'The Organized Mind'

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August 27, 2014 - 'The Organized Mind'

We talk to a neuroscientist who's out with a new book to help us organize our minds.

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Ask Neil a Question

It's your turn to "ASK" our science guy, Neil Shubin, the burning questions we know you have for him. Click here to submit a question.

Exploring Space

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August 26, 2014 - Exploring Space

From close encounters with a speeding comet to an intimate visit with mysterious Pluto, we examine the most fascinating stories from the final frontier. 

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Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

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July 30, 2014-Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

From invasive species to summer storms, there's a lot going on in the world of science. Museum of Science and Industry's Rabiah Mayas stops by for another Scientific Chicago.

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New Discovery Questions Earth's Origins

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June 17, 2014 - New Discovery Questions Earth's Origins

After a decades long search, scientists have found a vast reserve of water 400 miles beneath the Earth's surface that could support new theories on how the planet formed.

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Climate Change and National Security

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April 29, 2014-Climate Change and National Security

What does climate change and national security have to do with each other?  Everything according to science and military experts. We take a closer look on Tuesday’s Scientific Chicago.

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Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

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February 17, 2014 - Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

The world’s largest scientific society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, held its annual conference in Chicago this past weekend. Rabiah Mayas, Director of Science and Integrated Strategies at the Museum of Science and Industry, joins us to talk about some of the breaking news in science discussed at the conference.

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Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

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January 30, 2013 - Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

Rocks on Mars, a sleeping spacecraft, and how science can affect this year’s Super Bowl; Rabiah Mayas, Director of Science and Integrated Strategies at the Museum of Science and Industry, joins us with the latest top science news. Read an article.

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Fermilab’s NOvA Experiment

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January 14, 2014 - Fermilab’s NOvA Experiment

Scientists at west suburban Fermilab have installed the final piece on a massive particle detector called NOvA that may answer some very big questions. We go deep underground to uncover how the contraption might do that. Read an article.
 

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Nanotechnology

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The field of nanoscience -- the science of the very small -- is exploding and is likely to profoundly shape our future, impacting everything from energy production and storage to cutting edge, designer medicines. Here to help us separate the science from the science fiction is Dr. Amanda Petford-Long, director of the Nanoscience and Technology Division and the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory.

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How Old Do You Look?

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August 4, 2014 - How Old Do You Look?

A local professor has co-created a computer program that calculates age from a selfie. We talk about the development, process, and accuracy of the project FaceMyAge. 

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Science Meets Cinema

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July 16, 2014 - Science Meets Cinema

Argonne scientist Marius Stan joins us to talk about his work and how, almost by accident, he came to have a recurring part in the hit TV series "Breaking Bad."

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Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

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May 6, 2014 - Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

Advancements in robotics technology are changing the fields of medicine, defense, and manufacturing. We talk with Rabiah Mayas about that and more. 

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The Real Physics Behind Star Trek

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April 1, 2014 - The Real Physics Behind Star Trek

For the last 50 years, Star Trek has captivated audiences as the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise explored the galaxy using technological advances – warp drive, wormholes, beaming technology, holodecks – in order to do so. Dirk K. Morr, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, joins us to discuss the scientific ideas behind Star Trek technologies. View a graphic and read an interview.

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Chicago River Bacteria

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February 4, 2014 - Chicago River Bacteria

Argonne Laboratories launches a new seven-year study to find out the typical sources and distribution of disease-causing bacteria in the Chicago River system. The study will enable the Water Reclamation District to move closer to answering the question of whether it will ever be safe to swim in the Chicago River. Elizabeth Brackett has the story. Read an article.

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Diamond Semiconductors

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January 28, 2014 - Diamond Semiconductors

We meet local scientist and entrepreneur Adam Khan to talk about his latest invention that he hopes will usher in a new diamond age of electronics that will make the silicon chip obsolete. Watch web extra videos.

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Howard Tullman

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December 17, 2013 - Howard Tullman

We talk with the man recently hired to turn the city’s high-tech incubator known as 1871 into a major technology hub.

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Lasers, Robotic Fish & Big Bang Afterglow

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November 26, 2013 - Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

What is a robotic razor fish teaching scientists about building better robots? Why are Argonne scientists going down to the South Pole? And how can a tiny laser boost high-speed data transmission? Our science guy, Neil Shubin, has those stories and more research news in this edition of Scientific Chicago. Read an article.

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