Boise State University assistant professor Kurtis Cantley discusses his research of the human brain and artificial neurotransmission with Idaho Matters on Thursday, August 30, 2018.
Boise State University researcher Kurtis Cantley wants to understand the construction of the human brain so he can build an artificial brain. This is no Frankenstein experiment - Cantley sees clear parallels between the way the brain is designed to process information and the processes of computers. Dr. Cantley joins Idaho Matters to discuss the human brain, creating artificial brains and why mankind needn't worry about robot overlords.
Northwest Nazarene University assistant professor Dr. Dale Hamilton and NNU senior Brendan Peltzer discuss using drones to map Idaho's landscape for research purposes on Idaho Matters on Monday, June 4, 2018.
Dr. Owen McDougal discusses his research into the presence of acrylamide in foods with Idaho Matters on Friday, May 25, 2018.
Boise State University's Owen McDougal has been researching how acralymides develop in cooked foods. Acralymides can have carcinogenic effects on the human body and in California, a judge recently ruled coffee growers need to label the acralymide content of their beans. Idaho Matters will talk with McDougal about his work on acralymides and potatoes.
Winemakers are hyper-focused when it comes to the environmental factors that influence the way their product is made. Soil, climate and location all affect wine grapes. Now, there’s evidence that wildfire smoke alters the way a wine tastes – regardless of the flavor of the grapes at harvest.