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New Owl Research and Improved Magnetic Technology

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Guest researcher Angela Beltrani discusses her work with New England owls and a rare juvenile disease that she is studying. We will also hear about an improved type of magnetic imaging technology.

It's A Small World: Nano Landscaping and Micro Robotics

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Hear how Dr. Jennifer Hoffman, a physicist at Harvard University, is able to landscape on the nanoscale by moving around individual atoms. Then Harvard graduate students Ben Finio and Rebecca Kramer talk about how they are using small biological organisms to inspire the design of small robots.

Nature's Beauty: Bubbles and Diamonds

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Bubbles and diamonds are not only beautiful, but they may also be important to scientists. The complex way that a bubble pops is now being studied, and diamonds may have use in nanotechnology.

Wrinkly Fingers | World's Smallest Motor

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Find out why our fingers get wrinkly in water. Also, Dr. Charles Sykes from Tufts University describes the world's smallest motor.

Monitoring HIV and Regenerating Nerves

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Learn how a local Massachusetts company is helping treat HIV by devising a new piece of monitoring equipment. Also, hear how scientists can actually help nerve cells regenerate.

5D DVD | 17 Genes of TB

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Discover how you may one day be able to store all of your movies and all of your books (and all of the library's books) together on one disk. Also, learn what researchers have found out about how tuberculosis attacks our body.

Robot Scientist | Nano Muscles

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In this week's segment we will learn about experiments that are being performed by a robot scientist. We will also find out about new and improved artificial muscles.

The Very Small and the Very Old

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The small world of nanotechnology is making a big splash this summer with water repellent swimsuits. Also, our human ancestor Peking Man finds out he is much older than we thought.

Technology Old and New: Silk Production and Paper Diagnostics

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Hear how China may not have held the ancient patent on silk production technology. Also, discover future ways that paper technology can help diagnose patients, even outside of medical facilities.

Helpful Bee Stings | Prehistoric Primates

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Although bee stings can be painful and possibly harmful, discover how the toxin may also be able to help kill cancer cells. Then, find out if ancient primates Ida and Afradapis are our cousins or our ancestors.

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