• SciFri Podcast - 2005062424 - Tom Friedman, 'The World is Flat' MP3

    In this hour of Science Friday, Ira talks with Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Thomas Friedman about his new book "The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century." In the book, Friedman looks at the interconnectedness of the modern world and changes brought on by improvements in communication and technology. That interconnectedness, he argues, has leveled the economic playing field aroun...

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  • SciFri Podcast - 2005062413 - Einstein's Relativity Paper MP3

    On June 30, 1905, Albert Einstein submitted a paper entitled "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies," which introduced the ideas that would become known as the special theory of relativity. We'll talk about the paper, and its effects on the world of physics.

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  • SciFri Podcast - 2005061724 - Bees and Beekeeping MP3

    In this segment, we'll turn our attention to bees and beekeeping around the world. Honeybee populations in the US are in decline, the victim of a tiny parasitic mite. We'll talk about efforts to protect bees against the mites, and talk about the health of other bee populations around the world. Plus, if you've ever thought about producing your own honey, our guests have some suggestions for getting started with beek...

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  • SciFri Podcast - 2005061712 - Nuclear Energy MP3

    The accident at Three Mile Island in 1979 brought the U.S nuclear power industry to a virtual standstill. But as concerns over global warming heat up some people--including some environmentalists--are saying it's time to take a new look at nuclear energy. Can nuclear energy help limit global warming and lessen our dependence on foreign oil? Join Ira and guest in this hour of Science Friday for a look at the pros and ...

    20.06.2005

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