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July 25, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Carlos A. Varela discusses his research that aims to improve auto-pilot technology so that errors are caught before they become large-scale aviation disasters.
An audio newscast that goes behind and beyond the headlines
The Academic Minute features professors from top institutions around the country, delving into topics from the serious to the light-hearted, keeping listeners abreast of what's new and exciting in the academy.
The Pulse, hosted by Rodney B. Murray of University of the Sciences, is Inside Higher Ed's monthly technology podcast
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October 5, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Paul Keim discusses how DNA analysis can be used to trace anthrax outbreaks to their original sources. Keim is Regents’ Professor and Cowden Chair of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona, where his teaching and research interests are focused on the genetic analysis of bacteria, fungi, birds, and plants. Find out more about him here.
October 4, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Bärbel Hönisch of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory describes how rising levels of CO2 are not only warming the atmosphere, but accelerating the acidification of the oceans as well.
October 3, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Oregon State University's Megan McClelland explores what a preschooler’s ability to pay attention reveals about their odds of future academic success.
October 2, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Karen Hardy of the Autonomous University of Barcelona explores how new information about the behavior of Neanderthals is providing a new picture of their mental abilities.
October 1, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Cincinnati's Vernon Scarborough examines the complex infrastructure that supplied the largest Mayan city with water.