Big Picture Science – Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em

February 6, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Big Picture Science – Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em Einstein thought that quantum mechanics might be the end of physics, and most scientists felt sure it would never be useful. Today, everything from cell phones to LED lighting is completely […]

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Big Picture Science – Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em: Johnjoe McFadden / Quantum Biology

February 6, 2017

Big Picture Science – Quantum Biology click to listen (TRT 13:28) Part 3 of Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em, featuring Johnjoe McFadden, lecturer at the University of Surrey, and co-author of Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology.

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Big Picture Science – Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em: Seth Lloyd / Quantum Computing

February 6, 2017

Big Picture Science – Quantum Computing click to listen (TRT 11:48) Part 2 of Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em, featuring Seth Lloyd, professor of Mechanical Engineering and Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discussing the basics of quantum computing.

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Big Picture Science – Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em: Michael Raymer / Quantum Physics

February 6, 2017

Big Picture Science – Quantum Physics click to listen (TRT 5:40) Part 1 of Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em, featuring Michael Raymer, professor of physics at the University of Oregon, and author of Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know.

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Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight

January 30, 2017

Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight For a half-century, space has been the playground of large, government agencies. While everyone could dream of becoming an astronaut, few could actually do so. Things have changed. We hear how a geeky son of immigrant parents incentivized the ground-breaking launch of SpaceShipOne, and spawned the commercial rocket industry. […]

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Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight: Margot Lee Shetterly / Hidden Figures

January 30, 2017

NASA physicist and mathematician Katherine Johnson Big Picture Science – Hidden Figures click to listen (TRT 12:14) Part 4 of DIY Spaceflight, featuring Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.

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Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight: Pete Worden / Cube Sats

January 30, 2017

Big Picture Science – Cube Sats click to listen (TRT 7:04) Part 3 of DIY Spaceflight, featuring Pete Worden, chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation and former Center Director of NASA Ames Research Center, discussing the development and potential of small satellites that can be launched by private citizens.

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Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight: SpaceCom Expo

January 30, 2017

Big Picture Science – Spacecom click to listen (TRT 5:50) Part 2 of DIY Spaceflight, featuring Eddie Allison, head of Aviation Services at Orbital Access, Sean League, cofounder and spacecraft engineering director at SpaceFab.US, John Gruener, planetary scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Takanori Shibata, chief senior research scientist and professor at […]

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Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight: Julian Guthrie / Private Spaceflight

January 30, 2017

Big Picture Science – Private Spaceflight click to listen (TRT 12:16) Part 1 of DIY Spaceflight, featuring Julian Guthrie, journalist and author of How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Amelia Earhart

January 23, 2017

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Amelia Earhart She’s among the most famous missing persons in history. On the eightieth anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance, mystery still shrouds her fate. What happened during the last leg of her round-the-world trek? Theories abound. Perhaps she ran out of fuel, and plunged into the ocean … or […]

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