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Urban environments like San Francisco are full of mysterious natural and human-made phenomena. Why are there so many one-footed pigeons? Where does the sewage go? Why is our “summer” in May and September? The Exploratorium is “taking it outside" to explore these and other questions in engineering, ecology, optics, waves, geology, architecture, weather, and more. Look for new episodes once a month.


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Science in the City:  Sending Humans to Mars (Clip)
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00:15:45
What would it take for humans to travel to and live on Mars—and who is daring enough to do it? In this episode, we explore the Mars One project, which is planning human settlement on the red planet, and hear from scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center about adjusting to the Martian environment. We also meet some brave Bay Area residents who are hoping to make the journey.

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Date: July 8, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, human exploration, exploratorium, nasa, mars-one, ames research center, chris mckay, jon rask, david willson, norbert kraft, jan millsapps, kenya armbrister


Science in the City:  What is Community Radio? (Clip)
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00:12:46
What is Community Radio? The DJs and station managers at KPOO, KUSF in Exile, Mutiny Radio and Radio Valencia give us some insight into community radio in the Bay Area, how it works and the challenges they face. http://www.kpoo.com/ http://savekusf.org/ http://pcrcollective.org/ http://radiovalencia.fm/

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Date: June 11, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: radio, waves, science,


Science in the City:  Preserving our Wild Fish (Clip)
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00:06:00
In this episode, you'll get a get a glimpse into frontline efforts to restore healthy, self-sustaining populations of California’s native steelhead and salmon across their historic range.

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Date: May 14, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): life Science/Biology

Keywords: salmon, fish, wildlife, preservation, urbanization, green


Science in the City:  Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Clip)
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00:05:26
Join Exploratorium staff scientist Ron Hipschman as we visit Dan Werthimer, Director of the SETI Research Center at UC Berkeley. SETI conducts experiments searching for electromagnetic signatures of intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations, spanning wavelengths from radio to visible light, over ten orders of magnitude in characteristic time scale.

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Date: April 8, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: dan werthimer, ron hipschman, seti, search for extraterrestrial intelligence, radio, radio waves, uc berkeley, space sciences laboratory

Links: SETI@Home Website

Science in the City:  Urban Astronomy (Clip)
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00:10:47
Cities are known to produce a lot of light pollution, making it a challenge for astronomy enthusiasts to view the heavens within city limits. For us in the SF Bay Area, these issues apply, however, exciting results can still be attained between sky gazing and learning about how we all fit into this big thing we call "space". Urban Astronomer Paul Salazar, The Exploratorium's very own Adam Esposito and more demonstrate how to deal with the parameters and the unforgettable experiences that await with simple to no equipment, the right conditions, and some decent timing.

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Date: March 12, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: urban, astronomy, paul salazar, san francisco, amateur, astronomer, sidewalk astronomer, exploratorium , iridium flare, jupiter, planets, moon, telescopes, chabot space and science center, john dobson, dobsonian telescope mount


Science in the City:  The Art of 3D Printing (Clip)
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00:08:00
3D printing, the process of making three-dimensional solid objects of virtually any shape from a digital model, has become a tool that some artists are incorporating into their process of making art. Ash Martin of 3D Systems, sculptor Bruce Beasley, Autodesk artist-in-residence Scott Kildall, and the founders of the Smith|Allen Studio show us not only how this technology works, but how it can be used in creative and innovative ways.

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Date: February 12, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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Science in the City:  King Tides and Climate Change (Clip)
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00:07:10
Seasonal cycles and winter storms bring extra-high "king tides" that can swamp coastal structures and habitats. What’s a coastal dweller to do? Take pictures! It’s no joke: Educators from the California King Tides Initiative explain how citizen snapshots can be of real value to researchers and policy makers.

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Date: October 11, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: king tides, climate change, california king tides initiative, bay area, winter storms, pacific, ocean, john laird, exploratorium

Links: Witness King Tides
California King Tides Initiative

Science in the City:  Plankton Drag (Clip)
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00:06:00
Exploratorium biologist Karli Woodward conducts a plankton drag at our new home at Pier 15, sweeping a net through the water to survey the astonishing variety of tiny organisms that thrive in the San Francisco Bay.

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Date: September 11, 2013
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: plankton, biology, food-chain


Science in the City:  How to Make a Hat (Clip)
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00:08:15
Panama, Pork Pie, Bowler, Fedora—the hat is back. Reviving the traditional art of handmade haberdashery, the women of "Paul's Hat Works" in San Francisco guide us through their century-old hat-making process, from custom measurement and blocking of the felt blank to hand-stitched finishing and the final flange. For more information on "Paul"s Hat Works" go to http://www.hatworksbypaul.com/.

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Date: August 14, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Links: Paul's Hat Works

Science in the City:  Flight Simulation (Clip)
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00:04:45
Virgin America's Captain Christopher Owens gives us a tour of their high-tech flight simulator used for pilot training and reveals just why simulation is an effective learning tool.

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Date: July 10, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): physics, general science

Keywords: flight simulation


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