The IslandCT podcast is a podcast about science, nature, technology, and education hosted by Kelly L. Sears and Patrick R. Sears. It is published every other week and was started in January 2015.
The show topics covers most of the topics discussed in order. The show title denotes only one of the topics discussed; its meant to act as a mental peg rather than a description of the podcast content. See the the podcast minutes web page for a more detailed time-stamped list of topics. Be warned, it's a bit messy.
We have mostly completed migrating the podcasts from our older server. Some of the topic lists are incomplete or missing but all the podcasts that will be migrated are here.
For comments, suggestions, and questions; please contact frontal[dot]harvest[dot]25[at]gmail[dot]com.
Recorded 2015-01-18. Duration 38'.
Topics: About us. Orienteering planning for Mar-22. Condes. The last two Christmases. Raspberry Pis. Home network access. Arduino-robots. Raspberry Pis at school. Getting girls involved in Makerspace. Makey-Makey. The 'STEM box' solar car high school competition. PCB to OSH Park. Breakout boards for ATmega328. TQFP. Crane and star logo. Backup systems. Audacity, microphones, etc. Signals from Orion tracker for telescope checked with oscilloscope.
Recorded 2015-02-03. Duration 66'.
Topics: School maker space. Encouraging girls. Makey-Makey. The Blue Stamp Engineering Project for high school students. Hitting impasses in electronics projects. Organic foods. Kelly receives full funding for Raspberry Pis, camera kits, and Makey-Makeys. Donor's Choose. Problems with Amazon's support of Donor's Choose. Kelly Kenan Fellow experiences. Bar-headed geese flying over the Himalayas. TriLUG meeting at NC State about vim.
Recorded 2015-02-15. Duration 62'.
Topics: The unexpected effect of writing a blog together; conversation during drive to work together. Chlamydamonas. Gordon conference in Galveston, TX. Cryoelectron tomography. YouTube series Numberphile and 64 symbols. Raspberry Pis for the classroom have arrived. Presentations. Infographics. Teachers that don't need trick to give a good presentation. Dr. Carlisle at St Lawrence University.
Recorded 2015-02-26(?). Duration 61'. Topics: New microphone. Music, Dire Straits. Bear Island.
Recorded 2015-03-12. Duration 55'. Topics:
Recorded 2015-03-26. Duration 75'.
Recorded 2015-04-09. Duration 62'.
Recorded 2015-04-26. Duration 42'.
Recorded 2015-05-07. Duration 76'.
Recorded 2015-05-21. Duration 78'
Topics: New headsets being tried.
Recorded 2015-06-06. Duration 87'.
Topics: (was measles not discussed?) The Frontal Harvest podcast is now the Island Creative Time podcast. Amidon order error. Gnuplot to modem updating pings. RPi dropping off - script to keep it up. Luke stopped by. Climbing "Place Your Bet" and "Scarface". Newly discovered frogs. Olive trees in Italy - diseased. Schooner Tara Ocean study. MERS in S. Korea. Opah - full-body endothermy in fish. Loki - archaea. EOGs - good results. "AVID" help for kids going to college. NEC - "Numerical Electromagnetics Code". Pilot -- Place Your Bet. Cataract surgery. Read to Me program.
Recorded 2015-06-18. Duration 89'.
Topics: The first time Kelly took over creating all the notes. Two wild weeks, cataracts surgery, chiggers.
Recorded 2015-07-01. Duration 83'.
Recorded 2015-07-16. Duration 32'.
Recorded in the field in strong winds and with pour microphones.
Sound quality sufered.
Recorded 2015-08-06. Duration 63'. Topics:
Recorded 2015-08-16. Durarion ??.
Recording of Kelly's audio totally failed. We didn't notice until we played it back and it sounded like an ogre was speaking. If anyone has ideas for recovering the audio, send us an e-mail.
Recorded 2015-08-22. Duration 69'. Topics:
Recorded 2015-09-13. Duration 86'. Topics: Physiological adpatations in endurance trained athletes. Cross-country skiers, orienteers, kayakers. Orienteering, fitness and cognitive function. Vaccination and Polio. Octane substitutes. Scientific research in Iran since the revolution. Publishing scientific papers from Iran. The Iranian Light Source Facility. Stem cell research in Iran. Iran's Lake Urmia. Kelly using Xournal. Denis Auroux, MIT multivariavle calculus open courseware. GNUplot. Kelly's FitBit. TriLUG meeting, getting a job in IT. Just got power amplifier working for the ARDF transmitter. Coming late to electronics.
Recorded 2015-09-26. Duration 76'. Topics: Home server is up. Genetic engineering of Himalayan mayapple to make cancer drugs. CRISPR-cpf1 (as opposed to Cas9). Water quality.
Recorded 2015-10-08. Duration 76'. Topics: Himalayan mayapple. ARDF transmitter build and Avatar Club meet. A new class of antibacterial drug. Nobel prize, Aziz Sancar, DNA repair. Water on Mars, Curiosity rover. Megasupramolecules to make fuels safer. CRISPR. Building prototypes as modules.
Recorded 2015-10-22. Duration 96' or 87'? To check: Did notes from another show get mixed in here? Topics: Water on Mars. What IslandCT is. Raspberry Pi and port-forwarding. 80m ARDF transmitter. Himalayan Mayapple.
Recorded 2015-11-05. Duration 82'. Topics: Mass extinctions and selenium. Kelly's new Neutab android phone/tablet. USB microscope used to transfer circuit diagrams to copper. Pandemic the board game. Cataracts eye surgery in India. Viral trans-infection.
Recorded 2015-11-18. Duration 93'.
Topics: New awsome look for the IslandCT website. Avatar Club visit to Raleigh and phytoplankton research in Antarctica. Polio eradication. Maven in Mars atmosphere. Mnt St Helen magma chambers. Greenland gllaciers. Body size and mass extinctions. CRISPR-Cas9 finding targets in eukaryotic genomes.
Recorded 2015-12-03. Duration 76'. Topics: Home-made vias. The dinosaur chicken relationship. Climate change talks in Paris. Gene drives, CRISPR-Cas9, mosquitoes, and malaria. Our big breakthrough in getting power out of the 80 m transmitter.
Recorded 2015-12-17. Duration 88'. Topics: Donors Choose, student initiated grants. Success in soldering MSOP-10. Syrian refugees and TB. Mitochondria. Transition of heart metabolism at birth. Fish not killed quickly, peroxides. Aurochs. CRISPR. CubeSats for weather monitoring. Greenland glaciers. MOOCs, democratizing education (or not). Akatsuki spacecraft enters orbit around Venus. Geminid meteor shower. SSH use for IslandCT website updates.
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Intro and ending music adapted from "Low Battery Blues" by Martijn de Boer (NiGiD) (c) 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://ccmixter.org/files/NiGiD/48615