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April 24, 2014
You may be surprised to learn of the widespread uses of helium. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater explains the wide application of this chemical element and why its days of filling party balloons may be coming to an end.
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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.
Rodney B. Murray, executive director of academic technology at the University of the Sciences, is charged with advancing all aspects of educational technology on campus.
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July 10, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Rochester's Cynthia Ebinger explores the connection between earthquakes, volcanism, and the changing thickness of the Earth’s tectonic plates.
July 9, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Greg Wilson describes how a slight change in tooth shape allowed early mammals to compete in a world dominated by dinosaurs. Wilson is an assistant professor of biology at Washington and adjunct curator of vertebrate paleontology at the university’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Find out more about him here.
July 9, 2012
In this month's edition of The Pulse podcast, Rod Murray discusses how to manage your social media portfolio with the help of "If This Then That," as well as Apple's new podcast app.
July 6, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the U.S. Naval War College's Nicholas Sarantakes explores how tense international relations have regularly spilled over into the Olympic arena.
July 5, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Kurt Rotthoff examines claims about the economic benefit of investing in large sports arenas and stadiums.