Lindsay Patterson

Lindsay Patterson appears in the following:

How America Fell for the Mars Rover

Friday, January 11, 2013

When NASA first landed a man on the moon (which we do believe happened), an estimated 500 million people worldwide watched on TV. Decades later, when the shuttle program was canceled, and manned space flight just about abandoned, a lot of Americans felt that NASA lost its mojo ...

Video: Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Animation

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Microbial Videogames

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ingmar Riedel-Kruse runs a biophysics lab at Stanford University, but he spends about half his time tinkering with videogames. He’s not playing World of Warcraft. Reidel-Kruse creates his own videogames using living microbes. The most playable is Pacmecium, inspired by classic Pac-Man, in which the player guides a host of paramecia around obstacles and...

Video: Playing the microbial videogame Pacmecium

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Godfather of Bacteria

Friday, December 24, 2010

In 1928 the Scottish biologist Alexander Fleming discovered the fungus from which penicillin is derived. Fleming made the discovery while trying an unusual experiment: painting with strains of bacteria. Lindsay Patterson talked with a team that’s taking bacterial painting to a new level.

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Turn On. Tune In. Drop Out.

Friday, August 13, 2010

"If I were at work right now, I'd be paid to have these thoughts." With that thought, Zack Booth Simpson dropped out of high school — then started reading biology textbooks and designing video games. Now he's at a university — not as a student, but as a ...

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Museum of God

Friday, June 18, 2010

Amateur paleontologist Jon Halsey isn't afraid to turn over a few rocks. By digging in areas near his home outside of Dallas, he's been able to amass an extensive collection of fossils which he stores in his garage. He calls the collection "The American Museum of God," ...

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Museum of God

Friday, November 20, 2009

Amateur paleontologist Jon Halsey isn't afraid to turn over a few rocks. By digging in areas near his home outside of Dallas, he's been able to amass an extensive collection of fossils which he stores in his garage. He calls the collection "The American Museum of God," revering the power ...

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Aha Moment: Arthur Ganson

Friday, September 19, 2008

Today Jeff Lieberman is a musician, a photographer, and getting his PhD in Robotics. He’s also the host of “Time Warp” on the Discovery Channel. But years ago, when Lieberman was a teenager, he was unsure whether to choose a creative or scientific path. Then ...

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