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.
Adam Brown, a theoretical physicist at Stanford University, delves into the intricacies of mining energy out of one of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space.
In this issue, you’ll learn what the latest technological flops, fizzles, and flame outs tell us about innovation. You’ll hear how the past year ushered in progress in developing hardware and software capable of human feats of intelligence. You’ll learn how a wireless transmitter could give paralyzed people a practical way to control TVs, computers, or wheelchairs with their thoughts. You’ll hear how software that turns data into written text could help us make sense of a coming tsunami of data. You’ll learn what’s next for the inventor of Gorilla Glass. You’ll hear about how a wireless technology more than 10 times faster than the best Wi-Fi is coming to market this year.
"Neandertal Minds": Analyses of anatomy, DNA and cultural remains have yielded tantalizing insights into the inner lives of our mysterious extinct cousins. "Can We Mine a Black Hole?": The intricacies involved in mining energy out of one of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. "The Clocks Within Us": Genes in the liver, pancreas and other tissues keep the various parts of the body in sync – and how timing miscues may lead to diabetes, depression and other illnesses. "A Puzzle for the Planet": Our future depends on whether we can craft an integrated and sustainable new system for providing food, water and energy.
Winegrowers are trying to preserve the flavor of your favorite reds and whites as climate change alters the compounds in grapes.
More than 5 trillion pieces of trash litter the sea surface.
Further observations of Jovian moon fail to detect venting spotted by Hubble telescope.
New work shows the inflation of scientific results happens at many stages in the press game.
Directional bias may help when encountering predators or making group decisions.
Ecologists go urban to study the impact of creatures large and small.
Drug that shuts down a potent signaling molecule might boost protection.
A new study finds that bilingual people make efficient decisions on word choices, neural exercise that may protect the aging brain.
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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"Better Than Earth": Planets quite different from our own may be the best homes for life in the future. "Will We Still Enjoy Pinot Noir?": Winegrowers are trying to preserve the flavor of your favorite reds and whites as climate change alters the compounds in grapes. "In Search of Sunken Treasure": Scientists are using exotic technologies to excavate underwater shipwrecks with the same precision as an archaeological dig. "A Weakness in Bacteria’s Fortress": Evolutionary biologists are trying to attack bacteria in a new way.
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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.
"Interesting; narration is not fantastic."
This edition of Scientific American Mind contains seven articles. The cover story deals with synesthesia, when senses blend together in the brain. Also in this issue: thrill seeking, intelligence drugs, power trips, first impressions, the winter blues and lastly better work through relaxation.
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.
Amy Arnsten, a professor of neurobiology at Yale School of Medicine, Carolyn M. Mazure, a professor of psychiatry and psychology at Yale School of Medicine, and Rajita Sinha, director of the Yale Stress Center, report on how stress cripples your brain.
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.
In this issue, you’ll hear how the way the Land of the Rising Sun built and lost its dominance in photovoltaics shows just how vulnerable renewables remain to changing politics and national policies. You’ll learn how researchers are taking a new approach at unlocking Autism’s secrets. You’ll hear about a group of journalists and researchers that are venturing into the ugly corners of the Internet in an effort to expose racists, creeps, and hypocrites. And you’ll learn how severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how technology can increase the supply of fresh water.
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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The prospects for treating chronic pain are improving.
The cover story reveals how painful, long-term memories might actually be erased with the use of drugs at just the right moment. Then, an article that asks a provocative question - can we cure fear? Following that, it's an examination of anger -- should you control your emotions or let them rip? Next, it's a look at the persistence of myths -- and their connection to the brain's biological needs. Our fifth article seeks to explode one myth -- about the value of self-esteem.
Rob Dunn, a biologist at North Carolina State University, writes about how digestion is far too messy a process to accurately convey in neat numbers.