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Can mindfulness and meditation really affect our physical selves? What role does the brain have in healing and pain management? What are the effects of stress and depression on our heart and other vital organs?

Think Science: Robotics

May 31, 2015

    

    

We're still a ways away from C-3PO, but advances in robotics are benefiting society beyond the assembly line. This Think Science presentation shares some of the recent trends in the robotics industry. You'll learn about how robotics programs like FIRST are benefiting San Antonio-area kids, and about advancements in innovative automation and robotics solutions.

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From harnessing the power of interconnected computers to mass bird and butterfly counts, Citizen Scientists work as individuals or in teams to provide researchers with the vast amounts of data needed for today's scientific studies.

Think Science: 'Citizen Science'

Feb 10, 2015
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Did you know you can help scientists analyze the nesting habits of penguins by looking at online photos? Or that your computer can help search for intelligent life on other planets? With the help of "Citizen Scientists" just like you, researchers are able to crowd-source data collection. From harnessing the power of interconnected computers to mass bird and butterfly counts, Citizen Scientists work as individuals or in teams to provide researchers with the vast amounts of data needed for today's scientific studies.

Think Science: Infectious Disease And Antibiotic Resistance

Dec 9, 2014

Mention the word “Ebola” and it brings to mind images of quarantines, fever, and hazmat suits. But how much do we have to worry about a widespread outbreak of the deadly disease? And is there an even greater danger lurking that we’ve caused ourselves through overuse of antibiotics? They’re questions on the minds of many thinking folks, and we got some answers from the experts last month as Texas Public Radio's inaugural “Think Science” event. 

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