Big Picture Science – Solar System Vacation: David Grinspoon / Thrill Seeking on Venus

August 9, 2015

Solar System Vacation – Thrill Seeking on Venus click to listen (TRT 3:15) Part 4 of Solar System Vacation, featuring David Grinspoon, astrobiologist and author of Venus Express, describing the various activities one might undertake while visiting Venus.

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Big Picture Science – Solar System Vacation: Andy Fraknoi / Spelunking on Venus

August 9, 2015

Solar System Vacation – Spelunking on Venus click to listen (TRT 1:41) Part 3 of Solar System Vacation, featuring Andy Fraknoi, chair of the astronomy department at Foothill College, describing the vacation hotspots on Venus.

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Big Picture Science – Solar System Vacation: Lori Fenton / Martian Getaway

August 9, 2015

Solar System Vacation – Martian Getaway click to listen (TRT 3:21) Part 2 of Solar System Vacation, featuring Lori Fenton, planetary scientist at the SETI Institute, discussing the weather one might encounter while climbing Olympus Mons.

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Big Picture Science – Solar System Vacation: Andy Fraknoi / Hiking Mars

August 9, 2015

Solar System Vacation – Hiking Mars click to listen (TRT 5:18) Part 1 of Solar System Vacation, featuring Andy Fraknoi, chair of the astronomy department at Foothill College, describing a class assignment wherein he asks students to plan vacation getaways within the solar system. First stop: Mars.

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Big Picture Science – The Fix Is In

August 2, 2015

Big Picture Science – The Fix Is In The moon jellyfish has remarkable approach to self-repair. If it loses a limb, it rearranges its remaining body parts to once again become radially symmetric. Humans can’t do that, but a new approach that combines biology with nanotechnology could give our immune systems a boost. Would you […]

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Big Picture Science – The Fix Is In: Shawn Douglas / Cancer Fighting Nanbots

August 2, 2015

The Fix Is In – Cancer Fighting Nanbots click to listen(TRT 10:53) Part 4 of The Fix Is In, featuring Shawn Douglas, computer scientist and assistant professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco, discussing his research in creating microscopic machines that can help the human immune system destroy foreign […]

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Big Picture Science – The Fix Is In: Mark Miodownik / Self-repairing Concrete

August 2, 2015

The Fix Is In – Self-healing Concrete click to listen(TRT 6:06) Part 3 of The Fix Is In, featuring Mark Miodownik, materials scientist, director of the Institute of Making at University College, London, and author of Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape our Man-Made World, explaining how bacteria are used to create self-repairing […]

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Big Picture Science – The Fix Is In: Sarah Moffitt / Marine Biodiversity

August 2, 2015

The Fix Is In – Marine Biodiversity click to listen(TRT 11:42) Part 2 of The Fix Is In, featuring Sarah Moffitt, paleo-oceanographer at Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, Davis, describing how changing ocean temperatures can adversely affect marine biodiversity, and how this is corrected over time.

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Big Picture Science – The Fix Is In: Lea Goentoro and Michael Abrams / Re-Symmetrizing Jellyfish

August 2, 2015

The Fix Is In – Re-Symmetrizing Jellyfish click to listen(TRT 10:19) Part 1 of The Fix Is In, featuring Lea Goentoro, professor of biology at the California Institute of Technology, and Michael Abrams, biologist at the California Institute of Technology, describing how and why the moon jellyfish of genus Aurelia shift their remaining limbs to […]

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Are You Sure You’re Sure?

July 26, 2015

Big Picture Science – Are You Sure You’re Sure? Nuclear fission powers the Sun, right? Or is it fusion? At any rate, helium is burned in the process, of that you’re certain. After all, you took astronomy in college. You know what you know. But you probably don’t know what you don’t know. Few of […]

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