A conversation with Eden Full, the teenage inventor whose system of “dynamic photovoltaics” could change the way we harness solar energy and make solar power a more viable option in the developing world. Learn about bimetallic strips, the power of bamboo, and the life of an inventor. Listen now!
A conversation with Princeton Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Michael McAlpine, about his invention of piezorubber—the new hybrid smart material that could change the way we power tomorrow’s portable devices and more…
Learn how some materials can convert mechanical energy into useful electricity via the piezoelectric effect. Discover how a quartz watch keeps accurate time. Hear about the exciting future applications of piezorubber. All here on wprb.com/news. Listen now!
WPRB News returns today, Sunday, March 29th, with a double edition of Discourse:
At 12:00 pm, WPRB correspondent Yihe Dong speaks with philosopher Daniel Cloud about the links between human evolution and everything from crisis in Russia to America’s economic crisis. Cloud is the Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University.
Then, at 12:30 pm, News Director Nikki Leon sits down with Civil War historian James M. McPherson to discuss the life of Abraham Lincoln, McPherson’s latest biography of the late President, and the frenzy that has surrounded the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth. McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University, and has received the Pulitzer Prize for his Civil War history, Battle Cry of Freedom. (Originally aired Febrary 22, 2009)
Next week, from 12-12:30, WPRB News will debut the first in a two-part series on American Law, Marriage, and Proposition 8. Then, at 12:30, Tony Rothman will speak about his latest book, Sacred Mathematics, a history of Japanese mathematicians and Buddhist temples.
Ed Felten, Princeton professor and tech policy guru, joins WPRB’s Nikki Leon for the full 30 minutes this Friday at 5:30pm on Discourse. Tune into 103.3 FM or here on the web to listen.
In the meantime, here’s a clip: