SciFri 051812 Hour 2: Urban Agriculture, Itchy Mysteries

May 23, 2012 3:40 pm Podcasts Comments

Gathering an urban harvest from rooftops and vacant lots, and the connection between thinking and scratching.

SciFri 050412 Hour 2: Thorium Reactors, Spinning Eggs in Milk, Cloud Computing

May 8, 2012 11:36 pm Podcasts Comments

Thorium reactors for nuclear energy, an experiment you can try at home, and moving to cloud computing.

SciFri 042012 Hour 1: Movie Visual Effects, Bridge Building

May 4, 2012 5:39 pm Podcasts Comments

From miniatures to motion capture, a look at how movie visual effects technology has evolved, and a look inside a new bridge span for the San Fransisco Bay.


SciFri 042012 Hour 2: Under the Oceans

May 4, 2012 5:39 pm Podcasts Comments

James Cameron, Sylvia Earle and John McCosker talk about the sights and creatures of the deep ocean.

SciFri 042712 Hour 1: Space Science, Idea Factory

May 4, 2012 5:39 pm Podcasts Comments

Astronaut and astrophysicist John Grunsfeld leads NASA investigations of Earth and beyond, and Jon Gertner writes of how Bell Labs became a hotspot for innovation.

SciFri 042712 Hour 2: Headstrong Play, Mining Asteroids, Cancer Care, Robofish

May 4, 2012 5:38 pm Podcasts Comments

A play about concussions in athletes, a company plans to mine the asteroids, a look at cancer care and treatment, and a video about robot fish.

SciFri 050412 Hour 1: Cocaine Overdose Antidote, Mayim Bialik, Climate Change Policy

May 4, 2012 5:38 pm Podcasts Comments

Research into drug treatment, actress Mayim Bialik, and public opnions regarding climate change policy.

SciFri 041312 Hour 2: E. O . Wilson, Relics of Ancient Earth

April 16, 2012 4:37 am Podcasts Comments

Biologist E. O. Wilson discusses what ants can teach us about humanity, and Piotr Naskrecki describes animals that can teach about life on ancient Earth.


SciFri 041312 Hour 1: ISS Interview, Engineering and Failure, Improbable Science

April 15, 2012 7:38 am Podcasts Comments

A conversation with 2 astronauts on board the International Space Station, Henry Petroski on engineering, and Marc Abrahams with some amusing research.

SciFri 040612 Hour 2: Wild New York, Urban Coyotes

April 12, 2012 1:37 pm Podcasts Comments

From beavers to flying squirrels -- researchers discuss how cities like New York are home to diverse plant and animal life. Plus, a video about coyotes in the Big Apple.

Futures In Biotech 93: Snyder's Omics

April 8, 2012 7:40 pm Podcasts Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier Co-Host: Andre Nantel, Ph.D. The technologies that our guest has developed are playing an important role in changing the world, not like the car, the microwave and the cell phone, but as in Drs. Flox, McCoy, and Crusher. Guest: Dr. Michael Snyder We invite...

SciFri 040612 Hour 1: NYC Mayor Bloomberg, Paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall

April 7, 2012 3:41 am Podcasts Comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses his vision to turn the Big Apple into the technology capital of the world, and paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall discusses our human origins.

Happy Easter from JK Lasers.wmv

April 5, 2012 7:43 am | by jklasers Videos Comments

To celebrate Easter, JK Lasers has cut a greetings message using a 500W fiber laser (JK500FL). The Easter egg design was cut at 2.5m per minute on 1mm mild steel, a common material used in many industrial applications, particularly laser cutting. The high beam quality and power...

Stopping Epileptic Seizures With Fewer False Alarms

April 5, 2012 7:41 am | by johnshopkins Videos Comments

Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide, but in a third of these cases, medication cannot keep seizures from occurring. One solution is to shoot a short pulse of electricity to the brain to stamp out the seizure just as it begins to erupt. But brain implants designed to do this have...


SciFri 033012 Hour 1: Science Jokes, Sticky Webs

April 2, 2012 12:41 pm Podcasts Comments

Ira Flatow and guests share science funnies, and a video looks at a sticky question that has plagued arachnologists for decades.


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