Big Picture Science – The Dogged Pursuit of Pluto: Mark Showalter / New Horizons

July 10, 2015

The Dogged Pursuit of Pluto – Mark Showalter click to listen (trt 9:48) Part 3 of The Dogged Pursuit of Pluto, featuring Mark Showalter, senior research scientist at the SETI Institute and New Horizons team member, describing the task of navigating New Horizons through Pluto’s orbiting debris.

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Big Picture Science – The Dogged Pursuit of Pluto: Alan Stern / Planet Pluto

July 10, 2015

The Dogged Pursuit of Pluto – Alan Stern click to listen (trt 5:00) Part 2 of The Dogged Pursuit of Pluto, featuring Alan Stern, planetary scientist and Principal Investigator of the New Horizons mission, explaining how, dwarf or not, Pluto is one of likely hundreds of planets in our solar system.

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Big Picture Science – The Dogged Pursuit of Pluto: Neil deGrasse Tyson / Pluto’s Redesignation

July 9, 2015

The Dogged Pursuit of Pluto – Neil deGrasse Tyson click to listen (trt 6:59) Part 1 of The Dogged Pursuit of Pluto, featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, discussing how the IAU came to change Pluto’s planetary status.

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Big Picture Science – What the Hack

June 28, 2015

Big Picture Science – What the Hack A computer virus that bombards you with pop-up ads is one thing. A computer virus that shuts down a city’s electric grid is another. Welcome to the new generation of cybercrime. Discover what it will take to protect our power, communication and transportation systems as scientists try to […]

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Big Picture Science – What the Hack: Nicholas Carr / The Great Forgetting

June 28, 2015

What the Hack: Nicholas Carr click to listen (trt 11:42) Part 5 of What the Hack, featuring Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains and The Glass Cage. His article, “The Great Forgetting,” is in the November 2013 issue of The Atlantic.

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Big Picture Science – What the Hack: Shankar Sastry / Internet Security

June 28, 2015

What the Hack: Shankar Sastry click to listen (trt 8:52) Part 4 of What the Hack, featuring Shankar Sastry, Dean of the College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, director of TRUST, discussing security concerns surrounding our ever more computerized infrastructure.

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Big Picture Science – What the Hack: Paul Jacobs / Internet of Things

June 28, 2015

What the Hack: Paul Jacobs click to listen (trt 5:05) Part 3 of What the Hack, featuring Paul Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of Qualcomm, describing the future “internet of things” and how that might integrate with a new health care system.

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Big Picture Science – What the Hack: Molly’s Compu-Conundrum

June 28, 2015

What the Hack: Molly’s Compu-Conundrumclick to listen (trt 5:39) Part 1 of What the Hack, featuring Ray Simms, Computer Technician at Computer Courage in Berkeley, California, helping solve Molly’s computer “meltdown”.

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Big Picture Science – What the Hack: Eric Chien / Stuxnet Virus

June 28, 2015

What the Hack: Eric Chien click to listen (trt 10:21) Part 2 of What the Hack, featuring Eric Chien, Technical Director of Security Technology and Response at Symantec, describing how the stuxnet virus was used to disable Iran’s uranium centrifuges.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Evolutionary Arms Race

June 22, 2015

Big Picture Science – Evolutionary Arms Race It’s hard to imagine the twists and turns of evolution that gave rise to Homo Sapiens. After all, it required geologic time, and the existence of many long-gone species that were once close relatives. That may be one reason why – according to a recent poll – one-third […]

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