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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast

Groks Science Radio Show is a weekly science radio program heard on radio stations across the country and also as a podcast. Each week, the hosts, Dr. Charles Lee, Dr. Frank Ling, Dr. Joanna Rowell and Forrest Gulden take an in-depth look at recent events in the world of science and technology, and examine the effects of recent discoveries on our daily lives.



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Aug 20, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The ocean is a complex ecosystem that is self-sustaining on many levels. In particular, it is able to recycle the waste products that are produced. This program focused on several of these mechanisms.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The adverse changes to the global climate will require widespread measures to halt. However, legislating these changes is perhaps even more challenging than the science needed to reverse these trends. This show featured a discussion of legislating environmental policy.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The progress of modern science owes much to the formulation of precise mathematical models of simple natural events. But, how do we accurately describe complex phenomena? On this program, Dr. Stephen Wolfram discussed intrinsic complexity in nature
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Technological gadgets promise to ease the burden of every day living, but often prove more trouble than they are worth. On this week's program, we explored making technology more fun and user-friendly with Prof. Donald Norman from Northwestern University.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Traveling in the age of the internet can be perilous, but also profitable if you know your way around. On this program, we uncovered the best internet travel options for the frugal traveler.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Gamma ray bursts occur following massive stellar events, but their presence still remains enigmatic. On this program, we examined the astrophysics behind these intriguing signals.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Predicting earthquakes is of prime importance to urban regions situated near fault zones. The science behind these methods was explored with the recent recipient of the prestigious Japan Academy Prize, Prof. Hiroo Kanamori.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Science fiction films provide a unique forum for showcasing our hopes, fears, and dreams. But, to what degree does science matter in science fiction? We probed this issue on this weeks episode with Gregg Rickmann, editor of The Science Fiction Film Reader.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Legendary journalist, Bill Moyers, joined us to discuss some current issues of big media and journalism.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Egypt continues to intrigue archaeologists with its seemingly endless supply of artifacts. Many recent findings are shedding new light on this ancient society. We discussed this issue with Mark Rose, editor of Archaeology magazine.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The effort to legalize marijuana remains a major issue in society. The relative merits and disadvantages of such a policy were discussed on this program.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Robert Oppenheimer is perhaps best known as the lead scientist on the Manhattan Project to develop the atom bomb. But, the personal aspects of this important individual have remained untold. We explored these stories with Prof. Jeremy Bernstein, author of Oppenheimer: Portrait of an enigma.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The Riemann Hypothesis has been proclaimed as the greatest unsolved problem in mathematics, having remained unsolved for over a century. The person who solves it can claim a million dollar prize from the American Institute of Mathematics. We discussed this hypothesis with John Derbyshire, author of Prime Obsession.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Communicating ideas to a mass audience is quickly becoming democratized by the internet. However, transmitting these ideas effectively may determine the voices that are heard and those that are ignored. On this show, we discussed the creative commons with Prof. Lawrence Lessig of Stanford University.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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During the quantum revolution, the views of the physical universe at the atomic scale were changing rapidly. During this tumultuous time, two physicists, Neils Bohr and Albert Einstein, struggled over this rapidly changing landscape. On this show Edmond Blair Bolles discussed his book, Einstein Defiant: Genius vs. genius in the quantum revolution.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Electronic commerce is rapidly replacing traditional avenues for retail sales. However, the full potential of this technology has yet to be fully realized. On this program, we discussed the organizational aspects of e-commerce with Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The growing limitation on energy resources does not necessitate an increase in energy production. An increase in efficiency may resolve many of these difficulties. On this program, the former director of the EPA, Dr. John Hoffman, discussed efficient energy use.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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While most would readily accept that the brain controls behavior, few would acknowledge the role that genes play in shaping our actions. On this program, we investigated the link between genes and behavior with Prof. Gary Marcus from NYU.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Although beauty may appear to be an abstract concept, our sense of beauty may have firm biological underpinnings in the normal operations of our visual system. We discussed this issue with Prof. Shinsuke Shimojo from Caltech.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The field of sociobiology attempts to attribute many behaviors to evolutionary causes. But, the justification for these attempts is often tenuous at best. On this program, we discussed sociobiology and models of human behavior with Dr. Richard C. Francis, author of Why Men Won't Ask for Directions: The Seductions of Sociobiology.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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HIV is a pernicious blight on modern society, but one that may have an interesting evolutionary history. On this program, we discussed mathematical models of HIV infection with Prof. Montgomery Slatkin of U.C. Berkeley.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Social networks have been popularized by the play "Six Degrees of Separation". But, predicting the behavior of these networks in reality proves to be quite challenging. We explored this issue with Prof. Duncan Watts from Columbia University.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Everyday events are readily explained within a scientific framework, yet science literacy is still quite low. On this program, Curt Suplee discussed everyday science education.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Consciousness remains one of the frontiers of modern science; however, innovative methodologies may soon reveal an understanding of how the brain gives rise to conscious experience. We discussed this issue with Prof. Christof Koch from Caltech.