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Women in Science – Ruby Payne-Scott – with guest Dr. Miller Goss - SparkDialog

9/12/2017
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Within the last century, things have changed significantly for women in science. At the beginning of the 20th century, women rarely were educated in science, and seldom became professional scientists. Yet there were a few brilliant women who rose to the top. Today we are discussing one of them - Ruby Payne-Scott. In today's podcast, […] The post Women in Science – Ruby Payne-Scott – with guest Dr. Miller Goss appeared first on SparkDialog.

Duration: 00:35:20


The Solar Eclipse – Awe, Wonder, and Science - SparkDialog

8/29/2017
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Last week, a total solar eclipse passed over the United States. And millions of people watched – making it perhaps one of the most viewed events in history. In today’s podcast, we talk about the awe, the wonder, and the science behind the eclipse. What was it like to stand in the moon’s shadow and […] The post The Solar Eclipse – Awe, Wonder, and Science appeared first on SparkDialog.

Duration: 00:30:35


Teaching Science with Animals and Travel – with guest Dr. Meenakshi Prabhune - SparkDialog

8/15/2017
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Science is all around us, but sometimes, it is easy to be intimidated by the formulas, math, and terminology. That’s why today’s guest, Dr. Meenakshi Prabhune (or Minu for short), goes about teaching science using things we see in everyday life and things we can relate to – namely, animals. Growing up in India, she had […] The post Teaching Science with Animals and Travel – with guest Dr. Meenakshi Prabhune appeared first on SparkDialog.

Duration: 00:15:10


Autism Therapy and Zen – with guest Anlor Davin - SparkDialog

8/1/2017
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Autism hasn't always been well understood in the community. In fact, no more than a few decades ago, people were frequently misdiagnosed or even institutionalized. Today in the podcast, we talk to Anlor Davin. Anlor has autism, and she discusses her own autism therapy. Anlor grew up in France. She was not diagnosed with autism […] The post Autism Therapy and Zen – with guest Anlor Davin appeared first on SparkDialog.

Duration: 00:28:43


A Slice of Life – with guests Sebastian Marcu and Neil Jaschinski - SparkDialog

7/18/2017
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Being an astronaut is pretty glamorous – except when it comes to the food. Food in space isn’t very palatable. There are many hazards and dangers created by the space environment that put constraints on what astronauts can eat. Food needs to be preserved properly. It is hard to heat up, and sometimes the astronauts […] The post A Slice of Life – with guests Sebastian Marcu and Neil Jaschinski appeared first on SparkDialog.

Duration: 00:33:09


The Ethics of Augmented Reality and Our Future – with guest Liv Erickson - SparkDialog

7/4/2017
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Augmented Reality has many exciting applications. You can play games such as Pokémon Go, use AR to rearrange the furniture in your living room, or even get a glimpse of how you would look in a new hairstyle. But when considering these possibilities, it is also important to consider privacy issues and the ethics of Augmented Reality. How will companies […] The post The Ethics of Augmented Reality and Our Future – with guest Liv Erickson appeared first on SparkDialog.

Duration: 00:35:21


Sustainability – The Bigger Picture – with guest Dr. Oliver Putz - SparkDialog

6/20/2017
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When you think of protecting our planet, what comes to mind? Making a better world for your children? Cleaning up your neighborhood? Often, we think of that which we see around us – our communities, our lives, and our loved ones. There is nothing wrong with that response. But perhaps, when looking at sustainability, we […] The post Sustainability – The Bigger Picture – with guest Dr. Oliver Putz appeared first on SparkDialog.

Duration: 00:26:36


Your Body in Space – with guest Dr. Ronke Olabisi - SparkDialog

5/9/2017
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Your body is a delicate machine, and space is a harsh environment. And even though astronauts have gone no farther than the moon, they have been subjected to high radiation rates, deteriorating vision, and atrophy of bones and muscles. If we want to travel to Mars or even beyond, or extend an individual human’s time […] The post Your Body in Space – with guest Dr. Ronke Olabisi appeared first on SparkDialog.

Duration: 00:20:56


The Dalai Lama, Tibetan Monks, and Science – with guest Chris Impey - SparkDialog

3/24/2017
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If the Dalai Lama didn't become a monk, he would have been an engineer. Even today, science and mathematics fascinate him. But in spite of this, many Tibetan monks are unfamiliar with modern science, some not even knowing that the Earth revolves around the sun. In an attempt to remedy this, the Dalai Lama helped […] The post The Dalai Lama, Tibetan Monks, and Science – with guest Chris Impey appeared first on SparkDialog.

Duration: 00:30:52