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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Helium: Deep-sea Diving (Webcast)
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00:24:55
Recorded live at the Exploratorium 2015 Plumb the dark and dangerous worlds of commercial diving and marine construction with Thomas Belcher, President of Underwater Resources, Inc., and learn how helium enables deep-sea divers to safely breathe under pressure.

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Date: February 19, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science

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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Investigating Helium with Ron Hipschman (Webcast)
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00:19:43
Recorded live at the Exploratorium 2015 Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe. Then why is there a global helium shortage? Follow the trail of our spendthrift affair with this elusive noble gas, and find out why its future remains up in the air. Learn about helium’s many uses, from cooling magnets in MRI machines to enabling deep-sea divers to safely breathe under pressure.

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Date: February 19, 2015
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science

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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Hydrogen: Paul Stepahin (Webcast)
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00:25:23
Featuring: A People's History of the Periodic Table with Paul Stepahin

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Date: February 19, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science

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In the Balance: Bringing Science to Justice with David Faigman:  "No One Here Gets Out Alive”: The Science, Politics, and Law of Death and Dying (Podcast)
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00:30:00
Is there a constitutional right to “physician-assisted suicide”? What about a “dignified death”—and what is a dignified death? Should terminally ill patients facing mental incapacitation or unbearable pain have access to fatal ingestion—also known as physician aid in dying? Or would that jeopardize our society’s progress toward more compassionate, comfort-based care?

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Date: February 19, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
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Resonance:   Susie Ibarra: Performance (Clip)
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00:30:00
Susie Ibarra is known for her innovative style and cultural dialogue as a composer, improviser, percussionist, and humanitarian. She is interested in the intersection of traditional and avant-garde styles and how this informs and inspires interdisciplinary art, education, and public service. Most recently, Ibarra’s composition and improvisation work has blended traditions, rhythms, and tunings from musical cultures across the globe.

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Date: February 13, 2015
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art

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Resonance:  Susie Ibarra: Interview (Clip)
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00:23:00
Join Sarah Cahill for a interview with avant-garde percussionist Susie Ibarra.

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Date: February 13, 2015
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art

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Science in the City:  Buried Treasure: Recovering the Charles Hare Lighter (Clip)
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00:09:00
Buried in a cove that later became downtown San Francisco, a Gold Rush-era cargo ship lay lost and forgotten underground until it was exposed by construction in 2013. Marine archeologists and historians share stories of the discovery, excavation, and preservation of this humble yet significant 23-foot maritime artifact, unique among the oldest intact boats in the United States.

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Date: February 11, 2015
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: gold rush, san francisco, port, archaeology, boat, preservation, excavation, lighter


After Dark:  Search for Ghost Particles at the South Pole (Clip)
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Neutrinos can escape from extremely dense environments around black holes or the heart of a star, and thus carry unique information on the most violent processes in the universe—and may shed light on the nature of dark matter.

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Date: February 6, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: dark matter, neutrinos


Resonance:  Dan Deacon: Performance (Clip)
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50:37:00
Baltimore-based musician and composer Dan Deacon hooks listeners with strong melodic lines, immersed in a sea of competing rhythmic structures, distorted sound samples, and synthesized and acoustic textures. His Resonance performance at the Exploratorium featured the Disklavier, an electronic version of the player-piano. Deacon is influenced by the work of composer Conlon Nancarrow, who pioneered the use of player-pianos to explore music unplayable by human hands. To see more videos from our Resonance series, go to: exploratorium.edu/resonance

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Date: January 16, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Arts at the Exploratorium:  lucky dragons’ Actual Reality (Clip)
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00:02:40
Inspired by the works of Bob Miller (1935–2007), natural philosopher, light artist, and Exploratorium icon, Actual Reality invites us to wade into a sea of images and sounds and, through attention, catch slippery, individual moments of reality. During this multimedia performance, a video recreating one of Miller’s “Light Walks”—outdoor explorations of sunlight resolving into images through both naturally occurring pinholes and ingenious props—flows behind musicians improvising from a simple, expansive score. Through a combination of live performance and technological interventions—including a heliostat prototype Miller originally used for tracking the sun—lucky dragons playfully resolves these visual and aural streams into unique experiences of repeating elements. Actual Reality is presented in conjunction with "Light Walk: The Work of Bob Miller," an exhibition at the San Francisco Public Library on view through February 5, 2014. lucky dragons is an ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles–based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Active since 2000, lucky dragons is known for an open and participatory approach to making music, radically inclusive live shows, and playful, humanistic use of digital tools. luckydragons.org

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Date: January 6, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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