Dan Kammen

Jul. 23, 2010

Remembering Stephen Schneider

Climate scientist Stephen Schneider passed away this week at the age of 65. We'll talk about his life and accomplishments.

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Feb. 05, 2010

Science and the Budget

This week, President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for 2011. We'll talk about how the proposed budget might affect science.

budget, funding , congress, obama

Feb. 13, 2009

What's a Smart Grid?

There's been plenty of attention paid in recent weeks to the idea of rebuilding our nation's electric infrastructure using new technologies. But just what is a 'smart grid,' how would one work, and is the idea realistic?

electricity, energy, power, smart grid

Feb. 08, 2008

Biofuels

What's going on in biofuels beyond ethanol from corn? In this hour, Ira and guests talk about different types of biofuels, including biodiesel from algae and cellulosic ethanol technology.

biofuels, alterantive energy, biodiesel, gasoline, ethanol

Oct. 05, 2007

Biofuels Update

Join Ira Flatow in this hour of Science Friday for a discussion of alternative energy and biofuels.

biofuel, ethanol, corn, energy, oil

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