Big Picture Science – Time For a Map: Driverless Cars

June 28, 2014

Time For a Map – Driverless Cars Part 5 of Time For a Map, featuring William “Red” Whittaker, roboticist at Carnegie Mellon University, explaining the technology behind driverless cars. (TRT 6:36)

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Big Picture Science – Time For a Map: The Viking Sunstone

June 28, 2014

Time For a Map – The Viking Sunstone Part 4 of Time For a Map, featuring Seth and Molly’s historical account of how the vikings used a crystal to navigate cloudy seas, and how such a device might be likened to modern day GPS. (TRT 5:19)

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Big Picture Science – Time For a Map: Simon Garfield

June 28, 2014

Time For a Map – Simon Garfield Part 3 of Time For a Map, featuring Simon Garfield, author of On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks, on the ins and outs of map history. (TRT 7:40)

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Big Picture Science – Time For a Map: A Fish Tale

June 28, 2014

Time For a Map – A Fish Tale Part 2 of Time For a Map, featuring Kenneth Lohmann, biologist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, on how salmon migrate hundreds of miles to their birth river to spawn. (TRT 7:35)

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Big Picture Science – Time For a Map: A Cat’s Tale

June 28, 2014

Time For a Map – A Cat’s Tale Part 1 of Time For a Map, featuring John Bradshaw, director of the University of Bristol’s Anthrozoology Institute, author of Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet and, most recently, Cat Sense, discussing the case of […]

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Big Picture Science – What Do You Make Of It?

June 23, 2014

Big Picture Science – What Do You Make Of It? You are surrounded by products. Most of them, factory-made. Yet there was a time when building things by hand was commonplace, and if something stopped working, well, you jumped into the garage and fixed it, rather than tossing it into the circular file. Participants at […]

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Big Picture Science – What Do You Make Of It?: Lego Rubik’s Cube Solver

June 23, 2014

What Do You Make Of It? – Lego Rubik’s Cube Solver Part 6 of What Do You Make Of It?, featuring Saurabh Narain, the 12-year-old inventor of the Lego Rubik’s Cube solver. (TRT 3:15) Watch the solver in action!

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Big Picture Science – What Do You Make Of It?: Ariel Waldman

June 23, 2014

What Do You Make Of It? – Ariel Waldman Part 5 of What Do You Make Of It?, featuring Ariel Waldman, founder of Spacehack.org and global instigator of Science Hack Day, discussing modern day hacking and collaborative technological improvisation. (TRT 8:48)

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Big Picture Science – What Do You Make Of It?: Dan Lankford

June 23, 2014

What Do You Make Of It? – Dan Lankford Part 4 of What Do You Make Of It?, featuring Dan Lankford, managing director of Wavepoint Ventures, discussing the recent shift in the technology of tinkering. (TRT 6:37)

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Big Picture Science – What Do You Make Of It?: Beer2-D2

June 23, 2014

What Do You Make Of It? – Beer2-D2 Part 3 of What Do You Make Of It?, featuring Steve Nelson of Team K.I.S.S. Robotics, describing how he designed a working R2 unit out of a beer keg. (TRT 3:10)

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