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The Sound of Science

English, Education, 1 seasons, 188 episodes, 5 hours 54 minutes
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WNIJ and NIU STEAM are partnering to create “The Sound of Science,” a weekly series explaining important science, technology, engineering and math concepts using sound. The feature will air at 1:04 p.m. Fridays as a lead-in to Science Friday.
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The Sound of Science - 'African American Innovators'

NIU STEAM explores which African American inventors help us live our daily lives easier?
23/02/20242 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'African American Cardiovascular Pioneers'

NIU STEAM answers a listener's question: "Who are considered to be African American Pioneers in the area of Cardiovascular Medicine?"
16/02/20242 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - Questions of the Heart

The NIU STEAM Sound of Science lab takes a journey to the center of the heart.
09/02/20240
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The Sound of Science - Groundhog Day

The Sound of Science crew shed some light on the origins of the groundhog's shadow.
02/02/20240
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The Sound of Science - "Do Fish Drink Water?"

The Sound of Science team explores how fish breathe.
26/01/20240
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The Sound of Science - "Flu Season"

We learn some ways you can get past the flu season without getting sick.
16/01/20242 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Fireworks"

The Sound of Science teams tells us about the environmental impact of fireworks.
29/12/20232 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Packing Snow"

The Sound of Science team explains how the perfect snowman depends on moisture.
22/12/20232 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Bee's Knees"

Do bees really have knees?
15/12/20232 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'AI'

The Sound of Science team talks about some of the recent advancements and uses of AI.
08/12/20232 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Daylight Savings Time'

The Sound of Science tells us what is fact and what is myth about Daylight Savings Time
01/12/20232 minutes 16 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Why Does Turkey Make You Sleepy?'

We celebrate Thanksgiving by learning about the effects of tryptophan.
24/11/20232 minutes 19 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Skunks'

The Sound of Science team tells us what exactly makes skunks so smelly.
17/11/20232 minutes 13 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'The Earth Stops Spinning'

Learn what could happen if we suddenly hit the brakes on the Earth's rotation.
10/11/20232 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'The Size of Data'

The Sound of Science teams looks at how much physical space all of those gigabytes actually take up.
12/05/20232 minutes 10 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Tuning the Steelpan'

We conclude our short series on the steelpan drum by learning how the instrument is tuned.
28/04/20232 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Steelpan and Cognitive Function'

The team continues to explore the science behind the steelpan.
21/04/20232 minutes 3 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Steelpan Acoustics'

We continue our look at the science behind the steelpan drum.
14/04/20232 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Crafting the Steelpan'

The team starts a new mini-series celebrating the 50th anniversary of NIU's Steelband.
07/04/20232 minutes 4 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Coagulation'

We wrap up our short series on blood by learning about the coagulation process.
03/04/20231 minute 59 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Rh Factor'

Newt and Becky tell us more about blood typing with a look at the Rh Factor.
10/03/20232 minutes 7 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'ABO Blood Typing'

For our next mini-series, the team explores the science of blood.
09/03/20232 minutes 11 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Science of Salt'

Newt and Becky explain how the salt on our roads is different than the salt on our plates.
27/01/20232 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Why We See Faces In Patterns'

We learn why humans have developed an acute ability to recognize patterns in the world.
25/01/20232 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Temperature Scales'

We learn about some of the historical background of Fahrenheit and Celsius.
13/01/20232 minutes 9 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Nostalgia and Gift Giving'

Newt and Becky talk about the differences between nostalgia and sentimentality.
16/12/20222 minutes 8 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Fish Tanks and Nitrogen Cycle'

Newt and Becky discuss the intricacies of keeping a fish tank in balance.
02/12/20222 minutes 9 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Egg Tempera Paint'

This week, we discuss a lesser-known method of painting.
18/11/20222 minutes 7 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz'

The Sound of Science - 'Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz'
14/10/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'How do 3D movies work?'

The Sound of Science - 'How do 3D movies work?'
23/09/20222 minutes 10 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde'

The Sound of Science - 'Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde'
16/09/20222 minutes 10 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Chaos theory'

The Sound of Science - 'Chaos theory'
02/09/20222 minutes 10 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Does corn pop on the cob?'

