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Out of the Park: The Physics of Baseball

Out of the Park: The Physics of Baseball

At UC Berkeley, a team of undergrads is experimenting with velocity, force, and aerodynamics. But you won't find them in a lab – they work on a baseball diamond, throwing fast balls, sliders and curve balls. QUEST discovers how the principles of physics can make the difference between a strike and a homerun. You may […]

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Please Touch the Animals: Environmental Enrichment at Zoos

Please Touch the Animals: Environmental Enrichment at Zoos

Zookeepers are using a lighter touch to keep their animals strong and healthy. From body work and acupuncture for giraffes, to pachyderm pedicures, come see how the Oakland Zoo is using alternative treatments to guarantee the well-being of its residents. You may view the "Please Touch the Animals: Environmental Enrichment at Zoos" TV Story online, […]

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Solar City: The Future of Nanosolar

Solar City: The Future of Nanosolar

Hoping to leave today's silicon solar cells behind, the Palo Alto company NanoSolar is creating paper-thin solar panels harnessing nanotechnology, a product that could revolutionize solar power. You may view the "Solar City: The Future of Nanosolar" TV Story online, as well as find additional links and resources. Josh Rosen is Series Producer for QUEST […]

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"Astro" the Wayward Steller Sea Lion (web only)

"Astro" the Wayward Steller Sea Lion (web only)

Each year the Marine Mammal Center treats between 500 and 1200 sick and injured animals, but there are always one or two that stand out from the pod. This time it was a Steller Sea Lion named "Astro."

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Fatal Attraction: Birds and Wind Turbines

Fatal Attraction: Birds and Wind Turbines

California's largest wind farm cluster at Altamont Pass unintentionally kills golden eagles, burrowing owls and other threatened birds. Now, wind companies, scientists and environmentalists are working to bird-proof these massive wind farms.

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Coffee and Pi: Bay Area Science Cafés

Coffee and Pi: Bay Area Science Cafés

It's a typical afternoon at a cafe– cappuccinos, conversation… and the science of black holes? Bay Area "science cafes" have exploded in popularity, putting scientists and everyday folk face to face for casual science roundtables, no lecture notes required. You may view the "Coffee and Pi: Bay Area Science Cafés" TV Story online, as well […]

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Fur Seal Pup Rehab

Fur Seal Pup Rehab

QUEST sails out with the Marine Mammal Center as researchers release fur seals that stranded themselves on California beaches and try to understand their mysterious behavior.

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Fur Seal Pup Rehab

Fur Seal Pup Rehab

Californians don't normally see fur seals along local beaches, but lately fur seal pups have been stranding themselves in alarming numbers. QUEST sails out with the Marine Mammal Center as they release these stowaways back into the wild and try to understand their mysterious behavior. You may view the "Fur Seal Pup Rehab" TV Story […]

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Fatal Attraction: Birds and Wind Turbines

Fatal Attraction: Birds and Wind Turbines

With California's ambitious renewable energy goal, the state needs wind power. But California's largest wind farm cluster at Altamont Pass unintentionally kills golden eagles, burrowing owls and other threatened birds. Now, wind companies, scientists and environmentalists are working to bird-proof these massive wind farms. You may view the "Fatal Attraction: Birds and Wind Turbines" TV […]

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Coffee and Pi: Bay Area Science Cafés – TV Story

Coffee and Pi: Bay Area Science Cafés – TV Story

It's a typical afternoon at a cafe– cappuccinos, conversation… and the science of black holes? Bay Area "science cafes" have exploded in popularity, putting scientists and everyday folks face to face for casual science roundtables.

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Stem Cell Gold Rush

Stem Cell Gold Rush

California's landmark stem cell research program made headlines nationally, but what is the latest story behind the science? QUEST investigates the potential for medical breakthroughs in the next decade and how the Bay Area is leading the way.

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San Francisco Bay Invaders

San Francisco Bay Invaders

Scoop a handful of critters out of the San Francisco Bay and you'll find tourists from far away shores. Invasive kinds of mussels, fish and more are choking out native species, challenging experts around the state to change the human behavior that brings them here.

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Lands End Facelift

Lands End Facelift

The land north of the Cliff House near the old Sutro Baths is getting a multi-million-dollar face life by the National Park Service and local philanthropists.

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Stem Cell Gold Rush

Stem Cell Gold Rush

California's landmark stem cell research program made headlines nationally, but what's the latest story behind the science? QUEST investigates the potential for medical breakthroughs in the next decade and how the Bay Area is leading the way. Leave your comment or question below for Series Producer Josh Rosen on this story. San Francisco Bay Invaders […]

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San Francisco Bay Invaders

San Francisco Bay Invaders

Scoop a handful of critters out of the San Francisco Bay and you’ll find tourists from far away shores. Invasive kinds of mussels, fish and more are choking out native species, challenging experts around the state to change the human behavior that brings them here. You may view the the "San Francisco Bay Invaders" TV […]

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Lands End Facelift

Lands End Facelift

The land north of the Cliff House near the old Sutro Baths is getting a multi-million-dollar face life by the National Park Service and local philanthropists. The area, rich in history, and in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge will get new trails, catwalks and other features, making it more accessible to millions of […]

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Falcon Fascination

Falcon Fascination

Photo Credit: Glenn Nevill PhotographyOne of the season's most suspenseful wildlife dramas is now taking place via web cam. Peregrine falcons were almost extinct two generations ago. Now much more prolific, two pairs of Peregrine falcons are carrying out their mating season under the gaze of thousands of observers, both online, thanks to cameras placed […]

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Video Games– Access for All (TV)

Video Games– Access for All (TV)

Can someone who's quadriplegic or hearing impaired play a video game? QUEST TV takes you to the international Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, where a group of gamers used colorful tactics to convince mainstream developers to make video games accessible for everyone.

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Underwater Flight with Graham Hawkes

Underwater Flight with Graham Hawkes

It's not James Bond– it's Graham Hawkes, record holder for the deepest underwater solo dive and inventor of Deep Flight, a winged submersible that may revolutionize underwater travel. QUEST TV Reports.

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LIDAR: Lasers Nab Leadfoots

LIDAR: Lasers Nab Leadfoots

A growing number of Bay Area police are putting away their old radar guns and embracing new laser beam guns, clocking cars with much more precision than before. QUEST TV finds out how they work.

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