under the microscope

Under the Microscope
5:30 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Under the Microscope: Innovative pavement, big data in ag

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Coming up we’ll take a look and how big data and agriculture are finding themselves intertwined with questions about privacy.

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Under the Microscope
1:09 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

MU professor leads research dating the origin of human dexterity

MU Professor Carol Ward co-leads the West Turkana Paleo Project, which discovered the early hominin hand bone that date the origin of human dexterity more than half a million years earlier than previously thought.
Credit Carol Ward / University of Missouri

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:

“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.”

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Under the Microscope
5:17 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Bridging the gender gap in math

Despite filling close to half of all jobs in the nation’s economy, women only make up 25% of the workforce in careers in science, math, engineering and technology.
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This week on the show, we explore gender differences in math achievement and performance.

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Science, Health and Technology
6:25 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

Under the Microscope: October 13th, 2011

Ozark hellbenders are a subspecies found only in Missouri and Arkansas.
Jill Utrup U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This week on the show, we hear about salamanders, energy-saving techniques, and the strange, secret world of mushroom hunters.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Business
6:35 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Under the Microscope: October 6th, 2011

Rep. Bill White (R., Joplin) is introducing the end-of-life bill.

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?

Hosted by Kyle Deas

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Science, Health and Technology
8:29 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 29, 2011

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.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:10 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 8, 2011

The Toxic Teens readjust their robot.
Kathleen Masterson Harvest Public Media

This week, we hear from a Washington University virologist whose made it his mission to combat bio-terrorism. Plus: robots!

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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