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

81 Darwin Got It Wrong2013-11-04 23:23:46
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82 Foldit2013-10-15 19:08:30
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83 Making Friends with Drones2013-10-07 21:28:19
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Making Friends with Drones

Missy Cummings saw the dawn of the age of drones — sorry, “unmanned aerial vehicles” — firsthand from the deck of an aircraft carrier. As one of the Navy's first female fighter pilots, flying an F-18, Cummings realized that improvements in GPS were going to obviate her job. So she switched gears, becoming a leading researcher on UAV engineering at MIT. “I’m not sure how other professors do it without having been a fighter pilot first,” she says. “I probably lost two dozen friends while I was in the Navy who crashed because of bad interaction with the system, either poor design or their misunderstanding of what the system was doing. That really helped spur me on to develop better aviation systems.” While military applications are what concern most of us about these devices, Cummings says that the cutting edge of development left military research a year ago, and the big leaps are happening in the commercial world: get ready to see driverless tractors and flying pizza delivery bots. And bowing to reality, Cummings has given up trying to stop us from calling UAV’s "drones."…read more

84 Technicolor2013-09-24 16:53:54
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85 Hedy Lamarr2013-09-16 16:56:24
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86 Synesthesia for the Rest of Us2013-09-09 22:39:48
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87 Birdman2013-09-03 17:42:23
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88 Seaching for Words: Your Ngram Questions2013-08-26 17:11:55
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89 Musical Injuries2013-08-19 20:24:45
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90 Garage Inventors2013-08-05 19:10:27
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91 Embroidered Implants2013-07-29 17:58:33
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92 Number 1 For 37 Minutes2013-07-15 18:18:37
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93 Christopher Alexander: A Pattern Language2013-07-08 17:52:55
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94 Becoming the Bionic Man2013-07-01 17:51:02
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95 The Soundtrack of Science2013-06-24 17:43:36
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96 Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain2013-06-17 18:52:15
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97 Adventures in 3D Sound!2013-06-10 17:06:15
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98 Science Tattoos2013-05-28 17:30:35
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99 Finding Beauty in the Search for Dark Matter2013-05-13 21:55:46
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100 Why Is Pop Music So Sad?2013-05-07 18:10:57
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