Discover how scientists can use nanomagnets to direct stem cells to injured locations in the body. Then learn how genetics can play a role in how we sleep.
Earthquakes in New England | Nano Sized Medicine
Learn about the recent 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Virginia that was felt all the way up in Boston. Also, Dr. Jim Wilking from Harvard University talks about his research into developing very tiny pharmaceuticals.
Measures of Melting | Green Batteries
The ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are constantly changing. In the first part of this podcast, find out how this happens and how scientists are measuring these changes. Then, learn about a type of algae that could significantly improve our current battery technology.
Let's Play Ball! | Building a Cooler Transistor
Physicist Dr. Alan Nathan from University of Illinois talks about some of the physics of baseball. We will also learn about a new nano-material that may keep computer transistors cooler.
Jupiter Collision | Using Ivy in Sunscreen
Discover how during the formation of our solar system, Jupiter may have been involved in a massive collision which has forever altered it. Switching from the very large to the very small, hear about ivy-based nanoparticles that may be used to make a better sunscreen.
Why Should I Vaccinate? | Building A Better Hand
Listen to Dr. Anita Loughlin from the Boston University Center for Vaccine Research as she answers vaccination questions and dispels vaccine myths. Also, learn how researchers are building a better prosthetic hand by connecting them to nerve cells.
Robots That Climb Or Act Human
New technologies are constantly being developed to improve the function of robots. This week's episode focuses on two different types of robots: biologically inspired climbing robots and a pair of virtual humans. Both are on display at the Museum of Science, Boston in Cahner's ComputerPlace.
Warm-Blooded VS Cold-Blooded | De-Ice VS Anti-Ice
Hear new evidence in the debate about whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded versus cold-blooded. Also, learn an easier way of getting rid of ice- never have any in the first place.
Fuel On The Moon | Adaptive Bacteria
Find out how we may be able to refuel our space rockets on the moon and learn how well bacterial disinfectants work.
A New Relative And A Nano Nose
Anthropologist Jeremy DeSilva from Boston University talks about Ardi, our 4.4 million year old ancestor. Also, a new device uses nanotechnology to detect harmful chemical toxins.
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