SciBlogs

Posts Tagged cancer

TOSP Episode 14: December 12th 2011 aimee whitcroft Dec 14

1 Comment

This week’s a little special.

In addition to aimee and Elf discussing how our brains process syntax and vocabulary (differently, it turns out!), the biggest black holes yet discovered and a 17 year old who’s made huge strides in the fight against cancer, Elf also sits down with a panel of our bloggers for a discussion!

Panelists (in order of appearance):

  • Prof. Shaun Hendy – Sciblogger: A Measure of Science
  • Ken Atkinson – Science Media Centre
  • Peter Griffin – Science Media Centre, Sciblogs founder and Sciblogger: Griffin’s Gadgets
  • John Kerr – Science Media Centre
  • Ken Parrot – Sciblogger: Open Parachute
  • Elf – TOSP co-host, Sciblogger: Just So Science

The topics covered are:

  • NZ science is often forced through funding to ‘pick winners’? What do you think of this strategy and which ‘winning’ technologies would you pick to invest in?
  • One of the responses often given by students who wish to continue their studies overseas is that you ‘can’t do world class science or get a world class qualification in NZ’. Do you see a solution to this? Is it an accurate description of your area in NZ science?
  • R&D tax credits are a significant (well – to US they are) election issue. Will they address NZ’s poor R&D expenditure per capita? Or is a more deep seated problem associated with NZ’s disperse population and low levels of capital investment?
  • China’s plan is to have a man on the moon by 2020. What goals would you like to see NZ science set during the same period?
  • What will be the big science developments over the next 12 months?

PODCAST HERE

It’s a wee bit longer than usual, but we figured it was interesting enough to warrant it!

—–

Study Finds the Key to Language: How Humans Form Sentences

How the brain strings words into sentences

Neuron – Syntactic Processing Depends on Dorsal Language Tracts

Monster Black Holes Are Most Massive Ever Discovered

17-year-old wins 100k for creating cancer-killing nanoparticle

From fireflies to superbugs….

Sciblogs Events

The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes

Other interesting things (from diet and mental health to transparent crab shells, and more!)

—–

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!

—–

YouTube Preview Image

YouTube Preview Image

YouTube Preview Image

YouTube Preview Image


TOSP Episode 9: November 7th 2011 aimee whitcroft Nov 07

No Comments

Greetings, dear listeners!

This week, aimee was joined once again by Chelfyn Baxter, co-host of the g33k show, to talk through some of the science stories of the last week.  They included using lasers to rip the universe a new one, Boeing building spacecraft, the weight of the internet, alternate living, radiation-cleaning Aussie nanofibres, asteroids, and some very interesting Sciblogs articles.

We apologise (once again, sigh) for the slight oddness in the sound on this one.  We’re using a new venue, and it’s coming with surprises!  As always, please do feel free to comment/contact us – feedback helps us improve :)

PODCAST HERE

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!

Additionally, we have a Youtube Channel — Sciblogs Podcast — which gets updated weekly, too.

—–

A Laser to Give the Universe a Hernia?

Boeing to Build Commercial Spacecraft at Kennedy, Create 550 Jobs

How Much Does the Internet Weigh?

Search for Elusive Higgs Boson Particle on Hold Until 2012

Alternate ending: Living on without telomerase

Aussie scientists develop radioactivity-trapping nanofibers

NASA in Final Preparations for Nov. 8 Asteroid Flyby

—–

Sciblogs

The Self Preservation of Grass

Answer simple question — win an iPad

visualising a curriculum

—–

Events

—–

Other interesting things

Our galaxy’s gas hides a mystery substance that’s soaking up light

Mysterious absorption lines could illuminate 90-year puzzle

Cosmic Log – Reality check for starships

—–

YouTube Preview Image YouTube Preview Image YouTube Preview Image

Network-wide options by YD - Freelance Wordpress Developer