The Doppler Effect

WNYU's weekly science show

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A Mixer

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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.

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Written by Rose Eveleth

May 18, 2011 at 12:40 am

Sounds

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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.

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Written by Rose Eveleth

May 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Oceans

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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

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

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