Eureka! Celebrating Recent Scientific Achievements
There’s not a lot of great headlines in the news lately. Y’know, between a contentious election, rioting in the Capitol, a raging pandemic, and lots and lots of dangerous misinformation.
This hour, well… in every hour of Audacious, misinformation is banned, and different headlines get the attention they deserve. Today, we celebrate FIRSTS in recent scientific observation and achievement.
Hear from the researchers and scientists behind these headlines:
- For the first time, scientists have received a radio signal from an alien planet
- Long-distance quantum teleportation has happened for the first time ever
- Malignant cancer diagnosed in a dinosaur for the first time
- For The First Time, Physicists Have Achieved Superconductivity at Room Temperature
- For the First Time Ever, Scientists Caught Time Crystals Interacting
- For The First Time, Physicists Have Recorded The Flowing Sound of a 'Perfect' Fluid
- Mass of Human-Made Materials Exceeds Earth's Biomass for First Time
- Martin Zwierlein is a Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
- Ranga Dias is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Rochester in New York
- Ron Milo is an Associate Professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science's Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences in Israel
- Samuli Autti is a Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom
- Jake Turner is a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University and a member of the Carl Sagan Institute
- Panagiotis Spentzouris is the senior scientist and head of the Scientific Computing Division at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
- David Evans is a paleontologist and Curator of Dinosaurs at the Royal Ontario Museum, and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto
Catie Talarski contributed to this show.