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Gaming and Genomics

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 362: Can an online game help scientists better understand DNA? Some Canadians think so. They've created a game called Phylo, and you can hear more about it in this week's podcast. more »

The Spanish Enigmas

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 361: This week, we take you to Spain to hear about a pair of code-breaking Enigma machines from the Spanish Civil War that were recently found in a locked basement. Also, an appreciation of that much-loved instrument, the Theremin. more »

Can Tech Help Save the Greek Economy?

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 360: This is Vassilios Makios, General Director of a high-tech start-up incubator in Greece. Makios isn't letting a little thing like a financial crisis get in the way of high-tech in Greece. more »

The Way-C: The Tablet Designed in Africa

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 359: As people line-up worldwide for the new iPad, we'll tell you about the Way-C, a tablet computer designed in Africa. more »

Care for some Raspberry Pi?

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 358: This week, we give you a slice of Raspberry Pi, a new $35 computer that's just gone on sale. Wash it down with LuminAID, the inflatable, rechargeable solar lantern! more »

WTP B-side, Vol. 9: Garry Kasparov vs. Deep Blue

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 357: We step back in time for this B-side episode. In 1997, Deep Blue, IBM's chess-playing computer, beat World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov in a match held under tournament conditions. Listen in as two witnesses remember the match. Oh, and there's something fun about Stonehenge after that. more »

Spider Web Strength: It’s More Than Just The Silk…

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 356: Spider silk is as strong as steel. Literally. But some new research shows that a spider web's power lies in more than just strength. There's also its stretchiness... more »

Scientists Create Magnetic Soap

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 355: This week's podcast not only has magnetic soap, but also an invisibility cloak and yet another plan to save the Italian city of Venice from sinking. Oh, and some EU online privacy news, too. more »

New Rules for Chinese Microbloggers

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 350: This week, we look at the Chinese government's decision to make microblog users hand over their real names. We'll also hear about the need for a smartphone app that can detect malaria, HIV and tuberculosis in the developing world. more »

Helping Amputees Fight Phantom-Limb Pain

By Clark Boyd

Technology Podcast 349: This week you'll get to meet Katherine Bomkamp, who at the age of 16 was inspired to find a way to help amputees suffering from phantom limb pain. Now she's 20, and she tells you about the Pain Free Socket. more »