under the microscope http://kbia.org en Under the Microscope: Innovative pavement, big data in ag http://kbia.org/post/under-microscope-innovative-pavement-big-data-ag <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coming up we’ll take a look and how big data and agriculture are finding themselves intertwined with questions about privacy.</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 54026 at http://kbia.org Under the Microscope: Innovative pavement, big data in ag MU professor leads research dating the origin of human dexterity http://kbia.org/post/mu-professor-leads-research-dating-origin-human-dexterity <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our hand, the one we use to scroll down this page, is a feature that helps distinguishes us as a species. Carol Ward, professor at the MU Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, puts it this way:</span></p><p>“What we can do with our hands, the way we manipulate objects and use tools and technology, shape all of who we are as a species and how we adapt to the world.”</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:09:29 +0000 Harum Helmy 46440 at http://kbia.org MU professor leads research dating the origin of human dexterity Bridging the gender gap in math http://kbia.org/post/bridging-gender-gap-math <p>This week on the show, we explore gender differences in math achievement and performance.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:17:03 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 7792 at http://kbia.org Bridging the gender gap in math Under the Microscope: October 13th, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/under-microscope-october-13th-2011 <p>This week on the show, we hear about salamanders, energy-saving techniques, and the strange, secret world of mushroom hunters.</p><p>Hosted by Kyle Deas. Thu, 13 Oct 2011 23:25:05 +0000 1706 at http://kbia.org Under the Microscope: October 13th, 2011 Under the Microscope: October 6th, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/under-microscope-october-6th-2011 <p>This week, we look at a bill that could take some of the uncertainty out of end-of-life decisions. Plus, will funding woes doom agricultural research?</p><p>Hosted by Kyle Deas Thu, 06 Oct 2011 23:35:49 +0000 1707 at http://kbia.org Under the Microscope: October 6th, 2011 Under the Microscope: September 29, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/under-microscope-september-29-2011 <p>This week, we look at a video-game accessory that could prevent injuries among the elderly. Plus, Columbia College is getting a new science building.</p><p>Hosted by Kyle Deas. Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:29:11 +0000 1736 at http://kbia.org Under the Microscope: September 29, 2011 Under the Microscope: September 8, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/under-microscope-september-8-2011 <p>This week, we hear from a Washington University virologist whose made it his mission to combat bio-terrorism. Plus: robots!</p><p>Hosted by Kyle Deas. Thu, 08 Sep 2011 14:10:39 +0000 1740 at http://kbia.org Under the Microscope: September 8, 2011