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New Anthrax Vaccine | More Primate Confusion

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This week, we'll look at what it takes to engineer a new vaccine for anthrax, and we'll hear about new confusion in the study of ancient primates.

Pollution-Fueled Storms | Hydrogen Fuel From the Sun

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Today we'll hear about a study showing that pollution from Asia is changing the weather as far away as Alaska, as well as a new way to make hydrogen for fuel using only water and sunlight.

Going Solar at the Department of Energy | Regulating Nano in Our Backyard

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Today we'll examine a step toward solar power being taken by the US government, as well as questions of "nano" safety right in the Boston area.

Stem Cells and Lung Cancer | Better Solar Panels Through the Study of Bugs

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This week we'll talk to a scientist who is examining the role of stem cells in lung cancer, and we'll hear about how researchers are taking a cue from insects to keep solar panels clean.

China's Smog Experiment | Bending Light . . . Backwards

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This week we will learn more about two popular news stories. First, China's emission reductions during the Olympic Games has afforded the perfect opportunity to study atmospheric smog. Also, new materials to bend visible light backwards could lead to some interesting new inventions.

Faster Bacterial Detection | Viagra for Your Heart

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This week, we'll learn about using nanoparticles to speed up bacterial detection, and at a study that gave Viagra to rabbits to help treat heart attacks.

Sending Humans To Space | Detecting Disease Faster

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Dr. Ryan Kobrick from the Man Vehicle Lab at MIT talks about some of the lab's projects to help prepare humans for long distance space travel. Also, hear about a new device that uses nanoparticles to detect harmful diseases faster than before.

Bacteria-Busting Nanoparticles | Tornado Outbreak

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Learn how a new approach to combating bacteria could lower the incidence of antibiotic-resistance and then hear about the devastating twisters of April 2011.

Inside the Kinect and a New Blast Detection Badge

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Guest Alfred Thompson from Microsoft describes how the new XBox Kinect works. Also, we will learn about a blast detector badge being developed for soldiers.

Addicted to Chocolate?

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I love chocolate, but am I addicted to it? Harvard graduate student Naveen Sinha talks about the science of chocolate. Also, Dr. Ashley Gearhardt discusses the new issue of food addiction.