Big Picture Science – Going All To Species: Carol Ward / Our African Origins

February 13, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Going All To Species – Our African Origins click to listen (TRT 5:54) Part 2 of Going All To Species, featuring Carol Ward, biological anthropologist at the University of Missouri, explaining how scientists only recently came to agree on […]

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Big Picture Science – Going All To Species: Marina Elliott / Cave Crawl

February 13, 2017

Going All To Species – Cave Crawl click to listen (TRT 5:45) Part 1 of Going All To Species, featuring Marina Elliott, paleoanthropologist at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, describing her work on unearthing the fossils of homo naledi, and the treacherous cave that led to the site.

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Big Picture Science – Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em

February 6, 2017

Big Picture Science – Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em Einstein thought that quantum mechanics might be the end of physics, and most scientists felt sure it would never be useful. Today, everything from cell phones to LED lighting is completely dependent on the weird behavior described by quantum mechanics. But the story continues. Quantum computers […]

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Big Picture Science – Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em: Johnjoe McFadden / Quantum Biology

February 6, 2017

Big Picture Science – Quantum Biology click to listen (TRT 13:28) Part 3 of Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em, featuring Johnjoe McFadden, lecturer at the University of Surrey, and co-author of Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology.

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Big Picture Science – Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em: Seth Lloyd / Quantum Computing

February 6, 2017

Big Picture Science – Quantum Computing click to listen (TRT 11:48) Part 2 of Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em, featuring Seth Lloyd, professor of Mechanical Engineering and Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discussing the basics of quantum computing.

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Big Picture Science – Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em: Michael Raymer / Quantum Physics

February 6, 2017

Big Picture Science – Quantum Physics click to listen (TRT 5:40) Part 1 of Quantum: Why We Want ‘Em, featuring Michael Raymer, professor of physics at the University of Oregon, and author of Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know.

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Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight

January 30, 2017

Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight For a half-century, space has been the playground of large, government agencies. While everyone could dream of becoming an astronaut, few could actually do so. Things have changed. We hear how a geeky son of immigrant parents incentivized the ground-breaking launch of SpaceShipOne, and spawned the commercial rocket industry. […]

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Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight: Margot Lee Shetterly / Hidden Figures

January 30, 2017

NASA physicist and mathematician Katherine Johnson Big Picture Science – Hidden Figures click to listen (TRT 12:14) Part 4 of DIY Spaceflight, featuring Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.

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Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight: Pete Worden / Cube Sats

January 30, 2017

Big Picture Science – Cube Sats click to listen (TRT 7:04) Part 3 of DIY Spaceflight, featuring Pete Worden, chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation and former Center Director of NASA Ames Research Center, discussing the development and potential of small satellites that can be launched by private citizens.

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Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight: SpaceCom Expo

January 30, 2017

Big Picture Science – Spacecom click to listen (TRT 5:50) Part 2 of DIY Spaceflight, featuring Eddie Allison, head of Aviation Services at Orbital Access, Sean League, cofounder and spacecraft engineering director at SpaceFab.US, John Gruener, planetary scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Takanori Shibata, chief senior research scientist and professor at […]

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