Science & Technology

On this edition of Vox Pop, we welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman to the studio to field all of your astronomy-related questions. One of the best-known and most widely-read astronomers in the world, Bob can translate complex scientific concepts into terms that are easily understood by the casual stargazer, yet meaningful to the most advanced researchers. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

Listening To The Echoes Of Creation

Mar 26, 2014

Nine days ago, the unbelievable became believable as an enthralled scientific community heard the announcement of an amazing experimental result: For the first time, astronomers detected signals from events dating back to the origin of the universe. Scientists heard the first echoes of creation.

Paul Elisha: Robotics Sans Empathy = Regression

Sep 10, 2013

A most recent episode of the long-running and vaunted TV program , “60-Minutes,” entered the descriptive realm of ‘Historic’ in its highly documented interview with a respected physician-turned-research engineer, who shared the profound announcement that he and his colleagues have initiated the revolutionary and computerized era of ‘Robotics.’

A nuclear physicist from UMass Amherst is among a select group of researchers that will be working on a experiment that hopes to find more about the way tiny subatomic particles behave in nature. WAMC’s Lucas Willard spoke with David Kawall about the basics of the Muon g-2 experiment, which hopes to solve some of biggest mysteries in physics…

For more information please visit: http://www.umass.edu/researchnext/lords-muon-ring

Jesse Feiler is back in Studio A - this month's topic: the latest in government apps and information.