Big Picture Science – Angles of a Hack

September 18, 2017

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Big Picture Science – Angles of a Hack: Oliver Morton / Changing Climate Change

September 18, 2017

Angles of a Hack – Changing Climate Change click to listen (TRT 12:21) Click above to listen to part 3 of Angles of a Hack, featuring Oliver Morton, former chief news and features editor of the journal Nature, the briefings editor for The Economist, and author of “The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the […]

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Big Picture Science – Angles of a Hack: Kara Platoni / Hack Thyself

September 18, 2017

Angles of a Hack – Hack Thyself click to listen (TRT 10:14) Click above to listen to part 2 of Angles of a Hack, featuring Kara Platoni, science reporter, lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of “We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception, One Sense […]

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Big Picture Science – Angles of a Hack: John Carlin / Cyber Threats

September 18, 2017

Angles of a Hack – Cyber Threats click to listen (TRT 11:48) Click above to listen to part 1 of Angles of a Hack, featuring John Carlin, attorney, chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Crisis and Risk Management practice, and former Assistant Attorney General for national security during the Obama administration, laying out the perils of […]

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Big Picture Science – Plan of a Hack

September 11, 2017

Big Picture Science – Plan of a Hack Long before cyber criminals were stealing ATM passwords, phone phreaks were tapping into the telephone system. Their motivation was not monetary, but the thrill of defeating a complex, invisible network. Today “hacking” can apply to cyberwarfare, biological tinkering, or even geoengineering. Often it has negative connotations, but […]

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Big Picture Science – Plan of a Hack: Phil Lapsley / Hackers Halted

September 11, 2017

Plan of a Hack – Hackers Halted click to listen (TRT 9:52) Click above to listen to part 3 of Plan of a Hack, featuring Phil Lapsley, author of “Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell,” explaining how the phone company finally caught the phone phreaks, and […]

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Big Picture Science – Plan of a Hack: Phil Lapsley / Phone Hacking Tech

September 11, 2017

Plan of a Hack – Phone Hacking Tech click to listen (TRT 13:21) Click above to listen to part 2 of Plan of a Hack, featuring Phil Lapsley, author of “Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell,” discussing the evolving technologies of the phone system and the […]

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Big Picture Science – Plan of a Hack: Phil Lapsley / Historic Hackers

September 11, 2017

Plan of a Hack – Historic Hackers click to listen (TRT 12:54) Click above to listen to part 1 of Plan of a Hack, featuring Phil Lapsley, author of “Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell,” describing how curious scofflaws in the ’50s and ’60s learned how […]

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Big Picture Science – Born Legacy

September 4, 2017

Big Picture Science – Born Legacy We know how the stars shine, but how do you make a star? We take an all-night ride on a high-flying jet – an airborne NASA observatory called SOFIA – to watch astronomers investigate how a star is born. As for how the universe was born, we know about […]

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Big Picture Science – Born Legacy: Zeeya Merali / The Multiverse

September 4, 2017

Born Legacy – The Multiverse click to listen (TRT 8:06) Click above to listen to part 3 of Born Legacy, featuring Zeeya Merali, journalist and editor for the Foundational Questions Institute, and author of A Big Bang in a Little Room: The Quest to Create New Universes, describing the possible existence of multiple universes.

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