Browsing 210 - 220 results of 257 programs for subject - Life Science/Biology


Science of Gardening:  Inside a Pitcher Plant (Clip)
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00:01:48
Peter D'Amato of California Carnivores describes how a pitcher plant gets insects drunk and then devours them. He also cuts open a plant to find the insects trapped within and to show "what ravenous, gluttonous pigs these plants can be."

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: May 15, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: pitcher plant, carniverous plant, gardening, insect, peter d'amato, california carnivores, sebastopol

Links: California Carnivores Website

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Science of Gardening:  Venus Flytrap Feast (Clip)
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00:01:52
Peter D'Amato of California Carnivores gives us a guided tour of the Venus Flytrap, one of the world's best-known carnivorous plants.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: May 15, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: venus flytrap, carnivorous plant, gardening, sebastopol,

Links: California Carnivores Website

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Science of Gardening:  Everybody Gets Lunch (Clip)
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00:06:04
Sonoma Valley farmer Bob Cannard doesn't fight nature: he collaborates with it. The result is bountiful fields of healthy, beautiful plants, some of which end up in the kitchen at Alice Waters' Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. Here Bob speaks eloquently about appreciating and respecting nature. As he says, "it's simple...it's all right there before you."

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: May 15, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: gardening, farming, bob cannard, cannard farms, organic, sonoma valley, california, alice waters, chez panisse


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Return to Mars:  How Do You Look for Life? (Webcast)
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00:46:33
Water has been called “the elixir of life” but was there ever water on Mars? Explore this and other questions about possible Martian life.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 23, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: mars, mer, robots, science, images, horizon, craters, surfaces, dry lakes, rocks, wheels, cameras, nasa, jpl, rat, solar power, target.


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Return to Mars:  Robotic Biomotion (Webcast)
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00:22:58
With Special Guest Dr. Robert Full! Witness robots that scurry, cockroach-like, over walls and other obstacles. Get a sneak peek behind UC Berkeley’s Poly-PEDAL Lab, a hotbed of Bay Area robotics innovation.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 17, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: mars, mer, robots, science, images, horizon, craters, surfaces, dry lakes, rocks, wheels, cameras, nasa, jpl, rat, solar power, target.


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Origins: Astrobiology:  Life at High Temperatures (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:37:45
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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00:43:30
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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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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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: Cold Spring Harbor:  Dr. Eric Lander (Webcast)
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00:22:30
Dr. Eric Lander, a leading figure in the Human Genome Project and director of the Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research, tells us about the recently completed mouse genome and how the study of other genomes gives key information about human genetics and evolution.

Project: Origins: Unwinding DNA at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | Browse All

Date: March 2, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: phenotypes, genetics, mathematical neurobiology, definition of gene, genomics, genome meeting, junk dna, repeating dna, regulatory sequences, parasitic dna, sense of smell in ancestors, smell receptor genes, degenrations of genes, mouse genome project, mutations, mouse


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