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Airs during Science Friday, Friday mornings on NPR 89.1

Arizona Science explores the latest research and technological innovations taking place in Southern Arizona and at the University of Arizona.
Episode 118: Machine Influencers and Decision Makers

Episode 118: Machine Influencers and Decision Makers

February 15, 2018 Originally aired Feb 16, 2018 Machine learning is shaping human lives in both obvious and subtle ways.
Episode 117: What Humans Do that Machines Cannot

Episode 117: What Humans Do that Machines Cannot

February 8, 2018 Originally Aired Feb 9, 2018 We preview the fourth lecture in the 2018 UA College of Science lecture series which deals with modern day computers, AI, machine learning and big data.
Episode 116: Working Alongside Thinking Machines

Episode 116: Working Alongside Thinking Machines

February 1, 2018 Originally aired Feb 2, 2018 We preview the third lecture in the 2018 UA College of Science lecture series which deals with modern day computers, AI, machine learning and big data
Episode 115: The Minds of Machines

Episode 115: The Minds of Machines

January 25, 2018 Originally aired Jan 27, 2018 We preview the second lecture in the 2018 UA College of Science lecture series which deals with modern day computers, AI, machine learning and big data
Episode 114: Problem Solving With Algorithms

Episode 114: Problem Solving With Algorithms

January 18, 2018 Originally Aired Jan 19, 2018 We preview the first lecture in the 2018 UA College of Science lecture series which deals with modern day computers, AI, machine learning and big data
Episode 113: Human Brains Prefer Short Sentence Construction

Episode 113: Human Brains Prefer Short Sentence Construction

January 11, 2018 Originally aired Jan 12, 2018 When it comes to language, your brain prefers efficiency.
Episode 112: Studying the Shapes and Colors of Distant Galaxies

Episode 112: Studying the Shapes and Colors of Distant Galaxies

January 4, 2018 Originally aired Jan 5, 2018 NIRCam will study infrared light and help astronomers learn the age of stars in nearby galaxies
Episode 111: How Astronomy and the Arts Interact

Episode 111: How Astronomy and the Arts Interact

December 22, 2017 Originally Aired Nov 18, 2016 REPEAT. The role of astronomical themes in the arts.
Episode 110: The Complex Orchestration of Nerves and Muscles for Even Seemingly Simple Movements

Episode 110: The Complex Orchestration of Nerves and Muscles for Even Seemingly Simple Movements

December 14, 2017 Originally Aired Dec 15, 2017 How the brain controls muscles to produce movement
Episode 109: The Origins of Life

Episode 109: The Origins of Life

December 7, 2017 Originally Aired Dec 8, 2017 Experimental tools are helping astrobiologist Betul Kacar unravel mysteries about the origins of life
Episode 108: Making the Most of Alternative Energy Sources

Episode 108: Making the Most of Alternative Energy Sources

November 30, 2017 Originally aired Dec 1, 2017 Algae and new opportunities for alternative energy.
Episode 107: The Widespread Effects of Tiny Aerosol Particles on Climate and Health

Episode 107: The Widespread Effects of Tiny Aerosol Particles on Climate and Health

November 22, 2017 Originally Aired Jun 30, 2017 REPEAT. Of all environmental threats, particles are responsible for the most deaths globally.

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About the Show

Arizona Science explores the latest scientific research and technological innovations taking place in Southern Arizona and at the University of Arizona. Catch Arizona Science each Friday during Science Friday on NPR 89.1.

Arizona Science has a different guest each week and is hosted by Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D. Regents Professor in the U of A's Department of Neuroscience, and Tim Swindle, Ph.D. and Head of the UofA's Lunar and Planetary Lab.

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