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Caption: Crystalline materials similar to these can now harvest water vapor from the air. , Credit: Yaghi Laboratory at UC Berkeley
In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill shares a technology first developed by a team of scientists from MIT and UC Berkeley that co...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 05:07
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The Chicago Ship Canal is a major feat of civil engineering, and has been controversial and problematic since the beginning. Pollution from an ever...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 05:03
Caption: Russian cruise ship, Svalbard, Norway, Credit: Thomas Hallermann, Marine Photobank
As Finland begins to outline its Arctic Council agenda for the next two years, Russian involvement and investment in the region continues to grow a...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:07
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The ocean is continually and exhaustively over-exploited: over-fishing by international fisheries, sand mining for construction projects and artifi...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 05:02
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Age old discoveries and scientific advances have long dispelled the belief that the earth is flat. Recent technological advances have moved recorde...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 05:24
Caption: Release Date: October, 2017, Credit: Soul of the Sea in the Age of the Algorithm by Dr. Gregory Stone & Nishan Degnarain
At the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York in June, each attending delegate was presented with a new book by co-authors Dr. Gregory Stone a...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2017
  • Length: 05:06
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Water conflict is nothing new. We have been fighting wars over the most valuable resource on the planet since thousands of years B.C. In this episo...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:43
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On June 5th the United Nations General Assembly will convene for The Ocean Conference in New York City to set objectives, cultivate partnerships, a...

  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 05:19
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This week we talk about chemical weapons, North Korea, and misspeaking on camera. We also discuss Yugoslavia, the MOAB, and Aleppo.

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 48:15
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On this week’s episode we talk about chatbots, social media cheats, and robot lawyers. We also discuss logic trees, digital familiars, and the Mat...

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 45:45
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On this week’s episode we talk about fossil fuels, the EPA, and the yoga industry. We also discuss the Carboniferous period, clean coal, and corpo...

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 41:13
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This week we talk about terrorism, acronyms, and Doge. We also discuss memetics, mass surveillance, and the Irish Republican Army.

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 42:21
Caption: The Early primitive hacker, a Scottish lady in Accounts, deleted your data for late payment. , Credit: Susan Cook
Internet anonymity now is presented as ‘the standard’ . But being anonymous when online really is optional . If like many other human activities, a...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2017
  • Length: 06:29
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This week we talk about authenticity, Rookie magazine, and PRIZM. We also discuss product placement, Jersey Shore, and the two-step flow of commun...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 41:43
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This week we talk about blackballing, #DeleteUber, and the spirit of the law. We also touch on taxes, Freemasons, and ride-share unions.

  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 41:52
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Milt Lee talks to Andrew Hanegmon about Iron Range Makerspace in Hibbing, a DIY space that offers access to equipment and tooling for creative peop...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2017
  • Length: 07:58
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Caption: April 21 - 23, 2017, Credit: Earth Optimism Summit, Washington, D.C.
In September of 2016, World Ocean Observatory began a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal to promote the Earth Optimism S...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2017
  • Length: 04:42
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, written during a blizzard raging off the Maine coast, host Peter Neill reflects on the vulnerability of the o...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 05:21
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This week we continue the Earth Optimism Series, a 24-episode project in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal, to celebrate ...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2017
  • Length: 05:16
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This week we discuss brachycephalic dogs, maize, and birth control.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 38:41
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This week we discuss hackers, video games, and Project Xanadu.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 32:10
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This week, we talk about self-driving trucks, Malthusian catastrophes, and human obsolescence.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 47:03
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This week we talk about the net-casting spider, space junk, and Kessler syndrome.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 42:04
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Waste and the management of it are new challenges in recent decades. How do we dispose of toxic waste, plastic packaging, electronics, and other di...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2017
  • Length: 05:12
Caption: Sundrop Farms in South Australia is a growing leader in sustainable agriculture. They are using southern ocean seawater to grow high quality produce, including tens of thousands of tomato plants. , Credit: SunDropFarms.com
In this episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss two ideas--floating farms and saltwater agriculture--that are using ocean and renewable resources t...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2017
  • Length: 04:40