SciWorks Radio

Sunday mornings at 8:34.

SciWorks Radio, a joint creation of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, is a fun and informative look at the role science plays in our lives. In this weekly module, we'll explore everything from regional geology to regenerative medicine, and more. To learn more about SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, Inc., visit their website.

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SciWorks Radio
6:48 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

"Houston, We Have A Problem"

A diagram of the Apollo 13 module assembly. From left to right the lunar module, the command module and the service module. Note the damage from the explosion on the service module.
Credit NASA.gov

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

Every kid ‘gets’ that when you let go of the open end of an inflated balloon and it flies around the room, its speed is determined by the amount of air in the balloon. It really doesn’t take a rocket scientist. 

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SciWorks Radio
1:17 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Early Childhood Brain Development

    

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
4:12 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Countering The Effects of Aging

Credit Sticht Center on Aging - Wake Forest School of Medicine

 

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 process of aging affects everyone, whether it be ourselves or the people we love. Some of us age in good health, while others can succumb to a variety of health problems, the most frightening of which can be the loss of brain function. This week, we speak with Dr. Stephen Kritchevsky, the Director of the Sticht Center on Aging at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, here in Winston Salem, where research is being done to understand and counter the effects of the aging process.

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SciWorks Radio
12:34 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Your Brain... A Social Network?

Human brain network from functional brain imaging data. This network shows the functional connectivity of the resting human brain. Each node in the network represents a small piece of brain tissue. The brain areas are connected if they have highly synchronized brain activity.
Credit Paul J. Laurienti, MD, PhD / Wake Forest School of Medicine


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

Human made items tend to be engineered and built. We look at them from a reductionist point of view. For example, a car engine is made up of many parts, but if you remove one part the car isn’t going to run. Traditionally we have looked at the human brain with the same point of view; each part has its own specific role and if you damage one part you lose that function. However, Dr. Paul Laurienti from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology and his team are using what’s known as “Complexity Science” to take a different approach.

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SciWorks Radio
12:54 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Dreadnoughtus, possibly the largest dinosaur discovered...

Credit Jennifer Hall

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

You probably know that kid, the one who just loves dinosaurs. Maybe she has a stack of dinosaur books, or even her own fossil hunting kit. Some of those kids go on to become paleontologists. Others get their start in a different way.

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