Science & Technology

Women in Science on the Air
10:22 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Maria Agnesi

Albany, NY – Maria Agnesi (1718-1799). This brilliant daughter of Italian nobility spoke five languages, wrote the first books on abstract geometry, and dreamed of being a nun.

Women in Science on the Air
10:21 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Anna Morandi Manzolini

Albany, NY – Anna Morandi Manzolini (1716-1774). Anna was an artist who sculpted detailed anatomical models out of wax that were used in medical schools for centuries to come.

Women in Science on the Air
10:19 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Laura Bassi

Albany, NY – Laura Bassi (1711-1778). This Italian mother of 12 became the first female professor of physics. She also successfully petitioned her university employer for more responsibility and a higher salary.

Women in Science on the Air
4:20 pm
Thu September 11, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Lilavati

Albany, NY – Lilavati (12th century). A noted Indian mathematician wrote a book used to teach algebra called Lilavati (or Leelavati). The book was named after his daughter who was also an excellent mathematician.

Women in Science on the Air
4:20 pm
Thu September 11, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Theano

Albany, NY – Theano (6th century). Students of algebra are familiar with the Golden Mean, but they may not know who discovered it. Many think it was Pythagoras, but some scholars believe it may have been his wife, Theano.

Women in Science on the Air
4:19 pm
Mon September 8, 2008

Perceptions of African American Undergraduate Women in Their Pursuit of a Ph.D. in Science (part 1)

Albany, NY – Data shows that fewer African American women than white women in STEM college programs are continuing on to graduate school. To figure out why this disparity exists, a doctoral candidate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ramona Hart, is conducting research to understand undergraduate African American students' perceptions of graduate education in STEM disciplines. Ms. Hart's research points to systemic failures in higher education that may be affecting students' feelings about pursuing advanced degrees.

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Science & Technology
7:36 am
Wed September 3, 2008

Off-track betting on your BlackBerry

NY – An experiment that could pave the way for changing the off-track betting landscape is about to make its debut on a BlackBerry near you.as we hear in this report from WAMC's Dave Lucas. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Science & Technology
6:20 am
Thu July 10, 2008

A privately held family company is selling a minority interest

Berkshire County, MA – A privately held family company in the Berkshires is selling a minority interest to a New York based investment partnership. More from WAMC's Carrie Saldo. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Science & Technology
6:17 am
Thu July 10, 2008

Romney may have to settle for being leader of the MA delegation at Convention

MA – Former Gov. Mitt Romney hoped to be at the Republican National Convention as his party's presidential nominee, but he may have to settle for being leader of the Massachusetts delegation instead. WAMC's Carrie Saldo has the details. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Science & Technology
6:13 am
Thu July 10, 2008

Patrick was within his rights to fire the chief medical examiner

Springfield, MA – Massachusetts' highest court has ruled that Governor Deval Patrick was within his rights to fire the chief medical examiner in Massachusetts. WAMC's Carrie Saldo has this report. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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