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Periodic audiocasts from American Scientist, a publication of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society.

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    • 4.3, 19 Ratings

Periodic audiocasts from American Scientist, a publication of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society.

    Synesthesia’s Altered Senses

    Synesthesia’s Altered Senses

    An interview with Anina Rich, who heads the Perception in Action Research Centre at Macquarie University and the Synaesthesia at Macquarie research group. She investigates synesthesia to learn about how the brain integrates information.

    • 17 min
    The Human Need for Visible Data

    The Human Need for Visible Data

    An interview with Manuel Lima, Senior UX Design Leader for Google, avid historian, and author of books exploring how certain visual themes, such as circles, go back to the beginnings of human understanding.

    • 17 min
    Channeling Lasers

    Channeling Lasers

    New computing applications are ahead for soft materials that can guide light.

    • 22 min
    Climate Modeler

    Climate Modeler

    An interview with atmospheric scientist Ben Santer, who helped to author the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's famous conclusion in 1995 of the “discernible human influence on global climate” and who has continued his research through to the present day at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the United States.

    • 20 min
    Family-Friendly Science Communication

    Family-Friendly Science Communication

    All-ages programming is a challenge, but Tinkercast's "WOW in the World" is popular among both parents and children.

    • 21 min
    Detecting Gerrymandering

    Detecting Gerrymandering

    Detecting gerrymandering is an active research field, particularly given new voting methods such as ranked-choice voting, but ending the practice takes more than mathematical know-how.

    • 10 min

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