The Hidden Life of Magnets

Ainissa Ramirez is a Scientist, Author and a self-proclaimed “Science Evangelist.” She is the creator of a podcast series called “Science Underground.” She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the hidden life of magnets.

SciTech Now Episode 502

In this episode of SciTech Now, we take a look at tiny museums; discover the hidden life of magnets; see how virtual reality can treat pain; and explore Jupiter.

Ainissa Ramirez creates magnets with lightning

Ainissa Ramirez is a scientist, author and a self-proclaimed “science evangelist.”  She is calling for big changes in science education and is the creator of a podcast series called “science underground.” Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Ramirez about one of her podcast episodes called called “creating magnets with lightning.”

SciTech Now Episode 212

In this episode of SciTech Now, a four-story magnet may hold the key to clean, renewable energy; Jennifer Vento, from the digital marketing firm Women Online, discusses how women around the world are joining together to create innovative new technologies that protect women both on- and offline; Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the future of space exploration.

A four-story magnet, the key to clean energy?

Engineers in California are building a giant magnet that could help power the world. The magnet would be at the heart of a giant nuclear fusion reactor currently being developed in the south of France as part of an international mega-project to generate clean, renewable energy.