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

May 2, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! 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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Big Picture Science – Your Inner Lab Coat: Chad Orzel / Your Inner Scientist

April 25, 2016

Big Picture Science – Your Inner Scientist click to listen (trt 10:07) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, featuring Chad Orzel, physicist and astronomer at Union College, and author of How to Teach Physics to Your Dog and Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist.

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Big Picture Science – Your Inner Lab Coat: Maria Konnikova / Sherlock’s Science

April 25, 2016

Big Picture Science – Sherlock’s Science click to listen (trt 9:41) Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, featuring Maria Konnikova, psychologist, journalist, and author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Her weekly blog on psychology is at newyorker.com.

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Big Picture Science – Your Inner Lab Coat: Louis Liebenberg / Cybertracker

April 25, 2016

Big Picture Science – Cybertracker click to listen (trt 13:49) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, featuring Louis Liebenberg, co-founder and Executive Director of Cybertracker Conservation and associate of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University, discussing the science developed 100,000 years ago by animal trackers.

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Big Picture Science – Moving Right Along

April 18, 2016

Big Picture Science – Moving Right Alongclick to listen! You think your life is fast-paced, but have you ever seen a bacterium swim across your countertop? You’d be surprised how fast they can move. Find out why modeling the swirl of hurricanes takes a roomful of mathematicians and supercomputers, and how galaxies can move away […]

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Big Picture Science – Moving Right Along: Bob Berman / Large Scale Movement

April 18, 2016

Moving Right Along – Large Scale Movement click to listen (TRT 4:11) Part 5 of Moving Right Along, featuring Bob Berman, astronomy writer and author of Zoom: How Everything Moves: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees, discussing motion on the larger, cosmological scale.

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Big Picture Science – Moving Right Along: Bill Phillips / Absolute Zero

April 18, 2016

Moving Right Along – Bill Phillips click to listen (TRT 9:41) Part 4 of Moving Right Along, featuring Bill Phillips, Nobel Prize-winning physicist at Joint Quantum Institute, a partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland, explaining how atoms don’t stop moving, making it difficult to attain a temperature […]

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