Big Picture Science – Found in Space

by Gary Niederhoff on March 26, 2012

If someone asks where you get off, you can now respond with precision. Satellites and computers spit out coordinates accurate to a few paces. And digital maps stand the Copernican principle on its head – putting you at the center of everything (how does it feel?).

Find out how today’s maps are shuffling our world view. Also, how does a rat navigate a maze without GPS? Hear of the plotting that goes on in that tiny rodent brain.

Plus, mapping the universe and pinpointing just where we are in cosmic time – lucky for us, human evolution is right on schedule.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Rat Navigation
Part 2: DIY Cartography
Part 3: Lewis & Clark & The Internet
Part 4: Our Place in Space
Part 5: Our Place in Time

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