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In the Limelight Issue Date: 04-06-2003

Cool Spots imageVisualize the effect of television on politics with The History of Televised Presidential Debates at www.museum.tv/debateweb. From Richard Nixon's "Checkers Speech" in 1952 to Bill Clinton's appearance on MTV in 1996, you'll learn about the complex relationship between television and the U.S. presidency. The "Great Debate" of 1960, starring John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, is at your fingertips. You'll also find photos, video clips and news articles documenting other presidential debates.

Visit: www.museum.tv/debateweb
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Cool Under the Collar Issue Date: 04-06-2003

Cool Spots imageTake the Firefighter Protective Clothing Tour at www.ci.davis.ca.us/fire/pct and check out all the gear that keeps these emergency professionals calm and cool, or warm, in tough situations. The tour shows a 360-degree, layer-by-layer view of fire-resistant clothing, breathing equipment and tools such as a Halligan, which is used for forcible entry. Read the descriptions and watch short video clips of actual firefighters responding to a call. Be sure to check out the extras at the end of the tour, including a photo album of on-duty California firefighters.

Visit: www.ci.davis.ca.us/fire/pct
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Dance Around the Arctic Issue Date: 04-06-2003

Cool Spots imageVisit the Arctic Studies Center at www.mnh.
si.edu/arctic
and learn about the history, environment and culture of the people of the Arctic. You'll find information about animals, clothing, masks and Viking voyages. The Yamal people have preserved their culture for thousands of years. Dance your way around the northernmost parts of the Western Hemi-sphere and view modern-day pictures of places where native villages once stood. Then take a guided tour of the Ainu exhibit.

Visit: www.mnh.si.edu/arctic
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More Than Meets the Einstein Issue Date: 03-30-2003

Cool Spots imageThere's more than crazy hair and lots of smarts to Albert Einstein. Discover other sides of this man at Albert Einstein: Image and Impact at www.aip.org/history/einstein. Read about his German upbringing and early signs of genius in Formative Years and about the stirrings of his physics career in Great Works. In Public Concerns, you can learn about his pacifist political leanings after his work ushered in the atomic age. Be sure to read Einstein's essay in which he describes himself as a "great loner."

Visit: www.aip.org/history/einstein
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The Cave of Lascaux Issue Date: 03-30-2003

Cool Spots imageGrab your boots and explore The Cave of Lascaux at www.culture.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en. On this interactive, virtual tour, you'll see ancient cave paintings. Learn about carbon dating, the process scientists use to estimate the age of artifacts. Some of the art in this cave is estimated to be more than 31,000 years old. Descriptions of the paintings point out the details that the untrained eye may miss. The cave was closed in 1964, but you can still explore it online.

Visit: www.culture.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en
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