Science

Health & Science
10:23 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Dr. Michio Kaku Focuses on the Future of the Mind

Dr. Michio Kaku will speak on Thursday night in Milwaukee.
Credit Courtesy of the author

Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with Dr. Michio Kaku.

Phenomena like telepathy, video-taping our dreams, implanting new memories into our brains, or performing telekinesis have long been the province of science fiction.

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Arts & Culture
4:17 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Former Fashion Photographer Aims to Create 'New Standard of Beauty' Beyond Physical Differences

Photographer Rick Guidotti hopes his Positive Exposure organization will show the beauty in us all, beyond genetic differences and disorders. (From Albinism 2012)
Rick Guidotti

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews photographer and Positive Exposure founder Rick Guidotti.

Photographer Rick Guidotti has spent his career capturing beauty on film.

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Health & Science
2:18 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

ESSAY: Mixing Methane and International Politics Is a Gas, Gas, Gas

A methane pipe
Credit London Permaculture/Flickr

Lake Effect's Judy Steininger says it's something considerably lighter than its military weight that Russia may soon start throwing around.

Could a molecule composed of one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms ignite Armageddon?

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Health & Science
5:45 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

How Astronomers Conduct Research

Astronomers who stay Earth-bound use telescopes to collect data of objects in space. Here is a telescope at the George Observatory. home to the 36-inch Gueymard Research Telescope.
Credit Bill Jacobus, flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with Lake Effect contributor Dr. Jean Creighton.

When the whole universe is out there to explore, how do astronomers decide what questions they want to ask?

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Health & Science
1:17 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evolving at GE, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

Patient comfort is important when it comes to magnetic resonance imaging machines.
Credit © Dave Lauridsen 2012

 

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Richard Hausmann and Robert Weisbecker.

A few months ago, we brought you a story about making imaging machines, like CT scanners, more child-friendly.  The issue was that the devices were so intimidating to children that it was affecting the ability of technicians to get good results.

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Health & Science
12:45 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

UWM Scientists Get Multi-Million Dollar Grant to X-Ray Proteins and Viruses

X-ray technology has advanced such that researchers can now observe the molecular level.
Credit Photos.com

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews UWM physicists Abbas Ourmazd, Dilano Saldin, and Marius Schmidt.

We all know X-rays can help doctors see our bones and teeth, but a team of UWM scientists will be using one revolutionary X-ray machine to look at something slightly smaller: our molecules.

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Health & Science
5:30 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Telescope Explores Universe's Hot Spots

Labeled illustration of the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Credit NASA/CXC/NGST

In 2005, Marquette University established the George Coyne lecture series on Astronomy and Astrophysics. Each year since then, the University invites a distinguished speaker to campus to deliver a talk. And every year, Lake Effect has interviewed those speakers, beginning with Father Coyne himself in 2006.

In September 2013, that speaker was Harvey Tananbaum.  Dr. Tananbaum is the director of NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Boston.

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Health & Science
3:48 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Milwaukee Astronomer Will Fly High into Stratosphere Aboard NASA Aircraft

NASA's SOFIA aircraft will take two Milwaukee educators and others into the stratosphere to collect data on the universe using a special infrared telescope.
Credit NASA/Carla Thomas

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews astronomy contributor Jean Creighton.

A Milwaukee astronomer is about to take the trip of a lifetime, traveling 45,000 feet into the sky aboard a NASA aircraft.

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Health & Science
5:36 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Are You Obese Because Grandma Starved? Milwaukee Researcher Says It's Possible

Epigenetics explained: "Three generations at once are exposed to the same environmental conditions (diet, toxins, hormones, etc.). In order to provide a convincing case for epigenetic inheritance, an epigenetic change must be observed in the 4th generation."
Credit University of Utah Health Services

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Dr. Rob Lane, an expert in epigenetics.

We all know our inherited DNA shapes us, but a Milwaukee researcher says how our parents - and even our grandparents - lived could also affect our genes.

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Health & Science
2:00 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

2013's Top 5 Astronomical Stories

Curiosity is testing rock samples on Mars.
NASA

Throughout 2013, Dr. Jean Creighton kept her eye on astronomical news. From a fireball in Russia to the Kepler Telescope, Creighton highlights her top five stories of the year.

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