The transportation system of the Port of Baltimore relies on an assortment of machines, systems, and other technologies that were designed by people.  And people are responsible for making sure the Port continues to work well to serve the needs … Continue reading

In these interview excerpts, Duke neuroscientist Erich Jarvis talks about why he needs more than science in his life, the similarities between art and math, why it was necessary to redefine the bird brain, and more. Produced by WGBH/Nova.   … Continue reading

Kitchen Careers is a regular feature that goes behind-the-scenes with chefs, bloggers, critics and others in the food industry to get the inside scoop on what its like to cook, or eat, for a living.  When chefs prepare recipes on … Continue reading

Mechanical engineer Karl Iagnemma designs robots at MIT and also writes award-winning fiction. In these audio clips, he talks about what inspires him in both endeavors, whether it’s necessary to choose between science and art, and more. Produced by WGBH/Nova.

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Princeton’s Bonnie Bassler thinks about bacteria much differently than most of us. Listen in as she describes how humans have evolved to live with these microbes, how some bacteria “talk” before making us sick, and how controlling their conversations might … Continue reading

In this interactive, pioneer nanotechnologist Naomi Halas, inventor of tiny golden spheres known as nanoshells, explains why a typical cell is huge next to a nanoshell, why nanoshell cancer therapy would be safe, and why invention is so personal. Produced … Continue reading

Harvard geneticist and singer-songwriter Pardis Sabeti talks about why she studies the malaria parasite’s infectious properties, how she copes with failure, and why she would choose science over music if she had to. Also, hear her first original song. Produced … Continue reading

Watch videos and get to know dozens of scientists and engineers with surprising secret lives. Produced by WGBH/Nova.

Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, a brain surgeon and cancer researcher at Johns Hopkins, is a Mexican-born American success story. In these interview excerpts, he offers his advice to young people, talks about how he prepares for an operation, and more. Produced by … Continue reading

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