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  • Risk Factors | SEGMENT 6 | #226

    Jun 30, 2014 | 7 min
    We've identified risk factors that contribute to having a child with Autism. Dr. Robert Melillo shares what you can do to lower the risk of developmental disorders in your children.
  • War and Bubbles | SEGMENT 1 | #226

    Jun 30, 2014 | 7 min
    Bubbles as weapons? Bubble expert and mechanical engineer, James Bird, explains the science behind bubble and potential wartime applications.
  • POP Goes the Bubble | SEGMENT 2 | #226

    Jun 30, 2014 | 7 min
    Climate hunting, medical innovations, and even weapons; bubbles have many applications beyond a childhood toy. Hailing from Boston University,mechanical engineer James Bird discusses the versatility of bubbles.
  • Coffee Flour | SEGMENT 4 | #226

    Jun 30, 2014 | 11 min
    Did you know that coffee actually grows similarly to cherries? The fruit is often discarded to obtain the pit. Now, Intellectual Ventures is using the fruit to create flour! Mmmmm... flour. Ken Poppe explains.
  • Better Than Minority Report | SEGMENT 3 | #226

    Jun 30, 2014 | 8 min
    The Leap Motion Controller tracks the position of your hands and fingers to allow you to interact with your computer similarly to how you engage with the world around you. Michael Buckwald gives us the lowdown on this dynamic device and available apps.
  • Autism Epidemic | SEGMENT 5 | #226

    Jun 30, 2014 | 6 min
    1 in 5 children who are born this year will be diagnosed with a developmental disorder. On the show to explain this epidemic is author of "Autism: The Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders--and What Parents Can Do Now", Dr. Robert Melillo.
  • Autism, Bubbles & Coffee Flour | FULL SHOW | #226

    Jun 28, 2014 | 43 min
    From bubble weapons to coffee flour to future tech, we're covering a wide range of topics in this week's episode. Segment 1: War and Bubbles Bubbles as weapons? Bubble expert and mechanical engineer, James Bird, explains the science behind bubble and potential wartime applications. Segment 2: POP Goes the Bubble Climate hunting, medical innovations, and even weapons; bubbles have many applications beyond a childhood toy. Hailing from Boston University,mechanical engineer James Bird discusses the versatility of bubbles. Segment 3: Better Than Minority Report The Leap Motion Controller tracks the position of your hands and fingers to allow you to interact with your computer similarly to how yo...
  • Evolution Expo 2014 | FULL SHOW | #225

    Jun 23, 2014 | 42 min
    From space exploration to electric vehicles, the Evolution Expo is a great event for anyone who loves science and technology. We speak with notable astronauts Joe Edwards and Wendy Lawrence. Plus, real life neuroscientist and one of our favorite cast members of "The Big Bang Theory," Mayim Bialik shares a behind the scenes look at TBBT, her role at the Expo, and recent parenting book. Segment 1: Getting Ready for Space How do you train for a mission in outer space? Former NASA Astronaut and Naval Officer, Joe Edwards shares how water plays an integral part in preparation and strength training. Segment 2: What a View Very few have had the opportunity to look down at the 'blue marble' from spa...
  • True Genius | SEGMENT 3 | #225

    Jun 23, 2014 | 7 min
    The Evolution Expo is just around the corner, and if you're interested in science and technology, it's a must attend event. Joe Edwards gives us a sneak peek of event highlights and keynote speakers including The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik.
  • Reflections | SEGMENT 4 | #225

    Jun 23, 2014 | 12 min
    As part of the first return to flight mission following the disaster of the space shuttle Columbia, Wendy Lawrence reflects on the importance of honoring the legacy of the STS-107 crew members. Also, Did Hollywood get it right when they produced the award winning film "Gravity" starring Sandra Bullock? Decorated astronaut, Wendy Lawrence shares what was and was not accurate.
  • Welcome Mayim Bialik | SEGMENT 5 | #225

    Jun 23, 2014 | 4 min
    Mayim Bialik not only plays a quick-witted genius on the popular television series "The Big Bang Theory," she's also a real life scientist! Mayim shares her real-life background in neuroscience and her role as keynote speaker for the upcoming Evolution Expo.
  • Science and Hollywood | SEGMENT 6 | #225

    Jun 23, 2014 | 7 min
    PhD, actress, public speaker, and even author; Mayim Bialik has a very impressive resume. We delve into her recent book "Beyond the Sling" which focuses on attachment parenting.
  • What a View | SEGMENT 2 | #225

    Jun 23, 2014 | 6 min
    Very few have had the opportunity to look down at the 'blue marble' from space. Former Astronaut, Joe Edwards describes the awe-inspiring experience. We also learn about his harrowing service in Desert Storm.
  • Getting Ready for Space | SEGMENT 1 | #225

    Jun 23, 2014 | 7 min
    How do you train for a mission in outer space? Former NASA Astronaut and Naval Officer, Joe Edwards shares how water plays an integral part in preparation and strength training.
  • H20 101 | FULL SHOW | #224

