Science

Radio Camp
2:43 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

The Ethics of Robotics: A Discussion with Andre Mandarino

Andre Mandarino and Radio Camper Noah Barton discuss the ethics of robotics
Credit Molly Davis

 

Robotics. The idea of man-made machines that need not be controlled by mankind itself. The thought has mystified us since the Renaissance. However, with the advent of computers, they have become a reality. Andre Mandarino is a participant in NC FIRST, a non-profit group that encourages young people to learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through robotics. Radio Camper Noah Barton interviewed him about the Ethics of Robotics.

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Radio Camp
2:04 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Paul Kortenaar Celebrates SciWorks' 50th Anniversary

Radio Camper Lauren James speaks with Executive Director of SciWorks, Paul Kortenaar
Credit Sara Chisesi

SciWorks, the science and environmental park of Forsyth county, is a scientific museum in the city of Winston-Salem. This year, SciWorks will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Recently, WFDD Radio Camper Lauren James interviewed Paul Kortenaar, the Executive Director at SciWorks.

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Sciworks Radio
5:25 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

When Science and Art Become A Thing . . .

Completed 3-D visualization of a pop song written by local artist, Scott Betz.
Credit Laura Huff

SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem.

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SciWorks Radio
4:03 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Charlie Talks With An Astronaut

Astronaut Thomas H. Marshburn, mission specialist
Credit NASA

SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem.

Charlie's talks with Astronaut Thomas H. Marshburn, mission specialist.
Charlie's extended interview with Astronaut Thomas H. Marshburn, mission specialist.

When you were a kid, did you want to be an astronaut? If you could have spoken to one, what would you ask?

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Sciworks Radio
5:02 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Fish Tectonics

Waterfall on a small tributary of the Clearwater River
Karl Wegman, North Carolina State University

  SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem.

Nathan Lyons, a PhD student at North Carolina State University, is studying how climate and tectonics change the landscape.

  We often think of different scientific disciplines as existing in isolation from one another, but in reality they are interconnected. For example, Astronomy is the study of space and the objects within. These objects are made from atoms, and can be investigated though chemistry. They follow the laws of Physics. Earth is one of those objects. Earth’s biologic organisms evolved and are influenced by the various expressions of geology, and life has altered the geology of the Earth.

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