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Return to Mars:  Red Planet: Up Close and Personal (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:37:05
We stayed up with Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman at the Lick Observatory in San Jose, California, for the best view we've had of Mars in a long, long time. At midnight on August 27, Earth and Mars passed closer to one another than they have in 60,000 years. Astronomers were on hand to tell us all about our nearest neighbor—its geography, orbit, and why both NASA and the European Space Agency have chosen this time to launch robotic missions to Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 27, 2003
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: refracting telescope, feautures of mars, surface of mars, james lick observatory, earth, mars


Real: 256K  
Explainer Perspectives:  Under the Hood (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:18:34
The first in a series on automotive science, this webcast will explain all about braking systems. How do disc brakes work? Are there other kinds of brakes? What kind of maintenance should you be doing? Join High School Explainers as they visit a repair shop.

Project: Explainer Perspectives | Browse All

Date: August 3, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: explainers, automobiles, cars, brakes, repairs, troubleshooting, diagnosis


Real: 225K  1M  
Windows Media: 659K  
Iron Science Teacher:  Water (Webcast)
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1:05:23
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week's secret ingredient-water!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 11, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: water, teachers, contest, ingredients, experiments, activities, molecules, h2o


Real: 225K  1M  
Windows Media: 659K  
Science of Cooking:  Sweet Science: Candy! (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:54:40
Join the Live@ Exploratorium Webcast crew as we investigate the sugary world of candy. In our studio, Exploratorium chef Michael Rothberg turns the heat up on sugar to show us the different stages of caramelization, making a simple caramel sauce and pralines in the process. Join a tour of the Jelly Belly jelly bean factory in Fairfield, CA.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: April 19, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, General Science

Keywords: jellybeans, candy, sugar, candymaking, jelly belly factory, michael rothberg, lollipops, heat, sugar, carmelization, pralines, marshmellows, taffy


Real: 225K  1M  
Windows Media: 659K  
Science of Cooking:  Moldy Science: Cheese (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:57:48
What is that hairy stuff on my cheese? Is cheese supposed to be runny? Creamy? Crumbly? How can anything that smells so bad taste so good? Join us as we explore the cool, dark world of cheese.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: March 15, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: cheese, cheesemaking, rinds, milk, cowgirl creamery, cooking, mold, food, artisan cheese, cows, goats, whey,

Links: Cowgirl Creamery Website

Real: 225K  1M  
Windows Media: 225K  659K  
Origins: Cold Spring Harbor:  Dr. Eric Lander (Webcast)
Running Time:
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


Real: 256K  
Origins: Cold Spring Harbor:  Dr. James Watson (Webcast)
Running Time:
12:28:42
Dr. James Watson is the President of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the co-discoverer of the double helix, for which he won a Nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 1962. Dr. Watson was also the first director of the Human Genome Project. He talks with us about early discoveries in molecular biology, the Human Genome Project, and what makes Cold Spring Harbor a unique scientific institution.

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

Date: March 1, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: max delbrück, dna discovery, discoverer of dna, discovery of the dna double helix, genetics, phage group, bacteriophage, molecular biology, model organisms, microbial genetics, genetics code, dna fingerprinting for criminal justice


Real: 225K  
Origins: Cold Spring Harbor:  Dr. Francis Collins (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:20:25
Dr. Francis Collins is the Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, which is responsible for coordinating the government-sponsored effort to map and sequence the entire human genome, considered by many as one of the most important scientific undertakings of our time. Dr. Collins is a physician and geneticist whose own work led to the identification of the genes for cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, and Huntington's disease. In this Webcast, Dr. Collins explains the different strategies for finding disease genes, the competition between public and private efforts to decode the human genome, and the next steps for the Human Genome Project, now that the first accurate gene maps have been created.

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

Date: March 1, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: disease genes, dna sequence variation, completion of the human genome project, dna genome sequence of other animals, comparison of dna genome sequencing, evolution, comparing genomes, conflict of religion and science, moral values, ethical decisions, interent tech


Real: 256K  
Origins: Cold Spring Harbor:  James Watson (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:28:42
Dr. James Watson is the President of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the codiscoverer of the double helix, for which he won a Nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 1962. Dr. Watson was also the first director of the Human Genome Project. He talks with us about early discoveries in molecular biology, the Human Genome Project, and what makes Cold Spring Harbor a unique scientific institution.

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

Date: February 28, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Medicine, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: dna, james watson, cold spring harbor laboratory, medicine, double helix, human genome project, molecular biology


Real: 225K  1M  
Windows Media: 659K  
Origins: Cold Spring Harbor:  Dr. Carol Greider (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:18:34
Dr. Carol Greider is a professor of molecular biology and genetics at Johns Hopkins University. She worked with molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn to discover the role of telomeres—segments of DNA that protect and stabilize the ends of chromosomes. Dr. Greider tells us about her work and shares her thoughts about the importance of mentors for women in science.

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

Date: February 28, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: telomeres, molecular biology, genome research, genetics, role models for women, chromosomes, elizabeth blackburn, basic science research, barbara mcclintock, women scientists, mentoring women in science,


Real: 256K  
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