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    • After Phrenology 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Jennifer, Leavey; Michael, Anderson (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-06-17)
      Michael Anderson, of the Psychology Dept. of Franklin & Marshall College joins us to discuss his theory that the brain reuses existing circuitry for multiple behavioral purposes. The details of this theory, and its ...
    • All about MOOCs 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; McCracken, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-10-30)
      Mike McCracken, from the Cognitive Science Program Faculty and Director of On-Line Course Development & Innovation for the the Georgia Tech Center for 21st Century Universities joins us to talk about one of the latest ...
    • All Devices Great and Small 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Hesketh, Peter (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06-27)
      Peter Hesketh, from the Georgia Tech School of Mechanical Engineering, joins us to discuss the manufacture and application of micro- and nano-electromechanical systems. Such systems have advantages over purely electronic ...
    • Amateur Science Research 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Bennett, Charlie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-02-20)
      Charlie Bennett from the Georgia Tech Library joins us to discuss the changing nature of technical library research and how the internet can provide amateurs with some useful resources.
    • Analytical Humor 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Hunt, William D.; Glick, Doug (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-09-28)
      Doug Glick from the Anthropology Dept. of Binghamton University talks to us about anthropology and his recent published analysis of how Eddie Izzard’s humor works and why it is so funny.
    • Another Caller Show 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Hunt, William D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-05-05)
      We haven't done a show focusing on listener calls in a while, so we will take calls and discuss some other suggestions we have received from our listeners recently.
    • Are We Gellin Yet? 

      Ludovice, Peter J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-11-28)
      Today we examine the chemistry and physics behind a phenomena that is common in our lives: the gel. Polymeric gels are a very diverse material system with applications from cooking to shoe insoles
    • Are You Smarter than a High School Student 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Hunt, William D.; Kopplin, Zack; Williams, Loren D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-06-29)
      No offense to Georgia Tech Alum Jeff Foxworthy and his show on being smarter then a 5th grader, but a lot of people in Louisiana are not smarter then High School Student Zack Kopplin. Zack Kopplin has been crusading for ...
    • The Art of Approximation 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Hunt, William D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03-18)
      Pete and Bill will discuss the favorite approximations used by scientists and engineers including everything from linear models and harmonic oscillators to first order decay and ideal systems. We will explore how such ...
    • The Battle against Cancer: News from the Frontlines 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Hunt, William D.; Curran, Walter; Fox, Timothy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-10-12)
      Walter Curran, Director of the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, and Timothy Fox, Director of the Division of Medical Physics join us to discuss recent developments in the fight against this very challenging disease.
    • Bees in Trouble 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Hunt, William D.; Goodisman, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05-01)
      Michael Goodisman, from the Georgia Tech School of Biology, joins us to discuss Honeybee Colony Collapse Syndrome and its possible connection to a new class of pesticides..
    • Between Magic and Science 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Hunt, William D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-12-02)
      Pete and Bill chat with our listeners about the interface between magic and science and Arthur C. Clarke's third law: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
    • Biology Education - More than Memorizing Latin Names 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Hunt, William D.; Leavy, Jennifer Kraft; Choi, Jung (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-07-06)
      Jennifer Kraft Leavy and Jung Choi from the Georgia Tech School of Biology joins us to discuss modern educational techniques in biology that are more engaging that Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species. ...
    • Biomaterials - From Wooden Legs to Nanomaterials 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Hunt, William D.; Champion, Julie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-03-24)
      Julie Champion, of the Georgia Tech School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, talked with us about synthetic biomaterials and their numerous applications to improving health.
    • Biomechanics: Molecular Toolkits without the Axle Grease 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Hunt, William D.; Sulchek, Todd (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-01-05)
      Todd Sulchek, of the School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech, will discuss the molecular basis for the mechanical action of cells and how diseases can affect such mechanical processes.
    • The Birds & the Bees, without the Birds 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Hunt, William D.; Goodisman, Michael A. D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-09)
    • Biting the Bullet: The Technology of Anesthesia 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Hunt, William D.; Zivot, Joel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-12-10)
      Joel Zivot of the Emory Medical School joins us to discuss the technology behind modern anesthesia.
    • Black Holes: Fact and Fiction 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Shoemaker, Deirdre; Greco, Ed; Gaul, Jon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-06-03)
      Deirdre Shoemaker of the Georgia Tech School of Physics joins us to discuss the astrophysics of Black Holes and dispel many of the public’s misconceptions about these phenomena.
    • Blackout Episode 1: Radio Waves 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Hunt, William D.; Bennett, Charlie; Smith, Daniel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-08-24)
      Episode 1 of the antenna upgrade period, with guest host Charlie Bennett, in which we weren’t always broadcasting at full power. Daniel Smith, WREK’s chief engineer joins us to talk about radio waves and our ongoing upgrade ...
    • Blackout Episode 2: Science Standards 

      Ludovice, Peter J.; Bennett, Charlie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-08-31)
      Episode 2 of the antenna upgrade period, with guest host Charlie Bennett, in which we weren’t always broadcasting at full power. Today we discuss new education standards in K-12 Science, Technology Engineering and Math ...