The Sound of Science - 'Does corn pop on the cob?'
26/08/20222 minutes 10 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'How does solar power work?'

The Sound of Science - 'How does solar power work?'
19/08/20222 minutes 10 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'What makes smell smelly?'

The Sound of Science - 'What makes smell smelly?'
12/08/20222 minutes 10 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'The art of prosthetics'

The Sound of Science - 'The art of prosthetics'
05/08/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Aphantasia'

The Sound of Science - 'Aphantasia'
24/06/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Learning from nature'

The Sound of Science - 'Learning from nature'
17/06/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Dating a mountain'

The Sound of Science - 'Dating a mountain'
10/06/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Exploring the ocean floor'

The Sound of Science - 'Exploring the ocean floor'
03/06/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'How are earthquakes made?'

The Sound of Science - 'How are earthquakes made?'
13/05/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Why does sound reflect more in an empty room?'

The Sound of Science - 'Why does sound reflect more in an empty room?'
06/05/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'What makes flowers different colors?'

The Sound of Science - 'What makes flowers different colors?'
22/04/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'How many galaxies are in the universe?'

The Sound of Science - 'How many galaxies are in the universe?'
15/04/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Why did the big bang happen?'

The Sound of Science - 'Why did the big bang happen?'
15/04/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'How do worm holes work?'

The Sound of Science - 'how do worm holes work?'
18/03/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'How many galaxies are in the universe?'

The Sound of Science - 'How many galaxies are in the universe?'
11/03/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'The wavelengths of color'

The Sound of Science - 'The wavelengths of color'
04/03/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'AI pt. 3'

The Sound of Science - 'AI pt. 3'
25/02/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'AI pt. 2'

The Sound of Science - 'AI pt. 2'
18/02/20222 minutes
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The Sound of Science - 'AI pt. 1'

The Sound of Science - 'AI pt. 1'
11/02/20221 minute 55 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Why is gold AU?'

The Sound of Science - 'Why is gold AU?'
04/02/20222 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Being Severe Weather Ready'

The Sound of Science - 'Being Severe Weather Ready'
03/12/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Connecting with Nature' Pt. 2

The Sound of Science - 'Connecting with Nature' Pt. 2
03/12/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Connecting with Nature' Pt. 1

The Sound of Science - 'Connecting with Nature' Pt. 1
03/12/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - The Intricacies of Friendship

The Sound of Science - The Intricacies of Friendship
03/12/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Engineering and Vaccines'

The Sound of Science - 'Engineering and Vaccines'
03/12/20211 minute 55 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Leaving the Pandemic Cocoon'

The Sound of Science - 'Leaving the Pandemic Cocoon'
03/12/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Happening Here at NIU'

The Sound of Science - 'Happening Here at NIU'
03/12/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Moon Rocks'

The Sound of Science - 'Moon Rocks'
03/12/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Meteors'

The Sound of Science - 'Meteors'
03/12/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Derechos'

The Sound of Science - 'Derechos'
03/12/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Lifelong Learning'

The Sound of Science - 'Lifelong Learning'
03/12/20211 minute 56 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Vision Rehabilitation Pt. 1'

The Sound of Science (June 25, 2021)
03/12/20212 minutes
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The Sound of Science - 'Vision Rehabilitation Pt. 2'

The Sound of Science - 'Vision Rehabilitation Pt. 2'
03/12/20212 minutes
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The Sound of Science - 'Human swarm robotics'

The Sound of Science - 'Human swarm robotics'
05/11/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Pumpkin Spice'

The Sound of Science - 'Pumpkin Spice'
29/10/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Agent-based Modeling and Covid-19'

The Sound of Science - 'Agent-based Modeling and Covid-19'
22/10/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Agent-based Modeling'

The Sound of Science - 'Agent-based Modeling'
15/10/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Connecting with Nature' Pt. 2

The Sound of Science - 'Connecting with Nature' Pt. 2
24/09/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Connecting with Nature' Pt. 1

The Sound of Science - 'Connecting with Nature' Pt. 1
17/09/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Being Severe Weather Ready'

The Sound of Science - 'Being Severe Weather Ready'
10/09/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Derechos'

