Science and Creativity from Studio 360

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Science and Creativity from Studio 360: the art of innovation. A sculpture unlocks a secret of cell structure, a tornado forms in a can, and a child's toy gets sent into orbit. Exploring science as a creative act since 2005. Produced by PRI and WNYC, and supported in part by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Science and Creativity from Studio 360

1 How Time-Travel Stories Borrow from Einstein2016-12-19 21:04:07
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2 Abou Farman on Leonor Caraballo’s “Vision”2016-12-05 17:27:33
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3 Canaries in the Coal Smoke2016-11-21 16:10:19
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Canaries in the Coal Smoke

When artists and scientists collaborate, it’s usually because an artist wants to make a piece of art inspired by some scientific concept. But in Chicago, an artist is helping a biologist uncover something about the climate. Shane DuBay is an evolutionary biologist and Carl Fuldner is an art historian, both getting their PhDs at the University of Chicago. The two have been photographing bird specimens at The Field Museum from the last century and a half — and they noticed something strange: The feathers on the birds from a long time ago looked dirtier than newer specimens. DuBay and Fuldner used software to analyze their photographs of the birds and figured out that dinginess of their plumage correlates to the changing amount of air pollution. Which suggests that during the age of impressionist painting, all those magnificent landscapes, the new coal-powered factories were making the air dirtier than ever before — or since.…read more

4 Now We're Cooking with Math2016-11-07 20:57:44
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5 This is Your Brain on Art2016-10-11 16:17:44
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6 The Science of Singing2016-09-26 21:01:14
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7 Will Your Next Car Fly?2016-08-15 21:14:11
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8 Sexy Robots2016-07-18 18:25:46
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9 Boldly Going Where No TV Prop Has Gone Before2016-07-05 22:01:46
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10 Music Heals2016-06-21 18:07:10
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11 Two Artists Let the Animals Speak for Themselves2016-05-25 16:01:41
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12 The Neuroscience of Creative Flow2016-05-17 18:47:48
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13 For a Black Writer, Sci-Fi Offers a Reboot of Society2016-03-07 19:43:07
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14 The Real Scientists of Hollywood2016-02-23 17:06:15
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15 Artists and Scientists Collide at CERN2016-02-09 20:17:58
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16 Virtual Reality Starts Getting Real2016-01-26 17:42:52
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17 The Tommy Westphall Universe2015-12-21 18:04:44
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18 Microbial Videogames2015-11-30 22:30:34
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19 Smart Programs Read Shakespeare2015-11-16 23:20:02
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20 Robopainter2015-10-19 22:05:03
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