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Oregon State Science Pub

David Baker

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Oregon State Science Pub
Oregon State Science Pub

Oregon State Science Pub

David Baker

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Every month, Oregon State University brings a world-class scientist to a local pub or brewery to talk about the latest in science, technology and research. The result is the university's most popular ongoing outreach program, the Corvallis Science Pub, brought to you each month through a collaboration of the Downtown Corvallis Association, OSU's Terra Magazine and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

Latest Episodes

Artificial Intelligence: Myths and Realities

Every time you rely on your phone to translate a foreign language, you ask your smart speaker to do something or your car skids on black ice, you’ve taken advantage of artificial intelligence. While Hollywood may pose a fearful future in which humans battle wily robots, the reality is that this technology faces significant limitations. Initiatives to create self-driving cars and swarms of flying drones occasionally capture headlines, but daunting hurdles remain.

73 MINJAN 8
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Artificial Intelligence: Myths and Realities

From Wolves to the Warning to Humanity: Facing the Environmental Crisis through Science

Distinguished Professor William J. Ripple discusses how his conservation research and concern about the global environment and climate change led to him publish the Scientists' Warning to Humanity paper, which has been signed and endorsed by more than 20,000 scientists from 184 countries. He shares his journey from ecological research to science advocacy, providing suggestions forhow the planet might avert an impending environmental crisis.

70 MIN2018 DEC 20
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From Wolves to the Warning to Humanity: Facing the Environmental Crisis through Science

Farms of the Future

Whether it's genetically modified crops that grow without any interference from pests, or mobile apps that a landowner can use to calculate the amount of grass available in their field, technology allows farmers to save time and money.

76 MIN2018 DEC 20
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Farms of the Future

Free Range or Cage Free?

Whether scrambled, fried or baked in a cake, eggs are a mainstay in homes and restaurants, but in recent years, the industry has seen major changes in production practices. James Hermes, Associate Professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences, discusses the history of the chicken industry in Oregon and the impacts of the shift to “free range” and other methods of producing eggs.

89 MIN2018 JUN 15
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Free Range or Cage Free?

The Boom and Bust Cycles of Rivers

Sean Fleming, book author and courtesy professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, discusses how rivers interact with the land in the Northwest and around the world.

66 MIN2018 JUN 14
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The Boom and Bust Cycles of Rivers

The Archives and Origins of OSU Research

Larry Landis, director of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at Oregon State, discusses the origins of OSU research and its connections to contemporary issues.

59 MIN2018 JUN 13
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The Archives and Origins of OSU Research

The Endangered Marbled Murrelet

Unlike their close relatives, which include puffins and murres, the marbled murrelet is a bird of two worlds. It gets its food from the ocean but raises its young up to 50 miles inland in mature forests. Jim Rivers, assistant professor in the College of Forestry, discusses an ongoing Oregon State University research project to learn more about the behavior of this endangered species.

64 MIN2018 APR 12
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The Endangered Marbled Murrelet

Hops, Barley, and the Future of Craft Beers

Hops chemistry expert Tom Shellhammer shares a glimpse into the future of craft beers as new varieties of hops and barley work their way into brewers' recipes.

88 MIN2018 MAR 16
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Hops, Barley, and the Future of Craft Beers

Robot comedy with researcher Heather Knight

Heather Knight, a researcher in OSU's College of Engineering studies how humans and robots interact and explores what the future holds as these interactions become more frequent.

55 MIN2018 JAN 31
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Robot comedy with researcher Heather Knight

The Mushrooms of Mary's Peak

Author Steve Carpenter explores the fungi found around the Coast Range's tallest peak.

76 MIN2018 JAN 12
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The Mushrooms of Mary's Peak

Latest Episodes

Artificial Intelligence: Myths and Realities

Every time you rely on your phone to translate a foreign language, you ask your smart speaker to do something or your car skids on black ice, you’ve taken advantage of artificial intelligence. While Hollywood may pose a fearful future in which humans battle wily robots, the reality is that this technology faces significant limitations. Initiatives to create self-driving cars and swarms of flying drones occasionally capture headlines, but daunting hurdles remain.

73 MINJAN 8
Comments
Artificial Intelligence: Myths and Realities

From Wolves to the Warning to Humanity: Facing the Environmental Crisis through Science

Distinguished Professor William J. Ripple discusses how his conservation research and concern about the global environment and climate change led to him publish the Scientists' Warning to Humanity paper, which has been signed and endorsed by more than 20,000 scientists from 184 countries. He shares his journey from ecological research to science advocacy, providing suggestions forhow the planet might avert an impending environmental crisis.

70 MIN2018 DEC 20
Comments
From Wolves to the Warning to Humanity: Facing the Environmental Crisis through Science

Farms of the Future

Whether it's genetically modified crops that grow without any interference from pests, or mobile apps that a landowner can use to calculate the amount of grass available in their field, technology allows farmers to save time and money.

76 MIN2018 DEC 20
Comments
Farms of the Future

Free Range or Cage Free?

Whether scrambled, fried or baked in a cake, eggs are a mainstay in homes and restaurants, but in recent years, the industry has seen major changes in production practices. James Hermes, Associate Professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences, discusses the history of the chicken industry in Oregon and the impacts of the shift to “free range” and other methods of producing eggs.

89 MIN2018 JUN 15
Comments
Free Range or Cage Free?

The Boom and Bust Cycles of Rivers

Sean Fleming, book author and courtesy professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, discusses how rivers interact with the land in the Northwest and around the world.

66 MIN2018 JUN 14
Comments
The Boom and Bust Cycles of Rivers

The Archives and Origins of OSU Research

Larry Landis, director of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at Oregon State, discusses the origins of OSU research and its connections to contemporary issues.

59 MIN2018 JUN 13
Comments
The Archives and Origins of OSU Research

The Endangered Marbled Murrelet

Unlike their close relatives, which include puffins and murres, the marbled murrelet is a bird of two worlds. It gets its food from the ocean but raises its young up to 50 miles inland in mature forests. Jim Rivers, assistant professor in the College of Forestry, discusses an ongoing Oregon State University research project to learn more about the behavior of this endangered species.

64 MIN2018 APR 12
Comments
The Endangered Marbled Murrelet

Hops, Barley, and the Future of Craft Beers

Hops chemistry expert Tom Shellhammer shares a glimpse into the future of craft beers as new varieties of hops and barley work their way into brewers' recipes.

88 MIN2018 MAR 16
Comments
Hops, Barley, and the Future of Craft Beers

Robot comedy with researcher Heather Knight

Heather Knight, a researcher in OSU's College of Engineering studies how humans and robots interact and explores what the future holds as these interactions become more frequent.

55 MIN2018 JAN 31
Comments
Robot comedy with researcher Heather Knight

The Mushrooms of Mary's Peak

Author Steve Carpenter explores the fungi found around the Coast Range's tallest peak.

76 MIN2018 JAN 12
Comments
The Mushrooms of Mary's Peak