Big Picture Science – Born Legacy: SOFIA’s Mission

March 20, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Born Legacy – SOFIA’s Mission click to listen (TRT 5:53) Click above to listen to part 2 of Born Legacy, featuring Charlie Kaminski, Engineering and Maintenance Manager of SOFIA, and Huub Rottgering, director of Leiden Observatory in The Netherlands, […]

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Big Picture Science – Born Legacy: Meet SOFIA

March 20, 2017

Born Legacy – Meet SOFIA click to listen (TRT 6:46) Click above to listen to part 1 of Born Legacy, featuring David McAllister, Deputy Program Manager for Operations of SOFIA at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Nick Veronico, Manager of SOFIA Communications for NASA Ames Research Center and Universities Space Research Association, describing how […]

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Big Picture Science – What Have You Got To Move

March 13, 2017

Big Picture Science – What Have You Got To Move Whether they swim, slither, jump, or fly, animal locomotion is more than just an urge to roam: it’s necessary for survival. Evolution has come up with ingenious schemes to get from here to there. Hear how backbones evolved as a consequence of fish needing to […]

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Big Picture Science – What Have You Got To Move: Anita Sengupta / Freezing Atoms

March 13, 2017

What Have You Got To Move – Freezing Atoms click to listen (TRT 6:41) Part 4 of What Have You Got To Move, featuring Anita Sengupta, Aerospace Engineer and project manager of the Cold Atom Laboratory at NASA’S Jet Propulsion Lab, discussing her experiments with chilling material down to near-absolute zero.

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Big Picture Science – What Have You Got To Move: Seth Shostak / Trappist-1 System

March 13, 2017

What Have You Got To Move – Trappist-1 System click to listen (TRT 3:25) Part 3 of What Have You Got To Move, featuring Seth’s description of the newly discovered planetary system around star Trappist-1.

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Big Picture Science – What Have You Got To Move: Helen Czerski / Everyday Physics

March 13, 2017

What Have You Got To Move – Everyday Physics click to listen (TRT 11:17) Part 2 of What Have You Got To Move, featuring Helen Czerski, physicist at the University College London, and author of Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life.

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Big Picture Science – What Have You Got To Move: Matt Wilkinson / Life Locomotion

March 13, 2017

What Have You Got To Move – Animal Locomotion click to listen (TRT 12:47) Part 1 of What Have You Got To Move, featuring Matt Wilkinson, zoologist and science writer at the University of Cambridge, and author of Restless Creatures: The Story of Life in Ten Movements. Technology, discussing how life evolved to move.

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Big Picture Science – Cosmic Conundra

March 6, 2017

Big Picture Science – Cosmic Conundra Admit it – the universe is cool, but weird. Just when you think you’ve tallied up all the peculiar phenomena that the cosmos has to offer – it throws more at you. We examine some of the recent perplexing finds. Could massive asteroid impacts be as predictable as phases […]

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Big Picture Science – Cosmic Conundra: Seth Shostak / Alien Megastructure?

March 6, 2017

Cosmic Conundra – Alien Megastructure? click to listen (TRT 10:43) Part 4 of Cosmic Conundra, featuring Seth’s description of the unexplained intermittent dimming of a star called KIC 8462852, which some theorize is caused by an alien megastructure.

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Big Picture Science – Cosmic Conundra: Ranga-Ram Chary / Parallel Universes

March 6, 2017

Cosmic Conundra – Parallel Universes click to listen (TRT 6:58) Part 3 of Cosmic Conundra, featuring Ranga-Ram Chary, astronomer, U.S. Planck Data Center, California Institute of Technology, describing his theory that evidence of parellel universes exists within our universe’s cosmic microwave background.

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