The Sound of Science

A podcast that lets you hear the voices behind the scientific breakthroughs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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The Sound of Science Podcast - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The human element: Expanding the periodic table

It’s the International Year of the Periodic Table. Did you know Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been helping shape the periodic table for more than seven decades? The lab has discovered three elements, and contributed to the discovery of several more through its isotope production and detector technology. In this episode, you’ll hear from a some of the team that helped discover one of the table’s newest elements, tennessine. 

Inventing the future: AI for science

Artificial intelligence is no longer just a subject of science fiction. From personal assistants to self-driving cars, it's revolutionizing everyday life. While AI may be more prevalent these days, there are still a lot of misconceptions about what it is and what it isn't. In this episode you'll hear from a few of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's AI developers and practitioners. They'll dispel some of those myths and discuss how AI is revolutionizing cancer research, manufacturing and plant biology.