Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

What's Happening to My TV? Digital Television and YOU! -...

Bruce Johnson Tina Hauser, Wisconsin Public Television

Bruce Johnson talks about the history of television and Tina Hauser discusses the gains of switching away from antenna TVs and what we need to know about this switch.

Bacterial Infections in Three Dimensions - Ep. 173

Katrina Forest, Professor, Department of Bacteriology, UW-Madison

Professor Forest discusses microbiology, the complexity of infections, the technology of protein crystallography, and results from her lab studies.

Into The Trenches: Drilling Into Earthquake Faults at the...

Harold Tobin, Associate Professor, Department of Geoscience, UW-Madison

Harold Tobin lectures about his passion for studying earthquake, giving a brief geography background before describing the project he is diligently involved in.

The UW Survey Center: 20 Years of Taking The Pulse of...

Nora Cate Schaeffer, Professor, Faculty Director, University of Wisconsin Survey Center

Nora Cate Schaeffer talks about her research at the University of Wisconsin Survey Center, the type of work they do at there and what they hope to do over the next few years, looking into the future.

Pyrosequencing and Influenza Antiviral Resistance - Ep. 164

Steve Marshall, Research Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Division, Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene

Steve Marshall, a research epidemiologist at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene, talks about influenza, the different strains, how the virus operates and the efficacy of antivirals. He discusses the research being done with pyrosequencing as a method to detect the existence of antivirals.

Take Two Onions and Call Me in The Morning: The Roles of...

Irwin Goldman, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison

Learn about the dual use of food and the health values of natural foods in comparison to pharmaceutical drugs. Irwin Goldman talks about studies that have been done to test the health benefits of onions and garlic, and discusses how different cultures, currently and historically, use plants for medicinal purposes.

Exploring the Nanoworld - Ep. 154

Katie Cadwell, Postdoctoral Fellow, MRSEC, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison

Together Kimberly Duncan and Katie Cadwell discuss nanotechnology, what is does for us, and where we can find it in our day-to-day lives.

Sharing The World of Science with Wisconsin and Sharing...

Larry Meiller, UW-Madison Emeritus Professor and Wisconsin Public Radio host
Steve Paulson, Executive Producer of "To the Best of Our Knowledge", Life Sciences Communication & WHA Radio

Larry Meiller talks about his radio show which discusses environmental issues and how-to's topics. Steve Paulson tells of being an interviewer for "To the Best of Our Knowledge", TTBOOK.

The Science of Chaos - Ep. 145

Clint Sprott, Professor, Department of Physics, UW-Madison

Learn about the science of chaos as Clint Sprott, a professor at UW-Madison, demonstrates and explains what chaos is all about, and why some people are devoting their careers to it.

Hummingbirds: From Your Yard to Costa Rica and Back - Ep....

Bill Hilton, Jr., Operation Rubythroat

The principal investigator for Operation Rubythroat, Bill Hilton, Jr., discusses the Hummingbird Project and hummingbirds as they fly from your backyard to Costa Rica and back. Learn about hummingbird banding, facts, ecology, behavior, how they stand in the big picture, and the connections between the United States and Costa Rica in terms of hummingbirds.

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