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

101 Our Computers, Our Viruses, Our Selves2013-04-30 20:36:47
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102 The Flame Alphabet2013-04-24 21:48:37
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103 Reconstructing Viruses2013-04-01 16:00:04
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Reconstructing Viruses

Vincent Racaniello of Columbia University did groundbreaking research on reconstructing the DNA of viruses (sort of like microbial Jurassic Park). The method was used to re-create the spectacularly lethal influenza behind the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic, which killed between 50 and 100 million people. Why re-create such a monster? "Influenza is a particularly thorny virus that comes back over and over again. There's always the possibility that a particular strain may come back," he tells Kurt Andersen. "The 1918 was so deadly, knowing about it prepares scientists if it should ever come back."…read more

104 Playing Against the Virus2013-03-27 16:27:00
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105 Does Your Zombie Have Rabies?2013-03-18 16:50:11
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106 Viruses at the Movies2013-03-11 16:33:11
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107 Listener Challenge: Remixing Spring2013-03-04 16:56:30
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108 Darci: A Computer with Great Taste2013-02-27 15:31:03
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109 Caught in Tomas Saraceno's Web2013-02-20 19:29:51
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110 Down and Dirty at the Museum of Math?2013-02-04 17:03:47
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111 True Story: Keeping Memories Safe2013-01-28 17:49:41
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112 The Where, The Why, and The How2013-01-23 17:30:53
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113 How America Fell for the Mars Rover2013-01-14 17:02:00
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114 Jaron Lanier: You Are Not a Network2013-01-07 17:12:15
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115 Gary Marcus: Enhancing Creativity2012-12-17 16:32:41
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116 Gary Marcus: Defining Creativity2012-12-03 17:10:33
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117 Faking It: Photoshop Dissolves Reality2012-11-19 17:19:28
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118 Big Eyes2012-11-13 18:39:44
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119 Your Brain on Videogames2012-11-05 16:53:37
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120 The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics2012-10-22 17:04:17
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