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.
A Promising Pancreas and CO2 Storage
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?
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.
The Color of Dinosaurs | Nanoburrs to Help Your Heart
Fossil evidence has finally been found to paint a pretty picture of dinosaurs, literally. Also, nanotechnology may be used to help fight heart disease.
Illuminating Human Diversity and Light Bulb Technologies
Learn about the incredible genetic diversity maintained in African people who are members of the oldest lineages of humans. Then, hear a comparison of established and new lighting technologies -- it could help you plan future reductions in your own energy consumption!
Guests from NanoDays!
Across the country this March, NanoDays celebrated all things tiny. Today's guests include Dr. George Whitesides from Harvard University talking about developing simple medical diagnostics and Dr. Don Ingber from Harvard University explaining how to manipulate cells on the nanoscale.
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