Big Picture Science – Caught in a Traps: Tom Jordan / San Andreas Fault

May 29, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Big Picture Science – San Andreas Fault click to listen (TRT 12:00) Part 1 of Caught in a Traps, featuring Tom Jordan, seismologist, director, Southern California Earthquake Center, University of Southern California, discussing the increasing instability of the San […]

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Busting Myths with Adam Savage

May 23, 2016

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Busting Myths with Adam Savage Can an opera singer’s voice really shatter glass? Can you give your car a rocket-assisted boost and survive the test drive? How do you protect yourself from a shark attack? Those are among the many intriguing questions and urban legends tested by the MythBusters […]

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Big Picture Science – Busting Myths with Adam Savage: The Science and Skepticsm of Mythbusters

May 23, 2016

Big Picture Science – The Science and Skepticsm of Mythbusters click to listen (TRT 11:32) Part 3 of Busting Myths with Adam Savage, featuring former co-host and executive producer of MythBusters, Adam Savage, describing Mythbusters’ relationship to science and skepticism.

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Big Picture Science – Busting Myths with Adam Savage: Behind the Scenes

May 23, 2016

Big Picture Science – Behind the Scenes of Mythbusters click to listen (TRT 12:29) Part 2 of Busting Myths with Adam Savage, featuring former co-host and executive producer of MythBusters, Adam Savage, describing how his various skills came into play on the show, and a behind-the-scenes look at how “Duct Tape Island” came to be.

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Big Picture Science – Busting Myths with Adam Savage: Anatomy of Mythbusters

May 23, 2016

Big Picture Science – Anatomy of Mythbusters click to listen (TRT 16:23) Part 1 of Busting Myths with Adam Savage, featuring former co-host and executive producer of MythBusters, Adam Savage, describing the structure of the show, its relationship to science, and how to test punching shark in the nose.

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Big Picture Science – Science Fiction

May 16, 2016

Big Picture Science – Science Fiction No one knows what the future will bring, but science fiction authors are willing to take a stab at imagining it. We take our own stab at imagining them imagining it. Find out why the genre of science fiction is more than a trippy ride through a bizarre, hi-tech […]

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Big Picture Science – Science Fiction: Brian Malow / Science Comedy

May 16, 2016

Big Picture Science -Science Comedy click to listen (TRT 7:05) Part 4 of Science Fiction, featuring Brian Malow, science comedian and science communication officer at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, North Carolina, discussing how science and comedy work together.

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Big Picture Science – Science Fiction: Bruce Sterling / Elements of SciFi

May 16, 2016

Big Picture Science -Elements of SciFi click to listen (TRT 4:46) Part 3 of Science Fiction, featuring Bruce Sterling, science fiction author, journalist, and editor
, describing the elements of science fiction that inspire him.

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Big Picture Science – Science Fiction: Andrew Fraknoi / Writing SciFi

May 16, 2016

Big Picture Science – Writing SciFi click to listen (TRT 9:39) Part 2 of Science Fiction, featuring Andrew Fraknoi, chair of the astronomy department at Foothill College. His story, “The Cave in Arsia Mons”, is part of the anthology, “Building Red”. His list of astronomically correct science fiction is here.

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Big Picture Science – Science Fiction: Ed Finn / Value of SciFi

May 16, 2016

Big Picture Science – Value of SciFi click to listen (TRT 12:22) Part 1 of Science Fiction, featuring Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, discussing the cultural value of science fiction and its rising popularity.

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