BiPiSci – Meet Your Robot Barista: Owen Churchill / A.I. in China

January 28, 2019

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Big Picture Science – A.I. in China click to listen (TRT 7:32) Click above to listen to part 4 of Meet Your Robot Barista, featuring Owen Churchill, journalist and author of the article “China’s AI dreams,” which appeared in […]

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BiPiSci – Meet Your Robot Barista: Peter Norvig / A.I. Automation

January 28, 2019

Big Picture Science – A.I. Automation click to listen (TRT 6:38) Click above to listen to part 3 of Meet Your Robot Barista, featuring Peter Norvig, Director of research at Google, describing how artificial intelligence and automation may fit in to the labor force.

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BiPiSci – Meet Your Robot Barista: Martin Ford / Robots Rising

January 28, 2019

Big Picture Science – Robots Rising click to listen (TRT 11:27) Click above to listen to part 2 of Meet Your Robot Barista, featuring Martin Ford, a futurist who writes about the impact of robots and artificial intelligence on society, and author of “The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless […]

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BiPiSci – Meet Your Robot Barista: The Coffee Server

January 28, 2019

Big Picture Science – The Coffee Server click to listen (TRT 4:03) Click above to listen to part 1 of Meet Your Robot Barista, featuring Seth and Molly’s visit to a coffee kiosk where orders are filled by a robotic arm overseen by a human tech.

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Big Picture Science – Rip Van Winkle Worm

January 21, 2019

Big Picture Science – Rip Van Winkle Worm Your shower pipes are alive. So are your sinks, books, and floorboards. New studies of our homes are revealing just what species live there – in the thousands, from bacteria to flies to millipedes. Meanwhile, life keeps surprising us by popping up in other unexpected places: the […]

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BiPiSci – Rip Van Winkle Worm: Rob Dunn / Your Household Zoo

January 21, 2019

Big Picture Science – Our Household Zoo click to listen (TRT 13:40) Click above to listen to part 4 of Rip Van Winkle Worm, featuring Rob Dunn, professor of applied ecology at North Carolina State University and at the Natural History Museum at the University of Copenhagen, as well as author of “Never Home Alone: […]

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BiPiSci – Rip Van Winkle Worm: Karen Lloyd / Deep Carbon Observatory

January 21, 2019

Big Picture Science – Deep Carbon Observatory click to listen (TRT 6:40) Click above to listen to part 3 of Rip Van Winkle Worm, featuring Karen Lloyd, environmental microbiologist and associate professor at the University of Tennessee, discussing the discovery of biomass deep beneath the surface of the Earth.

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BiPiSci – Rip Van Winkle Worm: Lynn Rothschild / Zombie Worms

January 21, 2019

Big Picture Science – Zombie Worms click to listen (TRT 7:53) Click above to listen to part 2 of Rip Van Winkle Worm, featuring Lynn Rothschild, astrobiologist and synthetic biologist at the NASA Ames Research Center, discussing the discovery of nematodes revived by scientists after being frozen in siberian ice for over 40,000 years.

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BiPiSci – Rip Van Winkle Worm: Rob Dunn / Shower Head Ecosystem

January 21, 2019

Big Picture Science – Shower Head Ecosystem click to listen (TRT 8:27) Click above to listen to part 1 of Rip Van Winkle Worm, featuring Rob Dunn, professor of applied ecology at North Carolina State University and at the Natural History Museum at the University of Copenhagen, as well as author of “Never Home Alone: […]

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Big Picture Science – True Grit

January 14, 2019

Big Picture Science – True Grit Without sand, engineering would be stuck in the Middle Ages. Wooden houses would line mud-packed streets, and Silicon Valley would be, well, just a valley. Sand is the building material of modern cities, and we use more of this resource than any other except water and air. Now we’re […]

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