Big Picture Science – De-Extinction: Melanie Challenger

August 10, 2014

De-Extinction – Melanie Challenger click to listen Part 4 of De-Extinction, featuring Ben Novak, poet, writer, and author of On Extinction: How We Became Estranged from Nature. (TRT 7:42)

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Big Picture Science – De-Extinction: Hank Greely

August 10, 2014

De-Extinction – Hank Greely click to listen Part 3 of De-Extinction, featuring Hank Greely, a lawyer working in bioethics and director of the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford University, addressing the ethics of bringing species back from extinction. (TRT 10:00)

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Big Picture Science – De-Extinction: Ben Novak

August 10, 2014

De-Extinction – Ben Novak click to listen Part 2 of De-Extinction, featuring Ben Novak, biologist at the Revive and Restore project at the Long Now Foundation, and visiting biologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, on the process of bringing the passenger pigeon back from extinction. (TRT 7:42)

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Big Picture Science – De-Extinction: Beth Shapiro

August 10, 2014

De-Extinction – Beth Shapiro click to listen Part 1 of De-Extinction, featuring Beth Shapiro, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, on the possibility of bringing species back from extinction. (TRT 10:25)

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Big Picture Science – Eye Spy

August 4, 2014

Big Picture Science – Eye Spyclick to listen! Who’s watching you? Could be anyone, really. Social media sites, webcams, CCTV cameras and smartphones have made keeping tabs on you as easy as tapping “refresh” on a tablet. And who knows what your cell phone records are telling the NSA? Surveillance technology has privacy on the […]

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Big Picture Science – Eye Spy: William Marshall

August 4, 2014

Eye Spy – William Marshall click to listen Part 5 of Eye Spy, featuring William Marshall, physicist, and CEO of Planet Labs, discussing the various uses of small, publicly accessible surveillance satellites. (TRT 9:54)

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Big Picture Science – Eye Spy: Cat Burglars

August 4, 2014

Eye Spy – Cat Burglars click to listen Part 4 of Eye Spy, featuring Gary’s explanation of how he and his wife use a networked surveillance camera to catch neighbor cats sneaking in through the cat door to steal their cats’ food. (TRT 3:17) The photo above is the first ever captured by the camera, […]

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Big Picture Science – Eye Spy: Susan Landau

August 4, 2014

Eye Spy – Susan Landau click to listen Part 3 of Eye Spy, featuring Susan Landau, professor of cyber security policy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, author of Surveillance or Security?: The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies and Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption. (TRT 12:12)

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Big Picture Science – Eye Spy: Hal Rappaport

August 4, 2014

Eye Spy – Hal Rappaport click to listen Part 2 of Eye Spy, featuring Hal Rappaport, technology consultant for businesses and author of the paranormal thriller Hath No Fury: The Lesson of Three Book One. His article, “7 Sinister Technologies from Orwell’s 1984“, appeared on the SyFy Channel’s online magazine. (TRT 5:46)

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Big Picture Science – Eye Spy: Robert Gehl

August 4, 2014

Eye Spy – Robert Gehl click to listen Part 1 of Eye Spy, featuring Robert Gehl, professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah, discussing the potential dangers and benefits of Google Glass. His article, “A Mind Meld with the Surveillance State” appeared in an online issue of The Week. (TRT 10:01)

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