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Patty Fox

Sayantani Ghosh is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Merced. Her research covers both traditional topics and emerging multi-disciplinary themes in condensed matter physics. In addition, Professor Ghosh is the Founding Faculty and Advisor of UC Merced Women in Science and Engineering.

Patty Fox

Pankaj Mehta is an Associate Professor at Boston University. His research focuses on theoretical and computational problems at the interface of theoretical physics, biology, and machine learning. Pankaj Mehta is also a long-time activist and writes regularly on science and politics.

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A special celestial event is on the calendar for this Sunday night and experts are already raving:

"A full 62 luxurious minutes of totality," says Sky and Telescope Magazine.

"The Only Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019," promises NASA.

Allison Johnson

Basalt Middle School is hosting its 6th annual Family Science Night this Friday, November 30, from 6 to 8:30pm. Allison Johnson of Basalt Middle School Makerspace and Keith Berglund of Aspen Science Center stopped by KDNK to share the details. For registration information, click here.

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The U.S. Geological Survey keeps track of how much water flows through rivers and streams across the country to help plan for shortages—or at the other extreme—brace for floods. But there are more waterways than the agency is able to track, so recently they added a new tool that will not only help them cover more ground, but also help them learn more about this precious resource—all without ever touching a drop. H2O Radio has more.

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Wildfires have always been a part of life in the American West, but with climate change, it’s expected they will become more frequent and more intense. While some effects of wildfires are understood, their impact on water is just starting to come into focus. H2O Radio reports.

Eric Goold, KVNF

A scientist and Coal Methane group are working together on a project to remove a damaged cement cap on the water intake for the Paonia dam. In addition, they are assessing ways to deal with the aging infrastructure of the dam in conjunction with the increasing amount of sediment deposited behind the dam. KVNF’s Eric Goold has more.

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Trees—they're just like us. They sleep, they drink—and they even have a pulse. The latest research can also tell us about whether they're stressed out. H2O Radio reports...

Dr. Jeffrey Deems

 


A new study is challenging the conventional wisdom about spring runoff in Colorado. A dirty little secret about how fast rivers will rise as the snowpack melts, that has little to do with temperature. H2O Radio has the story.