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

41 Mind Games: Designing With EEG2015-05-04 16:47:31
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42 How Do You Draw Dark Matter?2015-04-27 16:36:22
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43 Greg Stock: Redesigning Humans2015-04-13 17:25:49
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Greg Stock: Redesigning Humans

Nearly a decade after the human genome was decoded, scientists are only now beginning to understand its implications. One of the leading thinkers in this field is the biotech entrepreneur Gregory Stock. A biophysicist by training, his 2002 book Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future makes the case that full-scale genetic engineering is on the way — whether we like it or not. And, Stock believes, if the US doesn’t lead the way in developing those advances, other nations will. “Between a third and two-thirds of the population — and even higher if you look at China or Thailand and other eastern cultures — of parents say if they could enhance the genetics of their children, enhance their either cognitive or physical capabilities, they would absolutely do it." But engineering traits to “improve” people remains a thorny issue. “It sounds so compelling, ‘take out a little bit of this, that, it’s going to be the best of you,’” Stock says, “but actually we don't have a clue what creates exceptional capabilities." While Stock’s attitude is full-speed ahead, he admits, “it’s going to get weird."…read more

44 The Posthuman Future2015-04-06 18:43:37
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45 Backup Singers Bring the Hits2015-03-30 15:56:42
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46 What if Mondrian Were a Programmer?2015-03-24 16:01:13
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47 The Neuroscience of Jazz2015-03-09 17:06:08
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48 Big Data and Culturomics2015-03-02 18:18:59
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49 Can Drugs Make Your Brain More Creative?2015-02-23 17:35:40
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50 Hacking the Climate2015-02-17 19:36:32
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51 Making Music for Animals2015-02-10 16:40:35
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52 The Science of Sculpture2015-02-03 15:17:16
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53 Want to Be Creative? Try Getting Bored2015-01-26 20:34:56
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54 Billboard Top Five, But for Whales2015-01-05 17:17:26
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55 Alan Turing, Man and Myth2014-11-24 18:26:55
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56 Making Memories with a Microchip2014-11-10 18:42:53
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57 They're Made Out of Meat2014-10-27 18:58:05
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58 Power Cart2014-10-21 15:54:52
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59 Spencer Wells: Making Maps From DNA2014-10-06 22:38:11
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60 10,000 Year Clock2014-09-29 21:04:08
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