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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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March 31, 2014
Despite all the advances in technology, Mother Nature remains our most skilled engineer. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of the Pacific's Craig Vierra is trying to replicate spider silk.
March 28, 2014
What can we extrapolate from the cries of a baby? In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Miami's Neil Johnson examined the patterns of children's cries and uses that information to make some interesting conclusions.
March 27, 2014
The complexity of human culture is highly nuanced. In today’s Academic Minute, Newcastle University's Daniel Nettle examines striking cultural differences even in people living geographically close to one another.
March 26, 2014
Tourism and industry, in some locations, have a tangled and complicated relationship. In today’s Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Veronica Davidov examines the interesting symbiosis these two unrelated fields can have.
March 25, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Melbourne's Piers Howe explores the legitimacy of those who claim to have a sixth sense.