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Enterprise, OR

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It delivers all of the latest scientific news, emerging technologies, inventions and cutting edge products.

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English

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Science-Palooza | FULL SHOW | #328

10/1/2016
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This weeks show is a veritable grab bag of topics! First is a groundbreaking new treatment for preciously untreatable tremors. Then on to the Rosetta probe, which is crashing into a comet shaped like a rubber duck!! And finally, we have the latest in maintenance-free air purification technology! | Download Full Episode #328

Duration: 00:42:01


Targeting Tremors | SEGMENT 1 | #328

10/1/2016
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For those with tremors, every day tasks like drinking a cup of coffee can feel impossible. Lebenthal & Company CEO, Alexandra Lebenthal, suffered from terrible tremors most of her life until she took part in a groundbreaking procedure at Weill Cornell Medicine Brain & Spine Center in NYC. Alexandra shares her personal journey undergoing high-intensity focused ultrasound treatments.

Duration: 00:04:56


Essential Tremor | SEGMENT 2 | #328

10/1/2016
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10-million people in the U.S. are afflicted with Essential Tremor. A cutting-edge procedure has received FDA approval and is bringing hope to those affected by the common movement disorder. Alexandra Lebenthal comments on how the procedure has positively impacted her quality of life.

Duration: 00:07:07


Death on a Comet | SEGMENT 3 | #328

10/1/2016
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The Rosetta Probe is going to run out of juice soon, but instead of letting it fade away, it's going to be crashed into a comet! Aren't scientists the best? On behalf of the Science Channel (@sciencechannel), Dan Riskin (@riskindan) tells us more.

Duration: 00:07:07


Hot Potato | SEGMENT 4 | #328

10/1/2016
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What shape is a comet? Would you have guessed "rubber duck? Dr. Dan Riskin (@riskindan), Host of Science Channel's (@sciencechannel) "Death on a Comet", joins us to discuss all the new data they've been discovering from the Rosetta Probe.

Duration: 00:09:09


2016 Space Odyssey | SEGMENT 5 | #328

10/1/2016
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What does a comet shaped like a rubber duck smell like? The Science Channel (@sciencechannel) has the answer! Dr. Dan Riskin (@riskindan), Host of "Death on a Comet", joins us to discuss the new Science Channel special.

Duration: 00:06:29


Airfree | SEGMENT 6 | #328

10/1/2016
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Do you have dust or mold allergies? Alan is joined by Jose Duarte, Airfree (@airfree) Development Director, to discuss their amazing new air purifier, the Onix 3000, that is maintenance-free... And did we mention it looks like Darth Vader. Bonus!

Duration: 00:05:44


Enduring Energy of the Trekkie | FULL SHOW | #327

8/27/2016
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A prime example of the extraordinary impact that popular culture has on our society is the show Star Trek. Bridging gaps, punching through barriers, and inspiring new technologies - this show did everything, and more. We'll speak with the Executive Producer of "Building Star Trek," a 2 hour special examining what the sci-fi sensation continues to do to our lives. We will also find out how to escape Wi-Fi black holes, and what biofuel can do for our energy future. | Download Full Episode #327

Duration: 00:42:13


Trekking Out | SEGMENT 1 | #327

8/27/2016
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Alan is a Trekkie. Who would have thought? Then again, Star Trek has had an amazing run. Lasting through the decades, spawning revivals, and even impacting science and technology research, the show continues to have a far reaching influence on our society. Elliott Halpern, Executive Producer of "Building Star Trek," (@SmithsonianChan) shares in Alan's excitement.

Duration: 00:05:51


Technology of Star Trek | SEGMENT 2 | #327

8/27/2016
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On September 4th, at 8 p.m. eastern and pacific time, Star Trek will once again make its way into our lives through a 2 hour special called "Building Star Trek." Executive Producer Elliott Halpern geeks out with us over sci-fi technologies that have been and are being created for real world application, such as a universal translator, tractor beam, and even a tricorder!

Duration: 00:06:14


Holding Onto the Past | SEGMENT 3 | #327

8/27/2016
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If the creators of Star Trek had known what a sensation the show would become, they probably would have kept a closer eye on the props. Unfortunately, most were thrown out or lost, and what survived wasn't always in the best condition. The Star Trek exhibit at the EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington contains dozens of fantastic pieces from the original show - including the model Enterprise.

Duration: 00:06:53


The Wi-Fi Black Hole | SEGMENT 4 | #327

8/27/2016
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Some people, the unlucky ones, live in a Wi-Fi vortex where no streaming, downloading, browsing or buying is possible without a direct connection. Until recently, Alan was one of those people. Find out how he escaped the wireless black hole using the ATHENA-EX, a powerful range extender designed for multi-device households.

Duration: 00:07:38


Biofuel | SEGMENT 5 | #327

8/27/2016
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Energy resources and the oil industry are controversial topics, but in order to find a solution they need to be discussed. Eric McAfee, Chairman and CEO of Aemetis (@Aemetis), is in the business of biofuel, one potential solution to future oil crises.

Duration: 00:07:09


Cleaning Up Diesel | SEGMENT 6 | #327

8/27/2016
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Gasoline gets a lot of bad press, but diesel in particular gets the brunt of it. Can the biggest issues be solved with biodiesel? It produces virtually no sulfur and 80% less carbon while costing less than traditional diesel. Eric McAfee (@Aemetis) has more.

Duration: 00:05:53


Future of Cars, AI, and DNA | FULL SHOW | #326

8/20/2016
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Innovation is often born out of competition. Today, we find out about XPRIZE, progress in the field of AI, 'biological barcoding,' and the revolution of 3D printing in the auto world. | Download Full Episode #326

Duration: 00:13:47


XPRIZE | SEGMENT 1 | #326

8/20/2016
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How do big innovations happen? Competitions like XPRIZE (@xprize) help make progress possible by providing incentives to help creators want to create. Amir Banifatemi, Prize Leader for IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, joins to tell us more about the origins of XPRIZE.

Duration: 00:06:34


Future of AI | SEGMENT 2 | #326

8/20/2016
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What makes XPRIZE (@xprize) so important, especially to the field of AI? Amir Banifatemi explains how this challenge has helped AI progress and bring together multidisciplinary teams from around the world.

Duration: 00:05:23


A Biological Code | SEGMENT 3 | #326

8/20/2016
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The world needs a better way to track products and identify the ones that are genuine. This is the mission of MeiLin Wan, Applied DNA Sciences (@APDN) Executive Director of Textile Sales. MeiLin is here to shed some light on a new product that uses plant DNA to create a 'biological barcode' to track all kinds of goods.

Duration: 00:06:53


The Future of the Car | SEGMENT 4 | #326

8/20/2016
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Local Motors (@localmotors) have been advancing the technology of building cars by leaps and bounds, but they have encountered the usual hurdle automotive companies come up against: the Federal Government. CEO Jay Rogers (@JohnBRogers) fills us in on their difficulties and progress.

Duration: 00:08:20


Neighborhood Electric Vehicle | SEGMENT 5 | #326

8/20/2016
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With a belief in sustainability and local ingenuity, Jay Rogers (@JohnBRogers) and Local Motors (@localmotors) have made it their mission to enhance the life of local communities everywhere. We also learn about the NEV, or Neighborhood Electric Vehicles, which he plans to introduce to meet the needs of congested city transit.

Duration: 00:06:27

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