Featured This Month
Computer scientist and educator Beth Simon of UC San Diego argues against old-school teaching styles and instead offers fresh ways to keep tech-phobic students engaged in class. Siimon is presented as part of The Constellation, a series of interviews hosted by Sally Ride Science @ UC San Diego.
Long term, sustained ocean observations provide scientists with much needed insight into natural and human induced changes in the world ocean. Join NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center Director Francisco Werner as he provides a broad perspective on ocean observing and its scientific value and application, as well as a close up look at the important monitoring effort in our own coastal ocean, the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations. Recorded on 11/14/2016.
Despite being diminutive in size, iChips have the potential to make big impacts on drug development and medical treatment testing. Lawrence Livermore National Lab is replicating the human body on a miniature scale, specifically focusing on brain physiology. Capturing human physiology outside the body allows scientists to probe and understand the human body without using human subjects. Staff scientist Elizabeth Wheeler describes how her group is using biology, 3D bioprinting, microchips and other technology to recreate human physiology outside the body. Recorded on 02/13/2016.
How a single mom computer novice became a Google software engineer, how Blue Jays are aiding habitat recovery on California's Channel Islands, research in developing sustainable agriculture practices, plus a very smart puppy and some furry friends.