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SciFri 021712 Hour 2: New Nuclear Reactors Approved, Concrete, Digital Dictionaries

February 19, 2012 8:40 pm Podcasts Comments

Federal agency approves a license to build two nuclear reactors, a look at concrete--from its use in the Paleolithic Age to modern greener alternatives, and a linguist unveils thousands of audio recordings of words and sentences from dying languages.

SciFri 021712 Hour 1: Military Solar, Sugar and Health, Air Pollution, Find the Cuttlefish

February 17, 2012 10:40 am Podcasts Comments

A potential for seven gigawatts of solar power farms, the health effects of large quantities of fructose, the health effects of smog exposure, and cuttlefish camouflage.

SciFri 021012 Hour 2: A Guitar Zero Learns Music, Audio Science

February 16, 2012 2:40 am Podcasts Comments

Why it may not be to late to learn how to play a musical instrument, and two experts explain the audio science behind the music.

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Philips Vital Signs Camera app

February 12, 2012 8:43 am | by Philips Videos Comments

The Vital Signs Camera app from Philips (http://www.vitalsignscamera.com) performs a contactless measurement of your heart rate and breathing rate, simply by using the camera of your iPad 2. This breakthrough technology allows you to measure your vital signs in an easy and unobtrusive way...

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SciFri 020312 Hour 2: Drone Technology, Decoding Speech From Brain Signals

February 12, 2012 8:42 am Podcasts Comments

Experts discuss the military and commercial applications of increasingly sophisticated drones, and a study details how researchers decoded brain electrical activity to reconstruct speech.

SciFri 021012 Hour 1: Experimental Alzheimers Drug, The Science of Yoga, Supercontinets, The Look of Love

February 12, 2012 8:41 am Podcasts Comments

A drug given to mice with Alzheimers quickly improved symptoms, NYT science writer William Broad investigates popular health claims about yoga, theories on where the next supercontinent will form, and a look at the pupil.

SciFri 012712 Hour 1: Magnetic Soap, Space Weather, Mobile Wallet, Ice

February 5, 2012 11:47 am Podcasts Comments

Scientists have created a soap containing iron, solar flares and their effects, mobile payment options, and the coolness of ice.

Easy ways 3 - Development of the General Peritoneal Cavity - Episode notes

February 5, 2012 11:47 am Podcasts Comments

These are the episode notes from the third in our series on easy ways of remembering tricky areas of anatomy, covering the Development of the General Peritoneal Cavity - see www.instantanatomy.net for more details

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Easy ways 3 - Development of the General Peritoneal Cavity

February 5, 2012 11:47 am Podcasts Comments

This is the third in our series on easy ways of remembering tricky areas of anatomy, covering the Development of the General Peritoneal Cavity - see www.instantanatomy.net for more details

SciFri 012712 Hour 2: Stem Cell Eye Therapy Trial, Open Science, Dog Domestication

February 5, 2012 11:47 am Podcasts Comments

An early trial of stem cell therapy, making scientific research more open, and what an ancient skull find can tell us about our history with domesticated dogs.

SciFri 020312 Hour 1: IBEX, The Psychology of Disgust, Alzheimers Research, Blue Marble

February 5, 2012 11:46 am Podcasts Comments

Studying the composition of the Milky Way, why people find things disgusting, tracking the progression of Alzheimers in mouse brains, and a video about the making of the iconic Earth-from-space images.

SciFri 010612 Hour 1: Placebo Effect, Flu Research, Levitating Fruit Flies

January 24, 2012 9:49 pm Podcasts Comments

New research suggests placebos may have the power to heal in certain applications, a microbiologist and a biosecurity expert debate publishing two studies, and a video about flies in zero G.

SciFri 010612 Hour 2: Bee Parasite, Wintertime Science

January 24, 2012 9:49 pm Podcasts Comments

A parasitic fly may threaten honey bees, and a panel of experts discusses the science of the winter season.

Podcast 35- Surface Anatomy 2

January 24, 2012 9:49 pm Podcasts Comments

Podcast 35 is the second of two parts covering surface anatomy - see www.instantanatomy.net for more details

SciFri 011312 Hour 1: AAS Meeting, Cosmology, Super-TB, Computing Bubbles

January 24, 2012 9:49 pm Podcasts Comments

American Astronomical Society meeting, Lawrence Krauss on modern cosmology, a strain of tuberculosis that thwarts all antibiotics, and a video about computing with bubbles.

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