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The Xapiens Podcast, hosted by two MIT Nuclear Physics PhD students, explores the bleeding edge ideas spanning biology, physics, chemistry, and computer science that mark our road to the future. Hear from experts in the field about the fundamental particles that make up the universe, revolutionary interfaces to the brain, and new technology that can change the way we interact with our futures. Listen to visionaries and Nobel prize winners, see what their hopes for the future look like, and how you can be a part of it.

Xapiens at MIT Loyd Waites and Bobby Johnston

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The Xapiens Podcast, hosted by two MIT Nuclear Physics PhD students, explores the bleeding edge ideas spanning biology, physics, chemistry, and computer science that mark our road to the future. Hear from experts in the field about the fundamental particles that make up the universe, revolutionary interfaces to the brain, and new technology that can change the way we interact with our futures. Listen to visionaries and Nobel prize winners, see what their hopes for the future look like, and how you can be a part of it.

    XPC 17: Jose Alonso, Soviets Competition, Finding New Elements, And the Cowboys of Physics

    XPC 17: Jose Alonso, Soviets Competition, Finding New Elements, And the Cowboys of Physics

    he Xapiens Podcast (XPC) Episode 7:
    Join Xapiens Co-Director Loyd Waites in a discussion Former Director of Accelerators at Lawrence Berkley National Lab Jose Alsonso. See some of his current work here:
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    XPC #16: Fitbit for your Feet

    XPC #16: Fitbit for your Feet

    Nurvv Run is a smart insole which uses 32 pressure sensors to quantify your running form, allowing users to measure their pronation, stride length, running economy, and running economy, and get recommendations on how to optimize their technique. Grant Trewartha is a biomechanist who works at Nurvv and previously conducted research in rugby science at University of Bath.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    XPC #14: Eleanor Sheekey- Longevity at Cambridge, and the Sheeky Science Show

    XPC #14: Eleanor Sheekey- Longevity at Cambridge, and the Sheeky Science Show

    The Xapiens Podcast (XPC) Episode 16:
    Join Xapiens Co-Director Loyd Waites in a discussion special guest Eleanor Sheeky from Cambridge university and the Sheeky Science Show!
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    XPC #15: Ending Biological Warfare, COVID, Henry Kissinger, mRNA, Meselson-Stahl, Mathew Meselson

    XPC #15: Ending Biological Warfare, COVID, Henry Kissinger, mRNA, Meselson-Stahl, Mathew Meselson

    The Xapiens Podcast (XPC) Episode 15:
    Join Xapiens Co-Director Loyd Waites in a discussion Mathew Meselon, the leader of the international bioweapons treaty, as well as being deeply involved in the Meselson-Stahl experiment, and the discovery of mRNA. See his page here:
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    • 2 hr 42 min
    XPC #13: Monetize Your Exercise with Parsl.Run

    XPC #13: Monetize Your Exercise with Parsl.Run

    Parsl.run is a new company in the Boston - Cambridge area, co-founded by two recently graduated MIT students, Angel and Ruben. Almost all delivery products struggle with the "last mile problem" - getting an item from the last warehouse to the actual end customer. Parsl.run attempts to solve this problem for lightweight packages by connecting with runners to seamlessly integrate small item delivery as part of their trip, benefitting all parties. Minimally frictionless solutions like this are inspiring for better future, and Ruben was kind enough to come on and talk a bit about his company's work and goal.

    • 49 min
    XPC #12: Don Ingber- Predicting COVID Variants and Replacing Animal Testing

    XPC #12: Don Ingber- Predicting COVID Variants and Replacing Animal Testing

    Join Xapiens Co-Director Loyd Waites in a discussion with Harvard Professor Donald Ingber. Founder of the Wyss Institute. You can learn more about him here:
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    • 1 hr 53 min

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Bildozah ,

Wow. Yes

Dr. D and OG Bobby Johnson spit straight science and tell it like it is. Yes. Ooooooweeee mama. Woohoo. Yum wee hooooowooooooow. Boyoyoyoyoyoinggggg

harper raphael ,

You need to staying saying ‘yup’ ‘ok’ ‘wow’ every third word

Interesting convo. I’m sure the instinct when talking with someone is to let them know you’re listening. But the podcast listener hears you say ‘ok’ ‘ok’ ‘right’ ‘yup’ ‘sure’ ‘hm’ ‘uh huh’ . For your own good, you’ve GOT to stop