Big Picture Science – The Light Stuff: Martin Hendry / James Clerk Maxwell

January 2, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! The Light Stuff / James Clerk Maxwell click to listen (TRT 8:20) Part 3 of The Light Stuff, featuring Martin Hendry, professor of gravitational astrophysics and cosmology at University of Glasgow, discussing the life and times of physicist James […]

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Big Picture Science – The Light Stuff: Jay Neitz / Color Vision

January 2, 2017

The Light Stuff / Color Vision click to listen (TRT 7:56) Part 2 of The Light Stuff, featuring Jay Neitz, professor, department of ophthalmology at University of Washington, extolling the virtues of color vision.

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Big Picture Science – The Light Stuff: Ian Ferguson / LEDs

January 2, 2017

The Light Stuff / LEDs click to listen (TRT 8:28) Part 1 of The Light Stuff, featuring Ian Ferguson, engineer and dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri University of Science and Technology, discussing the transformative potential of LEDs.

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Big Picture Science – The Fix Is In

December 26, 2016

Big Picture Science – The Fix Is In The moon jellyfish has remarkable approach to self-repair. If it loses a limb, it rearranges its remaining body parts to once again become radially symmetric. Humans can’t do that, but a new approach that combines biology with nanotechnology could give our immune systems a boost. Would you […]

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Big Picture Science – The Fix Is In: Shawn Douglas / Cancer Fighting Nanobots

December 26, 2016

The Fix Is In – Cancer Fighting Nanbots click to listen(TRT 10:53) Part 4 of The Fix Is In, featuring Shawn Douglas, computer scientist and assistant professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco, discussing his research in creating microscopic machines that can help the human immune system destroy foreign […]

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Big Picture Science – The Fix Is In: Mark Miodownik / Self-repairing Concrete

December 26, 2016

The Fix Is In – Self-healing Concrete click to listen(TRT 6:06) Part 3 of The Fix Is In, featuring Mark Miodownik, materials scientist, director of the Institute of Making at University College, London, and author of Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape our Man-Made World, explaining how bacteria are used to create self-repairing […]

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Big Picture Science – The Fix Is In: Sarah Moffitt / Marine Biodiversity

December 26, 2016

The Fix Is In – Marine Biodiversity click to listen(TRT 11:42) Part 2 of The Fix Is In, featuring Sarah Moffitt, paleo-oceanographer at Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, Davis, describing how changing ocean temperatures can adversely affect marine biodiversity, and how this is corrected over time.

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Big Picture Science – The Fix Is In: Lea Goentoro and Michael Abrams / Re-Symmetrizing Jellyfish

December 26, 2016

The Fix Is In – Re-Symmetrizing Jellyfish click to listen(TRT 10:19) Part 1 of The Fix Is In, featuring Lea Goentoro, professor of biology at the California Institute of Technology, and Michael Abrams, biologist at the California Institute of Technology, describing how and why the moon jellyfish of genus Aurelia shift their remaining limbs to […]

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Fear Itself

December 19, 2016

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Fear Itself Shhh. Is someone coming? Okay, we’ll make this quick. There are a lot of scary things going on in the world. Naturally you’re fearful. But sometimes fear has a sister emotion: suspicion. A nagging worry about what’s really going on. You know, the stuff they aren’t telling […]

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Big Picture Science – Fear Itself: Rob Brotherton / Suspicious Minds

December 19, 2016

Fear Itself – Suspicious Minds click to listen (TRT 12:50) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Fear Itself, featuring Rob Brotherton, psychologist and adjunct assistant professor at Barnard College, and author of Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories.

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