    Jun 16, 2014 | 43 min
    As summer heat asserts itself, many states are finding themselves choked in drought conditions. We're exploring available resources, sustainability practices, and usage rights. Segment 1: Water Shortage We've got a significant water shortage this year. To open this episode, we discuss plans for a new tunnel under Lake Mead that is large, expensive, and fraught with political complications. Dr. Peter Glick joins us to discuss water supply concerns, sustainability and needs. Segment 2: Irrigating a Desert As drought conditions worsen, smarter irrigation strategies and energy efficient appliances are a necessity. Are these steps too little too late in areas like Las Vegas? Dr. Peter Glick sound...
  • Irrigating a Desert | SEGMENT 2 | #224

    Jun 16, 2014 | 6 min
    As drought conditions worsen, smarter irrigation strategies and energy efficient appliances are a necessity. Are these steps too little too late in areas like Las Vegas? Dr. Peter Glick sounds off.
  • Back to Basics | SEGMENT 6 | #224

    Jun 16, 2014 | 7 min
    When Eve Schaub began her mission to live a year without sugar, there were good days and bad days. Find out why she wouldn't change a thing.
  • Third Straw | SEGMENT 3 | #224

    Jun 16, 2014 | 8 min
    Are we making short term plans for the long term problem of climate change? With water shortage concerns on the rise, Research Marine Physicist Tim Barnett, shares thought provoking insights.
  • A rose by any other name... | SEGMENT 5 | #224

    Jun 16, 2014 | 6 min
    With confusing identifiers like "Florida Crystals" it can be difficult to identify which foods contain sugar. Eve Schaub, author of "A Year of No Sugar," shares what it was like to kick her sugar habit, and the stumbling blocks that she encountered along the way.
  • Heat Map | SEGMENT 4 | #224

    Jun 16, 2014 | 11 min
    Will future generations war over water usage rights? Our focus turns to the Tigris River Dam and Renaissance Dam development projects.
  • Water Shortage | SEGMENT 1 | #224

    Jun 16, 2014 | 7 min
    We've got a significant water shortage this year. To open this episode, we discuss plans for a new tunnel under Lake Mead that is large, expensive, and fraught with political complications. Dr. Peter Glick joins us to discuss water supply concerns, sustainability and needs.
  • ENCORE: Art, Bullies & Life Hacks | FULL SHOW | #223

    Jun 11, 2014 | 43 min
    We get you prepared for a zombie apocalypse, review the "Tranquil Transformer" art sculpture, and discuss the lasting effects of bullying. SEGMENT 1: Zombies and Solar Stills So its the zombie apocalypse and you need fresh drinking water... In this segment Intrepid DIY Columnist, Chris Hackett speaks on his Popular Science article about how to turn sewage into fresh drinking water. SEGMENT 2: This could save your life! A solar still could be a lifesaving solution in the event of a crippling disaster. Pop Sci Editor, Chris Hackett gives us the roadmap to creating a solar powered water filtration system. SEGMENT 3: They Do Exist British artist, Hetain Patel, has fabricated a real-life Transfor...
  • ENCORE: Sticks and Stones | SEGMENT 5 | #223

    Jun 11, 2014 | 9 min
    Bullying can make scars that are more than skin deep. President and Founder of Life Consultants Inc., Dr. Wendy James, discusses the lasting effects of bullying. Then, we talk about Dr. Wendy's latest book, "The Princess Chronicles: A Bedside Companion."
  • ENCORE: They Do Exist | SEGMENT 3 | #223

    Jun 11, 2014 | 8 min
    British artist, Hetain Patel, has fabricated a real-life Transformer (or at least a sculpture of one) out of his 1988 Ford Fiesta. Patel extrapolates on the inspiration behind the "Tranquil Transformer."
  • ENCORE: Zombies | SEGMENT 1 | #223

    Jun 11, 2014 | 7 min
    So its the zombie apocalypse and you need fresh drinking water... In this segment Intrepid DIY Columnist, Chris Hackett speaks on his Popular Science article about how to turn sewage into fresh drinking water.
  • ENCORE: Inspired by Struggle | SEGMENT 4 | #223

    Jun 11, 2014 | 8 min
    TED speaker and renown artist, Hetain Patel sounds off on the lasting effects of bullying during formative years in childhood.
  • ENCORE: Life Saving Advice | SEGMENT 2 | #223

    Jun 11, 2014 | 6 min
    A solar still could be a lifesaving solution in the event of a crippling disaster. Pop Sci Editor, Chris Hackett gives us the roadmap to creating a solar powered water filtration system.
  • ENCORE: Victim V. Bully | SEGMENT 6 | #223

    Jun 11, 2014 | 7 min
    Have you accepted the role of chronic victim? We speak with Dr. Wendy James about the bullying ripple effect.
  • Tasty Bugs, Titan Arms, & Guitar Tech | FULL SHOW | #222

    Jun 5, 2014 | 43 min
    We're going into summer with a bang! If you're making an appetizer out of crickets, are in need of an exoskeleton for your arm, or want to kick your guitar playing up a notch, this is the episode to you. Segment 1: Mmm Mmm Good? From the Obsessed page of the latest Pop Sci magazine, we're embracing "The Insect Cookbook.' Professor Marcel Dicke shares the health benefits of creepy crawlers. Segment 2: Just Like Beef This segment will get your culinary juices flowing... if you like to eat termites. Professor of Etymology and author of "The Insect Cookbook," Marcel Dicke, fills us in on bug mise en place. Segment 3: Mealworm Quiche? Sure! From starters to dessert, Marcel Dicke has a recipe for ...
  • Titan Arm | SEGMENT 4 | #222