The Sound of Science - 'Derechos'
03/09/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Moon Rocks'

The Sound of Science - 'Moon Rocks'
21/08/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Meteors'

The Sound of Science - 'Meteors'
13/08/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Vision Rehabilitation Pt. 1'

The Sound of Science (June 25, 2021)
30/07/20212 minutes
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The Sound of Science - 'Happening Here at NIU'

The Sound of Science - 'Happening Here at NIU'
23/07/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Leaving the Pandemic Cocoon'

The Sound of Science - 'Leaving the Pandemic Cocoon'
16/07/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'The Intricacies of Friendship'

The Sound of Science - 'The Intricacies of Friendship'
14/07/20212 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Vision Rehabilitation Pt. 2'

The Sound of Science - 'Vision Rehabilitation Pt. 2'
02/07/20212 minutes
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The Sound of Science - 'Lifelong Learning'

The Sound of Science - 'Lifelong Learning'
22/06/20211 minute 56 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Engineering and Vaccines'

Dr. Brynteson: You are listening to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I'm Dr. Kristin Brynteson, director of NIU STEAM. Today, I'm joined by Dr. Muthuswamy, associate professor in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. Welcome!
11/06/20211 minute 55 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Engineering Cheesecake'

Dr. Brynteson: Welcome WNIJ listeners to The Sound of Science. I'm Kristin Brynteson, director of NIU STEAM. Today I'm joined by Dr. Muthuswamy, associate professor in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. Welcome.
04/06/20211 minute 57 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Industrial Engineering'

Dr. Brynteson: Welcome WNIJ listeners, I'm Dr. Kristin Brynteson, director of NIU STEAM. Today, I have Dr. Muthuswamy, associate professor in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology joining me in the studio.
04/06/20212 minutes 8 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Severe Weather Research'

KC: Welcome to The Sound of Science of WNIJ. I'm K.C. from and today we're joined by Dr. Victor Gensini for today's episode. Thanks for joining us.
21/05/20211 minute 52 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Tornado Alley'

KC: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I'm K.C. and today we're joined by Dr. Victor Gensini from Northern Illinois University and today's topic is Tornado Alley, but does Tornado Alley really exist?
14/05/20212 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Severe Weather'

KC: You're listening to the Sound of Science on WNIJ, I'm K.C. and today we welcome Dr. Victor Gensini from Northern Illinois University to talk about tornados.
07/05/20212 minutes 4 seconds
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The Sound of Science - '100th Episode'

Jeremy: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I'm Jeremy and today we're celebrating our 100th episode of the Sound of Science. Given the occasion, we couldn't think of a better topic than radio and science literacy. Joining us today, we've got WNIJ Producer Spencer Tritt.
30/04/20212 minutes 11 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'The Science of Counting'

KC: I'm KC Sauer.
23/04/20212 minutes 9 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Recycling'

Ann: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I'm STEAM Educator Ann Shult.
19/04/20212 minutes 12 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Destruction'

Jeremy: Welcome to The Sound of Science. I'm STEM Educator Jeremy Benson.
09/04/20212 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Illinois Frogs'

Kristin: Welcome WNIJ listeners to the Sound of Science. I’m Kristin Brynteson, Director of NIU STEAM.
06/04/20212 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Berthe Morisot'

HOLLIE: Welcome to the Sound of Science. You’re listening to part three of our three-part series celebrating Women’s History Month. Over the past few weeks, we’ve featured the voices of women working in STEM right here at Northern Illinois University. For our final episode we reached out to Becky Griffith. Becky is a STEAM educator with a background in fine arts and a passion for teaching video game design. We asked Becky who we should be celebrating this March and her answer brought to light an artist who is sure to leave an impression.
29/03/20212 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Jane Goodall'

HOLLIE: Hello, WNIJ listeners and welcome to The Sound of Science. This episode is part two of our three-part series celebrating Women’s History Month. In this series, we feature voices of Women in STEM working at Northern Illinois University. For today’s episode I reached out to Ann Shult, a STEAM Educator with 26 years of experience teaching high school anatomy and physiology right here in DeKalb #428. When asked who her STEAM role model was, Ann quickly answered and knew exactly who she wanted to talk about.
19/03/20210
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The Sound of Science - 'Amelia Earhart'

