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April 16, 2014
What is left after a star explodes and dies? The answer is a neutron star. In today’s Academic Minute, McGill University's Victoria Kaspi discusses the structure of a specific type of neutron star called a magnetar.
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June 26, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Emily Mooney of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts examines nature’s complex balance between plants and animals. Mooney is a professor of biology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Find out more about her here.
June 23, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, James Schwab of the State University of New York at Albany explores the complexity and mysteries of cloud formation. Schwab is senior research associate at Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. Find out more about him here.
June 22, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, J. Michael Rhodes of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst examines the benefits of geothermal power and why it isn’t just for Western states. Rhodes is a professor of geochemistry, volcanology, and petrology and director of the Ronald B. Gilmore X-ray Analytical Facility at UMass. Find out more about him here.
June 21, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, George Washington University's Merve Kavakci explores the conflict between Turkey’s desire to westernize and the government’s treatment of women wearing traditional headscarves. Kavakci is a former member of the Turkish Parliament and Lecturer in International Affairs at George Washington. Find out more about her here.
June 20, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Linda Schadler discusses why nanoparticles have the potential to make almost everything better. Schadler is a professor in RPI's department of materials science and engineering. Find out more about her here.