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The OST is pleased to provide you with podcasts of its quarterly online magazine bridges.


What is a podcast?

Podcasting makes an audio file, typically an MP3 file, available online for downloading via an automatic "feed."

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Volume 16

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The Post-Scientific Society

by Christopher T. Hill

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Technology Assessment and Globalization

by Roger A. Pielke, Jr.

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International Capital Flows and Financial Crises

by Anton Korinek

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Introducing Helmut Jenkner – Captured by the Cosmos

by Juliet M. Beverly

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Introducing Wolfgang Stürzlinger - an Interface between Humans and Computers

by Walter Minehuber




Volume 15

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Offsets: Hype or Hope

by Joseph Romm

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Late Action by Lame Ducks

by Roger A. Pielke, Jr.

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Sarbanes-Oxley for Science

by David Michaels

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Introducing Ulrike Diebold – Scanning Devilish Surfaces of Benign Materials

by Johannes Strobl

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Introducing Werner Goebl and the Mysteries of Music Performance

by Verena Katscher

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Introducing Gerwin Schalk – Volition, Not Science Fiction

by Juliet M. Beverly

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Review of Faust in Copenhagen – A Struggle for the Soul of Physics

written by Gino Segre

by Johannes Strobl

 

 

Volume 14

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The Life of Marietta Blau – Austrian Physicist and Pioneer of Particle Physics

by Robert Rosner

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Not granting the premise—Introducing Karl H. Pribram

by Juliet M. Beverly

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Introducing Karolin Luger–Finding Her Way through Chromatin

by Elisabeth Hartlieb

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Introducing Wolfgang Porod, or Why Good Things Come in Small Packages

by Milan Polak

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A "Win-win-win" Situation: Nanotechnology in Regenerative Medicine


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From "Is it True?" to "So What?"

by Roger A. Pielke, Jr.

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Will the Search For New Energy Technologies Require a New R&D Mission Agency? – The ARPA-E Debate


by William B. Bonvillian

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Leonhard Euler: His Work Equated to Genius

by Alfred S. Posamentier

 


Volume 13

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The War of Network Neutrality

by Harold Furchtgott-Roth

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The Transatlantic Technology Law Forum - The “Go-to" Place in Transatlantic Technology Law

by Barbara Schultze

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Sustainability at EPA: Past, Present, and Future

by Shari Grossarth and Alan Hecht

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Green Paper on new perspectives for the European Research Area – a new attempt to overcome the fragmentation of Europe’s research landscape

by Martin Schmid

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The Honest Broker

by Roger A. Pielke, Jr.

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Introducing Peter Palese — Pharmacy leads to Virology leads to Mount Sinai

by Ines Pree

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Introducing Cornelia Fermüller: The Science of Seeing

by Roland Schneider

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Mathematics as a Culture Clue - a Review of Rudolf Taschner's "Numbers at Work: A Cultural Perspective"

by Philip J. Davis





 

The PODCASTING DIRECTORY


Feature Articles


by Sonja D. Schmid

With oil prices and global temperatures rising, the nuclear option has once again entered discussions about the world's energy supply.

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The 28-year-old Austrian Susanne Seitinger is investigating at the renowned MIT Media Lab how science and technology are shaping cities - and children.

 


by Philip G. Altbach

Rankings are widely criticized for questionable or flawed methods as well as for the concept itself. Still, everyone uses them. An analysis by Philip Altbach of the Center of International Higher Education at Boston College.

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by Jan Sadlak

Historically an American invention, university ranking is gaining influence in Europe, too. Jan Sadlak of the UNESCO-European Center for Higher Education takes a closer look.

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by Stefanie Baumgartner

One out of ten weather-related airplane accidents is caused by icing. Two Austrian students have found a solution to this problem.

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by John C. Crepeau

Austrian physicist Josef Stefan is the eponym of a scientific constant, a physical law, and a series of dimensionless variables. Despite all of this, his life history is known only to a few.

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by Marie Céline Loibl & Karolina Begusch - Pfefferkorn

Learn about Austria's new research program proVISION: Precaution for Nature and Society that promotes research on sustainable development.

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by Robert Temel

New perspectives on cultural heritage were revealed during the conference that took place on September 28 and 29 in Vienna.

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LCU_study_thumbLeading Competence Units - a Node of the Austrian Economy


by David Mueller

A strategy paper published by the Federation of Austrian Industry outlines the significance of having multinational companies' headquarters in Austria and its impact on the country's economy.

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Pielke's Perspective
Kalt's Corner on Science & Society
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by Stefan Kalt


Letter from Brussels


OpEds and Commentaries



News from the Network:

 

Book Reviews


Noteworthy Information


Feature Articles


by Barbara Schultze & Roland Schneider

Get insights on the perceptions on science, technology, and innovation in the US and in Austria. With background information on the Austrian Research & Technology Report 2006.

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by Wilhelm B. Gauster

A former laboratory scientist and manager at Sandia National Laboratories, Wil Gauster shares his expertise on how to structure research and development policy to best support innovation on both sides of the Atlantic.

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by Roland Schneider

More than 50 percent of the human brain is dedicated to vision. Cornelia Fermüller investigates the secrets of human vision and applies her findings to build artificial vision systems.

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by Ines Pree

Peter Palese, head of the Department of Microbiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, is one of the pioneers of modern medical research.

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by Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Furchtgott-Roth, former commissioner of the US Federal Communications Commission, discusses the different definitions of Network Neutrality, legal aspects and the possible future of the regulation of the Internet.

