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Even with passive listening to music, specific parts of the brain can show activation or increased “neural” activity. What is it about music that can so dramatically affect brain activity?
With the advent of spy satellites in the 1950’s new technologies have emerged for use by the intelligence community and have been of great use to archaeologists.
Bioluminescence is everywhere on earth—most of all in the ocean, from angler fish in the depths to the flashing of dinoflagellates at the surface. Woody Hastings explores the natural history, evolution, and biochemistry of the diverse array of organisms that emit this light.
Paul Krugman outlines recommendations for US economic recovery and describes how to fix the economy.
A look at nuclear energy’s past, present, and future starting from the first nuclear chain reaction created at the University of Chicago.
Special Agent Doug Seccombe of the Chicago FBI office overviews the FBI’s Evidence Response Team’s mission, training, and field work, including their use of special forensic equipment and expertise. Seccombe also describes special training sites, such as the Body Farm, and FBI investigations, such as the terrorist downing of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.
This talk focuses on new measurements being carried out with the 10-meter South Pole Telescope to test theories of the origin of the universe and to investigate the nature of mysterious dark energy.
Art
Pablo Picasso’s (1881–1973) masterful metamorphoses extend beyond the manipulation of painted surfaces to his pioneering introduction of industrial, commonplace materials into the fine arts’ studio. Listen in to learn about the connection between material choices and meaning in the oeuvre of Picasso with unexpected glimpses into the artist’s protean creativity.
Social media and new technologies are making businesses socially savvy and changing the way the world does business. Howard A. Tullman, President and CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, discusses these changes and focuses on five mission-critical trends, tools, and technologies that will change every business in America.
Young-Kee Kim, deputy director of Fermilab and professor of physics at the University of Chicago, discusses the importance of the Higgs boson, a never-before-seen subatomic particle, what its discovery would mean for physics and society, and recent advances in Higgs boson research and high-energy particle experimentation in Europe and the United States.
Listen in as leading area marine scientists discuss ocean acidification, overfishing, and what we can do to address these issues.
Young-Kee Kim, deputy director of Fermilab and professor of physics at the University of Chicago, presents recent advances in Higgs boson research and talks about the future directions of high-energy particle experimentation in Europe and the United States.
Join C2ST and leading area marine scientists as they discuss ocean acidification, overfishing, and what we can do to address these issues.
It’s the end of time as we know it. Astrophysicist Adam Frank argues new ideas in cosmology are radically changing human conceptions of time.