This week’s podcast is, as usual, filled with interesting things. Particularly Nobel-related things!
We (aimee and Elf) talk about science prizes, figures, finding life on Mars, transhumanism, the beginning of infinity, nanotechnology (what is it?), statistics, space skiing, forensic science, nature vs nurture the Nobels, the Ig nobels and World Space Week.
The pearltree (remember, they’re Flash-based!) for this week’s episode is here. All our pearltrees thus far are here. If you can’t access pearltrees, don’t worry – we’ve faithfully hyperlinked to everything in the list below :)
As always, please do get in touch! Your feedback is extremely valuable to us.
[UPDATE: Youtube vids available at the bottom of this post, or on our Youtube channel, here]
Nobel Prizes 2011
Astrophysicists awarded Nobel Prize
How two Nobel Prize medals in physics were saved from being seized by the Nazis
$53.8 Million Awarded to Marsden Fund Researchers
Help NASA find life on Mars
The human touch
Taurus G4: Electric plane wins biggest prize in aviation history
The Beginning of Infinity
Full Interview: John Graham-Cumming on Building Babbage’s Computer
The story so far
What if academics were as dumb as quacks with statistics?
Best skiing in space is on Saturnian ice moon Enceladus
Unanswered questions for Brent and David Tong
Nature vs. nurture: score = one all
The Nobel Disease
Ig Nobel banter
World Space Week podcast — Episode 5: Mark Rocket
Other interesting things
Plasmonic Nanoparticle Chain in a Light Field: A Resonant Optical Sail
Optically and Biologically Active Mussel Protein-Coated Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Statistical physics: Self-aware particles
Materials: A maglev construction kit
Implementing the Quantum von Neumann Architecture with Superconducting Circuits
Extrasolar planets: Homing in on another Earth
Nanopore-based detection of circulating microRNAs in lung cancer patients
Using Polymer Conformation to Control Architecture in Semiconducting Polymer/Viral Capsid Assemblies
Superfast-Response and Ultrahigh-Power-Density Electromechanical Actuators Based on Hierarchal Carbon Nanotube Electrodes and Chitosan
Fermi Bubbles Are Burps from a Star-Eating Black Hole