Sunday, June 27, 2010

Are We Alone for 06/28/10 - Home Brew Science

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Are We Alone - Home Brew Science

The recipe for being a scientist was easy in the old days… just be born into a rich family, have an interest in nature and plenty of time to indulge yourself. But are the days of gentlemen scientists over? Maybe not.

We go to the Maker Faire and check out how small-scale projects have big-scale ambitions.

Also, how everyday experience often tells us something profound about the universe.

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You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone iPhone/iPad app:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/are-we-alone-make-contact/id374968004?mt=8

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Are We Alone for 06/21/10 - Swarm in Here... Or Is It Me?

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Are We Alone -
Swarm in Here... Or Is It Me?

An ant … can’t … move a rubber tree plant… but the colony can. As a group, ants are an efficient, organized, can-do bunch. And a model for humans trying to manage complex systems.

Find out about the eerie collective intelligence of animals, and how an MIT researcher is hoping to put humans to work collaboratively to solve problems like climate change.

Also … hear how research into flocking behavior helps Hollywood film a herd of stampeding dinosaurs.

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Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Swarm_in_Here_or_Is_It_Just_Me_

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone
iPhone/iPad app:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/are-we-alone-make-contact/id374968004?mt=8

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Are We Alone for 06/14/10 - Written in Code

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Written in Code

Genes – what are they good for? Absolutely… something. But not everything. Your “genius” genes need to be turned on – and your environment determines that. Find out how to unleash your inner-Einstein, and what scientists learned from studying the famous physicist’s brain.

Also, the bizarre notion that your children inherit not just your genes, but also the consequences of your habits – smoking, stress, diet, and other behaviors that turn the genes on.

Plus Francis Collins on affordable personal genomes, and a man who decoded his own DNA in under a week.

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Written_in_Code

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone
iPhone/iPad app:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/are-we-alone-make-contact/id374968004?mt=8

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Apex Magazine Issue 13 released

The June, 2010 issue of the free online 'zine APEX MAGAZINE was published June 7th. This month's issue features new stories by Holly Hight and Naomi Libicki and a reprint from Jeff Carlson.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Are We Alone for 06/07/10 - Seth's Garage

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Are We Alone - Seth's Garage

ENCORE It’s always a surprise to go digging in Seth’s garage – who knows what we’ll find! In this impressive heap of paraphernalia, tucked between boxes of old radio tubes and hydraulic jacks, we stumble upon the secrets to our galaxy’s central black hole… witness the dance of the PhD theses… uncover the genome of milk (while moo-ving boxes) and … hey? Who’s that crunching numbers in the corner? It’s astrophysicist Mario Livio addressing the mathematical mysteries of universe.

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Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Seth_s_Garage

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone
iPhone/iPad app:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/are-we-alone-make-contact/id374968004?mt=8

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Apex Magazine re-opens to submissions

Posted on behalf of Jason Sizemore / Apex Publications:

Apex Magazine has re-opened to submissions. Apex Magazine pays five cents a word.

Take notice that our guidelines have changed.

Apex also welcomes our new fiction editor, Catheryyne M. Valente!

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