Seth's Wine Cellar

Presenter: Seth Shostak, SETI Institute
When: April 8, 2013 1AM PDT

There are always surprises when we sort through Seth’s wine cellar – who knows what we’ll find!

In this cramped cavern, tucked between boxes of old fuses and a priceless bottle of 1961 Chateau Palmer Margaux, we discover the next generation of atomic clock … the key to how solar storms disrupt your cell phone … nano-gold particles that could make gasoline obsolete … and what NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has learned about how our solar system stacks up to others.

Tune in, find out and, help us lift these boxes, will you?

Guests:

Chris Sorensen – Physicist, Kansas State University
Anne Curtis – Senior research scientist, National Physical Laboratory, U.K.
Jonathan Eisen – Evolutionary biologist, University of California, Davis
Karel Schrijver – Solar physicist, Lockheed Martin, Advanced Technology Center
Jonathan Fortney – Astronomer, University of California, Santa Cruz
Sanjoy Som – Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center
Descripción en español

This episode was tagged with: physics culture genomics heliophysics nanotechnology atomic quantum mechanics semantics

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