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  • Thinnest Material 

    Science Update

    In this Science Update, learn about the world's thinnest material was created using nanotechnology.

    6,7,8,9,10,11,12
  • Cheese Tomography 

    Science Update

    A hot area in engineering is the idea of non-destructive evaluation—using sophisticated scanning techniques to examine an item without taking it apart or cutting it open. In this Science Update, you'll learn about how one researcher has adapted the technology for a rather tasty material.

    6,7,8,9,10,11,12
  • Musical Illusion 

    Science Update

    Listen to a musical illusion, which causes us to hear what isn't there, and find out what it tells us about the infant brain.

    6,7,8,9,10,11,12
  • Reading Glasses 

    Science Update

    In this Science Update, find out why the need for reading glasses seems to be an inevitable part of growing older.

    6,7,8,9,10,11,12
  • Wheelchairs 

    Science Update

    In this Science Update, hear how exchanging technology with some of the world's poorest countries is helping to build better wheelchairs.

    6,7,8,9,10,11,12
  • Curve Balls 

    Science Update

    About the only math most folks do around a baseball diamond is quoting their favorite player's batting average. But it turns out that baseball may actually have a thing or two to teach mathematicians. You'll learn why in this Science Update.

    6,7,8,9,10,11,12
  • Lawn Nitrates 

    Science Update

    Scientists measure the nitrate levels in groundwater and determine whether the lawn fertilizers raised those levels significantly.

    6,7,8,9,10,11,12
  • Early Climate Change 

    Science Update

    Human activities like farming have contributed some amount of greenhouse gas to the atmosphere for ages

    6,7,8,9,10,11,12
  • Monogamous Voles 

    Science Update

    Learn why two different species of rodents, called voles, have very different strategies for post-mating relationships.

    6,7,8,9,10,11,12
  • Solar Blind 

    Science Update

    We’ve always been warned not to look at the sun, for fear of burning out the cells in our retinas. It turns out that even photodetectors—devices specially designed to measure light—can’t look at the sun either, but for a different reason: they’re rendered useless when flooded with the sun’s intense rays. In this Science Update, you’ll hear about a new photodetector that’s not afraid to stare the sun straight in the eye.

    6,7,8,9,10,11,12
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