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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Brains to boost battery power

A lithium-ion battery

The rush is on for a better battery that will be smaller, hold more power, and charge faster. The Department of Energy announced a new partnership with this challenge: Invent batteries that are five times more powerful and one fifth the price in just five years. The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research or JCESR will gather brain power from five national labs, five universities and industry. Ann Thompson, in "Focus on Technology," reports on what kind of battery you can expect in electronic devices and cars and when.

Oxford's Freedom Summer Monument
1:31 am
Fri May 17, 2013

"Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer"

A new book provides detailed information about the Freedom Summer Monument on the campus of Western College at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, which was dedicated in 2000. Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer commemorates Western’s role in Freedom Summer and memorializes James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman, the Freedom Summer trainees subsequently murdered in Mississippi. The book’s author, Jacqueline Johnson, is the archivist of the Western College Memorial Archives, and she talks with Mark Perzel about this tragic time in American history.

Early Photography
1:31 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Daguerreotypes, local and national, on display at the Taft Museum of Art

Tightrope Walker daguerreotype
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.37.15. © Nelson Gallery Foundation

In the Taft Museum of Art’s current side-by-side exhibits, visitors will discover the long and rich history of the photographic arts in Cincinnati, dating back to the mid-1800’s and the introduction of daguerreotypes, as well as see an amazing collection of rare and historical daguerreotypes. Mark Perzel welcomes in Assistant Curator Tamara Muente to talk about the impact the daguerreotype made, why Cincinnati become such a hub for the art form, and what visitors can expect to see in the exhibits Local Exposures: Cincinnati Daguerreotypes and Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Field Notes
1:31 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Florida

200 species of bird can be found at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Rebecca Field

If a Florida vacation is in the plans, you might want to visit Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary on the western side of the Everglades. The sanctuary director, Jason Lauritsen, joins Thane Maynard for this week’s Field Notes to talk about their 13,000 acres, some of the wildlife that reside there, and the largest old growth Bald Cypress forest in North America.

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