Aug 23rd, 2016 by curiousminds
Aug 16th, 2016 by curiousminds
This series explores the history and future of podcasting, and each episode will feature a single guest who is a pioneer of podcasting. This time, we're interviewing Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg - inventor of the popular MP3 format which a critical innovation in Podcasting history.
- The rejected patent that initiated his research,
- The Australian hacker that nearly destroyed Fraunhofer Institute's business model,
- The Psychoacoustics principles behind the innovative algorithm,
- Suzanne Vega's hit song - 'Tom's Diner' role in research,
- and much more.
This episode will focus on a few of the lesser-known children of the Solar System neighborhood: The Oort Cloud, Kuiper's Belt & Dwarf Planets.
May 23rd, 2016 by curiousminds
Humans have yet to have set foot on a different planet, but today, from their limited vantage point on Earth, astronomers are able to notice a few breathtaking phenomena that are beyond human imagination. This episode reveals some of the greatest, most amazing, violent and impressive meteorological phenomena seen on other planets in the Solar System.
In the previous part of the episode we learned how linguists were able to reconstruct bits of the ancient & long lost Indo-European language. In this episode we'll discover what can these words tell us about life in the Bronze Age, family ties and nomadic relationships.