TOSP Episode 24: March 12th 2012

By Aimee Whitcroft 15/03/2012

Greetings again, fine TOSPers!

Apologies for the delay – a host of computer and time-related issues have delayed us a little. But here we are!

This week, Elf and aimee talk many things atom/molecule-related, and some other pretty cool stuff, too 🙂 Specifically, we look at anti-atoms and the new science of anti-matter spectroscopy,greater-than-100%-efficient LEDs, the Tevatron’s Higgs research, the first images of atoms moving in molecules, solar storms, the QWERTY effect, and for our Sciblogs posts, we’re looking at hwther fMRIs can tell truth from lie, and how much sleep we need.

Enjoy, and remember: Stay Curious!


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Whizz for anti-atoms!

Futures in BioTech

LED’s efficiency exceeds 100%

Tevatron experiments see possible signs of the Higgs boson in favored region

The First-Ever Images of Atoms Moving Inside a Molecule

Strong solar storm heading for Earth

The QWERTY Effect: How Typing May Shape the Meaning of Words



Truth or lie? Can MRI help scientists read our minds?

The (supposed) myth of the 8-hour sleep




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