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Cincinnati Edition, Today at 1:00
6:30 am
Fri March 21, 2014

The Undead Pool, Kim Harrison

Witches and demons battle in this latest in Kim Harrison's Hollows series.
Provided, Kim Harrison

In The Undead Pool, the latest in bestselling author Kim Harrison's Hollows series, Supernatural superhero Rachel Morgan must counter a strange magic that could spell civil war for the Hollows. Kim Harrison talks about the most recent release in her urban fantasy adventure series.

Cincinnati Edition, Today at 1:00
6:30 am
Fri March 21, 2014

The Sixth Extinction

Latest book by Elizabeth Kolbert points to us as the cause of the next extinction.
Provided, Elizabeth Kolbert

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions,  when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring a predicted sixth extinction, which this time around, will be  caused by us. In her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, author Elizabeth Kolbert describes traveling the world to document the mass extinction of species that seems to be unfolding before our eyes. She recently talked with Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard about her book, and what she’s discovered.

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Early Outlook for November Elections

Mid-term elections edging ever closer.
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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Pitching for Success

Pitching for Success: Character Lessons, the Joe Nuxhall Way, by Author Doug Coates
Provided, Orange Frazer Press
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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Making solar panels better and cheaper

This is a solar cell made of polymers and graphene, an option that appears to be cheaper and more flexible.
Ann Thompson WVXU

A solar panel is typically made up of lots of silicon cells that together form a circuit. The electrons zip through the panels to create electricity in a very efficient manner. But what if scientists could create the same efficiency in a different material that was cheaper?

Fei Yu, a University of Cincinnati doctoral student in materials engineering, is studying how to make polymer solar cells more efficient. Right now their performance is well below the most efficient silicon solar panels.

Why polymers:

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