Technology, space travel, a changing climate – What does the future hold for us? Neil deGrasse Tyson ponders humanity’s future alongside comic co-host Maeve Higgins and astrophysicist, author, and Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/the-future-of-us-with-sir-martin-rees/ Photo Credit: StarTalk Radio
John Gruener and Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal, planetary scientist and historian, respectively, team up to discuss both the science and history of the Apollo program, the Moon, and the Johnson Space Center.
A rocket launch is something you have to experience, according to NASA astronaut Kay Hire. A supply mission to the International Space Station is set to launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 4:01 a.m. EST, Saturday, Nov. 17. Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket, carrying cargo in the company’s Cygnus spacecraft, will travel to the station with 7,400 pounds of crew supplies and hardware, including science and research in support of dozens of research investigations. Hire describes a previous launch of an Antares rocket in May from Wallops. Crowds gathered early in the morning on May 21 to witness the Antares take flight. Hire was among them. She said witnessing a launch in person is a special experience, one that can emotionally change you. “You actually feel this launch. Once you hear it, the sound waves actually kind of hit you,” Hire said. “It’s really such a great, visible manifestation, if you will, of all the efforts of this entire NASA team.” The Cygnus spacecraft carried 7,400 pounds of crew supplies and science experiments to the space station. Editor’s note: At the time of launch in May, Orbital ATK managed the cargo mission under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. On June 6, 2018, Orbital ATK was officially acquired by Northrop Grumman.
Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu is in charge of the InSight mission’s robotic arm and hand. His work on space robots has led him to give a helping hand back home.
NASA in Silicon Valley Live is a talk show that features conversations with scientists, researchers, engineers and all-around cool people who work at NASA to push the boundaries of innovation. In this episode streamed on Nov. 8, 2018, we talk with some brilliant wonder women of NASA about their research, what it’s like to work at NASA’s Ames Research Center and more! Video with captions: https://youtu.be/T6Hc5oxIPFs
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Hop in, buckle up, and earn your wings alongside hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly as they explore Red Bull Air Racing with Technical Director Jim “Jimbo” Reed, and pilot and 2-time World Champion Kirby Chambliss. Photo Credit: Myself (Hamish) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
Technology can take you to unexpected places. The MarCO cubesats, flying towards Mars with InSight, are breaking new ground on how far these small satellites can go.
What neuroscience tells us about the reading brain in the digital age.
Food is an essential part of everyone’s life but how does what we eat affect our health? Could we eat to treat our illnesses? Top oncologists from around the world are beginning to study the role of diet in cancer treatment and early results look promising. Hannah Devlin investigates.
We team up with Flu Near You to build a real-time map of the rise and fall of influenza-like-illness in the U.S.
CBD mania is in full swing and people are using it for just about anything, but what is this chemical in cannabis? In this week’s episode, we tell you unlikely origin story of CBD and if the science backs up the hype. We speak to Paige Figi, neuroscientist Prof. Kent Hutchison, clinical researcher Dr. Mallory Loflin, and Josh and Joel Stanley. Credits: This episode was produced by Kaitlyn Sawrey with help from Wendy Zukerman, along with Rose Rimler, Meryl Horn and Odelia Rubin. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell, with help from Caitlin Kenny. Fact checking by Michelle Harris. Mix and sound design by Emma Munger. Music by Emma Munger and Bobby Lord. A huge thanks to Professor Elizabeth Thiele, Professor Cinnamon Bidwell, Professor Celia Morgan, Associate Professor Ziva Cooper, and Associate Professor Didier Jutras-Aswad, as well as Sindu Gnanasambandan, Mathilde Urfalino, Frank Lopez, Joseph Lavelle Wilson and the Zukerman Family.
Who deserves the crown for the best echolocation in the animal kingdom?
Researchers have found evidence for an ancient collision with a 1-km-wide meteorite.
Missions to outer space have come a long way since the days of Cold War competition. Farah Alibay finds that building relationships is a big part of building spacecraft.
How the sense of smell helps rodents learn food preferences from their friends—and why you shouldn’t take your nose for granted.
Implementing urban fire codes in rural areas might help save lives.
Can California use more planned burns to prevent catastrophic wildfires?
InSight is lining up to land on Mars. The trip from the top of the atmosphere to the surface of Mars is 6-and-a-half minutes of sheer terror.
Dr. Lucie Low, Scientific Program Manager at the National Institutes of Health, talks about tiny devices the size of the thumb drive that replicate the structure and function of human organs. Low discusses the importance of testing these devices in space.
Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts a wibbly wobbly, timey wimey evening of time travel, quantum states, and wormholes recorded live at NY Comic Con 2018. Featuring Chuck Nice, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, and the Impractical Jokers’ James "Murr" Murray. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/startalk-ny-comic-con-its-about-time/ Photo Credit: NY Comic Con.