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Thursday, 01/25/18
  • Illuminating Gravitational WavesSpeaker: Mansi Kasliwal, Caltech
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Surfing Mavericks: Call of the Data Join Exploratorium educator Lori Lambertson, an avid surfer, for a talk about the data and weather forecasting that goes into calling the Mavericks surf contest and the unique features of the famed break. This exciting big-wave contest, held 25 miles south of San Francisco, requires perfect conditions that only come ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with admission
  • Hard Earth Talk: Traveling Green
    Think global, #TravelLocal? Harnessing social media for sustainability.  Every year, 124 million Americans take vacations. They’re traveling farther than ever, averaging 1,200 miles per trip. Transportation -- particularly airplane travel -- is a leading source of greenhouse-gas emissions. But can blurring the status signal associated with long distance travel lead ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Issues of Human Interface DesignGary will present some challenges of human interface design, using prosthetic limbs as the springboard for discussion.Speaker: Gary Berke, prosthetist and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Prosthetics in Stanford's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • A Life Among Fishes: The Art of GyotakuJoin us as Christopher Dewees presents his book, A Life Among Fishes: The Art of Gyotaku, sharing a half century of printing fish and shellfish to full color. We will follow Chris's evolution from being exposed and fascinated by gyotaku as a graduate student, to his status now as an internationally recognized ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  $12
  • Emission of microbial volatile organic compounds by bacteria and fungiSpeaker: Dr. Pawel Misztal, UC Berkeley
    Where:  Albany Cost:  $10 General, $5 Students
  • ShakeAlert: The Path to West Coast Earthquake Early Warning ... how a few seconds can save lives and property
     The ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system will begin limited operations this year.Alerts could save lives and properties but several challenges remain.With millions at risk, why isn't full public alerting happening yet?Speaker: Douglas Given, USGS
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • After Dark: Full-Spectrum Science: Radioactivity
    What's going on inside the nucleus of an atom? Why does it spit out radiation? Did you know that you are exposed to radioactivity every day? Learn the facts about this somewhat controversial topic.Part of After Dark (6:00 - 10:00)
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with After Dark Admission
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