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Created by: Jennifer Swanson / Jeff Gonyea

USA 6-1011+

Started: July 6th, 2021

Status: Active, 100 episodes

Kind: Episodic

Language: English

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Where and When do Earthquakes Happen?
35:12 | Season: 4 | Episode: 158 | May 30th, 2023

Earthquakes happen every day, all around the world. Since they are so prevalent, is there a way to predict just where and when they will occur? We have the fabulous Dr. Wendy Bohon, earthquake geologist and awesome science communicator, on our show today to discuss this groundbreaking topic! 

Why Does a Spacecraft Need a Heat Shield?
36:19 | Season: 4 | Episode: 158 | May 23rd, 2023

Did you watch the Orion spacecraft come back from its trip around the Moon? Besides the parachutes, what is one key piece of the spacecraft that helps to protect the astronauts upon re-entry? The heat shield!! But just how is a heat shield made and why is it so important? Take a listen to the fantastic Dr. Sarah D’Souza, the Orion Thermal Protection Deputy System Manager at NASA Ames. She is on our show today to give us the scoop on this amazing engineering! 

What Can We Learn from Volcanoes?
35:59 | Season: 3 | Episode: 157 | May 16th, 2023

Volcanoes are awesome natural events. They happen all over the Earth and on many celestial bodies. But why are they important? Skylar Hughes, volcano expert, a private tour guide for Big Island VIP, tells us what we can learn from volcanoes, particularly the ones located on the Big Island in Hawaii. Don’t miss this explosively fun expisode!

How Do Plants Survive in Extreme Habitats?
32:59 | Season: 3 | Episode: 156 | May 9th, 2023

Ever wonder how plants survive in a desert or living high on the side of mountains? Take a listen to expert Gardener, author,  and broadcaster, Matthew Biggs, who trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. He gives us the inside scoop on these sturdy plants and how they survive such extreme habitats. Tons of great fun to be had in this episode, plus you’ll even get a few tips on how to keep your own plants alive. 

How will AI Help Humans with Mobility?
34:28 | Season: 3 | Episode: 155 | May 2nd, 2023

You have probably heard that artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, but did you know it’s being used to help people with mobility challenges? Dr. Brenna Argall, Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Robotics at Northwestern University and the Director of Argall Lab at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, is hear to explain some of the amazing technology that she and her lab are using to help people get around more easily. Don’t miss this fascinating and important episode! 

How Do You Slow Down a Spaceship?
34:47 | Season: 3 | Episode: 154 | April 25th, 2023

How do you slow down a spacecraft that is speeding along at 25,000mph? Bounce it off the atmosphere. But at 325mph that’s still too fast. So, you add parachutes, eleven of them to be exact. The amount of specific timing and engineering to pull this slowdown off is a bit mindboggling. Take a listen to Julie Wolfson, Senior Staff Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin and the Orion’s Risk Manager, who explains just exactly how it’s done. This episode is a must listen for all space enthusiasts! 

Why are Shark Teeth Shaped like That?
38:15 | April 18th, 2023

Sharks are known for their big toothy “grins”. But what do we really know about shark teeth?  Dr. Lisa Whitenack, associate professor at Allegheny College and a shark expert, is here to chat with us about a few of the very interesting shark teeth she has discovered and what type of research her lab is doing to discover just how these teeth work. You won’t want to miss this very exciting episode! 

How Do You Move a Rocket?
30:12 | Season: 3 | Episode: 152 | April 11th, 2023

Have you ever wondered how those massive space rockets at NASA get to the launch pad? They take a ride on the crawler-transporter vehicle. We have Dan Zapata, Crawler Systems Engineer at Jacobs, who works at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, with these amazing transporters. He’s going to explain just how these amazing vehicles work! 

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Created by: Jennifer Swanson / Jeff Gonyea
Started: July 6th, 2021
Status: Active, 100 episodes
Kind: Episodic
Language: English

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