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At the California Science Center, we love to wonder and be curious about the world around us. In each new episode, join host Perry Roth-Johnson as he chats with scientists, engineers, museum professionals, and others to find answers to questions you might have wondered. New episodes every other Wednesday.

Ever Wonder? from the California Science Center California Science Center

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

At the California Science Center, we love to wonder and be curious about the world around us. In each new episode, join host Perry Roth-Johnson as he chats with scientists, engineers, museum professionals, and others to find answers to questions you might have wondered. New episodes every other Wednesday.

    ...what creatures live in the deep sea? (with Brittany Munson)

    ...what creatures live in the deep sea? (with Brittany Munson)

    The deep sea is a mysterious place full of many different life forms! Some that may seem strange yet incredibly amazing to us. But how can we learn more about these creatures if the deep sea can be so hard to explore!?   Do you ever wonder what creatures live in the deep sea?   In today’s episode the Science Center interns; Nathan Arriaza, Gerardo Martinez, Jose Cornejo, and Jason Mejia have a conversation with Senior Educator here at the California Science Center, Brittan...

    • 20 min
    REBROADCAST...who writes the stuff you read in an exhibit? (with Jennifer Lawrence)

    REBROADCAST...who writes the stuff you read in an exhibit? (with Jennifer Lawrence)

    For the first few episodes of this podcast, we'll take you behind the scenes of the California Science Center to meet some of the people who design and develop exhibits.Imagine for a minute that you're visiting a science center or a museum. You're looking at an exhibit and… you probably have questions. Good thing there's some text posted nearby to help explain what's going on.These bits of interpretive text are called exhibit labels, and you can find them all over museums. If you've been to a...

    • 13 min
    REBROADCAST:......if robots can be biased? (with Ayanna Howard)

    REBROADCAST:......if robots can be biased? (with Ayanna Howard)

    The field of robotics has advanced a LOT over the past couple of decades, and part of that has to do with advances in the fields of computer science and artificial intelligence. Algorithms that help robots function and interact with the world are all around us, from the search engines we use to the facial recognition function in our phones.But these algorithms can have problems. This past September, for example, Twitter users discovered that photo previews, which use machine learning to crop ...

    • 25 min
    REBROADCAST...why our galaxy is a spiral? (bonus episode with Devin Waller)

    REBROADCAST...why our galaxy is a spiral? (bonus episode with Devin Waller)

    Before we go on break for the holidays, we’re releasing another bonus episode. We introduce Devin Waller, who will be joining the show as co-host for the next few episodes. As our first season wraps up, we answer a question from one of our listeners:Do you ever wonder why our galaxy is a spiral?And we also give a teaser of what’s coming next season! Have a question you've been wondering about? Send an email to everwonder@californiasciencecenter.org to tell us what you'd like to hear in f...

    • 13 min
    REBROADCAST......who takes care of animals when they get sick? (with Brittany Stevens)

    REBROADCAST......who takes care of animals when they get sick? (with Brittany Stevens)

    Giant sea bass. Desert tortoise. Leopard shark. These are all examples of creatures you can see on display when you visit the California Science Center. And just like you or me or any of the pets you might have at home, these critters can get sick.Do you ever wonder who takes care of all these different animals when they need to go to the doctor?In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Brittany Stevens, a veterinarian here at the Science Center. She'll tell us all about her vet exam room, how she...

    • 15 min
    REBROADCAST......how can robots work together? (with Kirstin Petersen)

    REBROADCAST......how can robots work together? (with Kirstin Petersen)

    We are starting a new series on robots! We've seen some pretty amazing advances in robotics in just the past few years. Maybe you've seen videos of humanoid robots that do backflips or robot hummingbirds that can hover in midair. Now, a video of a single back-flipping robot is pretty amazing. But what if you could get a whole team of robots--hundreds or even thousands of robots--to cooperate with each other? Do you ever wonder what would happen if robots worked together?Kirstin Petersen ...

    • 19 min

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16 Ratings

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This podcast is a must-listen for fans of the California Science Center. Each podcast covers a different science-related subject and many provide insights into the workings of the Center with interviews of staff members, curators, and many others. It’s been nice, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, to remain connected to news from the California Science Center and to reliable information about all manner of scientific subjects. Keep up the great work! I’ll be listening!

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