Exploratorium After Dark
If you've been gunning for a Radiolab episode on the science of skateboarding, head over to the Exploratorium this Thursday to watch shredding pros Dennis Busenitz, Tony Trujillo and Elissa Steamer tear it up on an impromptu skate park built at the museum. As part of their After Dark series (meaning there's a bar), renowned skateboard designer and producer Paul Schmitt, known in some circles as "The Godfather of Skateboarding," will be on hand, along with Exploratorium senior scientist Paul Doherty to dissect the physics behind the skater's moves (insant-replays on a 14-foot Jumbotron).
If you're anything like us, you've got a dose of the post-holiday blues, perhaps compounded by stomach-rumbling from that new diet or the nicotine shakes. Luckily, there's one resolution in 2010 that's easy to keep: "Resolution" is the theme of Thursday's Exploratorium After Dark, the science discovery museum's series of events targeted at an adult crowd. This resolution, however, refers not to that promise to hit the gym more often, but to the basis of perception: the fine differences that allow us to perceive a variety of tastes, touches, and smells (and that probably got us into trouble with all those donuts and cigarettes in the first place).