Modulus, hosted by Brian and Stephanie, is a podcast for engineers, scientists, researchers, and STEM enthusiasts who want an inside look at the work that moves humankind forward.
Finding Failures, Saving Lives
Take an inside look at Zipline, an ambitious drone delivery company, from the perspective of the person whose job is to find the company’s technological flaws — and fix them before lives are on the line.
Deciphering the Mind of the Octopus
Understanding octopus intelligence requires stepping outside the notion of intelligence as we know it.
Mystery of the Booming Sands
Caltech professor Melany Hunt set out to solve a centuries-long mystery: what causes the rare booming sand dune?
NASA engineer Bobak Ferdowsi — known internationally as “Mohawk Guy” — takes us inside the arc of his career, the make-or-break moments behind the Mars Curiosity Rover, and his rise to overnight celebrity.
Working Under Pressure
An advanced diving technique allows for months-long missions underwater, and with that comes both discoveries and dangers, as told by our two featured divers.
Two researchers are on a quest to find better battery solutions in the pursuit of sustainable energy storage.
Love the pod. Question though, why not include the sound of the booming sand during episode 4? I may have missed it but it seems like an easy thing to add. I’ve never heard it before and had to go look up a national park service video to hear. Weird sound!
I found the first couple episodes very interesting. This podcast is great to listen to while remaining engaged rather than just having it on in the background.
Update: I really liked episode three’s more conversational style. I’d love to hear more like it in the future
Diving under pressure
Awesome story telling