HOLLIE: Welcome to The Sound of Science. This episode is part one of a three-part series featuring voices of women in STEM working right here at NIU in honor of Women’s History Month. Expect to learn all about some amazing women whose legacies are much too big for one episode and whose impact affects not just the fabric of science history, but the day-to-day lives of the women out in the world today using STEM to create change. This week I reached out to engineer turned educator, blogger, podcaster, and maker extraordinaire Dr. Kristin Brynteson and asked her to talk about a woman in STEM who inspired her.
12/03/202110 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Percy Julian'

FLYNN: Welcome to the Sound of Science. I’m Joseph Flynn with the Center for Black Studies and today Ms. Gaylen Rivers joins me as we look at prominent black figures in STEM.
05/03/202135 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'The Moors'

JOSEPH: Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Joseph Flynn from NIU’s Center for Black Studies and I’m joined by Ms. Gaylen Rivers.
12/02/20210
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The Sound of Science - 'Ancient Egypt'

Joe: Good afternoon listeners and welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Joseph Flynn from the NIU’s Center for Black Studies and today I’m joined by Ms. Gaylen Rivers.
05/02/202123 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'The Periodic Table'

KC: Hello listeners! Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ! I’m K.C. Sauer from NIU STEAM.
01/02/20210
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The Sound of Science - 'Neptune'

KC: Hello listeners! Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m NAME from NIU STEAM and I’m joined by fellow STEAM Team member NAME.
22/01/20211 minute 1 second
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The Sound of Science - 'The Water Cycle'

JEREMY: Happy New Years, WNIJ Listeners! The Sound of Science is back and we’ve got a fun year planned for the show. Our listener Evan T. wants to know when water first appeared on Earth, how it got here, and what triggered the start of the water cycle.
15/01/20211 minute 40 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Polar Bears'

Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Jeremy from NIU STEAM and today I’m joined by Ann.
21/12/20200
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The Sound of Science - 'Sugar'

Hollie: Good afternoon, WNIJ listeners. Welcome to The Sound of Science. I’m Hollie.
11/12/20200
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The Sound of Science - 'Time Travel'

Ann: Hi, this is Ann.
04/12/202041 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Personal Economics'

S1: Good afternoon WNIJ listeners! This is K.C. and Hollie joining you for The Sound of Science.
27/11/202053 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Cutting Boards'

Ann: Welcome to the Sound of Science. I’m Ann.
20/11/20200
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The Sound of Science - 'Blizzards'

Hollie: Well, it’s that time of year again, WNIJ listeners. The first snow of the year has fallen. Today, I’m joined by NIU STEAM Team member K.C. Sauer who directs our Become a Weather Scientist summer camp and after school programming. How are you doing today, K.C.?
13/11/202057 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Spiders'

Join us every Friday at 1:00pm for the Sound of Science, airing right before Science Friday on WNIJ.
30/10/20200
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The Sound of Science - 'Ada Yonath'

Alexis: I’m Alexis from NIU STEM Outreach and this is the Sound of Science on WNIJ. Today I’m joined by Idalia.
27/03/20202 minutes
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The Sound of Science - 'Nina Tandon'

Alexis: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Alexis from NIU STEM Outreach.
20/03/20202 minutes
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The Sound of Science - 'Dr. Barbara McClintock'

Lavilla: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Lavilla from NIU STEM Outreach.
13/03/20202 minutes
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The Sound of Science - 'Sofia Kovalevskaya'

Livilla: Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Livilla from NIU STEM Outreach. Natalie will accompany me today as we explore women in the STEM field, such as pioneering mathematician Sofia Kovalevskaya.
06/03/20202 minutes
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The Sound of Science - 'Katherine Johnson'

Joe: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Joe from NIU’s Center of Black Studies, and I’m here with Gaylen.
28/02/20202 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Benjamin Banneker'

Joe: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Joe from the NIU Center for Black Studies.
21/02/20202 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Mae Jemison'

Gaylen: Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Joe from NIU Center for Black Studies. Joe will accompany me today as we dive deep into history.
14/02/20202 minutes 5 seconds
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Sound of Science - 'Neil DeGrasse Tyson'

Joe: Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ. We’re Joe and Gaylen from NIU Center for Black Studies.
07/02/20202 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Tire Particles'

Jeremy: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Jeremy from NIU STEM Outreach, and I’m here with my colleague Sam.
17/01/20202 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'The Uncanny Valley'

Sam: Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Sam from NIU STEM Outreach. And with me is Jeremy. Today we’re going to venture into the Uncanny Valley.
10/01/20202 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'The Future of A.I.'

