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SciFri 060112 Hour 2: Technology and Health Care, Remembering a Son in Immortal Bird

June 3, 2012 | Comments

Got high blood pressure? There is an app for that! Plus, a father reflects on family life, heartbreaking loss, and how he thinks the medical system failed his son.

SciFri 061512 Hour 1: Emergency Contraception, Microbiome Project, Bacterial Armor, Sylvia Earle

June 18, 2012 12:36 pm | Comments

How the morning-after pill works, scoping out the trillions of germs that call the healthy human body home, seeing a bacterial protective protein coat, and a tour of Sylvia Earle's desk.

SciFri 061512 Hour 2: Dating Cave Art, Peter Piot, Visualizing Statistics

June 18, 2012 12:36 pm | Comments

Dating a red disk painted in a Spanish cave over 40,800 years ago, a virus hunter recalls the discovery of Ebola and HIV, and how turning data into faces makes people take notice.

SciFri 060812 Hour 1: Flame Malware, Stem Cells and Vascular Disease, Flame Challenge Winner

June 9, 2012 10:37 am | Comments

Tracking malicious computer code, a link between stem cells and vascular disease, and understanding how a flame works.


Futures in Biotech 94: Getting DNA Right-s

June 9, 2012 10:36 am | Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier Co-Host: Denise Howell We navigate the waters of Biotechnology. Gene patents, how do you get them and why are they there? And once you have them, how are you going to finance your company and move forward? Guest: Eileen Smith Ewing - Shareholder,...

SciFri 052512 Hour 1: Giant Turtle, Omnivorous Mind, Tasty Tomatoes

May 30, 2012 11:37 am | Comments

An ancient turtle, looking at food preferences and culture, and the search for a tastier tomato.

SciFri 052512 Hour 2: Ticks and Lyme Disease, Fears and Phobias

May 30, 2012 11:37 am | Comments

A look at Lyme disease, and research into conquering phobias.

SciFri 051112 Hour 1: Hidden Racial Bias and Voting, The Push for a Science Debate

May 23, 2012 3:43 pm | Comments

A new study shows hidden racial attitudes are playing a role in the 2012 presidential vote. Plus, a grassroots group is calling for a presidential debate based on science and technology issues.

SciFri 051112 Hour 2: Steganography, Obesity Documentary, Disease Detectives, Garbage-Men

May 23, 2012 3:42 pm | Comments

Hiding messages in information, the documentary series The Weight of the Nation, tracking down a norovirus outbreak, and a band that plays trashy instruments.


SciFri 051812 Hour 1: Solar Eclipse, Neural Control, Rerouting Nerves, SpaceX Launch

May 23, 2012 3:41 pm | Comments

Upcoming solar eclipse, controlling a robot arm via thought, rewiring damaged nerve connections, and an upcoming private launch to the ISS.

SciFri 051812 Hour 2: Urban Agriculture, Itchy Mysteries

May 23, 2012 3:40 pm | Comments

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

SciFri 042012 Hour 1: Movie Visual Effects, Bridge Building

May 4, 2012 5:39 pm | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Comments

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


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