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SciWorks Radio
4:12 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Nanoengineering the Future of Power Production

Graduate student Corey Hewitt is pictured holding the technology
Credit WFU Photographer Ken Bennett

Nanoengineering the future of power production with power felt.

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

  

  Our culture has an insatiable appetite for energy. As we face challenges with our traditional sources, and imperfections with immediate alternatives, we need to start looking for options to supplement an all-in approach.

When you look around you there's plenty of power to be had that you're ignoring. Right now with your heart beating and you breathing you're making a hundred watts of power. There’s power everywhere you look. The light bulbs that are lighting the room, that has power and it's hitting the walls. What if that power could be collected easily? I'm telling you the can be, and we can do it with something that looks exactly like the shirt on your back right now.

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SciWorks Radio
5:41 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Plant Species Preservation

Clingmans Dome Spruce Fir Tree
Credit By Brian Stansberry (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Dr. Joe-Ann McCoy, North Carolina Arboretum Germplasm Repository and Plant Species Preservation

As we face climate change, what happens to regional plant populations? Many may not be able to adapt quickly enough, and a mass extinction could lead to the loss of potential life saving chemicals found only in these yet unstudied plants. Over-harvesting of wild plant life is another looming threat for certain species that cannot be overlooked. Thankfully scientists are taking all this into account. I spoke with Dr. Joe-Ann McCoy

I direct the development of a large collection of native plants for long-term conservation , the North Carolina Arboretum Germplasm Repository Located in Asheville North Carolina.

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SciWorks Radio
6:05 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Early Settlers in the Upper Yadkin River Valley

Credit Dr. Eric Jones

SciWorks Radio looks at early settlements in the Piedmont Triad.

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

Why do we live where we live? Maybe we like the schools or the short drive to our favorite science museum. But why are communities built where they are?

Dr. Eric Jones, Assistant Professor of Archeology at Wake Forest University, is is trying to answer this question about some North Carolinians that once lived in your neighborhood...

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SciWorks Radio
3:06 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Fracking for Gas in North Carolina & the Geology That Made It

Fracking for gas in North Carolina and the Geology that made it.

    

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

Check out this this map to see where the Rift Basins and Subbasins lie in North Carolina.

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SciWorks Radio
7:48 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Coal Ash Spill Impact Can Be Measured With Science

A mix of sludge and coal ash lines the banks of the Dan River in Eden.
Credit Waterkeeper Alliance

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

The February coal-ash spill, has polluted the Dan River for a stretch of more than 70 miles so far.

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