotechnology, physics, chemistry, solar, energy, ethics, nanoethics, philosophy, patrick lin, jeff grossman

Links: Dr. Jeff Grossman: Computational Nanoscience Group
The Nanoethics Group

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Return to Mars:  New Martian Discoveries (Webcast)
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The two Mars Rovers are alive and well after surviving their second Martian winter. Come and see photos of discoveries they made during their third year on Mars, with Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: March 31, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, rovers, spirit, opportunity, red planet, crater, jpl, rocks, rat, solar panels, wheels, sand, dust


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Science from the Poles:  First Light from the New South Pole Telescope (Webcast)
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The South Pole Telescope captured its first light on Feb. 16, 2007! Join Exploratorium host Mary Miller as she talks with scientists at the South Pole and finds out more about life at the Pole.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: March 30, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: south pole, telescope, antarctica, space, dark energy, weather, ice, cold, climate, neutrinos, icecube

Links: South Pole Telescope Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  South Pole Telescope: Nearly Done (Webcast)
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Mary Miller chats with scientists at the South Pole about the nearly-completed telescope. The satellite connection to the pole deteriorated quickly, and we hope to repeat this program in the near future. Stay tuned for updates!

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: south pole, telescope, antarctica, space, dark energy

Links: South Pole Telescope Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  South Pole Telescope: Christmas Edition (Webcast)
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What's Christmas like at the South Pole? Also learn about the Race Around the World and the installation of the telescope's new receiver.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 29, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: south pole, telescope, antarctica, space, dark energy, mirrors, receiver, dish, reflector, camera

Links: South Pole Telescope Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  Save the World, One Lightbulb At A Time (Webcast)
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Join Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he measures the power used by two lightbulbs--one incandescent and one fluorescent--that make the same amount of light.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 29, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: global warming, climate change, energy, power, light bulbs, incandescent bulb, fluorescent bulb


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Science from the Poles:  South Pole Telescope: A Day in South Pole Life (Webcast)
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Tom Crawford and Jeff McMahon show us a day in the life of a South Pole scientist, then talk about what the telescope will be searching for: dark matter, galaxy clusters, and evidence of the universe expanding.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 9, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: south pole, telescope, antarctica, space, dark energy

Links: South Pole Telescope Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  South Pole Telescope: A Virtual Tour of the Station (Webcast)
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00:28:45
South Pole scientists Tom Crawford and Jeff McMahon take us on a virtual tour of the South Pole Station, then discuss working in the polar environment.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 2, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: south pole, telescope, antarctica, space, dark energy

Links: South Pole Telescope Homepage

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Transit of Mercury:  Transit of Mercury Pre-Program (Webcast)
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Join Exploratorium staff Paul Doherty and Robyn Higdon as they discuss the Transit of Mercury.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 8, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy

Keywords: mercury, transit, exosphere, orbit, sun, first contact, eclipse, sunspot, solar flare


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