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SciFri 121611 Hour 2: Higgs Search, Inflight Science, Wings

December 18, 2011 9:46 pm | Comments

The search for the elusive Higgs boson, a book on the technology and science of airline travel, and a video about flight physics.

Futures in Biotech 91: 6 PhDs Piled High and Deep

December 16, 2011 5:46 pm | Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier In this episode of Futures in Biotech, we talk about the Frontiers of Biotechnology - where the line between science and sci-fi are beginning to blur. Guests: George Farr, Ph.D. , Mark Gerstein , David Thomas, Ph.D. , Justin Sanchez, Ph.D. and Simon Melov,...

SciFri 121611 Hour 1: Music Therapy, Petri Dish

December 16, 2011 11:49 am | Comments

Neurologists and therapists discuss how music therapy works. Plus, how Julius Petri created his famous dish.

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SciFri 120911 Hour 2: Transgenic Salmon, Pythons and Hearts

December 11, 2011 10:46 pm | Comments

Two scientists discuss food safety and environmental concerns associated with transgenic salmon, and molecular biologist Leslie Leinwand discusses how studying python metabolism could help treat heart disease.

SciFri 120911 Hour 1: Rat Empathy, Asian Space Race, Bedbug Breeding, Jump Rope Video

December 9, 2011 1:47 pm | Comments

A study suggests primates are not the only mammals with empathy, a look at a space race in Asia, bedbug inbreeding, and two engineers giving the jump rope a spin.

Futures in Biotech 90: In-Silico Models of Organ Morphogenesis

December 5, 2011 7:46 pm | Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier In this episode of Futures in Biotech, Dr. Celeste Nelson, from Princeton University, explores the fundamental mechanisms of organ morphogenesis. Guest: Dr. Celeste Nelson, Ph.D. . Guest Host: Andre Nantel, Ph.D. . We invite you to read, add to, and amend our...

SciFri 120211 Hour 2: Skyscrapers, Hedy Lamarr

December 4, 2011 9:47 pm | Comments

Author Kate Ascher dissects the architecture and engineering of a modern skyscraper, and a new book looks at the life of the beautiful and brainy movie star Hedy Lamarr.

SciFri 120211 Hour 1: Antibiotic Research, Spontaneous Happiness, Pigeon Flight

December 2, 2011 1:48 pm | Comments

Next-generation antibiotics that target the bacterial DNA, Dr. Andrew Weil discusses antidepressant alternatives, video of how pigeons fly.

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SciFri 112511 Hour 2: Big Roads, Giant Pumpkin, Freud and Cocaine, Stethoscope

November 28, 2011 4:49 pm | Comments

The evolution of the American superhighway system, a 1000-pound pumpkin, An Anatomy of Addiction, and the origins of the stethoscope.

The Tinker's Toolbox - IAR Systems CEO Stefan Skarin on Embedded Design Tools

November 28, 2011 5:32 am | Comments

In this podcast we talk to IAR Systems CEO Stefan Skarin about Embedded Design Tools and the state of the design industry as it applies to microcontrollers, software tools, and standardization issues in the marketplace.

SciFri 111811 Hour 2: Toilet Technology, Stem Cells

November 21, 2011 8:47 pm | Comments

Tomorrow is World Toilet Day, so we look at the state of toilet technology. Plus, biotech firm Greon says it is getting out of the business of stem cell research.

Futures In Biotech 89: Towards Curing Malaria With Dr. Elizabeth Winzeler

November 19, 2011 4:47 am | Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier Dr. Elizabeth Winzeler describes her approaches to drug discovery in an effort to tackle Malaria. Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Winzeler, Ph.D. . We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and suggestions on Futures in Biotech. Also thanks to Phil...

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

November 19, 2011 12:47 am | 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 | 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 | 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...

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