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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Silicon: Denise King (Clip)
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00:24:00
Thrown from supernovae, silicon is the eighth most abundant element in the universe and second only to oxygen in the Earths crust, which is primarily comprised of silicate compounds, including silica (SiO2), or quartz, commonly found in sand. Silica is absorbed by plants and transformed into intricate glass shells by radiolarians and other microscopic marine creatures. Humans, for their part, have worked silica into glass, ceramics, and devices such as phonograph pickups and crystal oscillators for clocks. Join Exploratorium exhibit developer, Denise King, as she explores the magic of biogenic silica.

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Date: May 26, 2016
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science, Chemistry, General Science

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Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen:  Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen | Beach Walk (Clip)
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00:00:30
Experience Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen at the Exploratorium from May 27 to September 5, 2016. Jansens strandbeestsbeach animals in Dutchare enormous, self-propelling kinetic creations. Constructed largely of PVC tubing and other hardware store materials, strandbeests are mesmerizing in their motions and eerily lifelike. Equipped with sensory organs and ever-evolving survival strategies, they walk a wandering, wind-blown line between art and engineering, mechanics and biology. Physicist-turned-artist Jansen has been creating strandbeests since 1990. Iteratively designed and intricately assembled, Jansens self-propelled creatures have evolved over the years, becoming increasingly complex and lifelike, with specialized adaptations to help them survive in their seaside environment. On tour for the first time in North America, the exhibition is illuminated by artist sketches, immersive video, live demonstrations, and the lyrical photography of Lena Herzog, who spent more than seven years documenting the strandbeests evolution.

Project: Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen | Browse All

Date: May 25, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen:  Strandbeest on the Fog Bridge (Clip)
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00:00:30
Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen The Exploratorium Friday, May 27 Monday, September 5, 2016 Experience Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen at the Exploratorium from May 27 to September 5, 2016. Jansens strandbeestsbeach animals in Dutchare enormous, self-propelling kinetic creations. Constructed largely of PVC tubing and other hardware store materials, strandbeests are mesmerizing in their motions and eerily lifelike. Equipped with sensory organs and ever-evolving survival strategies, they walk a wandering, wind-blown line between art and engineering, mechanics and biology. Physicist-turned-artist Jansen has been creating strandbeests since 1990. Iteratively designed and intricately assembled, Jansens self-propelled creatures have evolved over the years, becoming increasingly complex and lifelike, with specialized adaptations to help them survive in their seaside environment. On tour for the first time in North America, the exhibition is illuminated by artist sketches, immersive video, live demonstrations, and the lyrical photography of Lena Herzog, who spent more than seven years documenting the strandbeests evolution. http://www.exploratorium.edu/strandbeest

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Date: May 25, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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In the Balance: Bringing Science to Justice with David Faigman:  Autonomy on Endless Trial: The Promise and Perils of Predictive Testing for Alzheimers Disease (Podcast)
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00:55:10
What if your brain showed signs of Alzheimers diseasedecades before any symptoms occurred? Would you want to know? Alzheimers disease, which cant be slowed, stopped, or prevented, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Alzheimers Association. Among older Americans, Alzheimers is more feared than any other disease, including cancer, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. Research suggests that the molecular changes of Alzheimers disease and other dementias may occur up to two decades before symptoms appear. Clinicians are able to clarify diagnoses of Alzheimers disease using molecular biomarkers found through techniques such as lumbar punctures or molecular brain scans. Someday, these techniques could be applied to cognitively normal people to predict whether or not theyll develop the disease. But should they? Professional societies have cautioned against this use, given the lack of proven treatments to prevent Alzheimers disease in cognitively normal individuals who test positive. Many of us would value knowing this health information, either in its own right or to help us plan for our futures. But society hasnt caught up to living with a brain at risk. There are laws prohibiting employment insurance discrimination based on our genetic information; however these laws dont apply to molecular biomarkers. Those who seek predictive testing may also face serious, unintended consequences from receiving this information.

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Date: May 24, 2016
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Law Neuroscience

Keywords: law neuroscience alzheimer's


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Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen:  Artist Theo Jansen Prepares Strandbeests at the Exploratorium (Clip)
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00:00:30
Experience Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen at the Exploratorium from May 27 to September 5, 2016. Jansens strandbeestsbeach animals in Dutchare enormous, self-propelling kinetic creations. Constructed largely of PVC tubing and other hardware store materials, strandbeests are mesmerizing in their motions and eerily lifelike. Equipped with sensory organs and ever-evolving survival strategies, they walk a wandering, wind-blown line between art and engineering, mechanics and biology. Physicist-turned-artist Jansen has been creating strandbeests since 1990. Iteratively designed and intricately assembled, Jansens self-propelled creatures have evolved over the years, becoming increasingly complex and lifelike, with specialized adaptations to help them survive in their seaside environment. On tour for the first time in North America, the exhibition is illuminated by artist sketches, immersive video, live demonstrations, and the lyrical photography of Lena Herzog, who spent more than seven years documenting the strandbeests evolution. http://www.exploratorium.edu/strandbeest

Project: Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen | Browse All

Date: May 20, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Aluminum: Ron Hipschman (Clip)
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00:32:00
Versatile aluminum, once worth nearly twice its weight in gold, has since become the quintessential metal of our modern lives. While successfully isolated by Hans Christian rsted in 1825 and Friedrich Whler in 1827, metallic aluminum remained hard to obtain until the end of the nineteenth century, when a new smelting process made it inexpensive to produce. Find out more about aluminum from Exploratorium scientist, Ron Hipschman.

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Date: May 3, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Aluminum: Mara Holt Skov (Clip)
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00:25:00
Versatile aluminum, once worth nearly twice its weight in gold, has since become the quintessential metal of our modern lives. Find out more about aluminum from Mara Holt Skov, a design professor from California College of the the Arts.

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Date: May 3, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Miscellaneous:  Duendes Performance (Clip)
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00:14:00
Take a peak at Duendes performing at our annual Spring Gala event in the Kanbar Forum! More than 400 guests attended the April 6 event, themed Play Is Serious Business! The gala highlighted how the Exploratoriums creative and hands-on approach to education is essential to producing generations of confident individuals with critical thinking skills, bold creativity, and lifelong curiosity. Roberto Corrias Guitar Jose Blanco Guitar Vocals Percussion David McLean Guitar Marlon Aldana Hand Percussion /Cajon Clara Rodriguez Dancer Percussion Hand Claps

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: April 22, 2016
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: dancing, performance, flamenco, duendes


After Dark:  Extended Cinemas 2016 (Clip)
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00:1:39
The warm glow of the projected image invites us to in-between worlds. During this cinematic celebration, now an annual favorite, the passive act of watching turns to listening, peering, touching, and interacting as Exploratorium Cinema Arts takes over museum spaces to provide experiencesboth on and off the screencreated by artists and filmmakers from the Bay Area and beyond.

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Date: April 21, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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Resonance:  Oren Ambarchi: Interview (Webcast)
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00:35:00
At Resonance, Ambarchi shares his unique sound-world of deep, visceral guitar abstraction combined with fragile, light-as-air textures made from glass harmonica, strings, bells, piano, drums, and percussion.

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Date: April 16, 2016
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art

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