Big Picture Science – Shocking Ideas: Kevin Tracey / Electrical Cure

May 9, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Shocking Ideas – Kevin Tracey click to listen (TRT 7:41) Part 3 of Shocking Ideas, featuring Kevin Tracey, neurosurgeon and president of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in New York, on using electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve […]

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Big Picture Science – Shocking Ideas: Jeff Gralnick / Microbe Power Plants

May 9, 2016

Shocking Ideas – Jeff Gralnick click to listen (TRT 7:41) Part 2 of Shocking Ideas, featuring Jeff Gralnick, associate professor of microbiology at the University of Minnesota, on using microbes that breathe metal to generate electricity.

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Big Picture Science – Shocking Ideas: Siddha Pimputkar / Blue LEDs

May 9, 2016

Shocking Ideas – Siddha Pimputkar click to listen (TRT 9:49) Part 1 of Shocking Ideas, featuring Siddha Pimputkar, postdoctoral researcher in the Materials Department of the Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center under Shuji Nakamura, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics at University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Big Picture Science – Living Computers

May 2, 2016

Big Picture Science – Living Computers It’s the most dramatic technical development of recent times: Teams of people working for decades to produce a slow-motion revolution we call computing. As these devices become increasingly powerful, we recall that a pioneer from the nineteenth century – Ada Lovelace, a mathematician and Lord Byron’s daughter – said […]

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Big Picture Science – Living Computers: John Barrett / Internet of Things

May 2, 2016

Living Computers – John Barrett click to listen (TRT 12:55) Part 4 of Living Computers, featuring John Barrett, electronic engineer at the NIMBUS Centre for Embedded Systems Research at the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland.

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Big Picture Science – Living Computers: Andre & Andy / Iconic A.I.

May 2, 2016

Living Computers – Bormanis & Ihnatko click to listen (TRT 2:29) Part 3 of Living Computers, featuring Star Trek screenwriter Andre Bormanis, and technology journalist Andy Ihnatko, describing iconic sci-fi representations of artificial intelligence.

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Big Picture Science – Living Computers: Christopher Voigt / Programming Living Cells

May 2, 2016

Living Computers – Christopher Voigt click to listen (TRT 10:50) Part 2 of Living Computers, featuring Christopher Voigt, bioengineer at MIT, describing his work programming living cells: “It’s just using biochemistry instead of electrons to do the same calculation”.

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Big Picture Science – Living Computers: Walter Isaacson / The Innovators

May 2, 2016

Living Computers – Walter Isaacson click to listen (TRT 13:48) Part 1 of Living Computers, featuring Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and the author of The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat

April 25, 2016

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat Sherlock Holmes doesn’t have a science degree, yet he thinks rationally – like a scientist. You can too! Learn the secrets of being irritatingly logical from the most famous sleuth on Baker Street. Plus, discover why animal trackers 100,000 years ago may have been the […]

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Big Picture Science – Your Inner Lab Coat: Science Course Wish List

April 25, 2016

Big Picture Science – Science Course Wish List click to listen (trt 5:33) Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, featuring newly-minted scientists Michael Kemp, Toni Lyn Morelli, Ilona Kotlewska, and Yonatan Lipsitz, each describing a non-existent science course they wish they’d taken.

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