Browsing 20 - 30 results of 259 programs for subject - Life Science/Biology


Science in the City:  Pigeon Science (Clip)
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00:04:15
In this program we meet Elizabeth Young, pigeon rescue expert and head of the pigeon rescue organization MickCoo (http://www.mickacoo.org), for a personal introduction to pigeons-their history, their accomplishments, their contributions to research in animal behavior/memory/learning/and how they navigate long distances-as well as their plight in the city. For more information visit: www.RescueReport.org

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: June 7, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: pigeons, san franciso, science, city, behavior, biology, navigation, memory


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Science in the City:  Busy Bees (Clip)
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00:04:16
Just outside the hum and buzz of San Francisco, there's a hum and buzz of a different sort. It's the sound of thousands of acres of almond crops being pollinated by bees—bees in such demand that they must be trucked in from as far as Texas. Almond grower Dave Phippen explains why. keeping this winged labor force happy and healthy is a vital but tricky business.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: April 27, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: bees, pollination, farming, almonds, california, exploratorium, hives, agriculture, central valley


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Science in the City:  Bat Speak (Clip)
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00:05:20
Every night at Fort Funston, after all the people and dogs have left for the day, the bats come out to play. Dr. Gary Fellers of the U.S. Geological Survey tells us about bat vocalizations, the audio recordings he uses to monitor their travels, and the various species of bats that frequent this Golden Gate National Park.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: February 23, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): biology

Keywords: gary fellers, fort funston, bats, echolocation, science, vocalization

Links: USGS Western Ecological Research Center

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Science in the City:  Underwater World (Clip)
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00:06:18
If you sink it, they will come. That’s what Exploratorium biologist Karen Kalumuck learned when she decided to experiment by submerging PVC plates under the piers at Marina Harbor. In this program, you'll meet the bizarre aquatic life forms that inhabit our Bay.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: December 8, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: san francisco, bay, biology, organisms, tunicates, settling plates


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Driven:  This World Unfolding (Slideshow)
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04:00
Biologist Kristina Yu and exhibit developer Denise King share their love for the mighty (and mightily underappreciated) microorganism.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: October 8, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: microscope, imaging station, cell, bacteria


Science at Burning Man:  The MicroZoo (Clip)
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00:03:20
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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After Dark:  Nomadic Communities (Clip)
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00:02:43
This After Dark event explored the diverse nomadic communities that thrive in the Bay Area including a mobile diner, food carts, an annual arts event in the desert, urban foragers, and Bay creatures that arrived by ballast water.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: August 8, 2010
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: burning man, after dark, dust city diner, succulents, ice cream, food carts, nomades, bay, exotic species, exploratorium


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NOAA's Okeanos Explorer:  Deep Sea Discoveries (Webcast)
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00:27:04
In this program, we connect live with marine scientists at the Okeanos' Exploration Command Center in Seattle, learn about the mission's latest discoveries and see new video of some of the amazing animals they've encountered on their mission.

Look over the shoulders of ocean explorers as they map and send their ROV into the little-known and unknown regions of the deep sea. "Voyages of Discovery" connects the Exploratorium with NOAA's newest ship, the Okeanos Explorer, currently in the Pacific Ocean near Indonesia, as it carries out its first exploration voyage.



Project: Voyages of Discovery: NOAA's Okeanos Explorer | Browse All

Date: August 5, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: rov, ocean, exploration


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NOAA's Okeanos Explorer:  Exploring the Depths with ROVs (Webcast)
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00:34:56
Learn about exploring the deep sea with ROVs. The Okeanos' ROV Operations Coordinator Dave Lovalvo shares the expedition's latest discoveries, including video of what is believed to be several completely new species.

Look over the shoulders of ocean explorers as they map and send their ROV into the little-known and unknown regions of the deep sea. "Voyages of Discovery" connects the Exploratorium with NOAA's newest ship, the Okeanos Explorer, currently in the Pacific Ocean near Indonesia, as it carries out its first exploration voyage.



Project: Voyages of Discovery: NOAA's Okeanos Explorer | Browse All

Date: August 3, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: rov, ocean, exploration, okeanos explorer, oceanography, scientist, oceans


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NOAA's Okeanos Explorer:  Underwater Volcanoes and Hydrothermal Vents (Webcast)
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00:16:52
Learn about underwater volcanoes and hydrothermal vents and see how scientists explore underwater geology with mapping and ROV technology.

Look over the shoulders of ocean explorers as they map and send their ROV into the little-known and unknown regions of the deep sea. "Voyages of Discovery" connects the Exploratorium with NOAA's newest ship, the Okeanos Explorer, currently in the Pacific Ocean near Indonesia, as it carries out its first exploration voyage.



Project: Voyages of Discovery: NOAA's Okeanos Explorer | Browse All

Date: July 28, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ocean, exploration, volcanoes, okeanos explorer, oceans


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