August 15, 2013 – Biomimetics

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | Science

The 8/15/2013 PNM episode was produced by Kaitlin Stack Whitney and engineered by Matthew Zmudka.


What do ground squirrels, the Department of Defense, the death of public science funding, jellyfish, asymmetrical warfare, geckos, and lobsters have in common?


Our guest was Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, a geographer and currently a Research Associate at the University of Exeter within the Department of Geography and the Science, Technology, and Culture research cluster. She is working on a book, Life’s Work: The Labor of Biomimetic Science. Check out her background and links to her work on her website.


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Also, we made the following announcement about a course on hunting and sustainability being offered by the WI Department of Natural Resources:

Back by popular demand, one of Madison College’s most popular continuing education courses returns this fall. In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the college will offer at least two continuing education courses that aim to show how hunting supports conservation and healthy living. Two “Hunting for Sustainability” classes will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on five consecutive Tuesdays beginning Aug. 27, each at Madison College’s West and Truax campuses in Madison. Keith Warnke, Wisconsin DNR hunting and shooting sports coordinator, says the program is aimed at novice adult hunters who did not grow up hunting but wish to safely harvest locally sourced, free-range wild game that’s a natural, healthy, low-fat source of protein. For more information or to register for the course, call Madison College, 608.246.6210, or Keith Warnke, 608.576.5243.

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