Top graphene researchers, including the Nobel laureate who first isolated pure graphene, talk to Bridget Kendall about the future of not just this 'wonder-material' but also a whole host of other 2-dimensional crystals now available. How close are we to a cheap production of quality graphene on an industrial scale? Can the EU's Graphene Flagship, a research and industrial consortium which includes about 150 partners in over 20 countries, quickly move graphene products from the lab to the consumer? And should we worry about the safety of 2...
07/06/2015 at 08:00 PM
Stories from this broadcast: After Celebrations, Back to Reality in Greece; Vera Brittain's 1930's Great War Memoir Resonates Powerfully; The Rise Of The MP3 And The Fall Of The CD; 5-Time Deported Mexican Immigrant Admits To Killing; Political Rhetoric Soars Across Europe After Greek Vote; USA Women Win 2015 World Cup
Stories from this broadcast: After The Vote Against Austerity, What's Next For Greece?; A Look At What's Coming Up This Week In American Politics; Andrew Bacevich On Iraq, ISIS; After Greek Vote, Markets Wake Up Jittery; Aetna Acquires Humana As Other Health Insurers Look to Merge; Reforesting After Fracking: Working To Restore Pennsylvania's Drilled Land; Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids: Dear Mr. Prime Minister
Episode 2 - Deep Space
A sonic tour of the universe, with solar scientist, Dr Lucie Green.
In the previous episode, we listened in to the sounds of the Solar System. This week in Discovery, we travel further out into the cosmos to bring you more Sounds of Space.
Some are recorded sound, others are data – like X-rays or radio waves - that have been sonified. All of them have inspired scientists and artists to help us understand our universe.
Joining Lucie Green on this sonic journey through space are:
- Prof Tim O'Brien (Ass...
07/06/2015 at 07:45 PM
Greece needs up to 60 billion euros over the next three years to stabilize its finances, according to the International Monetary Fund. The analysis comes in advance of Sunday's referendum, when Greek citizens will vote on whether to accept the latest terms of the European Union's bailout. We'll get an update on the referendum and the threat the Greek debt crisis poses to the Eurozone and to the U.S. economy.
07/06/2015 at 07:30 PM
Last year, California's public pension system had over $300 billion in assets - enough to meet only 77 percent of its obligations to public employees, retirees and their families. In his new book, "California Dreaming," Lawrence McQuillan notes that the predicted shortfall threatens more than public employees' retirements, but may also seriously disrupt public services, limit the borrowing capabilities of state and local governments, and impose huge costs on taxpayers. McQuillan, an economist and senior fellow at the think tank T...
russian empire; early twentieth century; late nineteenth century; nineteenth century; blah blah blah; twentieth century; russian history; final exam; soviet union; soviet time period; century early twentieth; twentieth century russia; nineteenth century early; trembling hand; big deal; absolutist monarchy; crimean war; time period; minute break; economic development; russian army; final paper; story short; A.S.A.P.; russian life; funny thing; cold war; liberal circles; prime minister; karl marx; imperial system; hand traffic; russian imper...
07/06/2015 at 07:25 PM
The Nation contributor DW Gibson discusses the chaotic, abusive process through which New York City landlords turn affordable housing into luxury apartments. His cover story for the 150th anniversary edition of the magazine, “How to Dump Tenants and Make a Fortune” tackles the predicament of preferential rents, which threaten more affordable apartment units than Mayor de Blasio is aiming to build in the next decade, and explains how they act as a “gentrification insurance” for landlords.
07/06/2015 at 07:15 PM
Jamil Smith, senior editor for The New Republic, and Mark Potok, senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center and editor-in-chief of the SLPC's quarterly journal, The Intelligence Report, discuss the surge of black church burnings - eight in 10 days - in the South and what this means in the wake of the mass shooting at the AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina and the Confederate flag backlash that followed.
07/06/2015 at 07:00 PM
When babies are born, one of the tools doctors use to measure whether they’re thriving on their own is the Apgar score. Dr. Virginia Apgar broke new ground in the fields of obstetrics and anesthesiology in the middle of the 20th century.
07/06/2015 at 06:45 PM
MP Blaine Watson is lobbying the Canadian Government to let him attend sessions of Parliament from home via Skype. Peter Oldring speaks with MP Watson to find out how exactly this would work.
07/06/2015 at 06:15 PM
Basketball is a fast-moving game of improvisation, contact and, ahem, spatio-temporal pattern recognition. Rajiv Maheswaran and his colleagues are analyzing the movements behind the key plays of the game, to help coaches and players combine intuition with new data. Bonus: What they're learning could help us understand how humans move everywhere.
07/06/2015 at 06:00 PM
There's a new craze called sweatworking that is reshaping business meetings. However, you need to remember your manners while doing it.
We’re talking hiring with Travis Boersma, co-founder of one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S.—Dutch Bros. Coffee. Travis employs more than 4,500 team members, all who are crazy passionate about his company. Listen in for his top tips.
07/06/2015 at 05:45 PM
Dave Jenkins, Miscellaneous, 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
07/06/2015 at 05:30 PM
In July 1985, Oleg Gordievsky, a high-ranking Soviet spy defected to the UK. He had been acting as a double agent for years, but realising he was about to be unmasked, he had to flee Russia. Hear his story.
(Photo: The former KGB headquarters in Moscow)
Airing on Monday, July 6, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about the future of Greece, its economy, and the eurozone, after voters in Greece said no to the terms of a financial rescue. And city officials in Chicago are making $200 million in cuts – laying off staff, delaying maintenance and reducing transportation. We look at where the cuts will fall, why they’re being made, and what public reaction has been.
Call this Venus Week! Friday, Venus shows its greatest illuminated portion - and it will be at its brightest for this year on Sunday. The night sky resembles points of light on a two-dimensional canvas. Derrick offers tips to appreciating the heavens above in 3-D.
07/06/2015 at 05:15 PM
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07/06/2015 at 05:00 PM