Sam: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ, I’m Sam from NIU STEM Outreach
03/01/20202 minutes
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The Sound of Science - 'Hacking Humans'

Sam: Welcome to the Sound of Science. I’m Sam from NIU STEM Outreach
30/12/20192 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Cyber Attacks'

Sam: Welcome to The Sound of Science. I’m Sam from STEM Outreach.
27/12/20192 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Password Math'

Sam: Welcome to The Sound of Science. I’m Sam from STEM Outreach.
18/12/20192 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Salted Hashes'

Sam: Welcome to the Sound of Science. I’m Sam from STEM Outreach.
06/12/20192 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Non-Newtonian Fluids Pt. 2'

Sam: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Sam from NIU STEM Outreach.
29/11/20191 minute 58 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Non-Newtonian Fluids'

Sam: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Sam from NIU STEM Outreach.
22/11/20192 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Wastewater Injection'

Sam: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ, I’m Sam from NIU STEM Outreach.
15/11/20192 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Hydraulic Fracturing'

Sam: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ, I’m Sam from NIU STEM Outreach.
08/11/20192 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Floating Magnets'

Jeremy: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Jeremy from NIU STEAM.
01/11/20192 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Particle Accelerators'

SAM: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Sam from NIU STEM Outreach.
18/10/20192 minutes 4 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Interstellar Objects'

Jeremy: I’m Jeremy Benson with Sam Watt from NIU STEM Outreach, and it’s time for another episode of the Sound of Science on WNIJ.
04/10/20192 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Photographing a Black Hole'

Jeremy: I’m Jeremy Benson
27/09/20192 minutes 6 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Kayaking'

Sam: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Sam from NIU STEM Outreach.
20/09/20191 minute 50 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Rock Climbing'

Sam: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Sam from NIU STEM Outreach.
13/09/20191 minute 55 seconds
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The Sound Of Science - 'Cryptobiotic Soil'

SAM: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Sam from NIU STEM Outreach.
06/09/20191 minute 47 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Biomimicry'

Sam: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Sam from NIU STEM Outreach.
30/08/20191 minute 56 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'Leave No Trace'

Sam: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Sam from NIU STEM Outreach.
23/08/20191 minute 50 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Noise"

Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ.
09/08/20192 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "The Chemistry Of Baking"

J: I'm Jeremy Benson from NIU STEM Outreach and I'm in the studio with Kate Powers. This is the Sound of Science on WNIJ.
02/08/20192 minutes 8 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Hard as Diamond"

K: I’m Kate Powers from NIU STEM Outreach and I’m in the studio with Jeremy Benson. This is the Sound of Science on WNIJ.
26/07/20192 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Rainbows"

Sam: I’m Sam Watt from NIU STEM Outreach and this is the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I have a question from Madison today and Jeremy Benson is going to help me answer. Jeremy, Madison wants to understand more about rainbows. Why do we see them and why do they appear in the sky just after a rainstorm?
05/07/20192 minutes 5 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Mosquitos"

K: I’m Kate Powers from NIU STEM Outreach here in the studio with Sam Watt and this is the Sound of Science on WNIJ.
17/05/20192 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Caterpillar Soup"

Sam: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Sam from NIU STEM Outreach.
10/05/20191 minute 58 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Flu Season"

K: I’m Kate Powers from NIU STEM Outreach here in the studio with Jeremy Benson and this is the Sound of Science on WNIJ.
03/05/20192 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Blooming Flowers"

K: I’m Kate Powers from NIU STEM Outreach with Jeremy Benson and this is the Sound of Science on WNIJ.
26/04/20192 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Personal Black Hole"

Kate: Hey Jeremy, do you know what time it is?
12/04/20192 minutes 3 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "New Moons"

J: This is Jeremy Benson.
05/04/20191 minute 55 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "What's With All These Moons?"

