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Spark - Ad trackingOct 19, 2014 | 6:17Spark Ad tracking Audio
Spark Ad tracking Oct 19, 2014 | 6:17Online ads target us and now follow us wherever we go online. Ashkan Soltani says this is invasive, so he's created Floodwatch to increase awareness about online advertising and tracking.
Spark - 262: Tracking and hacking online marketing. An online country club. Phone calls for the hard of hearing. Autism and text communication. Sound innovation.Oct 19, 2014 | 53:59Spark 262: Tracking and hacking online marketing. An online country club. Phone calls for the hard of hearing. Autism and text communication. Sound innovation. Audio
Spark 262: Tracking and hacking online marketing. An online country club. Phone calls for the hard of hearing. Autism and text communication. Sound innovation. Oct 19, 2014 | 53:59From tablets for people with autism, to the invention of radio -- the surprising, serendipitous path of innovation. Plus, ever wonder who knows what about you when you go online? We'll look at tracking and hacking online marketing.
Spark - Autism and textOct 19, 2014 | 8:05Spark Autism and text Audio
Spark Autism and text Oct 19, 2014 | 8:05Rhonda McEwen discusses new research that shows that communicating via text on screens may be more comfortable and effective for people on the autistic spectrum.
Spark - RogerVoiceOct 19, 2014 | 8:08Spark RogerVoice Audio
Spark RogerVoice Oct 19, 2014 | 8:08Olivier Jeannel is deaf, but he wanted to be able to make a phone calls. So he created RogerVoice, a mobile app that transcribes phone conversations in real time so that deaf and hard of hearing people can talk on the phone.
Spark - Online country clubOct 19, 2014 | 9:00Spark Online country club Audio
Spark Online country club Oct 19, 2014 | 9:00Netropolitan is billed as an online country club for people with more money than time. So will people with money make time for it? James Touchi-Peters discusses his ad-free social network for the wealthy.
Spark - How we got to nowOct 19, 2014 | 11:52Spark How we got to now Audio
Spark How we got to now Oct 19, 2014 | 11:52Steven Johnson in his book, How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made The Modern World, argues that the "hummingbird effect" explains the long history of innovation.
Quirks and Quarks - Quirks Question of The Week:  Counting Stars - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 6Oct 18, 2014 | 5:13Quirks and Quarks Quirks Question of The Week: Counting Stars - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 6 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Quirks Question of The Week: Counting Stars - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 6 Oct 18, 2014 | 5:13The question of how many stars can be seen with the naked eye is answered.
Quirks and Quarks - Could The Pill Be Killing Fish?, plus African Grazers Encounter A Thorny Problem, Citizen Sailors Can be Oceanographers, and more - 2014/10/18Oct 18, 2014 | 55:55Quirks and Quarks Could The Pill Be Killing Fish?, plus African Grazers Encounter A Thorny Problem, Citizen Sailors Can be Oceanographers, and more - 2014/10/18 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Could The Pill Be Killing Fish?, plus African Grazers Encounter A Thorny Problem, Citizen Sailors Can be Oceanographers, and more - 2014/10/18 Oct 18, 2014 | 55:55The Birth Control Pill is Harming Fish, Thornless Plants Defend By Teeth and Claws, Material is Bloody Slippery, Genetics Homes In On Autism, Crowd-sourcing Science on the High Seas, Quirks Question of The Week - Counting Stars.
Quirks and Quarks - Material Is Bloody Slippery - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 3Oct 18, 2014 | 8:44Quirks and Quarks Material Is Bloody Slippery - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Material Is Bloody Slippery - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 3 Oct 18, 2014 | 8:44A new material prevents clots from forming because the blood slides right off.
Quirks and Quarks - Genetics Homes in on Autism - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 4Oct 18, 2014 | 9:32Quirks and Quarks Genetics Homes in on Autism - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Genetics Homes in on Autism - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 4 Oct 18, 2014 | 9:32A study of two mutated genes could provide clues to the cause of autism.
Quirks and Quarks - Crowd-sourcing Science on the High Seas - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 5Oct 18, 2014 | 12:35Quirks and Quarks Crowd-sourcing Science on the High Seas - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Crowd-sourcing Science on the High Seas - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 5 Oct 18, 2014 | 12:35Ordinary sailors could help gather information for oceanographers.
Quirks and Quarks - Thornless Plants Defended By Teeth and Claws - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 2Oct 18, 2014 | 8:19Quirks and Quarks Thornless Plants Defended By Teeth and Claws - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Thornless Plants Defended By Teeth and Claws - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 2 Oct 18, 2014 | 8:19Two species of acacia tree differ in thorns depending who is eating them.
Spark - Hacking online marketingOct 17, 2014 | 7:48Spark Hacking online marketing Audio
Spark Hacking online marketing Oct 17, 2014 | 7:48Online marketing uses lots of techniques to target shoppers, like offering different prices to different web visitors based on how much marketers think they'll pay. Turns out consumers can use that targeting to their own advantage.
Quirks and Quarks - The Birth Control Pill Is Harming Fish - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 1Oct 17, 2014 | 11:30Quirks and Quarks The Birth Control Pill Is Harming Fish - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Birth Control Pill Is Harming Fish - 2014/10/18 - Pt. 1 Oct 17, 2014 | 11:30Estrogen from birth control pills feminizes male fish and upsets entire ecosystems.
Quirks and Quarks - Seeing What Can't Be Seen, Birds Use a Colour Chart to Camouflage Their Nests, Oilpatch Ozone Pollution, and more - 2014/10/11Oct 11, 2014 | 55:57Quirks and Quarks Seeing What Can't Be Seen, Birds Use a Colour Chart to Camouflage Their Nests, Oilpatch Ozone Pollution, and more - 2014/10/11 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Seeing What Can't Be Seen, Birds Use a Colour Chart to Camouflage Their Nests, Oilpatch Ozone Pollution, and more - 2014/10/11 Oct 11, 2014 | 55:57Nobel For Seeing The Invisible, Birds Colour Match Their Nests, Cheetahs are Walking Not Running To Extinction, Oilpatch Ozone Pollution, Physics Breakthrough Break Down.

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