KQED serves the people of Northern California with a public-supported alternative to commercial media. Home to the most listened-to public radio station in the nation, one of the highest-rated public television services and an award-winning education program, and as a leader and innovator in interactive technology, KQED takes people of all ages on journeys of exploration — exposing them to new people, places and ideas.
What do kids age 5-8 think about science? Young authors from the KQED Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest read their science-themed contest entries. You may view the "Story Time with Young Science Authors" TV Story online, as well as find additional links and resources. Amy Miller is a Coordinating Producer for television on […]
California farmers depend on bees to pollinate the state's multi-billion-dollar fruit and nut crops, but in recent years thousands of bee colonies have disappeared around the country. Meet two Northern California researchers looking for ways to make sure we always have bees to pollinate our crops.
When it comes to clean, green policy, California leads the nation. Over the last year, the state has moved forward with plans for cleaner cars, greener industries, and alternative fuels. So why are four of the Bay Area's five oil refineries embarking on multi-million dollar expansion plans? QUEST reports from Richmond, home to one of […]
When the ghosting takes a geometric form on a wall or ceiling–roughly outlining the framing behind the surface–the ghosting is likely caused by cold spots due to a lack of insulation or voids in the insulation within a wall or attic. Home Energy Magazine gets lots of e-mails from people who visit our Web site, […]
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.
Although not yet widely used, many believe tidal power has more potential than wind or solar power for meeting alternative energy needs. Quest radio looks at plans for harnessing power from the sea by San Francisco and along the northern California coast.
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.
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 […]