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February 9, 2013

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Spark How San Quentin is turning prisoners into programmers Dec 14, 2014 | 12:25Code.7370 is more than just a computer coding course, it's a chance for inmates in San Quentin to change the course of their lives.
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Spark Angry about your unfair parking ticket and want to fight it? There's an app for that Dec 14, 2014 | 7:36Fixed is a new app that is helping drivers in San Francisco fight unfair parking tickets. Does this point to a new 'justice as a service' business model in the tech sector?
Spark - Why people use phone tracking apps to take the law into their own handsDec 14, 2014 | 9:02Spark Why people use phone tracking apps to take the law into their own hands Audio
Spark Why people use phone tracking apps to take the law into their own hands Dec 14, 2014 | 9:02Instead of calling the police, some people are using tracking apps to find smartphone thieves themselves. And that can lead to tricky and sometimes dangerous situations.
Spark - When urban planners and guerrilla urbanists get together, they build better citiesDec 14, 2014 | 11:38Spark When urban planners and guerrilla urbanists get together, they build better cities Audio
Spark When urban planners and guerrilla urbanists get together, they build better cities Dec 14, 2014 | 11:38Guerrilla urbanists engage in temporary, bottom-up activities designed to improve urban life, from planting gardens in abandoned lots, to painting their own crosswalks. But what are the limits to this approach?
Spark - How to preserve the uniqueness of our citiesDec 14, 2014 | 8:25Spark How to preserve the uniqueness of our cities Audio
Spark How to preserve the uniqueness of our cities Dec 14, 2014 | 8:25Many contemporary cities suffer from the problem of "placelessness" - they are all starting to look alike, partly because of rigid building codes. Luna Khirfan argues that the informal, organic designs of "tactical urbanism" keep our cities unique.
Spark - 269: Turning prisoners into programmers, fighting unfair parking tickets, chasing down your smartphone thief and more.Dec 14, 2014 | 53:59Spark 269: Turning prisoners into programmers, fighting unfair parking tickets, chasing down your smartphone thief and more. Audio
Spark 269: Turning prisoners into programmers, fighting unfair parking tickets, chasing down your smartphone thief and more. Dec 14, 2014 | 53:59This time on Spark, the art of the workaround. We build systems and technologies for a reason. But sometimes they can get in the way. When is it time to use innovative thinking to work around the system?
Quirks and Quarks - Why Great Apes Like Great Grapes, plus The Oldest Evidence Of Human Cancer, Why Polar Bears Have A Foot Fetish, and more - 2014/12/13Dec 13, 2014 | 52:56Quirks and Quarks Why Great Apes Like Great Grapes, plus The Oldest Evidence Of Human Cancer, Why Polar Bears Have A Foot Fetish, and more - 2014/12/13 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Why Great Apes Like Great Grapes, plus The Oldest Evidence Of Human Cancer, Why Polar Bears Have A Foot Fetish, and more - 2014/12/13 Dec 13, 2014 | 52:56Alcohol May Have Been A Key To Our Descent From The Trees, 4,500 Year Old Cancer In Human Fossils, Oldest Horned Dinosaur in North America, Polar Bear's Foot Fetish, Electric Eels Tase Their Prey, The Avian Tree Of Life.
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Quirks and Quarks The Avian Tree Of Life - 2014/12/13 - Pt. 6 Dec 13, 2014 | 8:09A new avian family tree has been developed.
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Quirks and Quarks Electric Eels 'Tase' Their Prey - 2014/12/13 - Pt. 5 Dec 13, 2014 | 8:30Eels send out a pulse that causes prey fish to twitch, thus revealing their location.
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Quirks and Quarks - 4,500 Year Old Cancer in Human Fossils - 2014/12/13 - Pt. 2Dec 13, 2014 | 8:46Quirks and Quarks 4,500 Year Old Cancer in Human Fossils - 2014/12/13 - Pt. 2 Audio
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Quirks and Quarks Alcohol May Have Been A Key To Our Descent From The Trees - 2014/12/13 - Pt. 1 Dec 13, 2014 | 10:35Our ape ancestors may have come down from the trees to sample fermenting fruit on the ground.
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Spark Can you smell what time it is? Why one artist wants you to swap your senses Dec 7, 2014 | 11:15Aisen Caro Chacin is an artist who's fascinated by swapping senses. She's the creator of Sensory Pathways, a series of devices that let people hear music through their teeth, smell what time it is, use bat-like echolocation, and taste images.

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