    Jun 5, 2014 | 9 min
    The makers of Titan Arm have made an untethered, upper body exoskeleton sans the prohibitive price tag of similar technology. Elizabeth Batey shares the inspiration and design process of the Titan Arm.
  • Just Like Beef | SEGMENT 2 | #222

    Jun 5, 2014 | 6 min
    This segment will get your culinary juices flowing... if you like to eat termites. Professor of Etymology and author of "The Insect Cookbook" fills us in on bug mise en place.
  • One Man Band | SEGMENT 5 | #222

    Jun 5, 2014 | 7 min
    Alert: If you are a guitar player with 'Gear Acquisition Syndrome," get ready to spend some cash! The Guitar Wing puts the power of effects processing, live recording, and more at your fingertips.
  • Controller Meets Guitar | SEGMENT 6 | #222

    Jun 5, 2014 | 7 min
    Matt Moldover shares the genesis of the Guitar Wing, a MIDI controller that puts studio effects processing ON YOU GUITAR! Cool, we know.
  • Mealworm Quiche? Sure! | SEGMENT 3 | #222

    Jun 5, 2014 | 8 min
    From starters to dessert, Marcel Dicke has a recipe for you! Granted, those recipes may contain locusts, termites, or mealworms. We find out which bugs are safe to eat and especially tasty.
  • Mmm Mmm Good? | SEGMENT 1 | #222

    Jun 5, 2014 | 7 min
    From the Obsessed page of the latest Pop Sci magazine, we're embracing "The Insect Cookbook.' Professor Marcel Dicke shares the health benefits of creepy crawlers.
  • Be a Vegan Right | SEGMENT 2 | #221

    May 27, 2014 | 6 min
    Can you be a vegan wrong? Robin Jeep tells us how to be a vegan in the right way. She also talks about how important vitamin B-12 is for a vegan.
  • Measles Outbreak | SEGMENT 4 | #221

    May 27, 2014 | 9 min
    Ohio has the most cases of measles reported in the US since '96. The CDC has now linked the recent outbreak to unvaccinated travelers. Dr. Cort Stoskopf sounds off on the vaccination debate.
  • MERS Virus | SEGMENT 5 | #221

    May 27, 2014 | 8 min
    There has been a second case of MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has been confirmed in the US. Dr. Cort Stoskopf shares insight on the spread of the virus.
  • Cue | SEGMENT 3 | #221

    May 27, 2014 | 8 min
    Go beyond counting steps. The 3-inch Cue tracks five key health indicators at a molecular level, and then bluetooths the information to your smartphone. Cue Founder and CEO, Ayub Khattak tells us how it works.
  • Heating Up | SEGMENT 6 | #221

    May 27, 2014 | 7 min
    Necessity is the mother of invention. Founder of Radiator Labs, Marshall Cox, addresses the issue of equal heat distribution in large buildings. Tune in to find out how the Cozy can save you up to 40% in energy costs!
  • Nutrition Expert | SEGMENT 1 | #221

    May 27, 2014 | 7 min
    To start off this episode of Popular Science Radio, Alan Taylor talks with Certified Nutritional Education Trainer, Robin Jeep. They discuss the benefits of becoming vegan, and Robin talks about her journey to health after a horrible accident.
  • Health of a Nation | FULL SHOW | #221

    May 24, 2014 | 43 min
    Recent outbreaks of Measles and MERS is once again raising questions about best health practices in the US. In this episode we discuss vaccinations, going vegan, and heating your home. Segment 1: Nutrition Expert To start off this episode of Popular Science Radio, Alan Taylor talks with Certified Nutritional Education Trainer, Robin Jeep. They discuss the benefits of becoming vegan, and Robin talks about her journey to health after a horrible accident. Segment 2: Be a Vegan Right Can you be a vegan wrong? Robin Jeep tells us how to be a vegan in the right way. She also talks about how important vitamin B-12 is for a vegan. Segment 3: Cue Go beyond counting steps. The 3-inch Cue tracks five k...
  • The Big Photo Show | FULL SHOW | #220

    May 20, 2014 | 43 min
    Are you ready to take better pictures and discover cool new camera technology? Don't miss this LIVE broadcast from The Big Photo Show 2014! Segment 1: Smartphone Tech From the heart of the show floor, we're at The Big Photo Show 2014. Popular Technology Radio host, Mike Kahn and freelance photographer Scott Killeen join us to discuss the convergence of smartphones and photography. Segment 2: Best of Best These days, great cameras are becoming increasingly more affordable for consumers. Find out what type of sensor to look for, helpful software to purchase, and best practices for storing your photos. Segment 3: Aluminum Photos Imagine a photo that won't scratch or scuff, and will hold-up unde...
  • Photo Tips | SEGMENT 6 | #220

