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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.

New Uses in Research and Outreach for the UW Zoology...

Laura Halverson, Registrar, Zoology Museum, UW-Madison

Laura Halverson from the Zoology Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison gives a virtual tour of the museum.

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.

25th Season Celebration - Ep. 361

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

Since 1984, The Wonders of Physics has educated and entertained thousands of schoolchildren, families, and the general public. At the 25th anniversary show time machine brings visitors from different eras to talk about the evolution of the science. Many concepts of physics are illustrated in the process.

Biofuels Sustainability: A Biogeochemical Challenge - Ep....

Phil Robertson, Professor, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University

He talks about the different facets to the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of cropping systems as well as food security. He addresses the doubt some are having about the reliability of biofuels and focuses a lot on biogeochemistry.

Conflict of Interest in Clinical Trials - Ep. 138

Paul DeLuca, Vice Dean, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Paul DeLuca discusses the conflict of interest in clinical trials in the medical field today. He talks about the national perspective, and he discusses the perspective in Wisconsin and how the conflict is being managed.

Out of the O.R. and Into the Office: The Future of Upper...

Seth Dailey, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, UW-Madison

Learn all about unsedated office-based procedures in laryngology with Seth Dailey. He explains what they do in the larynx, trachea, and esophagus. By incorporating a few video demonstrations, he shows us what is possible with technology today that used to be considered undoable.

Organ Engineering & Skin Regeneration - Ep. 135

Sean Palecek, Associate Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Biomedical Engineering, UW Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center

Sean Palecek talks about tissue engineering, specifically skin for regenerative medicine, how his lab is trying to regenerate skin from embryonic stem cells, and how stem cells can be used in therapeutic applications.

Ancient Glacial Lakes of Wisconsin - Ep. 133

Tom Hooyer, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, UW-Madison

Tom Hooyer, a glacial geologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks about the history of the great glacial lakes within the borders of Wisconsin and discusses the effects climate change had on them.

Neural Regeneration: From Plasticity to Parkinson's - Ep....

Clive Svendsen, Professor, Anatomy and Neurology, UW Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center

Clive Svendsen discusses the neurological disease called Parkinson's Disease, stem cells and how they may be used in transplantation therapies. He also talks about some of the therapies that are being thought about using stem cells.

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