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TOSP Episode 17: January 16th 2012 aimee whitcroft Jan 16

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Greetings, listeners!

This week, aimee was away in Melbourne at the inagural AdaCamp barcamp.  So Elf brought in his good friend Haritina Mogosanu, who works with KiwiSpace and World Space Week, to co-host with him.

They talked about the number of planets in our galaxy, molecular time travel, calculating what’s in the universe, ‘getting’ science (or not), KiwiMars 2012, and aimee reports back from AdaCamp.

PODCAST HERE

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Study Shows Our Galaxy Has at Least 100 Billion Planets

Scientists recreate evolution of complexity using ‘molecular time travel’

Mobile: Calculating what’s in the universe from the biggest color 3-D map

one reason many don’t ‘get’ science

KiwiMars 2012

AdaCamp Melbourne, 2012

The Ada Initiative

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Other interesting things

Edmond Halley, an underappreciated hydrologist

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Events

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Pearltree for this episode here, pearltree for all TOSP episodes here. You can also follow these posts by RSS here, or you can follow the podcast on iTunes!

You can find this podcast on New Zealand’s very own Ziln TV (which feeds through to services like Sony TV). Additionally, we have a Youtube Channel — Sciblogs Podcast — which gets updated weekly, too.  Thanks to State Shirt and Rhian Sheehan for the use of their music in our intro and outro.

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TOSP Episode 13: December 5th 2011 aimee whitcroft Dec 07

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Another week, another collection of brilliant stuff to talk about.

This week, Elf and aimee talk about groups.  Well, mostly groups, but also weta, astronomy, learning and why we don’t have a cure for AIDS.  As for groups – we look into how StarCraft 2 is contributing to cognitive science, how we can help the science of whale (dolphin) communication, and how physicists are doing it for themselves (and others).

Exciting stuff!

PODCAST HERE

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Kiwi’s space photos stun astronomers

Weta minute – he’s a wee ‘un – Strange But True

whale.fm

Open source physics

How a Computer Game is Reinventing the Science of Expertise

Challenges in learning biology

Finding out about the astronomers who found the universe

Why don’t we have a cure for AIDS yet?

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Pearltree for this episode here, pearltree for all TOSP episodes here. You can also follow these posts by RSS here, or you can follow the podcast on iTunes!

You can find this podcast on New Zealand’s very own Ziln TV (which feeds through to services like Sony TV). Additionally, we have a Youtube Channel — Sciblogs Podcast — which gets updated weekly, too.  Thanks to State Shirt and Rhian Sheehan for the use of their music in our intro and outro.

Please contact us with feedback, comments, questions and suggestions!

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And we’re live! aimee whitcroft Sep 12

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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 :)

Episode 1

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

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Images

Quite possibly the most beautiful photo of Saturn ever taken

Astronauts’ tracks, trash seen in new moon photos

The Internet of Things [Infographic]

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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

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Sciblogs

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

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Calendar

Science Media Centre NZ events calendar

Professor Sir Paul Callaghan – A prosperous 21st century New Zealand: educating for the new ‘Tiger Economy

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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

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Acknowledgements

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.

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