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Bringing together extraordinary people to drive innovative solutions to society’s challenges by advancing scientific research, education, and policy.
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Bringing together extraordinary people to drive innovative solutions to society’s challenges by advancing scientific research, education, and policy.

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English


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Big Data: Balancing Privacy and Innovation

2/25/2019
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Often cited as the "4th Industrial Revolution" big data has the potential to transform health and healthcare by drawing medical conclusions from new and exciting sources such as electronic health records, genomic databases, and even credit card activity. In this podcast you will hear from tech, healthcare, and regulatory experts on potential paths forward that balance privacy and consumer protections while fostering innovations that could benefit everyone in our society. This podcast was...

Duration:00:36:56

Finding Better Treatments for Children with Cancer

10/15/2018
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Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in the United States and Europe. Despite prevailing increases in overall survival rates, it continues to be one of the most challenging diseases to treat. This podcast will discuss the latest advancements in pediatric cancer research and how they can lead to newer, faster, and better treatments for children and adolescents with cancer. This podcast was produced using excerpts from the 2018 Sohn Conference:...

Duration:00:31:40

Discovering New Liver Disease Treatments

6/29/2018
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is set to become the most common cause of liver transplant in the coming decade. Although almost one-third of adults worldwide suffer from the condition, which is also associated with diabetes and obesity, there are currently no approved treatments. This podcast will discuss the basis of liver disease as well as several cutting edge approaches that are being developed to model the disease and speed the discovery of new therapeutics. This podcast has been...

Duration:00:21:21

Deciphering ZIKA

4/11/2018
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In 2016, the WHO declared the Zika virus a global medical emergency when, after six decades of dormancy, the virus arrived in the Americas. After scientists made the connection between Zika and thousands of cases of microcephaly in babies, a race began to better understand the virus. But it turns out that Zika is not so easy to study. In this podcast, we talk to two Blavatnik Award Scholars using the latest genomic technology to track Zika's spread and pave the way for new genomic...

Duration:00:22:17

Proof of Concept Centers: Changing Weather

3/13/2018
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In this episode, we continue to look at some of the fascinating and innovative work that researchers are doing in New York State's Proof of Concept Centers. Hear from two companies that are doing something about the weather by trying to better understand the unique meteorology of cities to improve forecasting and creating more effective and efficient wind turbines. This podcast is made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), PowerBridgeNY, and...

Duration:00:20:07

Inspiring Stories from the Future of STEM

1/18/2018
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We hear all the time that building a robust future for STEM relies on engaging diverse groups of young people in STEM fields today. The Academy's Global STEM Alliance program is focused on doing just that. Meet four young women participating in our programs who offer inspiring insights into their hopes for their careers and the field, and hear about the innovative projects they're working on today.

Duration:00:27:15

Rethinking Climate Change

1/5/2018
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Climate change may be controversial in the political realm, but for three Blavatnik Awards Scholars, all leading experts in environmental studies, there is no debate. The Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, forests, and animals have all been altered by high levels of CO2 and increasing global temperatures. But are these changes permanent? This podcast examines the latest ecological, geological, and biogeographic research related to climate change. This podcast was produced as part of the 2017...

Duration:00:30:19

Proof of Concept Centers: Small Materials Solving Big Problems

12/7/2017
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How can we do more without causing less strain on the environment? In this podcast we continue our discussion with New York entrepreneurs participating in the state's Proof of Concept Centers program. This time, we take a deeper look at two companies addressing garbage and energy storage by taking on what some may think of as the smaller aspects of these problems. This podcast is made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), PowerBridgeNY, and...

Duration:00:19:36

Reevaluating Clinical Trial Design

10/20/2017
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Clinical trials to evaluate new drugs are typically built around one design, the randomized controlled trial, but this method has come under scrutiny in recent years for being expensive, lengthy, and cumbersome. In this podcast you'll hear from experts asking if alternative designs would be better for determining the safety and efficacy of new therapies. This podcast was produced following a conference on this topic held in partnership between the NYU School of Medicine and the Academy. It...

Duration:00:48:59

Proof of Concept Centers: Tackling Industrial Waste

9/25/2017
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The management and removal of industrial waste is a concern that faces companies and governments around the world. In this podcast you'll hear from entrepreneurs in New York participating in the state's Proof of Concept Centers program, who are creating technologies focused on the handling of industrial waste. This podcast is made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), PowerBridgeNY, and NEXUS-NY.

