BiPiSci – Brain Gain: Smart Drugs

August 6, 2018

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! BiPiSci – Smart Drugs click to listen (TRT 11:49) Click above to listen to part 1 of Skeptic Check: Brain Gain, featuring Amy Arnsten, professor of neuroscience and psychology at Yale Medical School, Adam Gazzaley, neuroscientist at the University […]

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Big Picture Science – It’s In Material

July 30, 2018

Big Picture Science: It’s In Material Astronauts are made of the “right stuff,” but what about their spacesuits? NASA’s pressurized and helmeted onesies are remarkable, but they need updating if we’re to boldly go into deep space. Suiting up on Mars requires more manual flexibility, for example. Find out what innovative materials might be used […]

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BiPiSci – It’s In Material: Mark Miodownik / Future Materials

July 30, 2018

BiPiSci – Future Materials click to listen (TRT 9:53) Click above to listen to part 5 of It’s In Material, featuring Mark Miodownik, materials scientist at University College London and author of “Stuff Matters; Exploring the Marvelous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World,” describing materials of the future, such as buildings that save energy by […]

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BiPiSci – It’s In Material: Mark Howarth / Bacterial Superglue

July 30, 2018

BiPiSci – Bacterial Superglue click to listen (TRT 8:11) Click above to listen to part 4 of It’s In Material, featuring Mark Howarth, a Biochemist at Oxford University, describing his work in developing a superglue from the proteins of flesh-eating bacteria.

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BiPiSci – It’s In Material: Andrew Dent / Arachnitecture

July 30, 2018

BiPiSci – Arachnitecture click to listen (TRT 8:38) Click above to listen to part 3 of It’s In Material, featuring Andrew Dent, Vice President of Library and Materials Research at Material ConneXion, a company developing ultra-strong materials derived from the properties of spider silk.

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BiPiSci – It’s In Material: Dava Newman / Suit Rebooted

July 30, 2018

BiPiSci – Suit Rebooted click to listen (TRT 6:32) Click above to listen to part 2 of It’s In Material, featuring Dava Newman, professor of Astronautics and Engineering Systems at MIT, describing the development of a new space suit to help further human space exploration.

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BiPiSci – It’s In Material: Nicole Stott / Reboot the Suit

July 30, 2018

BiPiSci – Reboot the Suit click to listen (TRT 5:05) Click above to listen to part 1 of It’s In Material, featuring artist and Retired NASA astronaut, Nicole Stott, discussing how space suits need to be updated to further human space exploration.

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BiPiSci – Identity Crisis

July 23, 2018

Big Picture Science – Identity Crisis DNA is the gold standard of identification. Except when it’s not. In rare cases when a person has two complete sets of DNA, that person’s identity may be up in the air. Meanwhile, DNA ancestry tests are proving frustratingly vague: dishing up generalities about where you came from rather […]

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BiPiSci – Identity Crisis: Kevin Bowyer / Biometrics

July 23, 2018

BiPiSci – Biometrics click to listen (TRT 13:39) Part 3 of Identity Crisis, featuring Kevin Bowyer, professor of computer science and engineering, University of Notre Dame, discussing the various bio markers by which an individual can be uniquely identified, including iris pattern, walking gate, and tongue print. Yes, tongue print.

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BiPiSci – Identity Crisis: Carl Zimmer / Genetic Identity

July 23, 2018

BiPiSci – Genetic Identity click to listen (TRT 11:46) Part 2 of Identity Crisis, featuring Carl Zimmer, columnist for The New York Times and author of “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.”

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