Heather Goldstone

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  • Username: hmhgoldstone
  • Science Editor
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Station-Based

Recent Pieces from Heather Goldstone

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Massachusetts Has an Environmental Justice Problem (49:29)
From: WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

Communities of color are disproportionately affected by environmental problems. The disparity in Massachusetts is among the greatest in the nation, and appears to have been ...
Caption: Alan Turing, 1951, Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Father of Computer Science Also Left a Mark on Biology (49:32)
From: WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

Alan Turing has been compared Albert Einstein and Leonardo Da Vinci. Turing was a founding father of computer science and an instrumental world war II codebreaker. He also ...
Caption: American Cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon

Liven Up Thanksgiving With Cranberry Fun Facts (48:43)
From: WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

Can't talk about politics or religion at Thanksgiving dinner? No problem. Talk about cranberries, instead.
Caption: Erosion at Nauset Light, Cape Cod National Seashore , Credit: Cape Cod Times

Challenges and Challenges (49:13)
From: WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

This show is all about challenges – coping with sea level rise, weathering tough financial times, and facing New England’s energy crisis.
Caption: Design and engineering processes, simultaneously... , Credit: www.skoltech.ru/en Karfidov Lab

Teaching Engineers to Balance Imagination and Pragmatism (48:32)
From: WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

If you’re not an engineer, you’ve probably never thought about the delicate balancing act they face. Advancing technology requires creativity and a willingness to take risks. ...
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Post-Smartphone Technology Could be Magical (48:41)
From: WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

David Rose has spent his career designing internet-connected technologies, but his recurring nightmare is a future where all our beloved possessions have been subsumed by an ...
Caption: FoldIt is an online game in which players try to fold proteins into the functional forms., Credit: foldit.wikia.com

How Online Video Games Could Change the World (48:37)
From: WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

Americans spend billions - in both dollars and hours - on video games each year. What if all that time and money produced knowledge that could benefit humanity?
Caption: BEAR, or Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot, is designed to help soldiers in need. But other robots could take on roles as combatants., Credit: Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center

Building Moral Robots, With Whose Morals? (49:27)
From: WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

Giving robots morals may sound like a good idea, but it's a pursuit fraught with its own moral dilemmas. Like, whose morals?
Caption: A sketch of the human brain by sixteenth century anatomist Andreas Vesalius., Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Is This the Century We'll Unlock the Mysteries of the Brain? (48:29)
From: WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

Consciousness is what makes us human, and it remains one of the greatest mysteries. Some say this is the century scientists will finally unravel the secrets of the human brain.
Caption: A slightly reduced reproduction of James Prosek's watercolor of a swordfish features in the Ocean Fishes exhibit at Woods Hole Historical Museum through July 31st, 2014., Credit: Jennifer Gaines / Woods Hole Historical Museum

Capturing the Essence of a Fish Out of Water (49:27)
From: WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

Few will ever see firsthand the true, glorious colors of a giant bluefin tuna as it emerges from the ocean. James Prosek's watercolors come close.