The Doppler Effect

WNYU's weekly science show

The Science of Music

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What sound would a Higgs Boson make?  And what would your brain do if you heard that sound?  Would you like it?  Sarah Fecht, Katie Palmer and Chuck Furlong try to answer those questions.

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Written by Rose Eveleth

May 14, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Oh Hey!

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So I’ve been slacking in updating our shows on here, so stay tuned for an onslaught of new links!

Also, now might be a good time for disclaimer on our archived shows.  Sometimes we don’t hit the transition mark right on the nose, so you might hear the very tail end of the New Afternoon Show, a music show on just before us.  So if you click “Listen Now” and hear some music, just sit back, relax, and our show will start any second.  Literally.

Written by Rose Eveleth

May 14, 2011 at 9:50 pm

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Microbes

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This week on The Doppler Effect, we sweated the small stuff: microbes.  Sarah takes us to the murky depths of the vaginal microbiome.  Boris tells us about the viral benefits of kissing (OK we know viruses aren’t microbes, but they are small!).  Rose tells us why we think those last two things are disgusting.

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Written by Rose Eveleth

March 23, 2011 at 12:55 pm

All in the Box

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What do amphibian breeding centers and emergency housing have in common?  Both can be made from unused shipping containers, the theme of this week’s show.  Rose and Sarah tell us about these uses for all those shipping containers you see sitting idle at ports all over the world.  But how many extra containers are there really?  Katie talks to someone who says that actually, there’s no excess at all.

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Written by Rose Eveleth

March 3, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Emergent Effects

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This week, Katie and Sarah introduced us to this cool, weird and powerful idea of emergent effects.  What are emergent effects, you ask?  Listen and find out!

Written by Rose Eveleth

February 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Jane Goodall

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Jane Goodall is one of the coolest people on the planet.  That is a fact.  Chuck and Boris went to a science fair to talk to some young scientists.  They also attended a talk by Goodall, and I recite her biography from memory.  Listen up!

Written by Rose Eveleth

February 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Valentines Day

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On last week’s Doppler Effect, Chuck Furlong brings up one of the most sensitive subjects for men: are you too short?  He also talks about oxytocin and sexy times.  Then, Rose Eveleth takes on a common problem for the ladies: cat-calling.  The short answer: no it’s not romantic.  Not even on Valentine’s Day.

Written by Rose Eveleth

February 13, 2011 at 5:24 pm