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Hubbard's peak defines the point of no return as far as fossil fuels are concerned. Have we reached this point? And, how do we create a sustainable energy future. We explored this issue with Prof. David Goodstein, Vice Provost of Caltech.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The Macintosh computer recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary, but the history of this computer goes back a little further. On the program, Jef Raskin, creator of the Apple Macintosh, discussed the human-machine interface.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Studying atoms can be quite challenging, due in large part to their rapid velocities. However, novel methods for cooling atoms using lasers have revolutionized the field of condensed matter physics. We discussed this issue with Nobel Laureate, Prof. Stephen Chu.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Electronic storage devices have become ubiquitous in daily life and hold most of our essential information. But, few people backup their data until it's too late. On this show, we explored novel methods of data backup.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The problems facing the earth's environment will rely on scientific solutions from numerous disciplines. Integrating these solutions with political resources remains a major challenge for the future, and was the focus of this discussion with Nobel Laureate, Prof. Y.T. Lee.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Each year, popular science magazine unveils the top 100 technological innovations for the previous year. What items made this list for 2003? A few surprises to be sure as revealed on this week's episode.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The brain's role in controlling behavior is almost taken for granted, but the development of this idea may owe its existence to one seventeenth-century scientist, Dr. Thomas Willis.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Technological innovations continue to puzzle and confound even the most savvy technophiles. But, figuring out how to use these modern marvels can often be half the fun, as we discussed with our guest, Gregg Steben.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The recent landing of the Mars Explorer rover has renewed interest in the red planet. On this program, we talked with Andrew Mishkin, a senior systems at NASA, about the status of past, present, and future missions to Mars.
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Aug 22, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Preserving the environment requires an interdisciplinary approach, especially in terms of maintaining biological diversity. On this program, we explored issues in bioecology with our guest, Prof. Shepley Chen.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Fossil fuels are a problematic energy source. They are bad for the environment and are non-renewable. Developing the resources and infrastructure for renewable energy sources is a major goal of the next century. On this program, we explored such renewable energy sources.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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While electronic mail has revolutionized global communication, its ubiquity is not without a cost...spam. How does one deal with the ever growing amounts of electronic junk mail. On this program, we featured one innovative approach.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Advances in manipulating materials on the nano-scale is beginning to yield promising results. The current state of the field was discussed on this show.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Robotics is a field that continues to inspire both professional and amateur scientists. Fortunately, robotics competitions provide the perfect venue for exploring these interests. Contestants from such a competition held at Fort Mason Center chatted with us about their inventions.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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As oil resources begin to dwindle, the search for alternative energy sources is already yielding promising results. However, the application of these various alternatives will rely strongly on the regions where they are implemented. These economic and environmental factors were discussed on this episode with Prof. Toshihiko Nakata
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The health of our bodies is often determined by our mental state. The physical relation between these two is now being investigated with modern methods. On this program, we explored the mind/body relationship with Dr. Gabor Mate.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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We spend roughly a third of our lives sleeping, and much of that time dreaming. But, the scientific nature and meaning of dreams remains elusive, and was the focus of this episodes discussion with Dr. Veronica Tonay.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Establishing adequate policies for maintaining the environment remains a profound challenge...one requiring international cooperation. On this program, we explored this multi-faceted issue with Dr. Masaka Yamabi.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The Ig-Nobel Prizes are awarded every year to research that first makes you laugh, then makes you think. The founder of these unique awards, Dr. Marc Abrahams, joined us to discuss these awards.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Archaeological misconceptions are common, and have been promulgated by movies. Actual archaeological expeditions require more intensive work. On this program, we debunked many of these myths with our guest Eric Powell, editor of Archeology magazine.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The Siemens Westinghouse competition brings high school students together to compete in scientific research projects. The winners receive large scholarships and recognition. We talked with participants and organizers about this unique event.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Gravity's effects on the human body are especially prevalent on the gluteus maximus. Countering these effects is a unique device called the Biniki. On this show, we examined this unique everyday invention.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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How did human intelligence evolve? On this program, Dr. Leonard Shlain discussed how female sexuality may have played a key role in this process.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Technology has dramatically altered the methods of modern warfare. Nowhere is this more evident than in the recent engagement in Iraq. On this program, we examined the effects of many of these technologies.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The Nobel Prizes were awarded again this year, and with it some controversies. On this program, we discussed the recent prizes in physics, chemistry, and medicine and physiology.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Scientists often do not receive recognition for their work, and toil in relative obscurity. Nevertheless, their discoveries change the world. This show profiled ten scientists conducting such revolutionary work.