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Knotty Thrills

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NOVA
PBS


Three physicists untie a 150-year-old tangle of a puzzle. Continue


Profile: Adrien Treuille

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NOVA Labs
PBS


Computer scientist Adrien Treuille creates groundbreaking games, including FoldIt, which turns protein-folding—a task that’s difficult for even the most powerful computers—into a puzzle that a ten-year-old can master in minutes. Now, Treuille is hoping to use his clever crowd-sourcing approach to tackle the mysteries of another biological powerhouse, RNA. Continue


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Genealogy Roadshow
PBS


Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories. Each individual’s past will link to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America. The programs feature participants from four American cities — Nashville, Austin, Detroit and San Francisco. Continue


High Tech, Low Life - Preview

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POV
PBS


Trail two of China’s first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of rapid development. 7/22/2013 Continue


30 Second Science: Hugh Herr

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Hugh Herr is Associate Professor and leads the Biomechatronics research group at MIT's Media Lab. The focus of Hugh's work is on developing bionic limbs for amputees. Two of those bionic limbs are Hugh's own legs, which he uses for rock-climbing and living his life. Continue


Tanzeem Choudhury: I Took It As A Challenge!

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Tanzeem Choudhury is Associate Professor of Information Science at Cornell University where she leads the People-Aware Computing Lab. She and her team develop cell-phone apps that can track a person's emotional well-being. Tanzeem herself was a digital late bloomer, only touching a computer for the first time in a computer programming class when she was 18 years old. Continue


30 Second Science: Tanzeem Choudhury

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Tanzeem Choudhury is Associate Professor of Information Science at Cornell University where she leads the People-Aware Computing Lab. She and her team develop cell-phone apps that can track a person's emotional well-being. Tanzeem herself was a digital late bloomer, only touching a computer for the first time in a computer programming class when she was 18 years old. Continue


Jessica Banks: Immersed in Wonder

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Jessica Banks is a roboticist, engineer and designer who creates kinetic furniture (furniture that moves) that she sells through her company, Rock Paper Robot. Among Jessica's other creative pursuits, she's a skull-ptor - she decorates small animal skulls (without the animals) and turns them into tiny works of art. Continue


Sabine Seymour: Out of Bounds

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Sabine Seymour is the Director of the Fashionable Technology Lab at Parsons The New School for Design and Assistant Professor in Fashionable Technology. She also runs a company, Moondial, where she puts her ideas about fashionable technology into action. In her off-hours, Sabine loves to go "out of bounds" snowboarding. Continue


Tupper's Invention Notebooks

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American Experience
PBS


Earl Tupper grew up dirt poor and never got beyond high school. Still, he dreamed of becoming a millionaire by the time he was 30, deciding his route to success would be inventing. Take a tour of Earl's invention notebooks. Continue


Reconstructing the D-Day Gliders

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NOVA
PBS


The Allies used silent wooden gliders to get behind enemy lines before the D-Day landings. Continue


TTC Extra Amanda Hess

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To The Contrary
PBS


Freelance writer Amanda Hess sparked a great deal of public discussion with her Pacific Standard cover story on internet trolls and the dangers faced by women online. Hess spoke with To The Contrary about her personal experience with threats of rape and murder. Continue


What Can Virtual Reality Do for You?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Force for good or ill? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the latest virtual reality technology with Stanford University's Jeremy Bailenson, and weighs its societal impact with Jaron Lanier, author of "Who Owns the Future?" Continue


Designer Naomi Clark on Busting Sexism with Games

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Independent Lens
PBS


Girls’ games are chock full of stereotypes. Game designer Naomi Clark hopes to change this through her work on Wonder City, a choose-your-adventure game in which high school girls are mysteriously granted superpowers. Continue


10 Questions for Tanzeem Choudhury

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Tanzeem Choudhury is Associate Professor of Information Science at Cornell University where she leads the People-Aware Computing Lab. She and her team develop cell-phone apps that can track a person's emotional well-being. Tanzeem herself was a digital late bloomer, only touching a computer for the first time in a computer programming class when she was 18 years old. Continue


Tanzeem Choudhury: The Sad Clown Fish

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Tanzeem Choudhury is Associate Professor of Information Science at Cornell University where she leads the People-Aware Computing Lab. She and her team develop cell-phone apps that can track a person's emotional well-being. Tanzeem herself was a digital late bloomer, only touching a computer for the first time in a computer programming class when she was 18 years old. Continue


30 Second Science: Jessica Banks

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Jessica Banks is a roboticist, engineer and designer who creates kinetic furniture (furniture that moves) that she sells through her company, Rock Paper Robot. Among Jessica's other creative pursuits, she's a skull-ptor - she decorates small animal skulls (without the animals) and turns them into tiny works of art. Continue


10 Questions for Sabine Seymour

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Sabine Seymour is the Director of the Fashionable Technology Lab at Parsons The New School for Design and Assistant Professor in Fashionable Technology. She also runs a company, Moondial, where she puts her ideas about fashionable technology into action. In her off-hours, Sabine loves to go "out of bounds" snowboarding. Continue


30 Second Science: Sabine Seymour

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Sabine Seymour is the Director of the Fashionable Technology Lab at Parsons The New School for Design and Assistant Professor in Fashionable Technology. She also runs a company, Moondial, where she puts her ideas about fashionable technology into action. In her off-hours, Sabine loves to go "out of bounds" snowboarding. Continue


9 Ways To Podcast Success

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MediaShift
PBS


Marc Maron, who was jobless and going through a divorce two years ago, took a risk and launched the WTF podcast. Now, the show gets more than 2.75 million downloads per month, thanks to consistency and several star guests. Continue


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