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Dr. Stephen Cain is a research investigator in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research interests include: human/bicycle dynamics; the development and use of novel experimental methods and instrumentation to quantify changes in biomechanics that accompany learning, adaptation, or fatigue; human gait; huma…
 
Dr. Maverakis is an award-winning physician-scientist at the University of California, Davis. He introduces his field of glycoimmunology and describes how this field is wide open to new discoveries. Dr. Maverakis goes in further detail regarding characterization of immune glycome and glycan signature considerations in future treatments. He conclude…
 
Dr. Sarkar is Professor of Integrative Biology and of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin where he has taught since 1998. His laboratory focuses on spatial ecological planning and neglected tropical diseases including Chagas, Dengue, and Zika. Dr. Sarkar discusses his work on the modification of transmission models for dengue to perform…
 
Dr. Christopher Clack is a mathematician and research scientist for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at Colorado University at Boulder. He joins us to talk about his latest work of building an energy, well more specifically electric, simulator. Dr. Clack discusses how it allows us to seek out the most cost effective …
 
Dr. Nicolas Rougier is a full-time research scientist at the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control. During the past decades he’s been working extensively on visual attention in order to understand how we visually explore a scene. Dr. Rougier discusses his work and visual attention and computation neuroscience in par…
 
Dr. Jeff Tollaksen joins us to discuss his groups’ latest discovery of the quantum violation of the pigeonhole principle. Dr. Tollaksen expands on how the field of physics has transformed from classical physics to quantum physics over the years. He explains how the culture has shifted from a deterministic view to a more capricious view with the acc…
 
Professor Haas received the PhD degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2001. He currently holds the Chair of Mobile Communications at the University of Edinburgh, and is co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of pureLiFi Ltd as well as the Director of the LiFi Research and Development Center at the University of Edinburgh. He first introduced …
 
Dr. Leon Vanstone is an aerodynamic engineer and a real life rocket scientist. Travelling really fast through the atmosphere generates a lot of heat due to friction from the air. Leon’s work looks at how to stop things that do this from melting. It’s pretty hard to travel fast enough to melt something unless you drop the object from space and so th…
 
Dr. Jungwoo Ryoo is the interim head of the division of business, engineering, and information sciences and technology (BEIST) and an associate professor of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at the Pennsylvania State University-Altoona. He discusses his field of expertise in big data, cloud computing and machine learning. Dr. Ryoo dives dee…
 
Monica Rosenberg is a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Yale University. Monica discusses how applying cognitive neuroscience research can help identify and treat disorders like ADHD. She expands on how ability to sustain attention varies widely across individuals and researchers lack a standardized way to measure it. Monica dives…
 
Dr. Nicole Starosielski is the author of "The Undersea Network," a book on the undersea cable systems that carry almost all transoceanic internet traffic today. She discusses the history of the network and how it was started and how it developed into what it is today. Dr. Starosielski discusses the technology behind the network and why it is being …
 
Dr. Brian McKay is an associate professor at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science at the University of Arizona. Dr. McKay joins the show to discuss age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its potential causes. He dives deeper into the relationship between certain pigments and persons susceptibility to AMD or glaucoma and how they a…
 
Dr. Sidney Perkowitz is Emeritus professor of physics at Emory University. He is a scientist and a writer. Dr. Perkowitz discusses some of his interests in science and technology and dives deeper in his most recent articles including predictive policing, the internet of things and space travel.
 
Dr. Daniele Struppa introduces his work as a mathematician working primarily in the area of Fourier Analysis and it’s applications. He has recently become interested in some aspects of social media and how he can use mathematics to judge the “impact” of certain content in various networks and in scientific publications in particular. He expands on …
 
Dr. Christopher Bader is one of the principal investigators of the Chapman University Survey of American Fears. Dr. Bader starts our interview by discussing satanic panic back in the 80s/90s and how it peaked his interest in the overall study of fear. He then introduces his group’s work with the Chapman University Survey of American Fears. Dr. Bade…
 
Dr. Francesco Ginelli’s work is all about collective effects. The idea is that when you have a system composed of many units, certain collective properties of a system may emerge unexpectedly out of rather simple individual rules. Dr. Ginelli discusses his work in the study of collective behavior in animal groups and sheep in particular. He discuss…
 
Dr. Aric Prather introduces his field of work as a clinical-health psychologist. He stresses the fact that too much stress or not enough sleep is bad for us and we are starting to look inside the body to understand why, as well as understand who is especially vulnerable, who is resilient, and what types of interventions might be most effective. He …
 
Dr. Christopher Bettinger introduces his field of ingestible electronics. He expands on what these ingestible electronics are and what their purpose is in medical fields. Dr. Bettinger then goes in further detail about his specific work in powering these devices and some of the challenges that his group is facing today. He concludes the interview b…
 
Dr. Adrian Parsegian discusses his field of work in biophysics. He begins by expanding on how our world is guarded by various forces from gravitational forces of our universe to electromagnetic forces and chemical bonding and charges in all of our biological systems. Scientists like Dr. Parsegian want to know how molecules are organized to make fun…
 
