Successfully landing the Perseverance rover on Mars and the first space flight by private companies has created some public excitement about space exploration. Can these achievements translate to renewed interest and support in manned space exploration? In this episode, APU professor Dr. Gary Deel talks to astrobiologist and planetary scientist Dr. Ramses Ramirez about his scientific modeling work aimed at better understanding the climate and habitability of Mars, Venus and other planets and exoplanets. Learn about the many challenges of planetary colonization, the role of private and public sector organizations to get there, and the continued need to build public excitement about the potential of space exploration.
Do people have control over their own actions? Learn about the existence of free will, free judgment, determinism, fatalism, and more.
Immigration stirs a lot of mixed feelings, even among those who emigrated from war-torn countries. Learn what needs to happen to help people better understand the complexities of immigration.
Identifying human trafficking in the hospitality industry can be difficult. Learn how hospitality staff must be highly trained so they recognize signs of sex trafficking.
Infrastructure may not seem exciting, but the innovation and technical advancements involved in improving our nation’s transportation and logistics sector is revolutionary.
The automation revolution is here, accelerated by the current economy, where there are more jobs in the market than humans to work them. Hear from APU’s Dr. Eugene Kaufman about the robotics revolution and the integration of technology and artificial intelligence in the workforce.
All artificial intelligence systems have bias because a human being programmed it. Learn about the endless benefits for humans as well as the threats of this technology.
Under traditional Taliban views, women are not permitted to go to school or work. Also, they may not even be seen out in public without both a full burka
If the purpose of the U.S. criminal justice system is to rehabilitate offenders, why are recidivism rates so high? Learn about what’s not working and what needs to change to help offenders reintegrate successfully.