Exploration

Explorations – February 24, 2004

Columbia physicist Brian Greene, whose latest book is The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality . Also: Feds ingnoring safety violations in Washington State?; Top Scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, accuse Bush Administration of egregious violations of basic scientific norms; Biotechnologists concerned about possible U.S. brain-drain to countries that allow … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – February 10, 2004

Guest Eric Asadoorian, co-author of State of the World 2004. Also, Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Kahn confesses to leaking nuclear technology, but where id Dr. Kahn get his technology?; NASA engineer says it’s politics, not sound science, that will doom the Hubble Space Telescope; Scientists compare Avian Flu to 1918 Flu; Scientists working to control … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – February 3, 2004

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Medicine, Biology, and Ethics: Guest Dr. Arthur Kaplan, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics. Also, Outrage over Nasa’s decision to discontinue the Hubble Space Telescope; Latest evidence gathered by the Mars Rovers point to water on Mars; Millions of chickens put to death in Asia because of Avian Flu; Georgia State School … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – January 27, 2004

Andrew Mishkin of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, author of the upcoming book Sojourner: An Insider’s View of the Mars Pathfinder Mission. Also: The new direction for the space program; Evolutionary biologists are closing in on the gene that makes us human; How does aspirin work?; Breakthroughs in earthquake prediction; Are cell phone dangerous?


Exploration

Explorations – January 20, 2004

Bush’s "new vision" for space exploration: What are the costs? Is manned exploration the best approach? What are the Dangers? Guests Robert Zubrin of Mars Society, and Bruce Gagnon of Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.


Exploration

Explorations – January 13, 2004

Guest Physicist Zia Mian on Nuclear Proliferation. Also: Spirit, The Mars Rover is looking for signs of life; Bush announces major space initiative that involves a possible permanent moon base and a human mission to Mars; Nukes in Space? What are the dangers of using Nuclear energy for space exploration?; Did a supernova wipe out … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – December 23, 2003

Guest Bruce Ganyon of Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space – www.space4peace.org. Also: The future of the U.S. space program – Nukes in space?; 3 probes converge on Mars during the holidays; Mission Stardust: Nasa will intercept comet, take samples; Health care monitoring organization says hospitals bear the brunt of obesity epidemic.


Exploration

Explorations – December 16, 2003

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs at Princeton University and current Director of the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) at the Woodrow Wilson School. Michio talks with Dr. Oppenheimer about the Kyoto Protocols. Also: The U.N. World Health Organization says Global warming has killed 150,000 this year; Scientists say … Continued


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