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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For many, heartburn is a constant source of irritation that must be endured daily. However, new treatments are available. We looked at some of these new approaches to managing heartburn.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The Xbox is a popular gaming console that when reduced to its bare elements is simply a graphics-enabled PC. This show featured a discussion of the technical and legal aspects to reverse engineering the Xbox.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Personal fitness is a major concern for many overweight Americans. This show profiled one fitness method called pilates. In addition, California gubernatorial candidate, Mary Carey shared her views on the state's technology policy.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Space travel was once the sole domain of large government agencies, but is now becoming available for private citizens. On this program, we discussed space travel for the general public.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Film editing has become remarkably easy with the use of computer aided tools. However, the aesthetics of film editing aren't so readily automated. On this show, we discussed techniques for computer film editing.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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What is intelligence? Do animals possess some form of it, or are humans unique? On this show, we addressed these questions of animal intelligence.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Shakespeare's insights into the human condition also reflect fundamental operating processes of the human brain. On this show, we explored the link between Shakespeare's work and modern neuroscience.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Before Sigmund Freud's revealed his insights of human psychology, thrillers such as Therese Raquin were already exploring this issue. On this show, we took a closer look at this novel work.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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What if the military were designing genetically- engineered animals to serve as soldiers? That's the premise of a new novel by Stephen J. Cannell, based on current scientific technology. On this show, we explored the implications of such a development.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Richard Feynman, one of the best known physicists of our time, is known not only for his scientific work, but also for his unique personality. This show examined the very human side of this very extraordinary man
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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In the rarified circles of mathematical research, understanding theorems often precedes cultivating human relations. On this program, actors from "Proof", the prize winning play, explored this issue in depth.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Astronomers are continuing to examine the early universe by exploring results from the Hubble telescope and other surveys. Time magazine science writer, Michael Lemonick, shared with us the most recent findings.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The Matrix movies are well known for their innovative special effects. On this program, Dr. Paul Debevec discussed many of the special effects that he helped create for these films.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Our moral sense is such an integral part of our being that often we may be unaware of how we come by our beliefs. Indeed, the complex interplay of nature and nurture in developing this sense remains a profound mystery. This episode featured a discussion of some of these factors.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union was an event that profoundly changed the course of history. In the United States, it spurred the rapid development of the scientific establishment that remains in place today. This show examined the effects resulting from the launch of Sputnik.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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A major goal in physics is constructing a theory that unifies the four fundamental forces. The leading (and only) contender in this debate is String Field Theory, and was the focus of this episode.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Robotics is a field that has revolutionized our modern society. The next-generation of robots will perform duties that were once thought impossible. On this show, a group of mechanical engineers discussed the future of robotics.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Deep Blue may currently be the most famous chess-playing machine, but it was certainly not the first. In fact, the development of chess-playing automata may have originated with an elaborate eighteenth-century hoax known as The Turk. On this show, we explored the unique history of this innovative machine.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The popular coverage of science in the media is often limited to the superficial descriptions of "flashy" discoveries, leaving in depth examination of critical issues unexplored. This program featured a discussion of the science beyond the headlines.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Can art exist without human observers? Or, is art wholly an expression of the unique capacities of the human brain? On this program, we examined how the organization of the human brain could give rise to artistic expression with Prof. Semir Zeki from University College London.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Srinivasa Ramunujan was one of the most brilliant, self-taught mathematicians of his time. The story of his life and relationship with Cambridge Professor, Thomas Hardy, is the subject of the new play, Partition, and was discussed on this program.
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Aug 23, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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What are the big questions remaining in science? How much closer are we to the answers? On this program, we discuss these issues and an upcoming PBS series that examines these issues.
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Aug 24, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Creating new chemicals is a complicated process that requires the skills of trained organic chemists. A new methods of synthesizing compounds is revolutionizing organic chemistry. On this program, Dr. Oleg Kolosov discussed the emerging field of combinatorial chemistry.
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Aug 24, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Deep Blue is the legendary computer that defeated World Chess Champion, Gary Kasparov. However, this victory was not without controversy. In this show, the lead developer of Deep Blue discussed the science and politics of building a super chess computer.
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Aug 24, 2004 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The war in Iraq has begun, and the technological issues of executing a war in the twenty-first century have already become apparent. On this program, Prof. Richard Muller offered an analysis of several of these issues.
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