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Feeling Biocurious? How To Get Your DIY Bio On

Feeling Biocurious? How To Get Your DIY Bio On

Maybe you have an idea to make bacteria that can sense or even break down mercury in the environment. Or you just always wanted to do some biology. Where can you turn?

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Access to Geologic Maps: The Landscape's Hidden Rooms

Access to Geologic Maps: The Landscape's Hidden Rooms

A geologic map presents a set of clues that, diligently pursued, can teach you to perceive the hidden rooms of the landscape. Some of the best are free.

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Producer's Notes: Amateur Astronomers

Producer's Notes: Amateur Astronomers

In 1968, John Dobson started the San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers with the help of two boys who loved astronomy but couldn’t join an amateur astronomy club in the city because they were too young. So the trio created their own club, carting two homemade telescopes onto Jackson and Broderick Streets and inviting curious passersby to […]

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Producer's Notes - MAKE it at Home: Table-Top Biosphere

Producer's Notes - MAKE it at Home: Table-Top Biosphere

Do-it-yourself tabletop biosphere..Last season, QUEST TV went on a field trip to the Maker Faire to see some of the wacky do-it-yourself things coming out of people’s garage work shops. This season, we took Quest Radio Editor Andrea Kissack out to the Make Magazine Test Lab to tinker and experiment with some of our favorite […]

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Do-it-Yourself Science: The Maker Faire

Do-it-Yourself Science: The Maker Faire

It's been called "Burning Man for science geeks." The annual Maker Faire attracts thousands of amateur inventors and scientists, displaying their home-made prototypes and gadget hacks. In a world where the technological race is speeding up, the Maker movement has revealed that the do-it-yourself culture is in no danger of dying out.

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