Tagged: world space week

World Space Week podcast — Episode 8: Talia Page and Stanislav Fort - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Oct 11, 2011

Our final installment of this year’s World Space Week features two amazing people: Talia Page the Executive Director and Stanislav Fort the winner of the World Space Week’s Youth Inspiration Programme and consequently a flight into zero-gravity onboard the (aptly nicknamed) ‘Vomit Comet‘. We discuss what will sustain people till next space week, Stanislav’s vision for humanity … Read More

TOSP Episode 5: October 10th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 10, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] 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, [...] … Read More

World Space Week podcast — Episode 7: Robert Zubrin - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Oct 10, 2011

Well and truly ready for some serious conversation about the problems associated with the colonization of another planetary body, Hari and I chat to Robert Zubrin, President of the Mars Society, about the who, what, where, when and whys of human colonization of mars. Oh yeah, and Zubrin strongly believes that with sufficient investment in time and financial terms … Read More

World Space Week podcast — Episode 6: Melanie Johnston Hollitt - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Oct 09, 2011

Hari and I continue our whirlwind tour though space ‘celebrities’ by interviewing Melanie Johnston Hollitt, one of the international founding board members for the Square Kilometer Array radiotelescope. One of the most ambitious scientific projects ever undertaken by mankind, the SKA will see an array of different telescopes spread over a continent-sized area of either South Africa or Australia … Read More

World Space Week podcast — Episode 4: Marius Piso - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Oct 07, 2011

With the retirement of the space shuttle and funding cuts across the board at NASA, Hari and I interviewed Marius Piso, a Theoretical physicist and president and CEO of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) and a contributor to the European Space Agency (ESA), and asked about the future of humankind’s presence in space. We got a lot more than … Read More

TOSP Episode 4: October 4th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 04, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Including mix & mash winners, the IgNobels, beetles and beer, space broadband, predatory beetle larvae, decoding the brain, gold nanoparticles, a low-carbon world, hybrid cars, World Space Week, emotions in science and a Digital Pompeii. Oh, man.  This just keeps getting more and more fun.  [...] … Read More

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