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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

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Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Learn more and read transcripts at www.k12engineering.net. Produced by Pius Wong, engineer, of Pios Labs (www.pioslabs.com). This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger… read more

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Engineers on Eyes

What’s so great about the human eye? Can we build something just like it? When would we need to design something better? Sadhan joins the podcast again as we give our engineers’ perspectives on these questions and more.

Related to this episode:
• Curriculum for Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University: http://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/biomedical/undergraduate/bachelor-of-science/curriculum.html
• Ohm’s Law, on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohm%27s_law
• Anatomy of the eye, at the National Eye Institute: https://nei.nih.gov/photo/anatomy-of-eye
• The occipital lobe of the brain, on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occipital_lobe
• Focal length, at Nikon: https://www.nikonusa.com/en/learn-and-explore/a/tips-and-techniques/understanding-focal-length.html
• Myopia, at the National Eye Institute: https://nei.nih.gov/health/errors/myopia
• Macro lenses in photography, at Techradar: https://www.techradar.com/how-to/what-is-a-macro-lens-magnification-and-minimum-focus-explained
• Algorithms for focusing cameras, at Stanford: https://graphics.stanford.edu/courses/cs178/applets/autofocusPD.html
• Magic Eye stereogram images: http://www.magiceye.com/
• Hubble Telescope: http://hubblesite.org/
• Biological taxonomies, on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxonomy_(biology)
• “Uncanny valley: robots so creepy they’ll haunt your dreams” on Science Focus: http://www.sciencefocus.com/article/future/uncanny-valley-creepy-robots-will-haunt-your-dreams
• “The dawn of social robots” at the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2018/01/cover-social-robots.aspx
• Terminator 2: Judgment Day, on Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/terminator_2_judgment_day/

Our closing music is “Yes And” by Steve Combs, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs, or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee: https://ko-fi.com/pioslabs. Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.

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