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Of Men and Myths

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A hat that goes viral, an idea that gives birth to computer science, and a life-saving maneuver.

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Turing's Machines

Alan Turing's mental leaps about machines and computers were some of the most innovative ideas of the 20th century. But the world wasn't kind to him. Turing was a math genius, a hero of World War II, and is widely considered to be the father of artificial intelligence. But in ...

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Colors

Monday, May 21, 2012

Radiolab rips the rainbow a new one.

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Rippin' the Rainbow a New One

We tear into this show with a dark scene from 1665. A young Isaac Newton, hoping to ride out the plague by heading to the country to puzzle over the deep mysteries of the universe, finds himself wondering about light. And vision. He wants to get to the bottom of ...

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The Turing Problem

Monday, March 19, 2012

Alan Turing's mental leaps about machines and computers were some of the most innovative ideas of the 20th century. But the world wasn't kind to him. In this short, Robert wonders how Turing's personal life shaped his understanding of mechanical minds and human emotions.

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