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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Big Picture Science – What Do You Make Of It?: Mark Miodownik

June 23, 2014

What Do You Make Of It? – Mark Miodownik Part 2 of What Do You Make Of It?, featuring Mark Miodownik, materials scientist, director of the Institute of Making at University College, London, and author of Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World. (TRT 9:54)

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Big Picture Science – What Do You Make Of It?: 3D Printed Shoes

June 23, 2014

What Do You Make Of It? – 3D Printed Shoes Part 1 of What Do You Make Of It?, featuring Lucy Beard – Founder of Feetz, a company developing the technology to create 3D printed shoes designed to the specifications of each individuals’ feet. (TRT 4:32)

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Check the Skeptics

June 16, 2014

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Check the Skeptics One day, coffee is good for you; the next, it’s not. And it seems that everything you eat is linked to cancer, according to research. But scientific studies are not always accurate. Insufficient data, biased measurements, or a faulty analysis can trip them up. And that’s […]

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Big Picture Science – Check the Skeptics: Joe Schwarcz

June 16, 2014

Skeptic Check: Check the Skeptics – Joe Schwarcz Part 4 of Check the Skeptics, featuring Joe Schwarcz, professor of chemistry and Director of the Office for Science and Society at McGill University in Montreal and author of Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life. (TRT 12:30)

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