May 13, 2003

Nanotechnology is the science of developing synthetic materials - not biological materials- to form tiny structures that are inserted into the body with the aim of fighting disease. Todd talks with Dr James Baker, the founder of the Center for Biologic Nanotechnology at the University of Michigan. They discuss how nanoengineering can be used to fight disease and how the synthetic structures attack illness.

The first 24 hour college sports television network was launched earlier this year. Todd talks with Brian Bedol, cofounder and CEO of College Sports Televsion. They discuss the concept of College Sports Televion, what sports will be shown and who the target audience will be.

After the explosion of The Challenger spacecraft in 1986, Professor Diane Vaughan wrote a book called "The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture and Deviance at NASA". She talks with Todd about the culture at NASA and whether long standing flaws in the system are responsible for the disasters of the Space Shuttles Columbia and Challenger. Vaughan is a professor of sociology at Boston College.