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Pulse of the Planet Podcasts with Jim Metzner

Each weekday, Pulse of the Planet provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sound.

Published: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 03:36:03 PDT

Last Build Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 03:36:03 PDT

Copyright: Copyright 1990-2012 Jim Metzner Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

Cancer - Treating Tumors Without Surgery

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Veterinarians are using nanoparticles of gold to control the growth of cancerous tumors.

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If Buildings Could Help in an Emergency

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Instead of looking for "child finder" stickers, first responders to an emergency might one day be checking their iPads.

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Chimpanzees - Deadly Trait

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Chimpanzees and humans share a number of common traits, including deadly violence to their own kind.

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Chimpanzees - Tools

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Chimps make their own tools for all sorts of different needs and behaviors.

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Dino Lab - 200 Million Year Old Glimpse

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

It's an incredible feeling to be the first person to uncover an animal that lived over 210 million years ago.

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If Buildings Could Harvest Electricity

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Could a smart building be smart enough to transform the motion that takes place inside it, into electricity?

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Dino Lab - One Scrape at a Time

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Find a fossil dinosaur in the field, bring it to the lab, and the work of extracting it begins.

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If Buildings Could Listen

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

With over 200 vibrometers, this building is keeping track of the movements of its inhabitants.

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If Buildings Could Talk

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

One of the world's most instrumented buildings is a living laboratory of vibrations.

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Disaster Preparation - Help Gets in the Way

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

When a natural disaster strikes, one of the problems that relief agencies run into are people who want to help!

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Disaster Preparation - Partners

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

When planning for a disaster like a hurricane or an earthquake, local knowledge is critical.

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Fossils the Art of Seeing

Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

It's like playing "Where's Waldo", with Waldo being a few hundred million years old.

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