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NSF's Science360 Super Science Show
Co-editors of NSF’s Science360 News Service, Charlie Heck and Jordan D'Eri, bring you a weekly, well almost weekly, recap of some of the top NSF-funded news stories.
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In episode 77, Jordan and Charlie explore metamaterials with reprogrammable shape and function.
In episode 76, Jordan and Charlie explore research that packs a punch.
In episode 75, Charlie and Jordan talk about visualizations developed by Amy McGovern at the University of Oklahoma, that may reduce the false alarm rate for tornado prediction.
In episode 74, Jordan and Charlie investigate interscatter communications, a new way of wireless communications developed by researchers at the University of Washington.
In episode 73, Jordan and Charlie investigate a new procedure for identifying individuals exposed to uranium within the past year. Scientists and homeland security experts believe these procedures could identify individuals who may be smuggling nuclear materials for criminal purposes.
In this editors' pick video for the Best Of the National Science Foundation's Science360 2016, Charlie and Jordan explore the biggest news story of our century so far: the detection of gravitational waves.
In episode 72, Jordan and Charlie explore the first ever comprehensive count of Weddell seals in Antarctica: a citizen science program called Satellites Over Seals.
In episode 71, Charlie and Jordan discuss an easily assembled smartphone microscope called the LudusScope, that provides new ways of interacting with and learning about common microbes. The open-source device could be used by teachers or in other educational settings.
In episode 70, Jordan and Charlie discuss 3-D printable ink that produces a synthetic bone implant that rapidly induces bone regeneration and growth.
In episode 69, Jordan and Charlie explore a new class of molecules developed by researchers at Harvard University.
In episode 68, Charlie and Jordan head outdoors to show how National Science Foundation-supported researchers are finding new ways to use small, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)--also known as drones--to gather data, improve communication and explore environments where humans and larger aircraft dare not go.
In this spooktacular episode, Jordan and Charlie explore the male dark fishing spider's ultimate sacrifice.
In episode 66, Charlie and Jordan talk about a new sensor that could help anesthesiologists better place needles for epidurals and other medical procedures.
In episode 65, Jordan and Charlie explore how a smartphone can hack a 3-D printer by measuring leaked energy and acoustic waves.
In episode 64, Charlie and Jordan explore wearable thermoelectric generators (TEGs) that can efficiently convert body heat to electricity.
In episode 63, Jordan and Charlie discuss the 'blue fire whirl,' a type of fire whirl that could lead to beneficial new approaches for reducing carbon emissions and improving oil spill cleanup.
In episode 62, Charlie and Jordan discuss the "KiloCore," an energy efficient microchip containing 1,000 independent programmable processors.
In episode 61, Jordan sends Charlie on a scavenger hunt for "clues" on how National Science Foundation-funded researchers at Kansas State are studying the way muscle diseases affect humans.