Big Picture Science – Busting Myths with Adam Savage: Anatomy of Mythbusters

August 7, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Big Picture Science – Anatomy of Mythbusters click to listen (TRT 16:23) Part 1 of Busting Myths with Adam Savage, featuring former co-host and executive producer of MythBusters, Adam Savage, describing the structure of the show, its relationship to […]

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Big Picture Science – Caught in a Traps

July 31, 2017

Big Picture Science – Caught in a Traps “Locked and loaded” is how one scientist recently described the San Andreas fault. Find out when this famous west-coast rift might cause “the big one;” also, the state of early earthquake warning systems. Plus, another sign of our planet’s unceasing turmoil: volcanos! Could the eruption that produced […]

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Big Picture Science – Caught in a Traps: John Dvorak / Birth of Volcanology

July 31, 2017

Big Picture Science – Birth of Volcanology click to listen (TRT 12:52) Part 3 of Caught in a Traps, featuring John Dvorak, volcanologist who worked with the United States Geological Survey for 16 years and author of The Last Volcano: A Man, A Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature’s Most Magnificent Fury.

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Big Picture Science – Caught in a Traps: Mark Richards / Deccan Traps

July 31, 2017

Big Picture Science – Deccan Traps click to listen (TRT 11:47) Part 2 of Caught in a Traps, featuring Mark Richards, Professor of earth and planetary science, University of California, Berkeley, describing how increased geological activity may have led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

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Big Picture Science – Caught in a Traps: Tom Jordan / San Andreas Fault

July 31, 2017

Big Picture Science – San Andreas Fault click to listen (TRT 12:00) Part 1 of Caught in a Traps, featuring Tom Jordan, seismologist, director, Southern California Earthquake Center, University of Southern California, discussing the increasing instability of the San Andreas fault.

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Big Picture Science – What Goes Around

July 24, 2017

Big Picture Science – What Goes Aroundclick to listen! It’s not just tin cans and newspapers. One man says that, from a technical standpoint, everything can be recycled – cigarette butts, yoga mats, dirty diapers. Even radioactive waste. You name it, we can recycle it. But we choose not to. Find out why we don’t, […]

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Big Picture Science – What Goes Around: Paul Bogard / Soil Depletion

July 24, 2017

Big Picture Science – Soil Depletion click to listen (TRT 11:28) Click above to listen to part 4 of What Goes Around, featuring Paul Bogard, assistant professor of English at James Madison University and author of, “The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We […]

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Big Picture Science – What Goes Around: Etienne Schneider / Mining Asteroids

July 24, 2017

Big Picture Science – Mining Asteroids click to listen (TRT 5:34) Click above to listen to part 3 of What Goes Around, featuring Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Economic Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and Pete Worden, chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation and former Director of the NASA Ames Research Center, […]

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Big Picture Science – What Goes Around: Eugene Kapustin / Water From Air

July 24, 2017

Big Picture Science – Water From Air click to listen (TRT 7:24) Click above to listen to part 2 of What Goes Around, featuring Eugene Kapustin, graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley, describing how a metal organic framework, or MOF, is used to extract water from thin air.

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Big Picture Science – What Goes Around: Tom Szaky / Recycle Everything

July 24, 2017

Big Picture Science – Recycle Everything click to listen (TRT 13:12) Click above to listen to part 1 of What Goes Around, featuring Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of Terracycle, who proposes eliminating all waste and recycling literally everything.

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