This American Life Finds a Home on That Apple iPad

If you're a fan of the public radio storytelling show This American Life and own an iPad, I'm sure you'll be thrilled the show now has an app of its own. You can stream the ENTIRE archive of shows (which goes back to 1995), listen to new episodes live, and cache three at a time for offline listening. You can also… » 4/07/11 9:40pm 4/07/11 9:40pm

Video Analysis Suggests Gulf Spill Could Be Much Worse Than Estimated

As BP continues to come up with schemes to slow the Gulf oil spill, new research by NPR suggests that the leak could be far worse than previously thought. Applying particle image velocimetry—basically a computer program that measures the oil geyser particle by particle—to videos of the underwater leak, researchers… » 5/14/10 6:29pm 5/14/10 6:29pm