Tech Nation with Moira Gunn
Dr. Moira Gunn is the host of Public Radio's Tech
Nation, where she has conducted over 2,000 interviews with space pioneers
and cyber-novelists, venture capitalists and genetics researchers, teachers
and technophobes. A former NASA scientist and engineer, Dr. Gunn is a
Member of the Board of Directors of the Tech Museum of Innovation and
the Tech Awards' Global Leadership Council, and has served as a member
of the Awards Selection Committee for the Space Technology Hall of Fame.
The first woman to earn a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue
University, she also holds advanced degrees in Computer Science and a
software technical patent. Dr. Gunn is regularly asked to speak on the
Impact of Technology on Society, on the Current and Projected State of
Global Technology Penetration, and on her experience as a Woman in Technology,
Science and Engineering.
Between 2004 and 2012 The Conversations Network published 748 podcast episodes
of Technation. Look for them and more-recent programs on the
Tech Nation website (http://technation.com).
Dr. Moira Gunn talks about the future with inventor, author, filmmaker and futurist, Ray Kurzweil. He tells us what science and technology have in store over the next 10, 20, 30 years.
Dr. Moria Gunn talks with columnist and author David Ewing Duncan about what happens and who suffers when a prestigious journal publishes flawed science.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks about CO2 with President and CEO, Glenn Kelly,how the human body manages CO2, and how his cleantech company, CO2 Solutions, copies it.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Cornell professor and author, Spencer Wells, discussing the contents of his new book 'Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization' where he voices misgivings about the breakthrough to farming 10,000 years ago, spurred by climate change.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Axial Biotech President, John Climaco, about a new test for pre-determining the severity of the back condition scoliosis, which mostly affects young girls.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with author and professor, Dan Simons, about his new book, The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us, where he and his partner, Christopher Chabris, explore the limits of human perception.
Dr. Moira Gunn sits down with Vice President for Drug Discovery and Development, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Dr. Micheal Jackson, where they're taking the drudge work out of looking for new drugs using massive robots.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Chip Heath, Stanford Professor in Organizational Behaviour, about his new book, Switch, and learn the key to making real change in our lives, no matter what the change is.
Dr. Moira Gunn delves into the differences between diseases and prevention in Asia with Dr. Edward Holmes, Chair of the National Medical Research Council in Singapore.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks about the science behind the decision making process, with noted author, Dr. Sheena Iyengar, from the pages of her new book, The Art of Choosing.