Feb 23, 2014 | 7:38Spark Exist Audio
Spark Exist Feb 23, 2014 | 7:38Web developer Josh Sharp helps people discover patterns and correlations in their own behavior with his new website, Exist. The service aims to help you "track and understand your life."
Mar 2, 2014 | 6:57Spark Blackboards vs Computers Audio
Spark Blackboards vs Computers Mar 2, 2014 | 6:57A theoretical physicist long relied on two tools: a blackboard, and a very big brain. As Ben Davies of The Perimeter Institute tells us, though, more and more physicists are relying on powerful computers to model their theories.
Feb 23, 2014 | 12:18Spark The essential self Audio
Spark The essential self Feb 23, 2014 | 12:18The quantified self is a growing practice of using today’s tech tools for insight and self-improvement. Linda Stone is a leading tech thinker who says we need to focus instead on what she calls "the essential self."
Feb 8, 2014 | 1:00:38Quirks and Quarks The Sports Gene, plus The Winner of Canada's Top Science Prize, Why Some Polar Bears Are Eating Bird Eggs, Lemurs in Love, and more - 2014/02/08 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Sports Gene, plus The Winner of Canada's Top Science Prize, Why Some Polar Bears Are Eating Bird Eggs, Lemurs in Love, and more - 2014/02/08 Feb 8, 2014 | 1:00:38Mammoths Enjoyed Wildflowers, Herzberg Gold Medal Winner, Quirks Question Period: Cold And The Emerald Ash Borer, Polar Bears Change Diet, The Smell of Lemurs in Love, The Sports Gene.
Oct 5, 2012 | 7:45Spark Biomimicry and e-Readers Audio
Spark Biomimicry and e-Readers Oct 5, 2012 | 7:45Biomimicry is a discipline that takes inspiration from nature for innovation. Jason Heikenfeld is a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Cincinnati and has recently collaborated on a research paper which turns to the colourful chameleon and cuttlefish, for ideas on how to improve the design of tablet screens and electronic paper, used in e-readers like the Kindle.
Jan 4, 2014 | 52:21Quirks and Quarks Nice, Neat Neanderthals, plus Sharks Come Home To Give Birth, Albatross Same-Sex Parenting, A Climbing Robot, and more - 2014/01/04 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Nice, Neat Neanderthals, plus Sharks Come Home To Give Birth, Albatross Same-Sex Parenting, A Climbing Robot, and more - 2014/01/04 Jan 4, 2014 | 52:21Neanderthals Kept an Organized House, A Fish Out Of Water, Female Albatross Practise Same-Sex Parenting, Climbing Robot, Lemon Sharks Come Home To Give Birth, Snake Eyes.
Mar 2, 2014 | 4:01Spark Focus at will Audio
Spark Focus at will Mar 2, 2014 | 4:01Do you have trouble concentrating while working? Will Henshall created Focus at Will, a productivity tool that uses deliberately altered music to help you focus and concentrate while working and studying.