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Measures of Melting | Green Batteries

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

A Promising Pancreas and CO2 Storage

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Discover how an artificial pancreas may benefit Type I diabetes patients. Also, while many scientists are trying to reduce carbon emissions, learn how other groups are searching for places to store the carbon dioxide that will be emitted.

Purifying Pollutants | Running With Or Without Shoes?

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Is it possible to use glass to remove oil from water? Is it better to run with or without running shoes? Find out here, the answers may surprise you.