August 30, 2002

Urban Tree Planting: Beyond Aesthetics

Trees enhance the aesthetics of an urban environment and function as natural coolants and air purifiers.

August 29, 2002

Urban Tree Planting: The Hole Truth

Wide, shallow holes and moist roots give “urban” transplants the right home in which to grow.

August 28, 2002

Organs: Strike Up the Band

The music from an Andreas Ruth band organ can make a grown man cry.

August 27, 2002

Organs: Authentic

Painted ponies and pipe organ music from paper scrolls have delighted carousel enthusiasts since the 1800’s.

August 26, 2002

Finch: Picky Female

What’s in a song? For female finches, the notes reveal more about suitors than just a romantic interest.

August 23, 2002

Listener Initiative

Our listeners are invited to share their seasonal observances on our new toll-free number, 1-877-PULSE99.

August 22, 2002

Menacing Bullfrogs: Reducing Their Population

Catching bullfrogs is no longer child’s play.

August 21, 2002

Bullfrogs: Menace!

Meet the bullfrog who is eating the West.

August 20, 2002

Saratoga Racetrack: Jockeys

August is a busy month for thoroughbred racing in Saratoga Springs, New York. We’ll meet the folks who really know their way around the track — the jockeys.

August 19, 2002

Finch: Gender Gap

Researchers host a virtual “dating game” to learn how female finches ultimately choose their mates.

August 16, 2002

Coffee Stains: Applications

A new method for DNA sequencing was inspired by observing salt water stains on linoleum.

August 15, 2002

Organs: Grinders and Monkeys

Organ grinders and their monkeys were undesirables, most often offered money to just get out of town.

August 14, 2002

Silk: Caterpillars

A little caterpillar + a big appetite and a lot of help = the world’s finest fabric.

August 13, 2002

Urban Tree Planting: Soil 101

Soil quality is the greatest challenge for cityscape tree planters.

August 12, 2002

Finch: Beaks Big and Small

The complexity of a finch’s song is determined by the size of its beak.

August 9, 2002

Erie County Fair: Sounds Of

Share in a medley of sounds from one of America’s largest fairs.

August 8, 2002

Erie County Fair: Like Going to Camelot

For one of our listeners, an old fashioned county fair evokes a sense of idyllic happiness.

August 7, 2002

Protein Music: Patterns of Life

Patterns are the basis for all things scientific and aesthetic.

August 6, 2002

Coffee Stains: Mystery Of

Here’s a lesson in applied physics and the enigma of beverage stains.

August 5, 2002

Finch: Bird Song Mechanics

How do beaks and body movement contribute to the sweet musical notes of a birdsong?

August 2, 2002

Obon: Tradition

Honoring one’s ancestors is the starting point of a joyous annual celebration.

August 1, 2002

Obon: Palo Alto

A venerable Japanese Buddhist tradition thrives in California.