Big Picture Science – Shocking Ideas: Kevin Tracey / Electrical Cure

December 15, 2014

Shocking Ideas – Kevin Tracey click to listen Part 3 of Shocking Ideas, featuring Kevin Tracey, neurosurgeon and president of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in New York, on using electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve to treat disease. (TRT 7:41)

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Big Picture Science – Shocking Ideas: Jeff Gralnick / Microbe Power Plants

December 15, 2014

Shocking Ideas – Jeff Gralnick click to listen Part 2 of Shocking Ideas, featuring Jeff Gralnick, associate professor of microbiology at the University of Minnesota, on using microbes that breathe metal to generate electricity. (TRT 7:41)

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Big Picture Science – Shocking Ideas: Siddha Pimputkar / Blue LEDs

December 15, 2014

Shocking Ideas – Siddha Pimputkar click to listen Part 1 of Shocking Ideas, featuring Siddha Pimputkar, postdoctoral researcher in the Materials Department of the Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center under Shuji Nakamura, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics at University of California, Santa Barbara. (TRT 9:49)

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Big Picture Science – Living Computers

December 8, 2014

Big Picture Science – Living Computers It’s the most dramatic technical development of recent times: Teams of people working for decades to produce a slow-motion revolution we call computing. As these devices become increasingly powerful, we recall that a pioneer from the nineteenth century – Ada Lovelace, a mathematician and Lord Byron’s daughter – said […]

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Big Picture Science – Living Computers: John Barrett / Internet of Things

December 8, 2014

Living Computers – John Barrett click to listen Part 4 of Living Computers, featuring John Barrett, electronic engineer at the NIMBUS Centre for Embedded Systems Research at the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland. (TRT 12:55)

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Big Picture Science – Living Computers: Andre & Andy / Iconic A.I.

December 8, 2014

Living Computers – Bormanis & Ihnatko click to listen Part 3 of Living Computers, featuring Star Trek screenwriter Andre Bormanis, and technology journalist Andy Ihnatko, describing iconic sci-fi representations of artificial intelligence. (TRT 2:29)

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Big Picture Science – Living Computers: Christopher Voigt / Programming Living Cells

December 8, 2014

Living Computers – Christopher Voigt click to listen Part 2 of Living Computers, featuring Christopher Voigt, bioengineer at MIT, describing his work programming living cells: “It’s just using biochemistry instead of electrons to do the same calculation”. (TRT 10:50)

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Big Picture Science – Living Computers: Walter Isaacson / The Innovators

December 8, 2014

Living Computers – Walter Isaacson click to listen Part 1 of Living Computers, featuring Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and the author of The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. (TRT 13:48)

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Big Picture Science – Long Live Longevity

December 1, 2014

Long Live Longevity Here’s to a long life – which, on average, is longer today than it was a century ago. How much farther can we extend that ultimate finish line? Scientists are in hot pursuit of the secret to longer life. The latest in aging studies and why there’s a silver lining for the […]

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Big Picture Science – Long Live Longevity: Claudia Hammond / Perception of Time

December 1, 2014

Long Live Longevity – Claudia Hammond Part 6 of Long Live Longevity, featuring Claudia Hammond, BBC broadcaster and author of Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception.(TRT 8:46)

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