Monday, March 26, 2012

Big Picture Science for 03/26/12 - Found in Space

Image for Big Picture Science weekly radio show
Big Picture Science - Found in Space

ENCORE If someone asks where you get off, you can now respond with precision. Satellites and computers spit out coordinates accurate to a few paces. And digital maps stand the Copernican principle on its head – putting you at the center of everything (how does it feel?).

Find out how today’s maps are shuffling our world view. Also, how does a rat navigate a maze without GPS? Hear of the plotting that goes on in that tiny rodent brain.

Plus, mapping the universe and pinpointing just where we are in cosmic time – lucky for us, human evolution is right on schedule.


You can listen to this and other episodes at, and be sure to check out Blog Picture Science, the companion blog to the radio show.

No comments: