Mar 2, 2014 | 10:14Spark Social physics Audio
Spark Social physics Mar 2, 2014 | 10:14In his new book, Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread, Alex Pentland takes a mathematical approach to human behavior to better understand where good ideas come from, and how they spread.
Mar 2, 2014 | 9:10Spark Software Carpentry Audio
Spark Software Carpentry Mar 2, 2014 | 9:10Carpentry is a handy thing to know: build a shelf...repair a table…do some computer programming? Greg Wilson says his volunteer organization Software Carpentry aims to make scientists more productive by teaching them basic computing skills.
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.
Mar 1, 2014 | 52:35Quirks and Quarks Exercising Your Eyes, plus The Oldest Rock On Earth, Ancient DNA Connects to Native Americans, and more - 2014/03/01 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Exercising Your Eyes, plus The Oldest Rock On Earth, Ancient DNA Connects to Native Americans, and more - 2014/03/01 Mar 1, 2014 | 52:35Clovis Child is Native American, Oldest Rock On Earth, Exercise For The Eyes, Bumblebees Fly High, Twisted Nylon Makes A Muscle, Quirks Question Period: Seeing The Lunar Landing Sites.
Feb 23, 2014 | 12:32Spark Speech Donors Audio
Spark Speech Donors Feb 23, 2014 | 12:32Until now, people living with severe speech disorders only had a few computerized voices to choose from. Spark host Nora Young speaks with Rupal Patel, who is using speech donors to create new, personalized voices that match the individual.
Feb 23, 2014 | 0:18Spark Speech Donor Sample Audio
Spark Speech Donor Sample Feb 23, 2014 | 0:18Rupal Patel is using speech donors to create individualized voices for those with speech disorders. Here is an example of the "old" voice a young girl uses now, followed by her speech donor, and then her new voice.
Feb 23, 2014 | 12:13Spark Speech donors Audio
Spark Speech donors Feb 23, 2014 | 12:13Until now, people living with severe speech disorders only had a few computerized voices to choose from. With the help of speech donors, Rupal Patel is creating new, personalized voices that match the individual.
Feb 23, 2014 | 5:55Spark Reporter Audio
Spark Reporter Feb 23, 2014 | 5:55Self-tracking pioneer Nicholas Felton talks about his new app Reporter, which he built "for tracking the things you care about."