    May 20, 2014 | 7 min
    Get off of "P" mode! Professional photographer David Tejada fills us in on the Popular Photography Mentor Series that will elevate you from snapshots to art.
  • Best of Best | SEGMENT 2 | #220

    May 20, 2014 | 7 min
    These days, great cameras are becoming increasingly more affordable for consumers. Find out what type of sensor to look for, helpful software to purchase, and best practices for storing your photos.
  • Smartphone Tech | SEGMENT 1 | #220

    May 20, 2014 | 6 min
    From the heart of the show floor, we're at The Big Photo Show 2014. Popular Technology Radio host, Mike Kahn and freelance photographer Scott Killeen join us to discuss the convergence of smartphones and photography.
  • 4K Takeover | SEGMENT 4 | #220

    May 20, 2014 | 10 min
    We're living in a world of screens. Just about everything that we look at is a digital display. Panasonic's Tom Curley sounds off on the shift to 4K televisions, benefits and cost of today's TV's.
  • Game Changing Innovation | SEGMENT 5 | #220

    May 20, 2014 | 6 min
    New image sensor technology will allow cameras to see beyond what is possible for the human eye, allowing consumers to noiselessly shoot in near total darkness. Mark Weir fills us in on the new tech available from Sony.
  • Aluminum Photos | SEGMENT 3 | #220

    May 20, 2014 | 8 min
    Imagine a photo that won't scratch or scuff, and will hold-up under scrubbing. John Albright, Owner of Fromex Photo & Digital describes the magic behind images printed on aluminum.
  • Invention Awards | FULL SHOW | #219

    May 16, 2014 | 43 min
    Segment 1: Bet On It! When you think about horse racing, you may not automatically think of technology, but George Kaywood, author of "Handicapping in Cyberspace: The Horseplayer's Complete Guide to the Internet" explains how analytics can lead to betting success. Segment 2: Make Money, Have Fun 98% or people who bet on horse races lose. Handycapping.com's George Kaywood explains how you can beat the house and take home some green. Then, we discuss the science behind synthetic race tracks and 3D printed horseshoes. Segment 3: You've been shot... A medic quickly injects your wound with small sponges. The bleeding has stopped, and you'll live to fight another battle. RevMedx Inc President and ...
  • Alert! | SEGMENT 4 | #219

    May 16, 2014 | 7 min
    A prowler approaches your office building, and his heat signature is picked up by your 360 degree Thermal Radar system. Bring up the flood lights, and bust that scoundrel! Mike Dortch explains the benefits of thermal imaging ranging from security to wildfire prevention.
  • Saving Lives | SEGMENT 5 | #219

    May 16, 2014 | 9 min
    Imagine a bicycle helmet that folds flat to the size of a book. Would you be more likely to wear a helmet as you wheel about town? Jeff Woolf, Founder of Morpher Helmet has a cutting edge way to protect your noodle.
  • National Hardware Show | SEGMENT 6 | #219

    May 16, 2014 | 7 min
    Live from the show floor of the 2014 NHS, Dr. Cort Stoskopf phones in with his favorite products including a quiet air compressor, Spring Tools, EZ Pour Spouts, and more.
  • Make Money, Have Fun | SEGMENT 2 | #219

    May 16, 2014 | 7 min
    98% or people who bet on horse races lose. Handycapping.com's George Kaywood explains how you can beat the house and take home some green. Then, we discuss the science behind synthetic race tracks and 3D printed horseshoes.
  • You've been shot... | SEGMENT 3 | #219

    May 16, 2014 | 8 min
    A medic quickly injects your wound with small sponges. The bleeding has stopped, and you'll live to fight another battle. RevMedx Inc President and CEO, Andrew Barofsky, shares the details on XStat; a game changing, life saving innovation.
  • Bet On It! | SEGMENT 1 | #219

    May 16, 2014 | 6 min
    When you think about horse racing, you may not automatically think of technology, but George Kaywood, author of "Handicapping in Cyberspace: The Horseplayer's Complete Guide to the Internet" explains how analytics can lead to betting success.
  • E-Cigarettes and Forest Fires | FULL SHOW | #218

    May 6, 2014 | 43 min
    We delve into the controversy swirling around e-cigarettes and recent FDA announcement to regulate the widely used devices. Also, how can you prevent forest fires? Identify fire risks. Then, what microbes are surrounding you every day? Segment 1: E-Cigarettes Are e-cigarettes safe? Nearly 20% of US adults report that they have "vaped" in the past 30 days. Director of Tobacco Treatment Service at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Hillary Tindale, puts a spotlight on the popular device. Segment 2: Puff for Puff E-cigarettes are a billion dollar booming business. Are we glorifying the "safety" of e-cigarettes without identifying unknown repercussions of the product? Dr. Hillary T...
  • World of Microbes | SEGMENT 5 | #218

    May 6, 2014 | 8 min
    What microbes are hanging out in the dirt, on your skin, and on your household surfaces? Dr. Joanne Emerson fills us in on the single-celled, microscopic critters existing all around us.
  • Fresh Air | SEGMENT 6 | #218

