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In the Balance: Bringing Science to Justice with David Faigman:  I'm Alright, Jack, Keep Your Hands Off My Stack: Cognitive Science and Financial Decisions As We Age (Podcast)
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01:02:44
The United States population of older adults is projected to double by 2050. This unprecedented demographic shift has wide-ranging implications for our society as demand grows for programs and services tailored to the needs of older adults. As many quickly discover, navigating the patchwork of medical, financial, social, and legal systems needed to meet ones needs in retirement can be a burden requiring complex decision-making in an uncertain environment. This is a challenge for even the most sophisticated consumers and there is particular concern about older adults navigating these decisions, as converging neuroscientific and economic research indicates that many cognitive skills decline with ageand age is a principal risk factor for impairing conditions like Alzheimers disease and stroke. Given this body of evidence, many advocate for stronger protections for adults from fraud and exploitation. At the same time, persistent ageism and common misperceptions about the prevalence of cognitive impairment in older adults raise concerns about whether well-intentioned attempts to protect older adults risk depriving them of their rights to make autonomous decisions. Please join David Faigman in conversation with special guests Daniel Marson and Winston Chiong to discuss current and emerging scientific research about how we make decisions as we age, how physicians assess our capacity to make decisions, and the legal and ethical implications for families and society.

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Date: March 18, 2016
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: david faigman, daniel marson, winston chiong, in the balance, science and the law


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Solar Eclipse:  2016 Sonification Excerpt (Clip)
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00:12:06
For the solar eclipse of 2016, the Exploratorium was on the island of Woleai, in Micronesia, with multiple telescopes trained on the sun. These telescopes were connected to a laptop holding custom-made software that looks at the movement of the moon and the brightness of the sun. Composer Wayne Grim used this software to create a live composition based on the data. The musical composition uses rotational and orbital periods of the Earth, moon, and sun as formal elements. Here is an excerpt from the 3 hour piece.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: March 17, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: sonification


Solar Eclipse:  2016 Live from Micronesia Totality Highlights (Clip)
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00:05:06
See the highlights of totality from the total solar eclipse of March 8/9 2016! The Exploratorium and NASA went to Woleai, a tiny atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia, where we broadcast the eclipse live. Totality began at 11:38 a.m. on March 9 in Woleai, Micronesia, which was 5:38 p.m. on March 8 in San Francisco.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: March 14, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy

Keywords: eclipse 2016, total solar eclipse 2016, nasa, nsf, micronesa, totality, corona, sun, moon, earth, diamond ring, baily's beads


Solar Eclipse:  Earth-Sun-Moon Scale Model (Clip)
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00:01:24
In this video, Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains why you rarely see a true scale model of the Earth, sun, and moon. Understanding the true scale of the solar system helps us appreciate the rarity of total solar eclipses: its unusual when objects at such distances line up perfectly.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

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

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Solar Eclipse:  Qu es un eclipse solar? (Clip)
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00:03:58
nete a la astrnoma del Exploratorium Isabel Hawkins quien junto a la educadora del Exploratorium Liliana Blanco explican los movimientos de los astros durante un eclipse total de sol. A travs de demostraciones, ellas muestran cmo la luna, el sol y la Tierra se alinean para crear la coincidencia csmica que llamamos un eclipse total de sol.

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Date: February 25, 2016
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Astronomy/Space Science

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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Sodium: John Largier (Clip)
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00:20:24
Learn how the mix of saltwater and freshwater in the San Francisco Bay affects its diverse ecosystems with John Largier, professor of coastal oceanography at the University of California, Davis.

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Date: February 25, 2016
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): chemistry

Keywords: everything matters, sodium, john largier, salt, saltwater


Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Sodium: Ron Hipschman (Clip)
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00:38:13
Essential, explosive sodium is a soft, silvery alkali metal that roils in water, releasing clouds of hydrogen gas that fan its yellow flames. It reacts with most elements, and is naturally found only in compounds, such as sodium chloride, or common salt. Ancient Egyptians knew sodium from natron, a mix of salts prized for cleaning, personal hygiene, and preservation, particularly in mummification. Humphry Davy first isolated the element from caustic soda in 1807, naming it sodium; Jakob Berzelius preferred natrium, hence its symbol (Na). As a metal, liquid sodium cools nuclear reactors, and sodium-vapor lamps bathe streets at night in yellow, monochromatic light.

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Date: February 25, 2016
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): chemistry

Keywords: ron hipschman, sodium, salt, everything matters


Solar Eclipse:  Why Don't We Have an Eclipse Every Month? (Clip)
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00:01:54
In this video, Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains why we don't have a total solar eclipse every month. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon crosses between the sun and Earth and casts its shadow onto our planet. But the orbit of the moon is tilted relative to the orbit of the Earth around the sun, so the moon often passes below or above Earth. At those times, it does not cross the line between the sun and the Earth, and therefore does not create a solar eclipse. There are just two times a year in the Earth's orbit when there is a possibility of a total solar eclipse.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: February 24, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Solar Eclipse:  What is a Solar Eclipse? (Clip)
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00:03:45
Join Exploratorium astronomer Isabel Hawkins, and Exploratorium educator Liliana Blanco as they explain the celestial mechanics of a total solar eclipse. Through demonstrations, they show how the moon, sun, and Earth align to create the cosmic coincidence that we see as a total solar eclipse.

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Date: February 23, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Astronomy/Space Science

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Solar Eclipse:  Why Woleai? (Clip)
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00:02:25
The Exploratorium is sending a production crew thousands of miles by plane and by boat to Woleai, Micronesia, to broadcast a solar eclipse live to the world. Many factors went into choosing a destination for the broadcast. Executive Producer Robyn Higdon looked along the path of totality for this eclipse, which will start in Indonesia and sweep across the Pacific Ocean, to find a location with good weather predictions and solid land for setting up the telescopes. The Woleai Atoll in Micronesia was the perfect choice. Tune in on March 8th at 5:00 p.m. PST to watch the live broadcast!

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: February 22, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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