Today's episode features the MIT Media Lab's Dr. Rosalind "Roz" Picard, the woman who helped launch the field of wearable technology and who now studies emotional computing. 

If you want to get even deeper into Dr. Picard's research and findings, we've got you covered.

 This is Dr. Picard wearing "The Galvactivator" which senses skin conductivity and stress on the palms and connects it to an LED light that glows when the wearer is excited or thinking significant thoughts.

This is Dr. Picard wearing "The Galvactivator" which senses skin conductivity and stress on the palms and connects it to an LED light that glows when the wearer is excited or thinking significant thoughts.

For more from Dr. Picard herself, follow her on Twitter: @RosalindPicard

You can read more about her work (and find some of her papers) here: http://web.media.mit.edu/~picard/

And here's a link to the homepage for the Affective Computing Lab: https://www.media.mit.edu/groups/affective-computing/overview/

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You've heard all about Dr. Nolfo-Clements' near death adventures and fascinating discoveries, now you want to know more. Well, first of all, here's what a nutria looks like:

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You can read the basic facts about nutria from NatGeo here.

Here's a video profile of Dr. Nolfo Clements:

Follow her on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/nolfo

Here's a link to one of Lauren's scientific papers.

And here's the news story about Lean Cuisine naming their meal plans "Nutria": https://wgno.com/2018/04/18/yes-its-real-lean-cuisine-debuts-dna-based-meal-plan-named-nutria/

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Today's episode features Dr. Christine McCarthy. She works at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory as an ice squeezer. In her own words "I torture ice to learn its secrets. I am particularly interested in how the micro controls themacro, that is, how grain and phase boundaries, defect concentration, and partial melt influence the mechanical behavior of terrestrial and planetary materials. I run laboratory experiments and have been known to cheer when something works or sit there staring at a creep curve for an hour straight. I make-n-break my own samples, systematically controlling each impurity or defect."

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