    May 6, 2014 | 7 min
    How does air quality and pollution effect your health? University of Colorado Boulder's Dr. Joanne Emerson discusses the friendly and harmful microbes surrounding you daily.
  • Where There's Smoke... | SEGMENT 4 | #218

    May 6, 2014 | 9 min
    Wild fires seem to be on the rise. This begs the question, why are we so bad at preventing them? CAL FIRE Department of Information Officer, Daniel Berlant shares fire risk factors.
  • E-Cigarettes | SEGMENT 1 | #218

    May 6, 2014 | 6 min
    Are e-cigarettes safe? Nearly 20% of US adults report that they have "vaped" in the past 30 days. Director of Tobacco Treatment Service at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Hillary Tindale, puts a spotlight on the popular device.
  • Puff for Puff | SEGMENT 2 | #218

    May 6, 2014 | 7 min
    E-cigarettes are a billion dollar booming business. Are we glorifying the "safety" of e-cigarettes without identifying unknown repercussions of the product? Dr. Hillary Tindale sounds off.
  • FDA Steps In | SEGMENT 3 | #218

    May 6, 2014 | 8 min
    The FDA has announced that they will now regulate e-cigarettes similar to other tobacco products. This falls on the heels of raised concerns of young adults and children using e-cigarettes. We discuss the toxicity and controversy surrounding the popular product.
  • Nutriton Advice, Human Cloning & More! | FULL EPISODE | #217

    Apr 25, 2014 | 43 min
    This week on Popular Science Radio learn from nutrition experts on how to eat vegan, and why gluten isn't so bad. Switching gears, we also talk about human cloning and what exactly a "Blood Moon" is! Segment 1: Nutrition Expert To start off this episode of Popular Science Radio, Alan Taylor talks with Certified Nutritional Education Trainer, Robin Jeep. They discuss the benefits of becoming vegan, and Robin talks about her journey to health after a horrible accident. Segment 2: Be a Vegan Right Can you be a vegan wrong? Robin Jeep tells us how to be a vegan in the right way. She also talks about how important vitamin B-12 is for a vegan. Segment 3: Gluten Registered Dietitian, Katherine Tall...
  • Human Cloning | SEGMENT 4 | #217

    Apr 25, 2014 | 10 min
    Switching gears, Alan talks about a recent study that has reawakened the debate over the government's need to regulate human cloning. Alan and Dr. Scott Gottlieb discuss cloning a life for the purposes of harvesting tissue.
  • Be a Vegan Right | SEGMENT 2 | #217

    Apr 25, 2014 | 6 min
    Can you be a vegan wrong? Robin Jeep tells us how to be a vegan in the right way. She also talks about how important vitamin B-12 is for a vegan.
  • A Controversial Topic | SEGMENT 5 | #217

    Apr 25, 2014 | 7 min
    What do you think about human cloning? Alan Taylor and Dr. Cort Stoskopf discuss the moral aspect of cloning, and the potential dangers.
  • "Blood Moon" | SEGMENT 6 | #217

    Apr 25, 2014 | 7 min
    To wrap up this episode of Popular Science Radio, the Director of the Griffith Observatory, Dr. Edwin Krupp and Alan discuss what exactly a "blood moon" is.
  • Gluten | SEGMENT 3 | #217

    Apr 25, 2014 | 8 min
    Registered Dietitian, Katherine Tallmadge talks about gluten and who needs to cut it out of their diet. She also gives us some helpful tips on the best ways to lose weight. Check out her website at www.KatherineTallmadge.com.
  • Nutrition Expert | SEGMENT 1 | #217

    Apr 25, 2014 | 7 min
    To start off this episode of Popular Science Radio, Alan Taylor talks with Certified Nutritional Education Trainer, Robin Jeep. They discuss the benefits of becoming vegan, and Robin talks about her journey to health after a horrible accident.
  • Unlocking the Mind | FULL SHOW | #216

    Apr 21, 2014 | 43 min
    This week's Popular Science Radio is an encore airing featuring special guest host, Steve Natt. First up, we discuss the technology behind lithium batteries. Then, imagine uploading memories and transferring emotions online. This episode of Pop Sci Radio will blow your mind! SEGMENT 1: Vulcan Mind Meld SEGMENT 2: Sourcing Lithium SEGMENT 3: What's Next for Power? SEGMENT 4: Uploading Memories SEGMENT 5: Brain Net Coming Soon SEGMENT 6: Scientific Discovery
  • Sourcing Lithium | SEGMENT 2 | #216

    Apr 21, 2014 | 6 min
    Have you ever wondered about the technology behind your batteries? Today we're exploring the wonderful world of Lithium! Co-Founder of Shorai, Kevin Riley, discusses the process of mining for Lithium.
  • Vulcan Mind Meld | SEGMENT 1 | #216

    Apr 21, 2014 | 7 min
    Is the Vulcan mind meld a possibility in the near future? In this segment guest host Steve Natt and Dr. Cort Stoskopf sound off on the possible repercussions of using technology to upload knowledge into your mind.
  • Uploading Memories | SEGMENT 4 | #216

    Apr 21, 2014 | 9 min
    World leading theoretical physicist and all around cool guy, Dr. Michio Kaku steps up to the mic. We find out what one of the smartest people in the world thinks about when he's brushing his teeth. Plus, we delve into the real possibility of uploading memories and telepathy.
  • What's Next for Power? | SEGMENT 3 | #216

