Get Creative with the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab

8232Ever dream of creating an army of robots to do your bidding? Do you find yourself tinkering with everyday objects? Just want to have a little fun and learn a new skill? Welcome to the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab!

Join engineer Saura Naderi as she shares the basics of coding, engineering, and creativity through simple projects you can do at home. Each video provides a list of easy to gather gear and a straightforward lesson on how to complete the project. Make an LED blink, get a servo to spin and learn a bit about the process of engineering.

How to Make an LED Light Up and Blink Using Arduino
Programming Servos

Watch these programs and more on The STEAM Channel!

Can we keep our brains fit?

8232As we grow older, we often become concerned about our memory. Dr. Ramin Motarjemi, Assistant Professor of Medicine and geriatrician at UCSD, discusses ways we can keep our brains sharp through all phases of life.

He recommends:

  • Managing your medical conditions and chronic diseases
  • Maintaining higher levels of physical and mental activity as well as social interaction

    He also looks at the current research on the effectiveness of:

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Taking vitamins and supplements
  • Using certain medications
  • Consuming alcohol (such as red wine)

    To learn more, including the warning signs of dementia, watch How to Keep Your Brain Fit, Boost Your Memory and Fight Dementia.

  • Fast Facts about Testosterone

    8232Dr. T. Mike Hsieh sat down with Dr. David Granet to discuss diagnosing, treating, and living with low testosterone. Here are a few key takeaways from their talk:

    • Chemically, testosterone is a steroid hormone.
    • Andropause is the term for when a man’s testosterone level begins to decrease.
    • Restoring a hormone balance along with lifestyle changes can promote healthy weight loss.
    • Testosterone is the same in everyone’s body but the hormone receptors we have are very different. Men with less sensitive receptors are more susceptible to testosterone-based health issues.
    • Testosterone is not a magic bullet to aging.

    To learn more about low testosterone, Low Testosterone with T. Mike Hsieh on Health Matters.

    Innovation, Inspiration, and STEAM

    8232“Science allows us to create solutions to human problems.” – Dr. Diego Miralles

    Dr. Diego Miralles, Global Head of Innovation for Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, has always been enchanted by science. As someone who views success as having a positive impact on the world around you, he has spent much of his career turning scientific discoveries into tools for helping others. Listen in as he shares his personal and professional journey with a group of high school students in the first installment of The STEAM Leadership Series.

    Watch Diego Miralles, MD: The STEAM Leadership Series on:


    The Mind and Methods of V.S. Ramachandran

    8232“A lot of the time when you think the patient is crazy, it means you’re not smart enough to figure it out.” – V.S. Ramachandran

    Seeing numbers as colors. Feeling the pain from a phantom limb. Sensing shadowy figures around your bed. V.S. Ramachandran, PhD studies these seeming anomalies of the mind to discover the bigger questions about how our brains function. Dive in to a fascinating conversation as he joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss his fascinating career and his scientific process.

    Watch The Mind and Methods of V.S. Ramachandran on The Brain Channel.