Big Picture Science – Hidden History: David Morrison / Impact Extinction

March 28, 2015

David Morrison / Impact Extinction click to listen (trt 3:08) Part 3 of Hidden History, featuring David Morrison, senior scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center, laying out evidence that an asteroid impact caused the mass extinction that ended the Cretaceous period.

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Big Picture Science – Hidden History: Dinosaurs Unleashed

March 28, 2015

Dinosaurs Unleashed click to listen (trt 1:05) Part 2 of Hidden History, wherein we imagine sharing our world with not-at-all-extinct dinosaurs.

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Big Picture Science – Hidden History: Mark Adams / Atlantis

March 28, 2015

Mark Adams / Atlantis click to listen (trt 9:52) Part 1 of Hidden History, featuring Mark Adams, author of Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City.

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Big Picture Science – Power to the People

March 23, 2015

Big Picture Science – Power to the People Let there be light! Well, it’s easy to do: just flip a switch. But it took more than the invention of the light bulb to make that possible. It required new technology for the distribution of electricity. And that came, not so much from Thomas Edison, but […]

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Big Picture Science – Power to the People: Theresa Levitt / Lighthouses

March 23, 2015

Theresa Levitt / Lighthouses click to listen (trt 8:06) Part 5 of Power to the People, featuring Theresa Levitt, historian at the University of Mississippi, and author of A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse.

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Big Picture Science – Power to the People: Paul Young / Power Sats

March 23, 2015

Paul Young / Power Sats click to listen (trt 4:11) Part 4 of Power to the People, featuring Paul Young, radio engineer and director of Powersat Ltd., on the development of satellites that will harvest solar energy and deliver it to earth.

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Big Picture Science – Power to the People: Tom Baker / Hydrogen Cars

March 23, 2015

Tom Baker / Hydrogen Cars click to listen (trt 5:33) Part 3 of Power to the People, featuring Tom Baker, chemist and director of the Center for Catalysis Research and Innovation at the University of Ottawa, on the development of hydrogen-powered cars.

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Big Picture Science – Power to the People: Michael Dunne / Fusion Energy

March 23, 2015

Michael Dunne / Fusion Energy click to listen (trt 9:55) Part 2 of Power to the People, featuring Michael Dunne, physicist and program director for laser fusion energy at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, on how creating and using fusion energy might work.

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Big Picture Science – Power to the People: Bernard Carlson / Nikola Tesla

March 23, 2015

Bernard Carlson / Nikola Tesla click to listen (trt 11:06) Part 1 of Power to the People, featuring Bernard Carlson, professor of science, technology and society at the University of Virginia, and author of Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age.

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Big Picture Science – Microbes: Resistance is Futile

March 15, 2015

Big Picture Science – Microbes: Resistance is Futile You are what you eat. Whether you dine on kimchi, carnitas, or corn dogs determines which microbes live in your stomach. And gut microbes make up only part of your total microbiome. Find out how your microbes are the brains-without-brains that affect your health and even your […]

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