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Despite great medical accomplishments in ancient civilizations, then medical advances from the 17th century on, the connection between germs and disease was unknown.
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.
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The compelling search for entirely new forms of life elsewhere in our solar system and the universe. David Toomey
An explanation of how modern genetics analysis confirms ancient human migrations, such as the Indo-Europeans. Nick Patterson
A distinguished authority on Earth's geochemical systems explains the deep relationship between life and planetary environment. Charles Langmuir
How ocean earthquakes generate tsunamis --and where tsunamis can occur. John Ebel
The effects of vehicle pollutants on the developing brain. Shakira Franco Suglia
A distinguished leader in genetic research discusses his dual commitment to science and ethics. Jon Beckwith
The great potential of ordinary plants in the development of "green" batteries. Alán Aspuru-Guzik
11/25/19: How the world-class Sustainable Design Lab at MIT combines architecture, engineering, physics --and creative genius-- to design the optimal urban environment.