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NASA Level Technology On Our Cell Phones

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 to discuss how satellite cameras made by NASA became the cameras in our cell phones.

How a Microscope has revolutionized our view of cells

Researchers have created a microscope capable of observing cells in 3-D. With this new technology scientists can watch videos of cells and their natural environments without needing to extract them. Eric Betzig, group leader at Howard Hughes Medical Institute joins Hari via Google Hangout to discuss the implications of this new technology.

The Cephalopod Empire

The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole Massachusetts is home to roughly 3000 Cephalopods, likely the largest population at any research laboratory. The Cephalopods provide unique experimental value to scientists who have been studying them for decades.

Photosynthesis and Clean Energy

Scientists have used artificial photosynthesis to generate clean energy. This process typically requires electricity or natural gas but now researchers have developed a new device that’s more than twice as efficient and runs only on water and sunlight. Zetian Mi, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor joins Hari […]

The Race to find an Ebola Vaccine

The West Africa Ebola Epidemic of 2014 was the most widespread outbreak in the disease’s history. While Today doctors are better equipped at containing the spread of this Virus, there is a lot more work to be done in order to prevent future epidemics.  We visit the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas […]

The Engineering behind the Ironing Board

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 a Little Known African American Inventor, Sarah Boone.

Genetic markers for concussions

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 if there are genetic markers for concussions.