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Sep 18, 2017

Think of all the numbers we confront every day … and how many of them we accept without even thinking. That is just one of many factors that caused an expert to consider the proper relationships between science, numeracy and representations. However, most of us never think about those proper relationships, much less...


Jul 17, 2017

The U.S. space program seems, at times, to be a shadow of its former self. It is almost as if the effort to reach beyond our grasp no longer excites us. The idea that the distances are so vast and the dollars needed are so many that cutbacks in our efforts are inevitable. On this week’s Perspective program a look at...


Apr 24, 2017

Washington is full of acronyms, one of which is DARPA, an agency few of us recognize. DARPA stands for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, an independent agency of the Pentagon, under the office of the Secretary of Defense. The agency is responsible for funding science and technology projects. On today’s...


Mar 3, 2017

The rover Curiosity has been sampling Martian soils and conditions since 2012.  A new rover will further expand our knowledge of the Red Planet.

 

Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for...