Tagged: Radio NZ

How the transistor took over our lives - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Jul 12, 2010

On Thursday, I will be back on Bryan Crump’s radio show (Nights, Radio New Zealand National, 8.42pm, Thursday July 15th).  This week, we will continue our discussion of transistors, several billion of which are currently helping you read this article.  Last time, we talked about how quantum mechanics allows transistors to work as electronic switches.  This week, … Read More

A few noteworthy happenings - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Mar 04, 2010

The Crown Research Institute (CRI) Taskforce report was released this morning — it is available here.  Reading the recommendations, I think that the Taskforce has nailed it.  If its recommendations are implemented, I think CRIs will finally gain the ability to work strategically for the interests of New Zealand.  Not everyone will be pleased; I have no doubt that … Read More

Who hid the Higgs? - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Jan 29, 2010

I had a lot of fun being interviewed by Bryan Crump on Radio NZ on Monday evening about why particle physicists have had such trouble finding the Higgs boson.  If you missed it and are interested, you can listen to the audio here. It was a good opportunity to highlight some of the wonderful stuff going on … Read More

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