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SciWorks Radio
12:46 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Comfort or Perception?

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner's new interior will create a new sensation for passengers inside the cabin. Innovations such as those shown here are sweeping arches, wide aisles, larger lavatories, and dynamic lighting. All these innovations are being considered with the goal to connect the passenger with the flying experience.
Credit Boeing | boeing.mediaroom.com

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

Were you comfortable the last time you flew on an airplane? I bet you can answer that question easily. Now, have you ever climbed Pilot Mountain and sat on a rock to rest or have a picnic lunch? Do you remember how comfortable that rock was? 

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Science
8:54 am
Fri September 12, 2014

A Rock Star Name For An Ancient Animal

The Jaggermeryx fossil named for Mick Jagger.
Credit Courtesy of Wake Forest University News Service.

An ancient animal got a new name this week. This hooved mammal lived millions of years ago and it has one striking feature - a huge, fleshy jaw that inspired the title after Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger.

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Science
6:55 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Mountain Forests Set To Sparkle With Fall Foliage

Fall colors like these should peak in mid-October in the North Carolina Mountains.
Credit Photo courtesy of the N.C. Division of Parks & Recreation

The cool weather has led some trees to get an early start on their annual color conversion.

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SciWorks Radio
5:00 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Fracking with Bacteria

Colonies of B. subtilis grown on a culture dish in a molecular biology laboratory
Credit From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository

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
5:24 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Research Being Done To Counter 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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