SciFri 111811 Hour 1: Moon and Climate, Solar Update, Oxytocin, Balloon Video

November 19, 2011 12:47 am Podcasts Comments

Why a moon may not be necessary for life, a battle over solar panel taxes, detecting a genetic difference through observing empathy, and a look at balloon engineering for a major parade.

SciFri 110411 Hour 1: Brain Imaging, Dolphins, Constants, Hawk Moth Video

November 15, 2011 4:49 am Podcasts Comments

Tying to determing brain function by studying structure, dolphin communication and cognition, questioning the constancy of basic physical rules, and a video about moth flight.

Futures In Biotech 88: Cogito, Ergo Sum... Multitasking?

November 15, 2011 4:49 am Podcasts Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier and Special Guest Host Dave Brodbeck, PhD How understanding our mind will shape our futures with Dr. Adam Gazzaley. Guest: Dr. Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D. . We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and suggestions on Futures in...


SciFri 110411 Hour 2: Anti-Dengue Mosquitoes, Early Antarctic Expeditions

November 15, 2011 4:49 am Podcasts Comments

Engineering mosquitoes to crash dengue mosquito populations, and a look back at the Antarctic expeditions of Scott and others.

SciFri 111111 Hour 1: Seasonal Affective Disorder, Walter Isaacson re Steve Jobs, Woodpecker Video

November 15, 2011 4:49 am Podcasts Comments

Treatments for the winter blues, Walter Isaacson discusses his biography of the Apple leader, and a hunt for an elusive bird.

SciFri 111111 Hour 2: Informal Science Education, Meet the Mythbusters

November 15, 2011 4:49 am Podcasts Comments

How much science do kids learn outside the classroom? Then, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman talk mythbusting.

Ross Nanotechnology's NeverWet superhydrophobic spray-on coating

November 14, 2011 8:31 am | by lancasteronline Videos Comments

Ross Technology Corp. needed a better way to reduce corrosion on the steel products. When they couldn't find a suitable one, they worked on creating something on their own. And eventually they hit upon a slick product that's led to a whole new business. That product is NeverWet, a...

A'Swiss Army Knife for the Blind' using Freescale Kinetis MCUs

November 11, 2011 10:27 am Videos Comments

The Swiss Army Knife is a portable product for blind people, integrating: Notepad, Portable Scan to Braille, and Twitter Communication.


Memry's Andy Ellicson discusses nitinol component fabrication

November 9, 2011 10:32 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Andy Ellicson, strategic accounts manager at Memry, offers insight into the capabilities of the company in melting and forming nitinol components. The formed shapes vary in size, but can be made very small as is often needed by medical device manufacturers. Visit for...

Advanced Powder Products' Don Heaney discusses miniature component fabrication for medical devices

November 9, 2011 7:33 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Don Heaney, president of Advanced Powder Products, discusses the medical device component fabrication capabilities of the company, including metal injection molding. The company develops its own material chemistry to help facilitate the fabrication process. Visit for...

Biocoat's Josh Simon illustrates the effectiveness of a hydrophilic coating

November 9, 2011 7:31 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Josh Simon, Ph.D., senior product manager at Biocoat, demonstrates how the company's hydrophilic coating can significantly improve the coefficient of friction on catheters. The lubricity that the coating provides helps to enable an easier insertion process. Visit

Hall Effect Measurement Fundamentals

November 9, 2011 5:40 am Videos Comments

This video from Keithley shows how to make Hall effect measurements as they relate to semiconductor materials and device characterization.

Speed to Market

November 4, 2011 6:32 am | by ProtoLabsInc Videos Comments

Watch Proto Labs customers talk about the importance of getting products to market fast - and their experience working with Proto Labs.

DENSO Robotics - New VS-Series Robots

October 27, 2011 10:53 am | by DENSORobotics Videos Comments

The new DENSO VS-Series six-axis articulated robots are the world's fastest and most precise in their class.

SciFri 101411 Hour 2: Kraken Controversy, Politics Meets Science, Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

October 18, 2011 6:48 am Podcasts Comments

Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod? We look at the controversial idea. Then Sean Otto, author of Fool Me Twice, discusses his idea for an American Science Pledge. And in some people, a fruit and vegetable-filled diet can lower heart attack risk.


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