Big Picture Science – A Sudden Change in Planets: Alan Stern / New Horizons

September 6, 2014

A Sudden Change in Planets – Alan Stern click to listen Part 1 of A Sudden Change in Planets, featuring Alan Stern, planetary scientist, Southwest Research Institute and Principal Investigator of the New Horizons mission, explaining why the International Astronomical Union should never have changed Pluto’s designation to “dwarf planet.” (TRT 10:28)

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Big Picture Science – Welcome to Our Labor-atory

September 1, 2014

Big Picture Science – Welcome to Our Labor-atoryclick to listen! Hi ho, hi ho … it’s out with work we go! As you relax this holiday weekend, step into our labor-atory and imagine a world with no work allowed. Soft robots help us with tasks at home and at the office, while driverless cars allow […]

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Big Picture Science – Welcome to Our Labor-atory: Andre Bormanis

September 1, 2014

Welcome to Our Labor-atory: Andre Bormanis click to listen Part 5 of Welcome to Our Labor-atory, featuring Andre Bormanis, television writer, producer, screenwriter and science advisor to Star Trek and Cosmos, imagining what life would be like in a post-labor future. (TRT 5:19)

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Big Picture Science – Welcome to Our Labor-atory: Rob Chandhok

September 1, 2014

Welcome to Our Labor-atory: Rob Chandhok click to listen Part 4 of Welcome to Our Labor-atory, featuring Rob Chandhok, computer scientist, president of Qualcomm Interactive Platforms, discussing the internet of everything. (TRT 9:00)

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Big Picture Science – Welcome to Our Labor-atory: Ernest Freeberg

September 1, 2014

Welcome to Our Labor-atory: Ernest Freeberg click to listen Part 3 of Welcome to Our Labor-atory, featuring Ernest Freeberg, historian, University of Tennessee, and author of The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America. (TRT 10:04)

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Big Picture Science – Welcome to Our Labor-atory: Red Whittaker

September 1, 2014

Welcome to Our Labor-atory: Red Whittaker click to listen Part 2 of Welcome to Our Labor-atory, featuring Red Whittaker, roboticist at Carnegie Mellon University, on the future world of the driverless car. (TRT 5:06)

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Big Picture Science – Welcome to Our Labor-atory: Barry Trimmer

September 1, 2014

Welcome to Our Labor-atory: Barry Trimmer click to listen Part 1 of Welcome to Our Labor-atory, featuring Barry Trimmer, professor of biology, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering at Tufts University, and editor-in-chief, Soft Robotics. (TRT 10:28)

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Big Picture Science – ZZZZZs Please

August 22, 2014

Big Picture Science – ZZZZZs Pleaseclick to listen! We’ve all hit the snooze button when the alarm goes off, but why do we crave sleep in the first place? We explore the evolutionary origins of sleep … the study of narcolepsy in dogs … and could novel drugs and technologies cut down on our need […]

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Big Picture Science – ZZZZZs Please: Jack Gallant

August 22, 2014

ZZZZZs Please – Jack Gallant click to listen Part 4 of ZZZZZs Please, featuring Jack Gallant, professor of psychology and neuroscience, University of California, Berkeley, discussing research into generating images based on recordings of brain waves, which could lead to deciphering dreams. (TRT 17:00)

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Big Picture Science – ZZZZZs Please: Jerry Siegel

August 22, 2014

ZZZZZs Please – Jerry Siegel click to listen Part 3 of ZZZZZs Please, featuring Jerry Siegel, neuroscientist and professor of psychiatry, the University of California, Los Angeles, on DARPA’s development of sleep replacement drugs like Orexin A. (TRT 7:32)

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