Through weekly interviews with guest researchers and our own knowledgeable staff, the Museum's podcasts offer an in-depth look at the latest in science and technology.
- Smart Foam May Help to Identify Concussions (Podcast)
- Graduate student Jake Merrell at Brigham Young University developed a self-sensing nano foam that can measure compression inside of a helmet, which may aid in identifying concussions. (details).
January 04, 2014
- Puzzle of the Bones: Rising Star Expedition (Podcast)
- Anthropologist Dr. Jeremy DeSilva describes the Rising Star Expedition- a unique way of studying an amazing new early hominid site. (details).
December 20, 2013
- Current Space Perspectives from an Astronaut (Podcast)
- Former Astronaut and current MIT professor Jeff Hoffman gives his unique perspective on space research, both on the ground and on the International Space Station. (details).
November 08, 2013
- Science on the Space Station: Solar Cells (Podcast)
- Dr. Jud Ready from Georgia Tech describes his new 3D solar cells that will be tested on the International Space Station next year. (details).
September 28, 2013
- Silencing Chromosome 21 in Down Syndrome Cells (Podcast)
- Biologist Jeanne Lawrence from UMass Medical School discusses her breakthrough work on silencing the extra 21st chromosome in cells from an individual with Down Syndrome. (details).
September 14, 2013
- Pushing the Limits of Solar Cells (Podcast)
- Find out how graduate students Dan Congreve and Nick Thompson at MIT's Center for Excitonics are boosting solar cell efficiency. Using organic semiconductors, they have shown how to get two electrons from a single photon, breaking past the limits of how much energy a solar cell can capture. (details).
July 20, 2013
- Merging Mind and Machine (Podcast)
- Dr. Jennifer Collinger, a biomedical engineer at the University of Pittsburgh, describes her research on brain-computer interfaces. One particular study looks at a paralyzed individual who can control a robotic arm through an electrode connected to her brain. (details).
February 15, 2013