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Roger Turner
Historian of science and technology, Curator of , birder, hitched to everything else in the universe.
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Caltech Archives 8h
Joining the . We share a letter by Gov. Edmund Brown, congratulating Donald Glaser (Caltech PhD ’49) on his Nobel Prize for inventing the bubble chamber. But a “bubble bath chamber” sounds quite relaxing. Find more at .
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Roger Turner 8h
Replying to @ErikMConway
Sure feels like the beginning of another future democratic congressman.
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NCAR Archives Apr 2
It was great to provide oral history recordings for this awesome meteorology podcast project from ! Check out the pod, and if you want more, the oral history with Karyn Sawyer is here:
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Roger Turner Apr 2
Replying to @histoftech
Here's an episode one of my students produced using an oral history interview, telling the story of one of the hidden technicians of big science. Really charismatic character.
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Roger Turner Apr 1
Replying to @remi_wnd
This is such a good piece. Thanks for sharing it.
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Roger Turner Apr 1
Replying to @EloquentScience
Glad to see it had been planned. Jeez, doesn’t December feel like five years ago?
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Roger Turner Apr 1
Wait, What? I had no idea the France Cordova was leaving. Did I miss it? Anyone know further details about this transition?
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Roger Turner Apr 1
Looking for a ? One of my undergraduates made this 10 minute podcast and it's brilliant. Plus, that time a snake made a retired marine bite his pipe in half after calling his colleague a "wimpy woman."
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WHOI Mar 31
Surely, one couldn’t be an oceanographer without going to sea? But that wasn’t the case for women in the 1950s. Meet Roberta Eike, the WHOI stowaway who made waves for future women scientists.
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Roger Turner Mar 31
And who really invented cliff notes? This man... who was briefly a meteorologist (and his wife, who worked for the Manhattan Project).
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Roger Turner Mar 31
“I don't have a penis and I don't have a PhD, but I'm sure as hell your director. So figure it out.” – Karyn Sawyer, UCAR. Hear more of the field experiment coordinator’s quick quips on a new podcast about making atmospheric science.
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Roger Turner Mar 31
Replying to @SciHistoryOrg
"Someday we'll feature in Picturing Meteorology."
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Roger Turner Mar 30
To add realism to the worst Michael Caine movie ever made, director Irwin Allen filmed parts of "The Swarm in hospital labs, with authentic instruments like glucose meters.
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Roger Turner Mar 30
great learning opportunity for kids here: is a wonderful speaker with great ideas.
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Roger Turner Mar 30
Rare earth magnets can be dangerous in the wrong nose!
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Emily Pawley Mar 26
This news is not why "Don't Drink the Water" is trending, but it damn well ought to be.
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Emily Pawley Mar 26
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Elizabeth Warren Mar 26
Replying to @SenWarren
Next, Congress can also help end the testing logjam by creating a dedicated test fund to issue guaranteed contracts with public & private manufacturers. And it should provide grants for cash-strapped public health labs & doctors’ offices to purchase test equipment.
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Roger Turner Mar 25
The most important history of science book in the 21st century.
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