Duration:00:23:20

Working Together for People, Planet, and Prosperity

8/21/2017
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When the UN announced its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change, it was clear that the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were even more ambitious than the previous Millennium Development Goals. It was also clear that collaborative partnerships will be the key to achieving them. In this podcast you'll hear how the Academy, business leaders, academia, and government are working together to help make the world a better place for all. You'll also hear from young...

Duration:00:32:06

Proof of Concept Centers: Meeting the Market

3/8/2017
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Proof of Concept Centers allow emerging technologists to try out their ideas, work with mentors, and develop marketable products. One of the key challenges participants face is turning a product into a viable business. In this podcast you'll hear from participating teams as they pitch their products to potential commercial customers and investors in the clean energy sector. This podcast is made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), PowerBridgeNY,...

Duration:00:21:29

Finding the Nutritional Key to Longevity

2/15/2017
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You see the headlines all the time linking nutrition to health and aging, but it's not so easy figuring out where the science is behind them. This podcast examines the connections between nutrition and longevity through the eyes of scientists researching the question. This podcast is made possible by a grant from the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute.

Duration:00:20:57

A Cross-Fertilization of Ideas: 200 Years of the New York Academy of Sciences

1/25/2017
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In this special podcast, learn about the stories that shaped the Academy's 200 year history. From the emergence of the Academy on a bustling street in downtown Manhattan of 1817 to the professionalization and expansion of the sciences through the 1800s. From our early efforts to help disseminate and share scientific research long before the internet to our efforts today to expand who has access to scientific careers around the globe. Featuring commentary and highlights from Simon Baatz, PhD...

Duration:00:40:42

The Face of Science: Mentors and Connections

12/21/2016
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The Academy's After School STEM Mentoring program improves science education and brings science out of the lab and into the community by placing early-career STEM professionals in public middle schools to serve as mentors to students. This is the last podcast in a three-part series. For more on this topic, view our Developing Scientists through Outreach eBriefing.

Duration:00:25:50

A Quantum State of Mind

12/7/2016
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Are physicists on a path to upend some of the time-tested fundamental theories of physics? This podcast explores the interplay between quantum theory and general relativity, and how these phenomena may be exploited, from black holes to quantum computing. Featuring Daniel Harlow (Harvard University Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature), Scott Aaronson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Brian Swingle (Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics), with moderation from George...

Duration:01:27:40

The Face of Science: Teaching Teachers

11/16/2016
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So many of our misconceptions about science come from where we first encountered them the classroom. How can we do a better job of teaching science, both so we make sure we have a new generation of STEM professionals, but also a STEM-literate public? The second of the three-part series. For more on this topic, view our Developing Scientists through Outreach eBriefing.

Duration:00:20:42

Are We Alone in the Universe?

10/26/2016
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According to Enrico Fermi, there's a high probability of extraterrestrial life, but we haven't found any yet. Why is that? Listen in as top scientists discuss the question of what and who else might be out there. Featuring Adam Frank (University of Rochester), Louisa Preston (astrobiologist and author), Jason Thomas Wright (Pennsylvania State University), and Stephen M. Gardiner (University of Washington), with moderation by Ira Flatow (PRI's Science Friday ), this podcast features audio...

Duration:01:16:54

The Face of Science: Myths and Misconceptions

10/4/2016
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Even in the 21st century, there's a significant percentage of people who deeply mistrust science and scientists. Why? And what can we do about it? The first of a three-part series. For more on this topic, view our Developing Scientists through Outreach eBriefing.

Duration:00:30:56

The Rise of Human Consciousness

9/13/2016
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Advances in physical sciences, biology, and neuroscience have dramatically enhanced our knowledge of the human species. But can physical sciences solve the biggest mystery the emergence of human consciousness? A distinguished panel of experts, including David Chalmers, PhD, Michael Graziano, PhD, Hod Lipson, PhD, and Max Tegmark, PhD, will discuss in this new podcast. Scientific American's George Musser moderates. This podcast features audio from the fourth event in our series, The Physics...

Duration:01:17:04