EPA Safer Choice Label
  • Apr 27, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 11:39 mins

Guest: Clive Davies, Chief of the Safer Choice Program at the EPA For many years, the US Environmental Protection Agency has had a program to evaluate the safety of products. Soon they’ll have a new green-and-blue label stamped “Safer Choice” to give consumers confidence when choosing products such as kitchen and bath cleaners, carpet cleaners and laundry detergents.

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Smartphone Earthquake Warnings

17 MINS

Guest: Craig Glennie, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston whose research focuses on creating more available earthquake warning systems around the globe A powerful 7.8 earthquake shook the mountainous nation of Nepal on Saturday, leaving entire villages flattened, toppling buildings in Katmandu and causing an avalanche on climbers attempting to summit Mount Everest.  The death toll is nearly 4,000 people and climbing, as rescue efforts continue. Could any of those lives have been saved with even a few minutes of warning before the tremor hit? Developed countries like Japan and the US have invested millions of dollars in early earthquake detection and warning systems. But scientists at the US Geological Survey and several universities believe smartphones might provide a viable alternative for poorer countries like Haiti or Nepal.

Guest: Craig Glennie, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston whose research focuses on creating more available earthquake warning systems around the globe A powerful 7.8 earthquake shook the mountainous nation of Nepal on Saturday, leaving entire villages flattened, toppling buildings in Katmandu and causing an avalanche on climbers attempting to summit Mount Everest.  The death toll is nearly 4,000 people and climbing, as rescue efforts continue. Could any of those lives have been saved with even a few minutes of warning before the tremor hit? Developed countries like Japan and the US have invested millions of dollars in early earthquake detection and warning systems. But scientists at the US Geological Survey and several universities believe smartphones might provide a viable alternative for poorer countries like Haiti or Nepal.

Tech Transfer

23 MINS

Guest: Robert Hyldahl, BYU kinesiology professor American astronaut Scott Kelley is currently in space on the longest mission NASA has ever launched. He’ll be at the International Space Station for a full year, while his twin brother Mark remains on Earth. Researchers hope to learn about the effects of space on the human body by comparing how the twins fare. The information will be critical if NASA ever wants to send humans to more distant destinations like Mars. One thing Scott Kelley will experience in space, no matter how much he uses the space station treadmill, is loss of muscle. Previous astronaut studies have shown muscle health is difficult to maintain without gravity. BYU kinesiology professor Robert Hyldahl might have the answer.

Guest: Robert Hyldahl, BYU kinesiology professor American astronaut Scott Kelley is currently in space on the longest mission NASA has ever launched. He’ll be at the International Space Station for a full year, while his twin brother Mark remains on Earth. Researchers hope to learn about the effects of space on the human body by comparing how the twins fare. The information will be critical if NASA ever wants to send humans to more distant destinations like Mars. One thing Scott Kelley will experience in space, no matter how much he uses the space station treadmill, is loss of muscle. Previous astronaut studies have shown muscle health is difficult to maintain without gravity. BYU kinesiology professor Robert Hyldahl might have the answer.