This episode is a conversation with Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman about Biosphere 2. In the episode we discuss Biosphere 2 itself, its history and the missions that have been run there. We then discuss today’s research at Biosphere 2: among others, this includes the Landscape Evolution Observatory and the Green Roofs project.
In dieser Episode geht es um chirurgische Operationen. Dazu unterhalten wir uns mit Dr. Bernd Schläger, Leitender Oberarzt in der Klinik für Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie am Klinikum Heidenheim. In der Episode besprechen wir den Ablauf einer typischen Operation (Anamnese, Narkose, Zugang, die eigentliche Operation, Vernähen).
This episode covers the moon, and in particular, its creation. We talk to the two scientists who came up with the theory of the moon’s creation that is still prevalent today: Don Davis and Bill Hartmann In the episode we discuss in detail their theory that the moon has been created by an impact event into earth, as well as some of the history of this theory. We also discuss other space related topics such as water on the moon, human vs. robotic space flight, and flights to Mars.
This is the first of two episodes recorded at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona. This episode has two interviews. The first one, with Mark Sykes, the director of PSI, is about the PSI and planetary science in general. The second interview is with Beatrice Mueller about her research area, comets.
This epsiode covers my visit at the Large Binocular Telescope near Tucson, Arizona. The episode is mostly a conversation with the telescope’s director, Richard Green. We talk about optical astronomy in general and the LBT in particular. I also talk to a scientist who is currently observing at the telescope as well as a telescope operator.
This episode is a conversation with JPL‘s Anita Sengupta about Curiosity’s landing on Mars. We first discuss the landing process itself and then focus on various aspects of the landing, in particular, the parachute. Next we discuss the development and test of that parachute. We conclude the episode with a general discussion about Mars Science Lab, Curiosity and space flight in general.
This is the long-awaited episode about the Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady reconnaissance airplaine, the highest-flying jet-powered airplane currently in use. Our guest in the episode is Carl LaRue who has been flying the U-2C and the U-2R in the 60s and 70s. In the episode we discuss the airplane itself, the challenge of flying it, as well as a number of anecdotes surrounding the Dragon Lady.
In dieser Episode besuche ich die Integrierte Verkehrsleitzentrale (IVLZ) Stuttgart und spreche mit ihrem Leiter Ralf Thomas über Möglichkeiten, Individualverkehr und öffentlichen Nahverkehr zu erfassen und zu steuern. Ralf Thomas erklärt die verschiedenen Beteiligten, die in der Verkehrsleitzentrale integriert sind, sowie ihr Zusammenwirken. Außerdem besichtigen wir den Leitraum und sprechen über die Anzeigen und Eingriffsmöglichkeiten dort.
In dieser Episode geht es um Bionanotechnologie, also Nanotechnologie mit biologischen Mitteln, inbesondere DNA. Unser Gast ist Friedrich Simmel von der TU München. In der Episode besprechen wir biologische und physikalische Grundlagen, das Grundprinzip des Self Assembly sowie (potentielle) Anwendungsgebiete der Bionanotechnologie.
In this episode we talk to Ryan Murphy of ETH Zuerich about Game Theory. We introduce the topic in general, discuss a number of important games and also address their applicability for various other sciences, including biology, politics and economics.