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Autism, Bubbles & Coffee Flour | FULL SHOW | #22606/28/14
From bubble weapons to coffee flour to future tech, we're covering a wide range of topics in this week's episode. Segment 1: War and Bubbles Bubbles as weapons? Bubble expert and mechanical engineer, James Bird, explains the science behind bubble and...
Evolution Expo 2014 | FULL SHOW | #225
From space exploration to electric vehicles, the Evolution Expo is a great event for anyone who loves science and technology. We speak with notable astronauts Joe Edwards and Wendy Lawrence. Plus, real life neuroscientist and one of our favorite cast...
Getting Ready for Space | SEGMENT 1 | #225
How do you train for a mission in outer space? Former NASA Astronaut and Naval Officer, Joe Edwards shares how water plays an integral part in preparation and strength training.
What a View | SEGMENT 2 | #225
Very few have had the opportunity to look down at the 'blue marble' from space. Former Astronaut, Joe Edwards describes the awe-inspiring experience. We also learn about his harrowing service in Desert Storm.
True Genius | SEGMENT 3 | #225
The Evolution Expo is just around the corner, and if you're interested in science and technology, it's a must attend event. Joe Edwards gives us a sneak peek of event highlights and keynote speakers including The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik.
Reflections | SEGMENT 4 | #225
As part of the first return to flight mission following the disaster of the space shuttle Columbia, Wendy Lawrence reflects on the importance of honoring the legacy of the STS-107 crew members. Also, Did Hollywood get it right when they produced the...
Welcome Mayim Bialik | SEGMENT 5 | #225
Mayim Bialik not only plays a quick-witted genius on the popular television series "The Big Bang Theory," she's also a real life scientist! Mayim shares her real-life background in neuroscience and her role as keynote speaker for the upcoming...
Science and Hollywood | SEGMENT 6 | #225
PhD, actress, public speaker, and even author; Mayim Bialik has a very impressive resume. We delve into her recent book "Beyond the Sling" which focuses on attachment parenting.
H20 101 | FULL SHOW | #224
As summer heat asserts itself, many states are finding themselves choked in drought conditions. We're exploring available resources, sustainability practices, and usage rights. Segment 1: Water Shortage We've got a significant water shortage this...
Water Shortage | SEGMENT 1 | #224
We've got a significant water shortage this year. To open this episode, we discuss plans for a new tunnel under Lake Mead that is large, expensive, and fraught with political complications. Dr. Peter Glick joins us to discuss water supply concerns,...
Irrigating a Desert | SEGMENT 2 | #224
As drought conditions worsen, smarter irrigation strategies and energy efficient appliances are a necessity. Are these steps too little too late in areas like Las Vegas? Dr. Peter Glick sounds off.
Third Straw | SEGMENT 3 | #224
Are we making short term plans for the long term problem of climate change? With water shortage concerns on the rise, Research Marine Physicist Tim Barnett, shares thought provoking insights.
Heat Map | SEGMENT 4 | #224
Will future generations war over water usage rights? Our focus turns to the Tigris River Dam and Renaissance Dam development projects.
A rose by any other name... | SEGMENT 5 | #224
With confusing identifiers like "Florida Crystals" it can be difficult to identify which foods contain sugar. Eve Schaub, author of "A Year of No Sugar," shares what it was like to kick her sugar habit, and the stumbling blocks that she encountered...
Back to Basics | SEGMENT 6 | #224
When Eve Schaub began her mission to live a year without sugar, there were good days and bad days. Find out why she wouldn't change a thing.
ENCORE: Art, Bullies & Life Hacks | FULL SHOW | #223
We get you prepared for a zombie apocalypse, review the "Tranquil Transformer" art sculpture, and discuss the lasting effects of bullying. SEGMENT 1: Zombies and Solar Stills So its the zombie apocalypse and you need fresh drinking water... In this...
ENCORE: Zombies | SEGMENT 1 | #223
So its the zombie apocalypse and you need fresh drinking water... In this segment Intrepid DIY Columnist, Chris Hackett speaks on his Popular Science article about how to turn sewage into fresh drinking water.
ENCORE: Life Saving Advice | SEGMENT 2 | #223
A solar still could be a lifesaving solution in the event of a crippling disaster. Pop Sci Editor, Chris Hackett gives us the roadmap to creating a solar powered water filtration system.
ENCORE: They Do Exist | SEGMENT 3 | #223
British artist, Hetain Patel, has fabricated a real-life Transformer (or at least a sculpture of one) out of his 1988 Ford Fiesta. Patel extrapolates on the inspiration behind the "Tranquil Transformer."
ENCORE: Inspired by Struggle | SEGMENT 4 | #223
TED speaker and renown artist, Hetain Patel sounds off on the lasting effects of bullying during formative years in childhood.
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