Riley Crane

Dec. 11, 2009

DARPA Balloon Hunt Challenge

The challenge: find the geographic coordinates of 10 red weather balloons scattered across the country, as quickly as possible. We'll talk with the winner of the DARPA-sponsored contest.

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Teacher Feature: Ethnobotanist Tom Carlson

\tScience Friday salutes a great science teacher. "Office hours are some of my favorite hours of the week," says Tom Carlson, a medical doctor, ethnobotanist, and instructor of 1700 students annually at the University of California, Berkeley. One of Carlson's former students, SciFri associate senior producer Christopher Intagliata, told us that Carlson's class was the reason he got into science (listen here).

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