Science Friday

Brain fun for curious people.

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/science-friday

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 47m. Bisher sind 717 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 22 days 22 hours 32 minutes

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Hr1: News Roundup, Physicist Sean Carroll, Tracking the Hidden Trail Left by Your Smartphone


Does the Big Bang mark the beginning of the universe or the end of our current scientific knowledge? Plus, how much data is being transmitted through phone metadata and third-party keyboard apps?


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 2016-05-20  47m
 
 

Hr2: Exoplanets, Ramanujan, Science Club


This week NASA Kepler mission scientists confirmed a record haul of exoplanets: 1,284. Plus, how an impoverished Indian clerk upended mathematics with strange and beautiful equations, and responses to the Science Club #TakeASample challenge.


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 2016-05-13  46m
 
 

Hr1: News Roundup, Birds, Bees, Mushrooms


Celebrating spring science and the wonders of observation. Plus, a foray into the delicious world of mushroom hunting.


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 2016-05-13  46m
 
 

Hr2: Transit of Mercury, Weight Loss, Camera Traps


What The Biggest Loser can teach us about how the body loses and maintains weight. Plus, Dean Regas shares tips for viewing the upcoming transit of Mercury, and other sights in the spring skies, and a look at camera traps for wildlife.


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 2016-05-06  46m
 
 

Hr1: News Roundup, Biotech Startups, GPS, Robot Surgery


Has your GPS ever gotten you in trouble? It is so common in National Parks that rangers in Death Valley call it death by GPS. Plus, a look at a new robot that can perform sutures and other delicate operations completely autonomously.


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 2016-05-06  46m
 
 

Hr2: Genomics, DNA Data Storage, Garden IoT


Genomics pioneer Craig Venter revisits his predictions for the field from a SciFri conversation in 2003. Plus, DNA data storage, and a look at a growing group of apps, sensors, and other technologies that tell you when to water and fertilize, or even wh


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 2016-04-29  47m
 
 

Hr1: News Roundup, Tweeting Sharks, Quantum World


Could the space we live in - —our everyday reality— - just be a projection of some underlying quantum structure? Plus, the good and bad of sharks who tweet, and a roundup of the week in science.


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 2016-04-29  47m
 
 

Hr1: News Roundup, Cold Lab Mice, Animal Intelligence, Coral


How do you measure the IQ of an octopus? The trick, says primatologist Frans de Waal, is to measure animal intelligence not by human standards, but by octopus or elephant or chimpanzee standards. Plus, coral bleaching, and a roundup of science news.


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 2016-04-22  46m
 
 

Hr2: Laserium, Biomimicry, Brainprints


In the 70s, millions of people experienced a groovier side of science: the planetarium laser show. Plus, what technology can learn from nature, and a metal material capable of disintegrating a bullet.


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 2016-04-22  47m
 
 

Hr2: Emoji Interpretation, Sonification, Orchid Deception


Proponents of sonification hope that listening to data could lead to more scientific discoveries. Plus, how the emotion of emoji could be lost in translation, and how orchids use mimicry, fraud, and deception to attract pollinators.


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 2016-04-15  47m