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by Shari Grossarth and Alan Hecht

Over its 36-year history, the US Environmental Protection Agency has adapted to changing environmental issues and is slowly moving towards making sustainability a key element of environmental policy.

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by Daniel Denecke

During a three-day conference in Austria, CGS and EUA discussed the role of doctoral education in the production of global talent and national research capacity, and in strengthening economic competitiveness.

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by Barbara Schultze

Established in 2004 by the Stanford Law School Program in Law, Science & Technology and the University of Vienna School of Law, the TTLF offers a new source of information for US and European Technology Law. bridges spoke with two of the TTLF's co-directors.

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by Juliet M. Beverly

A non-profit organization uses computer technology to provide people with the most beneficial element of the Internet: access to information.

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by Laura Rossacher

Known as one of the most influential neuroscientists of our time, Austrian-born Eric Kandel received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2000 for his work on the cellular basis of learning and memory.

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Pielke's Perspective
Letter from Brussels

by Roger A. Pielke, Jr.


OpEds And Commentaries


News From The Network


Institutions & Organizations


Book Reviews


Noteworthy Information


Feature Articles


by Irene Eckart

The question of who should govern the internet is not a new one. With the expiration of the Memorandum of Understanding between the US DoC and ICANN on September 30, 2006, the issue seems to be more disputed today than ever.

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wagnerportrait_thumbnail Introducing Guenter Wagner: Evolution as a Creative Intellectual Endeavor

by Christian Hederer

Learn more about the Austrian scientist Guenter Wagner, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Yale University, and the fundamental role of innovation and creativity in all development.

An Interview with Hubert Christian Ehalt: Science Policy Report of Vienna


by Christian Hederer

With a yearly investment of €150 million, the City of Vienna is a major player in Austrian science policies. bridges spoke with chief administrator Hubert Christian Ehalt about the main strategic orientation of science policies in Vienna.

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by Nana Rinehart

Higher Education is a growth industry. Nana Rinehart, vice president of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), takes a closer look at the goals for international education in the 21st century.

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Green building Focus

Green Buildings in Europe - Regulations, Programs, and Trends: an Interview with Robert Donkers



Turning Green: Educating the Public about Sustainability


by Susan Piedmont-Palladino


by Georg Reichard

Showcasing the US Green Building Movement


by Bill Browning


by Phil Wirdzek

Top 14 Reasons for Home Builders to Consider Building Green


by H. Alan Mooney


by Lisa Surprenant

The Austrian Passive House Group Visits Canada: Promoting the Building of Tomorrow


by Guido Wimmers


by Paulus Freisinger


Pielke's Perspective
Kalt's Corner on Science & Society

People in the Spotlight


EU News

Letter from Brussels

by Franz Pichler & Martin Schmid

News From The Network

The New State of the Art Stem Cell Research Facility at UC Davis: an Interview with Austrian Lab Director Gerhard Bauer


by Caroline Adenberger



Institutions and Organizations

Noteworthy Information

Two Conferences on the Future of Energy in Vienna


 

Letter from the Editor

Feature Articles


by Alison Frank


Learn about the Austrian-Hungarian Empire's lesser known role as the world's third largest oil producer.

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by Robert Kuczkowski et al.

Find out how the National Science Foundation's Chemistry Division tries to instill the spirit of scientific inquiry in undergraduates.

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by Norbert Frischauf & Alexander Soucek

Gain insight into two of ESA's most prestigious programs to maintain and improve its technological-strategic portfolio within the space domain.

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by Frederic Nordlund

Mr. Nordlund, head of ESA's Washington Office, provides with this article a fresh horizontal look at the state of what is believed to be the most intense, active, and productive cooperative axis of the international space community.

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by Johannes Loschnigg


What is going to happen with NASA and their current fiscal dilemma? The congressional appropriations process for FY2007 has just recently begun, and the decisions made this year will have an effect for many years to come.

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by Caroline Adenberger

bridges spoke with Prof. Julian Adams, one of the "pioneers" of the JSF program, which brings senior scientists for one year into the State Department to work together with foreign policy makers.

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by Johannes Schwank


The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has established the Transportation Energy Research Center to help find solutions to the many open questions and challenges in the transportation energy sector.

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by Irene Eckart

Today it is not necessarily the adventure that motivates young scientists to travel to the poles but the state-of-the-art research conducted at polar stations like the CONCORDIA station located on the Antarctic high plateau.

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Seal_thumbThe 125 Year Legacy of the International Polar Year


by Mark McCaffrey

People are becoming more aware of how the melting of summer sea ice in the Arctic is impacting their lifestyle. The International Polar Year 2007-2008 will be the fourth such year focused on Polar Regions and their global connections.

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Science as Social Activity


by Muriel Lederman

 

Integrating the social studies of science into science education would make explicit the cultures of science, which have been revealed by historians, philosophers, sociologists, and feminist science scholars.

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The Impact of Music: Austrian Scientists Advance in the Mapping of the Music Code


by Roland Haas and Vera Brandes


 

Kalt's Corner on Science & Society
Pielke's Perspective
Pielke_R_SMALL_thumbHow to Break Up NASA

by Roger A. Pielke, Jr.

OpEds and Commentaries


People in the Spotlight
EU News

Austrian Researchers Abroad


by Irene Eckart & Martin Streicher

Institutions and Organizations


Noteworthy Information


Book Reviews

 

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