Mark Abraham

Oct. 03, 2008

Flash of Genius

In this segment, Ira talks with an author, movie director and actor about the new film 'Flash of Genius,' a story of patents and the intermittent windshield wiper.

windshield wiper, patents, inventions, lawyers, film, movie

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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