J: Hi, I'm Jeremy.
29/03/20191 minute 59 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Cell Phones"

J: I'm Jeremy Benson from NIU STEM Outreach and I'm in the studio with Kate Powers. This is the Sound of Science on WNIJ.
22/03/20191 minute 58 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Potholes"

K: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I'm Kate Powers.
08/03/20192 minutes 1 second
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The Sound of Science - "What's Up with All the Lightbulbs?"

J: I’m Jeremy Benson from NIU STEM Outreach and I’m in the studio with Kate Powers. This is the Sound of Science on WNIJ.
01/03/20192 minutes 2 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Gold"

K: I’m Kate Powers from NIU STEM Outreach here in the studio with Sam Watt and this is the Sound of Science.
22/02/20192 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Why Does E=mc2?"

Jeremy: Greetings, I’m Jeremy from NIU STEAM.
08/02/20192 minutes 2 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Extinct Humans"

Sam: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Sam from NIU STEAM.
01/02/20191 minute 59 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Becoming a Scientist"

Jeremy: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Jeremy.
25/01/20191 minute 57 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Fruitcake"

J: I’m Jeremy Benson from NIU STEM Outreach and I’m in the studio with Kate Powers. This is the Sound of Science on WNIJ.
18/01/20192 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Hoar Frost"

J: I’m Jeremy Benson from NIU STEM Outreach and I’m in the studio with Kate Powers, this is the Sound of Science on WNIJ.
11/01/20192 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Instant Pots"

Sam: This is the Sound of Science from WNIJ. I’m Sam Watt from NIU STEM Outreach and I’m here with Jeremy Benson to discuss my favorite kitchen gadget.
04/01/20192 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Purring Cats"

Sam: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Sam Watt.
21/12/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Cool Mints and Hot Peppers"

Kate: Hi there, this is Kate Powers from NIU STEM Outreach, and it’s time for another installment of The Sound of Science on WNIJ. Today I’m joined by Sam Watt, who has another great question from a listener.
07/12/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Can Sound Move in Space?"

Kate: Hi! I’m Kate Powers from NIU STEM Outreach, joined by my good friend Sam Watt. Today we have a question from Annie who wants to know more about how scientists study stars from so far away. Well Annie, scientists listen to the stars, of course.
30/11/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Fruits and Frugivores"

Kate: This is the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Kate Powers from NIU STEM Outreach. I’m joined in the studio by Sam Watt. Sam, I want to share some cutting-edge research I just read about.
23/11/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Self-Driving Cars"

Kate: Hi, I’m Kate Powers from NIU STEM Outreach, and this is the Sound of Science. Joining me today is Sam Watt who has a question from one of our loyal listeners.
16/11/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Fall Leaves"

M: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I'm Mackenzie Thompson from NIU STEM Outreach, and today I'm joined by my good friend, Sam Watt. Sam, today we have a question from Rhea, who asks, "Why do the leaves change colors in the fall?"
09/11/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Genes from our Parents"

Kate: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Kate Powers from NIU STEM Outreach. Today we have a question from Marcella. She wants to know what percentage of our genes come from our parents. Marcella, it depends on who bought the denim pants and how many pairs you already have.
02/11/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Why Does Salt Melt Ice?"

Sam: I’m Sam Watt from NIU STEM Outreach and this is the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I have a question from Andy today and Kate Powers, our resident chemist, will help me answer. Kate, Andy wants to know why we put salt on our sidewalks and roads to melt ice in the winter?
26/10/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Starlings in Flight"

Sam: Hi I’m Sam Watt from NIU STEM Outreach and this is the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m joined in the studio by Kate Powers who’ll help answer a question submitted to us by Elisa.
19/10/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "What's in the Water?"

Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Sam Watt from NIU STEM Outreach
12/10/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Apples to Apples"

Kate: I’m Kate Powers from NIU STEM Outreach and this is the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m joined by Sam Watt who has a question for me.
05/10/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "3D Printed Hearts"

Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Jeremy Benson from NIU STEM Outreach.
21/09/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Marshmallow Explosion"

J: Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Jeremy Benson from NIU STEM Outreach, and I’m in the studio with Kate Powers. Kate, today we have a question from Lydia that is making me laugh just thinking about it. Lydia wants to know why Peeps marshmallows expand so much when you microwave them.
14/09/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Don't Drink the Salt Water"

K: I’m Kate Powers from NIU STEM Outreach, with Jeremy Benson and this is the Sound of Science on WNIJ.
07/09/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Why So Many Geese?"

J: Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Jeremy Benson from NIU STEM Outreach, and I’m joined by Kate Powers.
31/08/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Windy Days"

Kate: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ, I’m Kate Powers from NIU STEM Outreach and I have a question for Jeremy Benson. Jeremy, with cooler weather on its way I think Ellie’s question is very pertinent right now. Ellie wants to know why wind blows.
24/08/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Frizzy Hair"

Welcome to the Sound of Science. I’m Kate Powers – And I’m Mackenzie Thompson.
17/08/20181 minute 55 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Coffee"

Kate: Welcome to the Sound of Science on WNIJ. I’m Kate Powers, and today’s question comes from Alex who wants to know why coffee tastes so weird. With me is STEM Outreach’s resident coffee enthusiast Sam Watt. Sam loves his coffee so much, he even went out of his way to pick and roast his own coffee in a coffee grove in Cambodia!
10/08/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Allergies"

Kate: Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ.
03/08/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Pee in the Pool"

Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ.
27/07/20181 minute 57 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Fireflies"

Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ.
20/07/20182 minutes 4 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Wavy View"

Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ.
13/07/20182 minutes 4 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "The Color of the Sea"

Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ.
06/07/20181 minute 58 seconds
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The Sound of Science - 'The Science of Hearing Loss'

We're pretty comfortable with vision and glasses. We have our eyes checked regularly, and when our sight becomes blurry we put on glasses to bring the view back into focus. But do we get our ears checked regularly? And if our hearing becomes “blurry” do we put on hearing devices to help us hear? Why can't hearing aids “fix” hearing loss as simply as glasses can “fix” vision?
22/06/20181 minute 37 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Interference and Beats"

You're listening to The Sound of Science on WNIJ.
22/06/20182 minutes
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The Sound of Science - "Classical Conditioning"

Welcome to The Sound of Science on WNIJ. Our program is not always about the physics of acoustics in music. Sound has a vast effect on science and society alike.
22/06/20181 minute 47 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Hemholtz Resonators"

With me today I have a Hemholtz resonator. This is an incredibly complex instrument, so I’ll do my best to describe it. It’s a glass bottle with a long neck, and I got 6 for about 10 bucks. Okay, it’s a beer bottle, but it is in fact a Hemholtz resonator.”
22/06/20181 minute 53 seconds
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The Sound of Science - "Resonance"

What do kids on a swing, musical instruments, and microwave ovens have in common? They all use an underlying scientific concept called resonance as well as being common parts of our daily lives.
22/06/20181 minute 58 seconds
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The Science Of Cicada Songs

It’s that time of year again: when cicada songs flood our warm summer nights, announcing their presence as they attract mates. As a kid I was told they only came out every 7 years. I was confused because I heard them every year. It turns out whomever told me they emerge every 7 years was wrong on two counts: some species of cicadas emerge every year, and some emerge every 13 or 17 years.
15/06/20182 minutes
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The Science of Gut Rumbles

Whoo, that was embarrassing. I accidentally let my borborygmi go. Of course, borborygmi is involuntary, I can’t help it. Borborygmi, the rumbling sound of your gut, doesn’t come from your stomach, nor is it solely because you’re hungry.
08/06/20181 minute 58 seconds
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Hear What Science Sounds Like On New WNIJ Feature

WNIJ and NIU STEAM are partnering to create “The Sound of Science,” a weekly series explaining important science, technology, engineering and math concepts using sound. The feature will air at 1:04 p.m. Fridays as a lead-in to Science Friday. The first “Sound of Science” episode airs today.
20/04/20181 minute 55 seconds