September 15, 2010

Voyager: Seeking Newer Worlds in the Third Age of Discovery

Guest: Stephen J. Pyne, Ph.D.

Within the next few years, we may see one of the Voyager spacecraft become the first man-made object to exit our solar system. It's the pinnacle of how far the human drive to explore can take us. Today on Focus, we're joined by Stephen Pyne, author of Voyager: Seeking Newer Worlds in the Third Age of Discovery. He'll talk about the great explorers, their motives, and their rewards, from the Renaissance to the modern age.

August 18, 2010

Drawing the Map of Life: Inside the Human Genome Project

Guest: Victor K. McElheny.

The Human Genome Project is one of the most important accomplishments in modern science. Science writer Victor McElheny joins Focus today to talk about the origins of the Project, the race to achieve the end goal, and today's efforts to exploit its results. It's not only a major event in medicine, says McElheny, but a striking example of how new technologies contribute to the formation of new hypotheses.

June 07, 2010

Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience

Guest: Stephen S. Hall.

Defining wisdom is often much more difficult than recognizing it. Today on Focus, we're joined by science writer Stephen Hall, who in his new book Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience discusses the history of wisdom in a range of fields. On the show, we'll talk about how modern manifestations of wisdom differ from those in the past, and how while the concept has been backed up by modern science, it continues to elude easy understanding.

May 14, 2010

Science Education

With Charles Coble, Ph.D. (Founder and Partner in The Third Mile Group; former Professor of Science Education and Dean of the School of Education at East Carolina University)

April 21, 2010

Update on Nanotechnology Research

With Rashid Bashir, Ph.D. (Director, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory; Bliss Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois), and Irfan S. Ahmad, Ph.D. (Associate Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology; and Research Faculty, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois), and Jozef Kokini, Ph.D. (Associate Dean for Reacearch, College of ACES; Bnigham Professor of Food Engineering; Director, Illinois Agricultural Experimental Station, University of Illinois)

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