At the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, a group of high school girls are part of a program called the Brown Scholars, which focuses on the intersection of computer and natural sciences. Each year, these students take part in a hackathon, where they work alongside industry professionals to solve challenges.
The American Museum of Natural History is working to digitize Charles Darwin’s manuscripts and make them available to the public electronically. David Kohn, Director of the Darwin manuscript project at the American Museum of Natural History joins Hari Sreenivasan.
In this episode of SciTech Now, the creation of the Vaux’s Swifts new habitat; a look into Darwin’s unseen manuscripts; Calwave Power Technologies is harnessing the renewable power of ocean waves to produce both electricity and freshwater; and Penn State students predicting perfect sunsets.
Whether they’re microscopic or massive, fossils provide snapshots of an ancient world and help scientists piece together clues from the past. Dinosaur Whisperer Dustin Growick explains how fossils are made in our continuing feature, The Dinosaur Show.
Invasive species threaten Florida’s ecosystem; professor Madhu Thangavelu discusses the future of collaborative robotics; serial entrepreneur Brian Hecht explains how emerging job search engines are altering the employment marketplace; planetary physicist Phil Metzger looks into the future of Mars exploration; and we go behind the scenes at the AMNH.
My name is Mordecai-Mark Mac Low and my position is Curator of Astrophysics. In the last century, we have learned that the universe is expanding and that the stuff is it made of is primarily not normal matter. It’s primary something we have called dark matter and something else we are calling dark energy. What do we know about dark energy?
Mark Norell, named “Coolest Dude Alive” by the Wall Street Journal is the Chairman of the Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History. Up next, Norell gives us an inside look at what it’s like to be the museum’s chief reptile dinosaur expert.
Mark Siddall, curator at the American Museum of Natural History, takes us inside the minds of venomous organisms, as he explores the many strategic ways venom is delivered. Join us as we sit down with him.
We do “Show and Tell” with two tortoises, Hermes and Mud. Hermes and Mud have been at the American Museum of Natural History for 13 years. These were the two last ones out of their litter. One had an underslung jaw and the other one, his back had been broken so his shell was grown kind of funny. Curator and Herpetologist Carrel Frost said he did exactly what he tells people never to do, which is he felt sorry for them and just bought them on the spot.
An expert from the American Museum of Natural History explains what we know about dark matter, how it was discovered, and what it means to us on Earth.