    Apr 21, 2014 | 8 min
    The system for creating and storing batteries has come a long way since the days of lead-acid. Lithium has been at the front of battery tech since the 70's. So what's next for battery tech? Shorai's Kevin Riley fills us in.
  • Brain Net Coming Soon | SEGMENT 5 | #216

    Apr 21, 2014 | 8 min
    Imagine sending emotions and memories via the internet instead of digital signals. Total immersion entertainment could be a reality in the near future according to Dr. Michio Kaku. Tune in to find more.
  • Scientific Discovery | SEGMENT 6 | #216

    Apr 21, 2014 | 7 min
    Wrapping up the show, Steve Natt and Dr. Cort Stoskopf discuss the importance of teamwork in scientific discovery. Also, we discuss a few excerpts from Dr. Michio Kaku's recent book, "The Future of the Mind."
  • Unlocking the Mind | FULL SHOW | #216

    Apr 18, 2014 | 43 min
    This week's Popular Science Radio is an encore airing featuring special guest host, Steve Natt. First up, we discuss the technology behind lithium batteries. Then, imagine uploading memories and transferring emotions online. This episode of Pop Sci Radio will blow your mind! SEGMENT 1: Vulcan Mind Meld Is the Vulcan mind meld a possibility in the near future? In this segment guest host Steve Natt and Dr. Cort Stoskopf sound off on the possible repercussions of using technology to upload knowledge into your mind. SEGMENT 2: Sourcing Lithium Have you ever wondered about the technology behind your batteries? Today we're exploring the wonderful world of Lithium! Co-Founder of Shorai, Kevin Riley...
  • Scientific Discovery | SEGMENT 6 | #216

    Apr 18, 2014 | 7 min
    Wrapping up the show, Steve Natt and Dr. Cort Stoskopf discuss the importance of teamwork in scientific discovery. Also, we discuss a few excerpts from Dr. Michio Kaku's recent book, "The Future of the Mind."
  • What's Next for Power? | SEGMENT 3 | #216

    Apr 18, 2014 | 8 min
    The system for creating and storing batteries has come a long way since the days of lead-acid. Lithium has been at the front of battery tech since the 70's. So what's next for battery tech? Shorai's Kevin Riley fills us in.
  • Vulcan Mind Meld | SEGMENT 1 | #216

    Apr 18, 2014 | 7 min
    Is the Vulcan mind meld a possibility in the near future? In this segment guest host Steve Natt and Dr. Cort Stoskopf sound off on the possible repercussions of using technology to upload knowledge into your mind.
  • Sourcing Lithium | SEGMENT 2 | #216

    Apr 18, 2014 | 6 min
    Have you ever wondered about the technology behind your batteries? Today we're exploring the wonderful world of Lithium! Co-Founder of Shorai, Kevin Riley, discusses the process of mining for Lithium.
  • Brain Net Coming Soon | SEGMENT 5 | #216

    Apr 18, 2014 | 8 min
    Imagine sending emotions and memories via the internet instead of digital signals. Total immersion entertainment could be a reality in the near future according to Dr. Michio Kaku. Tune in to find more.
  • Uploading Memories | SEGMENT 4 | #216

    Apr 18, 2014 | 9 min
    World leading theoretical physicist and all around cool guy, Dr. Michio Kaku steps up to the mic. We find out what one of the smartest people in the world thinks about when he's brushing his teeth. Plus, we delve into the real possibility of uploading memories and telepathy.
  • Homemade Survival Tools, Amazing New Tech, & the Cure for AIDS? | FULL SHOW | #215

    Apr 12, 2014 | 43 min
    This week on Popular Science Radio we're talking about homemade survival tools, the RYNO Micro-Cycle, robotic surgery, and a possible cure for AIDS. SEGMENT 1: Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures SEGMENT 2: Homemade Crossbow SEGMENT 3: Homemade Arrow & Bike Generator SEGMENT 4: RYNO Motors Micro-Cycle SEGMENT 5: Robotic Surgery SEGMENT 6: The Cure for AIDS?
  • Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures | SEGMENT 1 | #215

    Apr 12, 2014 | 7 min
    Are you prepared for the apocalypse? Chris Hackett is here to share two projects you might just build if you find yourself in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.
  • Homemade Crossbow | SEGMENT 2 | #215

    Apr 12, 2014 | 6 min
    Chris Hackett shares the key components to use when making a homemade crossbow; but beware, this project could be just as dangerous to create as the zombie apocalypse.
  • Homemade Arrow & Bike Generator | SEGMENT 3 | #215

    Apr 12, 2014 | 8 min
    So you've made your crossbow, what are you going to use for an arrow? Chris Hackett tells us how to make an arrow out of a bolt. Also, Chris shares the key parts he used to make his bike generator! Watch Chris test out his homemade crossbow on popsci.com/diycrossbow!
  • RYNO Motors Micro-Cycle | SEGMENT 4 | #215

