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Science in the City:  Sound Restoration (Clip)
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Experimental physicist Carl Haber restores antique audio recordings too old, fragile, or damaged to be otherwise replayedincluding recordings made in wax, soot, and foil. Using optical scanning technologies from his work at CERN in Switzerland, Haber has recovered and preserved a diverse collection of deteriorating sonic artifacts, voices from the past that otherwise would have been lost.

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Date: June 10, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, physics, general science

Keywords: carl haber, antique recording, wax cylinder, irene, smartscope, confocal microscopy, lawrence berkeley national lab, lawrence berkeley national laboratory, audio reconstruction, sound reconstruction, scott de martinville, phonautograph

Links: Sound Reproduction Research and Development Home Page

Science in the City:  The Making of a Bell (Clip)
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For our first episode in a new season of "Science in the City," we explore the creation of a bell for the Exploratoriums new home at Pier 15. Artist Nick Diphillipo has been designing and casting bells and other objects for over thirty years. He teaches bell making at The Crucible in Oakland, California, as well as other foundry-related subjects.

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Date: April 10, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, General Science

Keywords: bell, bell casting, foundry, molds, wax, bronze, metal, nick diphillipo, the crucible, metal arts, craft, making, science in the city, exploratorium

Science in the City:  A Record of the Moment (Clip)
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In this age of iPods and MP3s, the vinyl record (still) stands as an object of curiosity and ongoing admiration. Whats the real difference between a 78 and a 45? Why do they call it cutting a record when an album is recorded? Music enthusiast Wade Wright of San Francisco takes us back in time to explain the history and technology of vinyl records.

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Date: February 23, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: vinyl, records, wax, music, recording, audio, grooves, laquer, shellaq, wade wright, collectors, 78, 45, 33 1/3, rpm

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Revealing Bodies:  Under the Skin from Museo La Specola (Webcast)
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Join us for an interactive webcast that includes a visit to Museo La Specola in Florence, Italy. The museum houses a collection of exquisite life-sized wax medical models that in the late 18th century represented the cutting edge of 3-dimensional imaging technology. We'll also talk with Dr. Hugh Patterson, Chief Anatomy Professor at UCSF, about how today's medical students study anatomy, and with John Murray of 3-D Systems, about the latest developments in solid object imaging.

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Date: June 24, 2000
Format: Expedition
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Medicine and Anatomy

Keywords: revealing, bodies, 18th century, wax models, florence, italy, la specola, dissection, 3d imaging, body imaging technology

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