Julia Vidonish introduces her field of environmental engineering and her work in oil spill cleanup in particular. Julia expands on oil spills and it's implications and how her team is focusing on heavier constituents that are more difficult to clean up. She describes her group's vision to take contaminants and utilize them as a possible resource wi…
 
Luis Minero is currently the President of the IAC and Director of the California center. The IAC focuses mainly on the study of Conscientiology (study of the consciousness or soul, spirit, essence) and Projectiology (projections outside the body, OBEs). Luis introduces his field of work in out-of-body experiences and describes what they are. He des…
 
Dr. George Benjamin Brooks Jr. introduces his field of aquaponics and discusses his work in the community. He tells us about the need for new disruptive innovations in aquaponics that will reduce costs, provide access to new markets and thereby increase access to healthy food. He also discusses the state of today's ecology and how new ways of bring…
 
Sharie Spironhi is a renowned motivational speaker, educator, counselor and author of ‘Why We Are Wired to Worry and How Neuroscience Will Help You Fix It’, is an undisputed expert in human behavioral science, who has dedicated her life to helping people get off their Worry-Go-Round™. Inspired by her overnight defeat of Bi-Polar disorder, Sharie is…
 
Dr. Peter Chai is an emergency medicine physician and a fellow in medical toxicology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He introduces his field of work and how his group is using current technological advances to propel his field forward. Dr. Chai expands on the use of novel head mounted devices like Google Glass to allow physicians…
 
Dr. Theresa Dankovich introduces her field of work with silver nanoparticles and her invention of bactericidal silver nanoparticle paper, pAge. She expands on her latest project of Drinkable Book which includes both a water filter (pAge) and an instruction manual for easy access to clean drinking water. She goes in more detail about the trials that…
 
Andy Moreno introduces his field of work in pathogen testing and food safety. He expands on the topic of food poisoning and how many people it affects every year. He describes in detail what testing is currently being done on the food that we eat everyday and raises concerns of proper food labeling and Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) in particula…
 
Dr. Sarah Tolbert introduces her field of work in nano-technology and self-assembly. She goes in detail about her research in solar cell technology and plastic solar cells in particular. She draws a comparison between current silicon solar cell designs and her group’s endeavors into organic solar cell developments. She expands on how todays develop…
 
Evgeniy Shishkin recaps new discoveries in Science and Tech for the month of September 2015. Topics include wormholes, number of trees in the world, oldest message in the bottle, cell phone usage, mountain McKinley vs Denali and 7 habits that can make you smarter. Episode is concluded with a question of the month an the recap of this months episode…
 
Martin Lang introduces his current study of rituals and ritualization in laboratory and field settings. He continues with the discuss of his latest project which is focused on the connection between ritual behaviors and anxiety. More specifically he found that when people experience anxiety, they tend to behave in a ritual like fashion. He expands …
 
Dr. Thomas Snitch introduces his current work with UAVs (drones) in Africa. He explains how by bringing appropriate technology to Africa, high resolution satellites, exquisite mathematics and UAVs, we can dramatically reduce, and in many cases stop the poaching of rhinos, elephants and other animals. He expands on the poaching behaviors in Africa a…
 
Dr. Ahmed Elgammal introduces his research in the field of computer vision and artificial intelligence. He explains that the goal of the computer vision field is to give the machine an ability to see and understand the world around it. He dives deeper and tell us about his latest research at the intersection of art and artificial intelligence where…
 
Dr. Lucas Carr introduces his field of work which focuses on identifying and testing novel solutions for improving the health of at-risk populations including sedentary office workers. He explains how we can improve our health by utilizing active workstation in office settings and what that means for our future. Dr. Carr ends the interview by descr…
 
Dr. Omer Farooq introduces his field of theoretical physics and describes to us the dream of understanding the Universe in which we live. He continues his discussion of the Universe with his latest project of finding the constraints of the dark energy models. He enlightens us with his explanation of what is dark energy and dark matter and expands o…
 
David Ngo is a co-founding partner of Simplicity Labs, a Behavior Design firm. David discusses how Behavior Design is a cutting edge approach to creating solutions that change human behavior. He goes in detail of how changing human behavior, whether for ourselves or for others, is something that we do every day but we don’t have a systematic way of…
 
My name is Evgeniy Shishkin (Ev) and I’m interviewed by my wife Alexandra on the very first episode of Verge of Discovery podcast. This introductory episode of Verge of Discovery puts me in the guest seat and is held in the same format as all of our episodes. This is my chance to tell you a little about myself and what motivated me to start the Ver…
 
Dr. Jeffery Greenblatt introduces his field of energy modeling and explains how our ideal version of the future can look so much different with a few minor changes. He continues his discussion of the future with his latest research in autonomous vehicles and “robot taxis”. He explains how new developments in this field will benefit our energy usage…
 
Dr. Vikas Tomar introduces composite materials and their application in todays technology including it’s aeronautical applications in commercial fields like new Boeing 787 dreamliners. He continues his discussion of structures and composites by introducing his more recent research that concentrates on the study of deep sea shrimp. He explains how f…
 
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