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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 8, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Western Ontario's Damian Cruse shares his research into the level of conscious awareness among coma patients. Cruse is a postdoctoral fellow at the Brain and Mind Institute at Western Ontario, where his research focuses on consciousness and the ways in which cognition changes at its varying levels. Find out more about him here.
June 7, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater discusses how fluorine can be used to create useful new pharmaceuticals. Leadbeater is an associate professor of organic and inorganic chemistry at UConn, where he heads the New Synthetic Methods Group. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
June 6, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's John Parmelee discusses how Twitter is reshaping the relationship between politicians and their constituents.
June 5, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's James Hanson examines efforts to reduce unwanted encounters between humans and sharks by developing an effective repellent. Hanson is a professor of chemistry at Seton Hall, where his research interests include organic chemistry and polymer/materials science. Find out more about him here.
June 4, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Williams College's Jay Pasachoff explores the rare transit of Venus taking place on June 5.