Verge of Discovery is a podcast created for everyone who loves to learn and wants to know more about the most recent developments in the field of science and technology. We interview today's brightest scholars, intellectuals and visionaries in the field of science and technology and bring their knowledge, passion and wisdom to you. Our goal is bring the latest scientific developments to you directly from the minds of people who are propelling us into the future. We want to learn from them and be inspired by them.
Just imagine Christopher Columbus telling you personally what it was like to explore the Americas or the Wright brothers describing to you what it was like to fly for the first time. What would that feel like?
This is what the Verge of Discovery is about, that moment of personal discovery from the hearts and minds of today's brightest stars.
041: Top 10 Episodes - Season 1 of Verge of Discovery Podcast
Let's recap season one with the top 10 episodes of the very first season of Verge of Discovery Podcast.
040: Video Games and the Nature of Aging and Play with Dr. Bob De Schutter
Bob De Schutter is a Belgian video game designer and researcher. He is best known for his work on the design of video games for players in middle through late adulthood. We discuss video games designed for older adults and why it might be the next frontier for game development.
039: Biomechanics of Riding and Balancing a Bicycle with Dr. Stephen Cain
Dr. Stephen Cain is a research investigator in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research interests include: human/bicycle dynamics; the development and use of novel experimental methods and instrumentation to quantify changes in biomechanics that accompany learning, adaptation, or fatigue; human gait; human balance; sports biomechanics; and MEMS inertial sensor applications. He shares his passion for cycling with us and enlightens us in his field of biomechanics and how it relates to riding and balancing a bicycle.
038: Glycoimmunology and the Groundbreaking Research of Glycan Signatures with Dr. Maverakis
Dr. Maverakis is an award-winning physician-scientist at the University of California, Davis. He introduces his field of glycoimmunology and describes how this field is wide open to new discoveries. Dr. Maverakis goes in further detail regarding characterization of immune glycome and glycan signature considerations in future treatments. He concludes our interview by sharing some of his advice and resources.
037: The Dangers of the Zika Virus and its Transmission with Dr. Sarkar
Dr. Sarkar is Professor of Integrative Biology and of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin where he has taught since 1998. His laboratory focuses on spatial ecological planning and neglected tropical diseases including Chagas, Dengue, and Zika. Dr. Sarkar discusses his work on the modification of transmission models for dengue to perform risk analyses for the emerging threat of Zika. He also discusses Zika virus with its implications and transmission patterns in added detail.
036: The Future of Renewable Energy with Dr. Christopher Clack
Dr. Christopher Clack is a mathematician and research scientist for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at Colorado University at Boulder. He joins us to talk about his latest work of building an energy, well more specifically electric, simulator. Dr. Clack discusses how it allows us to seek out the most cost effective approach to rebuild the future energy system in a methodical calculated way. It is a model, so you can investigate almost infinite possibilities and display them for decision makers.
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