Big Picture Science – Asteroids!

September 4, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Big Picture Science – Asteroids! Everyone knows that a big rock did in the dinosaurs, but smaller asteroids are millions of times more common and can also make a violent impact. Yet unlike the bigger asteroids, we’re not tracking them. […]

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Big Picture Science – Asteroids!: Christina Richey / OSIRIS REx

September 4, 2016

Big Picture Science / OSIRIS REx click to listen (trt 9:05) Part 6 of Asteroids!, featuring Christina Richey, NASA Planetary Scientist and deputy program scientist of the OSIRIS-REx mission, which will mine a sample from asteroid Bennu and return it to Earth in 2023.

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Big Picture Science – Asteroids!: Sharon Cisneros / Meteorites for Sale

September 4, 2016

Big Picture Science / Meteorites for Sale click to listen (trt 5:45) Part 5 of Asteroids!, featuring Sharon Cisneros, co-owner of the Mineralogical Research Company in San Jose, California, discussing the purveyance of meteorites.

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Big Picture Science – Asteroids!: Alex Tabarrok / DisAsteroid Economics

September 4, 2016

Big Picture Science / DisAsteroid Economics click to listen (trt 4:33) Part 4 of Asteroids!, featuring Alex Tabarrok, economist at George Mason University, discussing the costs of (and subsequent resistance to) avoiding an asteroid collision.

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Big Picture Science – Asteroids!: J.L. Galache / Finding Asteroids

September 4, 2016

Big Picture Science / Finding Asteroids click to listen (trt 5:59) Part 3 of Asteroids!, featuring J.L. Galache, astronomer at the Minor Planet Center at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics, describing efforts to detect asteroids.

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Big Picture Science – Asteroids!: David Morrison / Near-Earth Asteroids

September 4, 2016

Big Picture Science / Near-Earth Asteroids click to listen (trt 7:45) Part 2 of Asteroids!, featuring David Morrison, Senior Scientist of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute at NASA Ames Research Center, discussing the cataloging of asteroids that may pose a danger to Earth.

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Big Picture Science – Asteroids!: Peter Jenniskens / Chelyabinsk Meteor

September 4, 2016

Big Picture Science / Chelyabinsk Meteor click to listen (trt 3:58) Part 1 of Asteroids!, featuring Peter Jenniskens, senior Research Scientist at the SETI Institute, describing the explosion of a meteor over Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013.

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Big Picture Science – DIY Diagnosis

August 29, 2016

Big Picture Science – DIY Diagnosis Got aches and pains? Critters in the Cretaceous would have been sympathetic. A new study reveals that painful arthritis plagued a duck-billed dinosaur. Scientists impressively diagnosed the animal’s condition without a house call by examining its 70 million-year old bones. The technology we use for health diagnoses are becoming […]

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Big Picture Science – DIY Diagnosis: Anna Wexler / TDCS Risks

August 29, 2016

Big Picture Science / TDCS Risks click to listen (trt 13:22) Part 4 of DIY Diagnosis, featuring Anna Wexler, neuroethicist and PhD candidate in the History, Anthropology, Science, Technology and Society program at MIT, discussing the risks of self-applied trans-cranial direct current stimulation (TDCS).

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Big Picture Science – DIY Diagnosis: Peter Simpson-Young / Brain Stimulation

August 29, 2016

Big Picture Science / Brain Stimulation click to listen (trt 6:01) Part 3 of DIY Diagnosis, featuring Peter Simpson-Young, a graduate student at the University of Sydney studying neuroscience, describing the self-application of trans-cranial direct current stimulation (TDCS).

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