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Futures In Biotech 92: Foldit - Crowd Sourcing God's Work

March 9, 2012 7:39 pm | Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier Co-Host: Markus Veolter Dr. David Baker explains how the game Foldit uses crowdsourcing to intelligently design artificial proteins never seen before in nature. Guest: Dr. David Baker We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and...

SciFri 030912 Hour 1: Gorilla Genome, Taste and Food, Exercise and DNA, Animal Locomotion

March 9, 2012 10:41 am | Comments

A look at how the gorilla genome compares to our own, a chat about how to taste, how exercise affects your genes, and a trip to the Concord Field Station.

SciFri 030212 Hour 2: Neil deGrasse Tyson On Exploring Cosmic Frontiers

March 4, 2012 9:41 pm | Comments

In Space Chronicles, Tyson argues that space exploration is vital to human progress.


SciFri 030212 Hour 1: New Pharma Biz Models, Climate Wars, Galileo Play

March 2, 2012 10:41 am | Comments

Drug development and the patient, Michael Mann on climate, and an off-Broadway production of Galileo.

SciFri 022412 Hour 2: Flu Update, Gene Testing, Microbial Fuel Cell, Tuberculosis

February 26, 2012 8:40 pm | Comments

An update on the flu season, a personal look at genome testing, a fuel cell of microbes and mud, and the history of the word tuberculosis.

SciFri 022412 Hour 1: Tiny Transistors, Web Privacy, Moon Geology, Ice Video

February 24, 2012 10:40 am | Comments

Building a transistor from a single atom, companies sidestepping web privacy controls, new research into geologic activity on the moon.

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

February 19, 2012 8:40 pm | 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 | 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 | 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.

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

February 12, 2012 8:42 am | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 for more details

Easy ways 3 - Development of the General Peritoneal Cavity

February 5, 2012 11:47 am | 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 for more details

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

February 5, 2012 11:47 am | 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.


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