Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan
Science news of the week:
A new technology uses nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam
New study shows Einstein’s brain had an unusually complex pattern of convolutions in the prefrontal cortex
October 2012 tied with 2008 as the fifth-warmest October globally since record keeping began in 1880
Researchers have designed a detector that uses nanotechnology to mimic canine scent receptors
Song of the Week:
Heartless Bastards’ “Gotta Have Rock n Roll”
Featured This Week:
The Penumbral Eclipse and Planets at Dawn Deborah Byrd and Michael Brennan talk about skywatching the full moon during the penumbral eclipse, the planet Jupiter, and a few other planets in the morning sky.
Snowball Earth Michael Brennan speaks with geophysical scientist Dorian Abbot, who led a study released recently by the American Geophysical Union, about Snowball Earth theory and how clouds factor into that hypothesis.
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