The Doppler Effect

WNYU's weekly science show

Posts Tagged ‘Rose Eveleth

The Brain

leave a comment »

Braaaiiiiinsss.  We have them, and they’re really complicated.  This week, Chuck and I take a peek into a few of its crevices.  First, we go on a field trip to SUNY Stony Brook, to visit Alfredo Fontanini’s lab and listen to some rat sounds.  Then Chuck tries to figure out what’s going on in the brain during an orgasm.  To wrap up, I cool things off with some sensory hallucinations.  In between you get to listen to Pinky and Brain teach you about brains, and meet our newest reporter, Colm Kelleher.

Listen here.

Written by Rose Eveleth

May 27, 2011 at 5:41 pm

A Mixer

leave a comment »

This week the team at The Doppler Effect affectionately assembled a mix tape for you.  You know, the kind where none of the songs are really related to any of the other songs, but since they come from someone you like you pretend not to notice.  You like us, right?

So this week’s medley includes the answers to some truly monumental questions we know you’ve been dying to know the answers to.  Will Sarah find someone to fix her Zune?  What makes a chant chantable?  Does where you vote change how you vote?  Sarah, Rose and Chuck have your answers.

Listen here.

Written by Rose Eveleth

May 18, 2011 at 12:40 am

Sounds

leave a comment »

It seems obvious, but at the Doppler Effect we’re kind of obsessed with the way things sound.  Since it’s the end of the semester, and we’re tired, we decided to give in and do a show about them.  You’ll hear us explain what the Doppler Effect actually means, how cochlear implants work, and what noise pollution might mean for you.  In between you’ll hear me ramble about some of my favorite sounds.

Listen here.

Written by Rose Eveleth

May 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Oceans

leave a comment »

Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.  That poem doesn’t really have anything to do with this week’s show, but it is set on the ocean, which is our theme!  Forgive me, I’m running out of brain power for the day.

Anyway, Sarah and I have your stories for this week.  Sarah went to the aquarium, saw some cow nosed rays, and tells us about dolphin populations.  I went the paranoia route and talked to someone who researches all the different marine microbes that can kill you, or at least make you pretty sick for a few days.  In between we talk about mola molas.

Enjoy!

Written by Rose Eveleth

May 14, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Google

leave a comment »

Chances are, you use some kind of Google product.  Whether it’s a phone, a browser, or just plain old boolean searching, Google is all over the place.  The Doppler Effect team took a closer look at the company, and what they’ve been up to recently.

Listen here.

Written by Rose Eveleth

May 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Microbes

leave a comment »

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.

Listen here!

Written by Rose Eveleth

March 23, 2011 at 12:55 pm

All in the Box

leave a comment »

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.

Listen here!

Written by Rose Eveleth

March 3, 2011 at 5:19 pm