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Jan. 21. The unique features of the nano-scale make possible many innovations in medical research and medical applications. Sameer Sonkusale, DIrector of the Tufts University Nano Lab explains the advantages of the nano-scale and a number of recent nano-nnovations in medicine.
Jan 15 Pamela Templer explains how scientists study forests and predict the impact of rising temperatures, decreasing snowpacks and other effects on New England's forest ecosystems.
12/12/19 Jonathan Levy of Boston University School of Public Health describes how urban air pollutants such as vehicle exhaust affect our health.
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When the LHC starts up again in 2015, what will scientists be looking for? Tulika Bose
A description of exoplanet atmospheres and how scientists attempt to analyze these alien atmospheres. Alexandria Johnson
Genetic material in ancient fossils yields an amazing profile of extinct organisms. Chris Organ
A leader in the study of exotic microbes at hydrothermal vents explains the significance and the potential of these life forms. Peter Girguis
How university educational outreach programs encourage high school students' interest in science. Irene Porro
A panel of experts presents the known scientific, health and environmental facts about fracking. Phartiyal_Pallavi, Aaron Bernstein, William Moomaw, Andrew Rosenberg
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