What is Science Wire?
New technologies are
changing the way we eat, take care of ourselves, visit the doctor,
tell stories and make friends. Keeping up on current developments
is vital to navigating our rapidly-changing society.
In August 1998, The
World, produced by Public Radio International, began regular
technology coverage with reporter Rebecca Roberts. Based in San
Francisco, Rebecca produces weekly Lab Reports, news features, and
in-depth series exploring the impact of new developments on our
has partnered with The World to produce a website that expands
on Rebecca's reporting. We take her reports and other technology
news from The World and offer links to radio stories, journal
articles, experiments and additional information on topics in the
technology headlines. Science Wire will also follow Rebecca through
series investigating current issues like genetically modified foods
and women's relationship to technology.
In addition, Science
Wire will host six live webcasts, adding
to the discussion already on the website. The programs will be researched,
written, produced and performed by local youth, and will be broadcast
live from the Exploratorium's Webcast Studio. The first webcasts
are schedule for March, 2001.