August 31, 2006

Subway Car Reef: Sea Bass

Black sea bass are now thriving in the waters of Delaware Bay thanks to the collaboration of marine biologists and the New York Transit System.

August 30, 2006

Drugs from the Sea: Research

Researchers are analyzing compounds found in aquatic organisms to study their potential antiviral properties.

August 29, 2006

Drugs from the Sea: Mollusks

Mollusks are one example of organisms being studied for their natural protective compounds.

August 28, 2006

Sea Shell Armor -Structure

Scientists are looking to natural structures and materials for inspiration in building the lightweight materials of the future.

August 25, 2006

Drugs from the Sea: Platforms

Oil rig platforms provide a rich source of marine organisms for researchers in pursuit of potential pharmaceuticals.

August 24, 2006

Obon: Tradition

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

August 23, 2006

Subway Car Reef: Dumping

Subway cars are being recycled as artificial reefs, and marine biologists find they are the perfect design for colonies of aquatic animals.

August 22, 2006

Engine Noise – Fly Like a Bird

By looking to the skies (and the birds flying in them) engineers hope to develop quieter jet engines.

August 21, 2006

Engine Noise – Air

The roar of the the jet engine overhead has an unexpected source. Hint, it’s not the engine!

August 18, 2006

Subway Car Reef: Novel Solution

A seventeen ton metal box seems an unlikely place for for a marine habitat, but in the Delaware Bay it’s home-sweet-home.

August 17, 2006

Tree of Life – Big Picture

DNA sequencing brings scientists closer to the understanding of how all living things are related through time.

August 16, 2006

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 15, 2006

Wrens of Ecuador – Choral Song

The call of the Plain-Tailed Wren may be the most complex non-human song in nature.

August 14, 2006

Wrens of Ecuador – Group Sing

One species of wren lives within an extended family. Could a lack of available real estate explain this unusual living arrangement?

August 11, 2006

Stripe Backed Wrens: Name Songs

The bloodlines of stripe-backed wrens can be identified by their distinct repertoire of songs.

August 10, 2006

Erie County Fair: Sounds Of

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

August 9, 2006

Erie County Fair: Like Going to Camelot

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

August 8, 2006

Wrens of Ecuador – Discovery

Rather than vocalize in your typical bird duet, a species of tropical wren sings in a chorus.

August 7, 2006

Wrens of Ecuador – Why

Unlike their quieter sisters to the north, female tropical wrens can sing with the best of them.

August 4, 2006

Hurricane Scientist – Science

What is the science that goes in to making hurricane maps and predictions? One researcher explains.

August 3, 2006

Hurricane Scientist – How are hurricanes formed?

Scientists think they have all of the ingredients, but still aren’t sure what makes a storm turn into a hurricane.

August 2, 2006

Hurricane Scientist – African Origins

To study a hurricane’s origin, you need to look far across the ocean.

August 1, 2006

Tree of Life – Intro

Scientists are constructing a familial graph depicting common ancestry for all species.