UPDATE: We’re on youtube! See bottom of post for embedded goodness :)
Hello, everyone, and welcome to the first ever official TOSP episode.
Each week, your hosts, Scibloggers Elf Eldridge (Just So Science) and aimee whitcroft (misc.ience), will be bringing you 20-30 minutes of some of the amazing science-related interestingness across which we came in the preceding week, including some of the Sciblogs posts which made us think. Sometimes we’ll chat with fellow Scibloggers, or interview other scientists on relevant topics. Sometimes we may devote an entire episode to something specific. Other times, it’ll be a mixture of links and science tidbits from around the world.
We hope you enjoy it! Of course, please do feel free to contact us with suggestions, thoughts, comments, questions, events and anything else. After all, podcasts are supposed to be interactive :)
This week’s podcast covers everything from moon pizza bases to memristors which use organic molecules. From Carl Sagan to New Zealanders revolutionising the science marketplace in the US. From dinosaur fights (yes, you heard us) to hummingbird love songs. And, of course, a whole bunch more.
The pearltree for all TOSP podcasts can be found here. This week’s can be found here.
In addition, full links to everything mentioned below:
Kiwis out to revolutionise research with online science marketplace
Ten researchers awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships
Scientists Perceive NASA Bias Against Venus
Wanted: astronauts for missions unknown
Quite possibly the most beautiful photo of Saturn ever taken
Astronauts’ tracks, trash seen in new moon photos
The Internet of Things [Infographic]
Protein-Based Memristive Nanodevices
Interspecies Conflict Wishlist Redux
Aeroelastic Flutter Produces Hummingbird Feather Songs
World’s smallest electric motor made from a single molecule
Domino’s plans pizza on the Moon
Managers have bigger brains
Computer modelling of aircraft boarding (UPDATE: the research could be used for Making Television!)
Carl Sagan — Science Communicator Extraordinaire
What is Your Favourite Sagan Quote?
Evolution and education — advice for teachers
Science Media Centre NZ events calendar
Professor Sir Paul Callaghan – A prosperous 21st century New Zealand: educating for the new ‘Tiger Economy
Other interesting things
Nanostructures from Single Amino Acid-Based Molecules: Stability, Fibrillation, Encapsulation, and Fabrication of Silver Nanoparticles
Max Planck Research Networks visualisation
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011
APOD: 2011 September 7 – J102815: A Star That Should Not Exist
Fifty Years of Eclipses (map)
Watch cosmic plasma jet slowly expand in 14-year time-lapse video
Near-death experiences may be triggered by serotonin
Lightweight Cable Made of Braided Nanotubes Could Replace Copper Wires
Thanks to the Science Media Centre for the use of their audio gear, VUW for the use of recording space, and Rhian Sheehan for his beautiful music, used in our intro and outro.