Explore the inner workings of the human mind, the mysteries of memory, The Matrix, deep learning, the ethics of driverless cars, ELIZA, and much more with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and neuroscientist Dr. Gary Marcus. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/cosmic-queries-minds-and-machines/ Image Credit: metamorworks/iStock.
Episode 45 features Annette Moore, the Director of our Information Resources Director and the Chief Information Officer at the Johnson Space Center, who tells us about data and information in space as well as the tech we use for human spaceflight operations, including space station imagery and how it's changed over time. Moore discusses how the Johnson Space Center is handling the multiple petabytes of data to preserve the history of the human spaceflight program. This episode was recorded on April 18, 2018
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Home runs, World Series winners, pitching physics, and more – enjoy our baseball mashup featuring hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly, astrophysicists Neil deGrasse Tyson and Charles Liu, physicist Alan Nathan, Holden Kushner, and former MLB greats Ron Darling Jr., Geoff Blum, and J.P. Arencibia. Photo Credit: AlbertoChagas/iStock.
We’re a long way from human-mimicking AI. But can artificial intelligence ever truly achieve human levels of consciousness?
In his new book, How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan writes about a new revolution in the scientific study of psychedelic drugs.
Every year, more people die from asbestos exposure than road traffic accidents in Great Britain. Many countries still continue to build with this lethal substance – but why? Hannah Devlin investigates
We have this idea that polar bears are teetering on the brink of extinction. But the story isn’t that simple. To find out why, we talk to environmental lawyer Kassie Siegel, wildlife biologist Dr. Karyn Rode, and sea ice expert Dr. Ignatius Rigor. With a little help from Payton, a polar bear at the Memphis Zoo. This episode was produced by Wendy Zukerman, senior producer Kaitlyn Sawrey, and Heather Rogers, will help from Rose Rimler, Shruti Ravindran, and Meryl Horn. Extra help from Saidu Tejan-Thomas. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell, extra editing help from Caitlin Kenney. Mix and sound design by Emma Munger. Music written by Bobby Lord and Emma Munger. Recording help from Peter Frick-Wright, Amber Cortes and Katy Sewall. A huge thanks to all of sea ice and polar bear researchers that we contacted for this story, including: Dr Walt Meier, Professor Kent Moore, Dr Ian Stirling, James Wilder, Anthony Pagano, and Dr Peter Boveng. And more thanks to Danielle Brigida, Frank Lopez, Gerald Thompson, the Zukerman Family and Joseph Lavelle Wilson.
A 3D-printed prosthetic foot and the feasibility of using mealworms to recycle plastics were some of the projects presented at the finals of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Graphene shows promise as the wonder material of the biomedical world.
A surprising study suggesting that RNA could play a role in a snail’s memory leads this news roundup.
Pittsburgh cyclist designed a navigation app to help other bikers find the safest roads to travel.
Slam dunks, skyhooks, three-pointers, bank shots and rebounds – Investigate the physics of basketball with host Neil deGrasse Tyson, NBA All-Time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, comic co-host Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, and NBA analyst Jim Spanarkel. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/basketball-physics-with-nba-legend-kareem-abdul-jabbar/ Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.
We talk to Danna Staaf, a science writer with a PhD in invertebrate biology from Stanford University, about her new book Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods.
The recording of a south-eastern red-tailed black cockatoo fledgling preparing to fly. Supplied by Daniella Teixeira.
L’Anthropologie génétique est une science qui cherche à retracer l’histoire des peuplements humains à travers le monde en faisant parler leurs gènes. Cette discipline permet d’évaluer l’importance de la sélection naturelle et à comprendre en quoi le fait d’être « un animal social » a pu jouer sur l’évolution biologique. Grâce à notre invitée, la Professeure Evelyne Heyer, nous allons comprendre comment les comportements socio-culturels et leur transmission ont un impact sur l’évolution génétique. Nous sommes le Mercredi 11 Avril et vous écoutez l’émission 336 de Podcast Science. Bienvenue!
This week we talk about appearance, bodies, and body image. Why does what we look like affect our headspace so much? And how do we even begin to research a topic as personal and subjective as body image? To try and find out, we speak with some of the researchers at the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Psychology Professor Phillippa Diedrichs walks us through body image research, what we know so far, and how we know what we know. Professor of Appearance and Health Psychology Diana Harcourt talks about visible difference caused by disease and accident and how those can impact our mental health. And we chat with Nadia Craddock and Jade Parnell about the CAR "Appearance Matters" podcast.
For the quantum theory of gravity to work, Physicist Carlo Rovelli says our ideas about time have to change.
Episode 44 features Jeff Fox, Chief Engineer of the Rapid Prototype Lab at the Johnson Space Center, who tells the history and evolution of displays and controls in the space shuttle. Fox reveals details behind some of the new displays that are being designed to fly on the Orion spacecraft. This episode was recorded on March 21, 2018.
A conversation with Karen Bradford, chief of staff for the center director at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. Transcript: https://www.nasa.gov/ames/nisv-podcast-ep90-karen-bradford
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…Lace ‘em up! Explore the past, present, and future of basketball shoe technology with hosts Chuck Nice, Gary O’Reilly, NBA legends Julius “Dr. J.” Erving, Ray Allen, Rasheed Wallace, and Converse’s Jon Garon. Photo Courtesy of Nike.com.