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23 May 2018

The New York Academy of Sciences

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    Deciphering ZIKA

    In 2016, the WHO declared the Zika virus a global medical emergency when, after six decades of dormancy, the virus arrived in the Americas. After scientists made the connection between Zika and thousands of cases of microcephaly in babies, a race began to better understand the virus. But it turns out that Zika is not so easy to study. In this podcast, we talk to two Blavatnik Award Scholars using the latest genomic technology to track Zika's spread and pave the way for new genomic treatments, therapies, and vaccines. This podcast was produced as part of the 2017 Blavatnik Science Symposium, co-presented by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the Academy.

  • Posted on 11 Apr 2018

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    Proof of Concept Centers: Changing Weather

    In this episode, we continue to look at some of the fascinating and innovative work that researchers are doing in New York State's Proof of Concept Centers. Hear from two companies that are doing something about the weather by trying to better understand the unique meteorology of cities to improve forecasting and creating more effective and efficient wind turbines. This podcast is made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), PowerBridgeNY, and NEXUS-NY.

  • Posted on 13 Mar 2018

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    Inspiring Stories from the Future of STEM

    We hear all the time that building a robust future for STEM relies on engaging diverse groups of young people in STEM fields today. The Academy's Global STEM Alliance program is focused on doing just that. Meet four young women participating in our programs who offer inspiring insights into their hopes for their careers and the field, and hear about the innovative projects they're working on today.

  • Posted on 18 Jan 2018

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    Rethinking Climate Change

    Climate change may be controversial in the political realm, but for three Blavatnik Awards Scholars, all leading experts in environmental studies, there is no debate. The Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, forests, and animals have all been altered by high levels of CO2 and increasing global temperatures. But are these changes permanent? This podcast examines the latest ecological, geological, and biogeographic research related to climate change. This podcast was produced as part of the 2017 Blavatnik Science Symposium, co-presented by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the Academy.

  • Posted on 05 Jan 2018

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    Proof of Concept Centers: Small Materials Solving Big Problems

    How can we do more without causing less strain on the environment? In this podcast we continue our discussion with New York entrepreneurs participating in the state's Proof of Concept Centers program. This time, we take a deeper look at two companies addressing garbage and energy storage by taking on what some may think of as the smaller aspects of these problems. This podcast is made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), PowerBridgeNY, and NEXUS-NY.

  • Posted on 07 Dec 2017

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