    Apr 12, 2014 | 11 min
    Founder and CEO of RYNO Motors, Chris Hoffmann joins the show. He talks about the RYNO Micro-Cycle; a self-balancing, electric, one- wheeled motorcycle. Alan and Chris discuss how the Micro-Cycle came about, how to ride it, and the cost.
  • Robotic Surgery | SEGMENT 5 | #215

    Apr 12, 2014 | 6 min
    Dr. Cort Stoskopf and Alan discuss the advantages and disadvantages of robotic surgery. They also talk about the Surgical Snakebot, and what kind of surgeries doctors plan on using it for.
  • The Cure for AIDS? | SEGMENT 6 | #215

    Apr 12, 2014 | 7 min
    To wrap up this episode of Popular Science Radio, Alan and Dr. Cort Stoskopf discuss how Timothy Ray Brown was cured of AIDS, and how doctors are working to bring about this result in other patients.
  • Survival Tips, New Tech, & Cure for AIDS? | FULL SHOW | #215

    Apr 11, 2014 | 43 min
    This week on Popular Science Radio we're talking about homemade survival tools, the RYNO Micro-Cycle, robotic surgery, and a possible cure for AIDS. SEGMENT 1: Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures Are you prepared for the apocalypse? Chris Hackett is here to share two projects you might just build if you find yourself in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. SEGMENT 2: Homemade Crossbow Chris Hackett shares the key components to use when making a homemade crossbow; but beware, this project could be just as dangerous to create as the zombie apocalypse. SEGMENT 3: Homemade Arrow a self-balancing, electric, one- wheeled motorcycle. Alan and Chris discuss how the Micro-Cycle came about, how ...
  • Homemade Crossbow | SEGMENT 2 | #215

    Apr 11, 2014 | 6 min
    Chris Hackett shares the key components to use when making a homemade crossbow; but beware, this project could be just as dangerous to create as the zombie apocalypse.
  • Desperate Times | SEGMENT 1 | #215

    Apr 11, 2014 | 7 min
    Are you prepared for the apocalypse? Chris Hackett is here to share two projects you might just build if you find yourself in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.
  • How It Works Issue | FULL SHOW | #214

    Apr 8, 2014 | 43 min
    The famous "How It Works" issue of Popular Science Magazine is on newsstands everywhere. We're exploring several highlighted items within the issue including the theremin, NoWait App, FLIR One thermal imaging system, and Segways. SEGMENT 1: Segways for Everyone SEGMENT 2: Under the Hood SEGMENT 3: Brain Hacking SEGMENT 4: What's a Theremin? SEGMENT 5: NoWait App SEGMENT 6: Thermal Imaging
  • NoWait App | SEGMENT 5 | #214

    Apr 8, 2014 | 8 min
    Never get wait-listed again! We're speaking with the Founder and President of the NoWait App, Rob Meyer about how the anti-reservation app which allows you to "get in line" no matter where you are.
  • What's a Theremin? | SEGMENT 4 | #214

    Apr 8, 2014 | 9 min
    It's April and that means that it's time for the fan-favorite "How It Works" issue. We explore some of the featured items including Moog Music's reinvention of the theremin. Don't know what that is? Moog's Chief Engineer, Cyril Lance explains.
  • Segways for Everyone! | SEGMENT 1 | #214

    Apr 8, 2014 | 7 min
    Electric powered, personal mobility may be the wave of the future for a business near you. Mark Vena discusses the benefits and specs of the self-balancing Segway.
  • Brain Hacking | SEGMENT 3 | #214

    Apr 8, 2014 | 8 min
    The idea of tapping into the human brain with technology to decode thoughts has gone from Sci Fi to mainstream. We discuss the rapidly evolving world of human/machine interaction with the Director of the Center of Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology at Washington University, Dr. Eric C. Leuthardt.
  • Thermal Imaging | SEGMENT 6 | #214

    Apr 8, 2014 | 7 min
    This gadget would make James Bond drool! Now you can get a thermal imaging device for your iPhone with the FLIR One. See in the dark, avoid water hazards, or be a boss at hide and seek--FLIR One brings high tech capability to your smartphone.
  • Under the Hood | SEGMENT 2 | #214

    Apr 8, 2014 | 6 min
    We've all seen Segways, but how do they work? Segway CMO, Mark Vena discusses the technological beauty "under the hood," and how it's working hard to make an intuitive user experience. Plus, we discuss different models and accessories available to meet your needs.
  • Recycling & New Devices! | FULL SHOW | #213

    Mar 29, 2014 | 43 min
    This week on Popular Science Radio hear about how the environment suffers from e-waste and plastics, and who's working to turn things around. Also, we're talking about some amazing new devices that may come in handy for you! SEGMENT 1: "The Garbage Man" SEGMENT 2: Reuse & Recycle E-Waste SEGMENT 3: MBA Polymers SEGMENT 4: Inventor Chris Hawker SEGMENT 5: AwoX StriimLight B-10 SEGMENT 6: PowerAll Portable Battery Charger
  • "The Garbage Man" | SEGMENT 1 | #213

    Mar 29, 2014 | 7 min
    To start off this episode of Popular Science Radio, Mike Biddle talks about recycling plastic. He also discusses his recent article in Popular Science Magazine titled,"The Garbage Man."
  • Reuse & Recycle E-Waste | SEGMENT 2 | #213

