If you are interested in the nitty gritty of the history of weapon technology, up until present day, this is a must listen. Will keep you intriged to the last minute as to the outer reaches that technology has advanced modern day warfare.
This ScientificAmerican.com special report covers the development and spread of weapons. You'll hear how ancient weapons worked; about the growing concern of the proliferation of submarines and fast warp drives in subs; the threats posed by bio-weapons and land mines, and the future of non-lethal weapons.
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Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.
"A Beacon from the Big Bang": The recent discovery of gravitational waves emanating from the early universe could illuminate a connection between gravity and quantum mechanics and maybe even verify the existence of other universes. "How Diversity Works": Why being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, diligent, and harder-working. "Saving Coffee": Researchers are racing to breed beneficial new traits into the dangerously homogeneous coffee crop before it succumbs to disease or other threats. "Twists of Fate": Physical pushes and pulls on a cell – not just genes – determines whether it will become part of a bone, a brain – or a deadly tumor.
Katherine W. Phillips, a Professor of Leadership and Ethics and senior vice dean at Columbia Business School, reports on why being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, diligent, and harder-working.
In this issue, you’ll learn how one of the world’s most renowned cancer researchers is gearing up for Plan B. You’ll hear how a California father made an end run around medicine to decode his son’s DNA. You’ll learn how one of China’s internet giants is trying to challenge Silicon Valley’s biggest companies. You’ll hear about the mastermind behind Bitcoin and how he has the most power over its destiny. You’ll learn how Apple’s first smart watch appears to be the best of its kind. And you’ll hear how Google’s crack at a quantum computer is a bid to change computing forever.
Blake Edgar, a contributing editor at Archaeology Magazine, writes about how monogamy helped humans evolve into the big-brained world conquerors they are today.
"The New Science of Human Origins": Scientists have had to revise virtually every chapter of the human story. "Welcome to the Family": The latest molecular analyses and fossil finds suggest that the story of human evolution is far more complex—and more interesting—than anyone imagined. "Powers of Two": Monogamy helped humans evolve into the big-brained world conquerors they are today. "Still Evolving": For 30,000 years our species has been changing remarkably quickly – and we're not done yet.
"The Black Hole at the Beginning of Time": The big bang – and all that came from it – may just be a holographic mirage from another dimension. "A New Kind of Inheritance": Changes caused by harmful chemicals, stress, and other influences can be passed down to – and may cause disease in - future generations. "Accidental Genius": A blow to the head can sometimes unmask hidden artistic or intellectual gifts. "The Science of Learning": Science students learn less when they are expected to listen passively.
You’ll learn how Facebook is pushing beyond data-driven studies on voting, sharing, and organ-donation prompts, to make people feel good or bad. You’ll hear how inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil is working with Google to apply his theory of intelligence to understanding online information. You’ll learn how Amazon’s Fire Phone could make visual search easier, better, and more popular. You’ll hear how IBM is working on a new computer chip – which could be up to five times faster than current transistors. You’ll learn how smart homes will require unprecedented effort to ensure not just security but also usability. And you’ll hear news from the worlds of Biomedicine, Technology and Communications.
Barbara Kantrowitz, senior editor at the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news organization focused on education journalism, reports on why science students learn less when they are expected to listen passively.
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Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. Since its debut in 1922, the publication has been known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Science News is committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman will find interesting and easy to digest.
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Technology Review, the award winning magazine from MIT, is the only publication you need to keep up with what's happening in every area of emerging technology. Audible Technology Review incorporates key feature stories from the magazine and is published ten times each year. Get the latest issue or subscribe!
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A new understanding of how the brain generates pleasure could lead to better treatment of addiction and depression - and even to a new science of happiness.
Shari S. Bassuk, an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Timothy S. Church, a professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University, and JoAnn E. Mason, chief of the division of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explain why being active is good for many reasons beyond the old familiar ones.
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Biologists have solved the mystery of one of our most misunderstood, poorly recognized, and inadequately treated medical disorders. This article was published in the August 2008 edition of Scientific American.
"Why Migraines Strike: Scientific American"
This edition of Scientific American Mind contains six articles. The cover story, "Natural Born Liars", examines why we lie and why we're so good at it. Also in this issue: why innocent people confess to crimes they didn't commit; an in-depth examination of what dreams are and why we have them; the very real therapeutic uses for hypnosis; how to improve your powers of recall; and is mental stress increasing your chances of a heart attack?
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There is an ambitious scheme in the works that would enable solar power to end U.S. dependence on foreign oil - as well as slash greenhouse gas emissions . Learn more in this article, "A Solar Grand Plan", from the January 2008 edition of Scientific American.
It goes without saying that building a time machine wouldn't be easy. But according to author Paul Davies, it might actually be possible.
Winston Churchill steered Britain through its darkest hours during World War II. He was one of the 20th century's greatest orators, and the speeches that he painstakingly composed, rehearsed, and delivered inspired courage in an entire nation. Churchill's output was prolific; his complete speeches alone contain over 5 million words.
When tragedy strikes, most of us ultimately rebound surprisingly well. Where does such resilience come from?
Pills that are safely able to improve mental processes will one day be available to all. This article was published in the October 2009 edition of Scientific American.
"Turbocharging the Brain"
Merely accruing additional years beyond the biblical span of three score and 10 would be unwelcome if they just prolonged suffering from illness and infirmity. No, we want to live better, more youthful days while we're living longer. Diet, exercise and a lucky draw from the gene pool can take us only so far, however. That's where science comes in. In this special edition from Scientific American, you'll find firsthand reports from the researchers leading the efforts to understand the mechanisms of aging.
A few years ago, conservation biologists met to ponder a bold plan: the reintroduction of large, extinct animals to North America. Learn where that landmark project is now with this article, "Restoring America's Big Wild Animals", from the June 2007 edition of Scientific American.