Big Picture Science – A Sudden Change in Planets: David Eicher / Planetary Designations

September 7, 2014

A Sudden Change in Planets – David Eicher click to listen Part 5 of A Sudden Change in Planets, featuring David Eicher, editor-in-chief of Astronomy Magazine, discussing how criteria are established for planetary designations, and how those designations are simply a matter of semantics. (TRT 8:31)

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Big Picture Science – A Sudden Change in Planets: Rebekah Dawson / Migrating Planets

September 7, 2014

A Sudden Change in Planets – Rebekah Dawson click to listen Part 4 of A Sudden Change in Planets, featuring Rebekah Dawson, astronomer and postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, explaining how orbits can shift during the formation of planetary systems. (TRT 4:19)

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Big Picture Science – A Sudden Change in Planets: Marc Rayman / DAWN Mission

September 7, 2014

A Sudden Change in Planets – Marc Rayman click to listen Part 3 of A Sudden Change in Planets, featuring Marc Rayman, DAWN Mission chief engineer and mission director, on the exploration of Vesta and Ceres, two of the largest bodies in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. (TRT 6:26)

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Big Picture Science – A Sudden Change in Planets: David Stevenson / Super Earths

September 7, 2014

A Sudden Change in Planets – David Stevenson click to listen Part 2 of A Sudden Change in Planets, featuring David Stevenson, professor of planetary science at CalTech, discussing the prevalence of “super Earths” among exoplanet discoveries. (TRT 6:26)

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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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