    Mar 29, 2014 | 6 min
    Plastic is wreaking havoc on the environment! Alan and Mike discuss the environmental benefits of reusing and recycling e-waste.
  • MBA Polymers | SEGMENT 3 | #213

    Mar 29, 2014 | 8 min
    President and Founder of MBA Polymers, Mike Biddle tells us how his company makes plastic out of garbage!
  • Inventor Chris Hawker | SEGMENT 4 | #213

    Mar 29, 2014 | 9 min
    Inventor Chris Hawker joins the show. Alan and Chris discuss some of his inventions like the Power Squid, Onion Goggles, and the Quickey tool.
  • AwoX StriimLight B-10 | SEGMENT 5 | #213

    Mar 29, 2014 | 7 min
    Glenn Adler tells us all about the new AwoX StriimLight B-10! Turn the lights in your home into speakers. Check Out awox.com!
  • PowerAll Portable Battery Charger | SEGMENT 6 | #213

    Mar 29, 2014 | 7 min
    To wrap up this episode of Popular Science Radio, Mark Elkins talks about the PowerAll; a portable battery that can charge a cell phone or jump start a car! Check out ThePowerAll.com!
  • Black Holes, Carbon Watch, Michelin's Tweel & More! | FULL SHOW | #212

    Mar 22, 2014 | 43 min
    This week on Popular Science Radio, we're talking about black holes! Also, hear all about EnergyBionics new Carbon watch, Michelin's Tweel airless tire, and how chronic sleep disturbances can effect your health! SEGMENT 1: Black Holes SEGMENT 2: What is a Black Hole? SEGMENT 3: EnergyBionics Carbon and Analog Watch SEGMENT 4: Michelin's Tweel Airless Tire SEGMENT 5: Chronic Sleep Disturbances SEGMENT 6: The Importance of Sleep
  • Black Holes | SEGMENT 1 | #212

    Mar 22, 2014 | 7 min
    Stephan Hawking is saying "There are no black holes!" The Director of Research at the Hawaii Institute for Unified Physics, Nassim Haramein joins us to discuss his view on black holes.
  • What is a Black Hole? | SEGMENT 2 | #212

    Mar 22, 2014 | 7 min
    Alan and Nassim discuss black holes and what they are. Also, Nassim tells us about a recent article he wrote. Check out hiup.org to learn more!
  • EnergyBionics Carbon and Analog Watch | SEGMENT 3 | #212

    Mar 22, 2014 | 8 min
    Sean Ebersold talks about the Carbon; a wearable solar charger and analog watch. EnergyBionics is raising funds for this watch on kickstarter.com. Make a pledge and get a product!
  • Michelin's Tweel Airless Tire | SEGMENT 4 | #212

    Mar 22, 2014 | 9 min
    Vice President of Tweel Technologies for Michelin,Tim Fulton joins the show, and talks about the airless radial tire known as the Tweel. Check out michelintweel.com!
  • Chronic Sleep Disturbances | SEGMENT 5 | #212

    Mar 22, 2014 | 7 min
    Can sleep disturbances be harmful? Dr. Cort Stoskopf talks about how chronic sleep disturbances can lead to early onset of Alzheimer's and Dementia.
  • The Importance of Sleep | SEGMENT 6 | #212

    Mar 22, 2014 | 7 min
    Check out the article on sleep in this month's issue of Popular Science Magazine! Alan and Dr. Cort Stoskopf continue to discuss sleep, and how it directly affects your over-all health.
  • All About Sleep | FULL SHOW | #211

    Mar 14, 2014 | 43 min
    This week on Popular Science Radio, we are talking all about sleep! We fill you in on what to do (and what not to do) to get great sleep! SEGMENT 1: Tips and Hacks for Getting Better Z's SEGMENT 2: How to Sleep Right! SEGMENT 3: Naps & Sleep Apnea SEGMENT 4: Better Sleep SEGMENT 5: Stages of Sleep SEGMENT 6: Brooke Borel's Article
  • Tips and Hacks for Getting Better Z's | SEGMENT 1 | #211

    Mar 14, 2014 | 6 min
    We're talking all about SLEEP! We fill you in on all the things that interfere with it, and how to get those ZZZ's you desperately need.
  • How to Sleep Right! | SEGMENT 2 | #211

    Mar 14, 2014 | 7 min
    Dr. Seth Horowitz discusses how looking at lights, such as your phone while laying in bed, can cause you to have a hard time falling asleep. Also, Alan Taylor fills us in on why poor sleep helps cause catastrophes.
  • Naps & Sleep Apnea | SEGMENT 3 | #211

    Mar 14, 2014 | 8 min
    It's time for you to power-up with a power-nap between twenty to fourty-five minutes! Then, Dr.Seth Horowitz and Alan discuss sleep apnea, and what may help.
  • Better Sleep | SEGMENT 4 | #211

    Mar 14, 2014 | 11 min
    Learn six of the most important things you can do to get better sleep. Plus, Alan shares some starling sleep statistics from this months issue of Popular Science Magazine.

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