WIRED Science is a new weekly series that brings Wired magazine’s award-winning journalism, groundbreaking design and irreverent attitude to public television. WIRED Science combines reportage from WIRED with stories developed by the show’s producers to create a next-generation science and technology series - on air, online and in the classroom. Each week, WIRED Science correspondents take viewers to the frontiers of discovery across the country and around the world, spotlighting the cutting-edge innovations and research that are defining 21st-century culture, and introducing the high-tech mavericks who are making it happen.
1. HEALTH: Blood Simple
Be it A, B, AB or O, most of us don’t think about blood until we see it. Physicians at Virginia Commonwealth University are cracking the elusive problem and testing a synthetic blood that could be better at transporting oxygen than the real thing.
Particle physicist Austin Richards has a secret identity: Dr. MegaVolt.
3. TECHNOLOGY: Ziya Goes to NextFest
Host Ziya Tong takes us to the annual WIRED NextFest convention.
4. What's Inside Your Mouth?
Take a tour with Chris Hardwick of what's inside…your mouth.
5. Virtual Paleontology
Scientists use Computer tomography (CT) scanning to discover new species fused inside metamorphic rock.
Police departments across the country are installing gunshot surveillance systems that use hidden microphones and GPS-based sensors to figure out where and when guns are fired.
7. Chat: Jeff Hawkins
Jeff Hawkins is famous for developing the software behind the Palm Pilot and Treo Smartphone, but his first love is neuroscience—specifically, the question of how the brain creates the mind.
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