Sunday, November 28, 2010

Are We Alone for 11/29/10 - Extreme Geology

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Are We Alone - Extreme Geology

ENCORE We think of major geologic events as taking place a long time ago – but the Earth is just as active as it ever was. We’re a planet in motion. Discover why earthquakes might be increasing worldwide… descend into daring cave exploration… and take a trip to Hawaii where new volcanoes are gurgling up right now.

Plus – the supervolcano under Yellowstone Park… when might it erupt again?

Guests:

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

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.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Are We Alone for 11/22/10 - Humans Need Not Apply

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Are We Alone - Humans Need Not Apply

You are one-of-a-kind, unique, indispensible… oh, wait, never mind! It seems that computer over there can do what you do … faster and with greater accuracy.

Yes, it’s silicon vs. carbon as intelligent, interactive machines out-perform humans in tasks beyond data-crunching. We’re not only building our successors, we’re developing emotional relationships with them. Find out why humans are hard-wired to be attached to androids.

Also, the handful of areas where humans still rule… as pilots, doctors and journalists. Scratch that! Journalism is automated too – tune in for a news story written solely by a machine.

Guests:
  • Clifford Nass – Social psychologist at Stanford University and Director of the Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab
  • Tom Jones – United States astronaut, space consultant, and veteran of four Space Shuttle flights
  • Chris Ford – Business director at Pixar Animation Studios
  • Eric Van De Graaff -Cardiologist at Alegent Health
  • James Bennighof – Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and professor of music theory at Baylor University in Texas
  • Kathy Abbott – Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Flight Deck Human Factors at the Federal Aviation Administration
  • Kristian Hammond – Co-founder, Narrative Science

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

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.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Are We Alone for 11/15/10 - Skeptic Check: Saucer's Apprentice

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Are We Alone - Skeptic Check: Saucer's Apprentice

They’re here! About one-third of all Americans believe we’re being visited by extraterrestrial spacecraft. But wait, you want evidence?

UFO
sighting are as prevalent as flies at a picnic. But proof of visitation – well, that’s really alien.

Hear why belief in extraterrestrial UFOs persists … and why military sightings that “can’t be explained” don’t warrant rolling out a welcome mat for ET.

Plus, the most fab UFOs in the movies!

It’s Skeptic Check… but don’t take our word for it!

Guests:

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

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.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Are We Alone for 11/08/10 - Found in Space

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Are We Alone - Found in Space

If someone asks where you get off, you can now respond with precision. Satellites and computers spit out coordinates accurate to a few paces. And digital maps stand the Copernican principle on its head – putting you at the center of everything (how does it feel?).

Find out how today’s maps are shuffling our world view. Also, how does a rat navigate a maze without GPS? Hear of the plotting that goes on in that tiny rodent brain.

Plus, mapping the universe and pinpointing just where we are in cosmic time – lucky for us, human evolution is right on schedule.

Guests:

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

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.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Apex Magazine Issue 18 released (special Arab/Muslim themed issue)


Posted on behalf of Jason Sizemore / Apex Book Company:

The contents of a brand new issue of Apex Magazine have been posted!

Apex Magazine Issue 18

 
Fiction:
Poetry:
The awesome cover art for this month is by Edward Dulac.

Our November goal is to raise $550 for Apex Magazine. If you enjoy the content, please consider subscribing or buying a copy (available in the following formats: ePub/PDF/LIT/PDB/LRF/mobi/RB/
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