Quantum: Why We Want 'Em

Big Picture Science Radio Show - Quantum: Why We Want 'Em

Today, everything from cell phones to LED lighting depends on the weird behavior described by quantum mechanics. But will this strange physics soon bring us computers millions of times faster than your laptop, or instant communication across the universe? And is the difference between life and death just a matter of quantum mechanics?
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Previously Featured

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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Jan 15, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
January 26, 2018
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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Jan 08, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
January 12, 2018
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Carl Sagan Center Activity Report December 2017
Carl Sagan Center Activity Report for November 2017
January 19, 2018
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Laser SETI 2018
Hello and happy Trip Around the Sun 2018! We’d like to help start your year in a positive way with a very exciting announcement.
January 18, 2018

UFO believers got one thing right. Here's what they get wrong.
The government did have a secret program to investigate odd aerial phenomena, but that doesn't mean UFOs are alien spacecraft.
January 16, 2018
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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Jan 01, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
January 12, 2018

News and Announcements

  NASA Kepler Visionary Honored By American Association for the Advancement of Science
William J. Borucki, principal investigator for NASA's Kepler mission at the agency's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, has been named a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  The Life, The Sea, The Space Viking Sigur Ros (Jónsi, Orri Páll Dýrason, Georg Hólm), the whispering muse in Iceland
The Last part of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking. Nelly discusses the soundtrack to the expedition The Life, The Sea and the Space Viking with the Icelandic band Sigur Ros.
  Dec 14 - Nathalie Cabrol presents the Sagan Lecture at AGU 2016
On Wednesday December 14, at 10:25 AM PST, Nathalie Cabrol will be presenting this year's Sagan Lecture at the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.
  Arrival: Squid Pro Quo
Who speaks for Earth? If scientists ever succeed in making contact with extraterrestrial beings, who gets to steer the conversation? Indeed, how do we even have a conversation? Despite what Gene Roddenberry told you, any real aliens’ command of English will be meager.
  The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking Dr. Kári Stefánsson at Decode in Iceland, the search for the Viking gene
Part 7 of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking. Join Nelly as she meets with Kari Stefansson the president and founder of Decode Genetics. Nelly and Kari plot to specify and define the Viking Gene.
  The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking Dr. Jill Tarter and the SETI Institute and research
Part 6 of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking. Our latest clip enables you to enter Dr. Jill Tarters world of the SETI Institue and research. Jill describes the SETI Institutes search for life on other planets.
  The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking Dr Chris MacKay talking about terraforming
Part 5 of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking: Chris McKay a research scientist from NASA Ames Research Centre expounds his interest in life on other planets, particularly Mars to Nelly.
  The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking Dr Nathalie Cabrol and the Licancabur Lake in Chile
Part 4 of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking: This clip introduces us to Dr. Nathalie Cabrol, Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Carl Sagan Center. Nathalie explains how she travels to extreme places such as the Licancabur Lake at 5900m elevation in Chile, in order to study them and work out what makes a planet or moon habitable.
  The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking Liz Taylor + Dr. Sylvia Earle at the DOER Marine
Part 3 of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking. You will meet with Dr. Sylvia Earle and her daughter Liz Taylor. Sylvia, an ocean explorer introduces us to extremophiles from a human perspective. Liz Taylor discusses with Nelly the Doer Marine Submersibles and how they would fit the Space Viking Mission.
  The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking, Searching for Extremophiles
Part 2 of The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking. You meet Bill Diamond, President and CEO at SETI Institute, Dr Dale Andersen, Senior Research Scientist, SETI Institute and Dr Penny Boston, Director for Astrobiology Institute, NASA.

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