Entries from Diffusion Science radio tagged with 'astronomy'

Exo-planets - another Earth?

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Has another Earth been discovered? by Ian Woolf Chris Tinney talks about exo-planets - what they are, and how we find them. Why is Earth called Earth? by Fred Watson Production checked by...

Life, the Universe & Carnivorous plants

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Plants that eat, help you eat wheat by Ian Woolf, Professor Mark Colyvan talks about the fine tuning of the Universe for Life, Science is Real by They Might Be Giants, Produced and...

Fine tuning for Life

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Rat robot stingrays have heart by Ian Woolf, Luke Barnes discusses how finely tuned the Universe is for life, Callisto by the Ephemera Ensemble. Production checked by Charles Willock, Produced and hosted by...

Music inspired by Space

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Brains scan bugs by Ian Woolf, Keyna Wilkins talks about creating music inspired by Astronomy, Paul Francis has transcoded radio astronomy signals into haunting sounds. Production checked by Charles Willock, Produced and hosted...

More Carbs for longer life

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Solar panels reach world record high efficiency, but funding will be cut, Universe expanding faster than predicted by Ian Woolf, David LeCouteur talks about healthier ageing through a high carbohydrate diet. Production checked...

Slowing women's ageing

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Giant black hole announced in Parliament by Ian Woolf, Judy Ford talks about slowing women's ageing - Part 1, Production checked by Charles Willock, Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf Dr Judy Ford...

Pulsar glitches and biological ageing

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Pulsar glitching and Biological Ageing A round-up of the Australian Biological Ageing Conference by Ian Woolf - part 1, Jim Palfreyman talks about glitching pulsar discoveries, part 2. Checked by Charles Willock, Produced...

Pursuing pulsars, part 1

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Thought texting in development by Ian Woolf, Part 1 of Jim Palfreyman talking about his research into the Vela pulsar. Production checked by Charles Willock, Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf The 'glitching'...

Fate of the Universe

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Gravitational waves, The Creeping Garden, Glowing waste is the best part? by Ian Woolf Professor John Barrow talks about where the Universe has been, and where its heading. Production checked by Charles Willock,...

Star-seeking robots touch language

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Eye gazing alters minds by Ian Woolf, Nuria Lorente talks about her star bug telescopic robots, Heba Khamis talks about finding the language of touch in the Bright Spark challenge, Production checked by...

Real Space Cowboys and Star AI

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Alien planet in the Goldilocks zone by Ian Woolf, Ed Buckbee talks about the Real Space Cowboys and Space Camp, Elise Hampton uses machine learning to crunch astronomical amounts of data. Production checked...

Dark matter anyon computing

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') A pill to slow ageing by Ian Woolf, Catherine de Burgh-Day hunts for Dark Matter with gravity lenses, Robert Pfeiffer computes with exotic matter, Production checked by Charles Willock, Produced and hosted by...

DNA bitcoin Virtual Astronomy

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Bitcoin encoded DNA by Ian Woolf, Kai Polsterer and Andre Schaaff talk about astronomical visualisation with Google cardboard at the Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems conference - ADASS, Better by Jonathan Coulton....

Virtual Observatory defeating salt

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Asthma drug rejuvenates brains by Ian Woolf, Yeshe Fenner talks about Virtual Observatories, Natalie Lister talks about eating potassium to defeat harmful effects of salt in your diet. Nemeses by Jonathan Coulton. Production...

Antarctic astronomy biofuel catalyst

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Murderous meat by Ian Woolf, Michael Burton talks about astronomy in Antarctica, Jessica Stanley talks about her catalyst for converting plant waste into biofuel. Production checked by Charles Willock, Produced and hosted by...

Lateral, entropy, and the egg

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Anomalies speed around nearby star, Anomalies block too much light around a distant star by Ian Woolf. Jack Scanlon talks about Lateral magazine, John August talks about Entropy and the Egg, part 1....

Life and death of Stars

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Sleek Geek Eureka Primary School prizes by Ian Woolf, Michael Burton explains the life and death of stars, Why does the Sun really shine by They Might Be Giants, Production checked by Charles...

Crowd-funding Galaxy Exploration

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') The Eureka Prizes Secondary School division by Ian Woolf - The Secret of the Appendix by Paige Bebee, - Why are Concussions Bad for You? by Luke Cadorin-Taylor, - Gravity Sucks, by Tom...

Black holes, worm holes and time machines

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') NICTA is enveloped by CSIRO by Ian Woolf, Geraint Lewis talks about Black holes, worm holes, time machines and the EM drive, Fletcher Thompson talks about his 3D printer designed for the classroom,...

DIY Space Exploration

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Mystery lights on Ceres by Ian Woolf, Sebastian Chaoui talks about DIY Space Exploration and Quberider, Interplanetary Cubsats by Ian Woolf Production checked by Charles Willock, Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf QubeRider...

Future Day with Aubrey de Grey

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Luminous clouds on Mars by Ian Woolf, Adam Ford speaks with Aubrey De Grey about SENS and Future Day. Production checked by Charles Willock, Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf Strategeic Engineering of...

Woomera blasts off, Asteroid moons Earth

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Asteroid moons Earth, Invisible planets sought by Ian Woolf Kerrie Dougherty describes the beginnings of the Woomera Rocket Range. Production checked by Charles Willlock, Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf Asteroid That Flew...

Bitcoin disrupts home-made Segway

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Asteroid nears Earth on Australia Day by Ian Woolf, Michael Dance explains the disruptive nature of Bitcoin, Malcolm Faed discusses his home-made self-balancing Segway-like scooter. Production checked by Charles Willock, Produced and hosted...

Mood Dress and the End of the World

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Nicaragua got hit! by Ian Woolf, Orsola De Marco talks about what astronomy tells us about how the world ends, Andrew and Ashley Stapleton talk about the Mood Dress, Production checked by Charles...

Astronomy for Life and Toydeath

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Narwhal cheese crowd-funded by Ian Woolf Orsola De Marco talks about Astronomy, life off Earth, and why Pluto isn't a planet, Nick Wishart talks about Toydeath at the Sydney Mini Maker Faire, Produced...

Galactic Haloes light walls

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Vibrating plants defend themselves, and reflux medicine can cause vitamin B12 deficiency by Ian Woolf, Vanessa Moss explains the halo around the Milky Way Galaxy, Rory McKay talks about projecting light art. Produced...

Re-using carbon and Biohack Syd

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Sydney Mini Maker Faire returns, and NASA's mission to Charon by Ian Woolf, Mouse vampire retractions by Ian Woolf, Matt speaks with Ian Woolf about Biohack Syd, Ken Richards talks about his Consensus...

Mission to Earth

download MP3 (right-click and select 'save as') Wild animals love exercise wheels, New dwarf planet discovered, and Venus Express takes a dive by Ian Woolf George Dyke speaks with Ian Woolf about Earth Observation satellites and drones at OrbitOz. Wheel...

How to change your mind, snakes on a plane

download MP3 Nathan Sinclair explains How to change your mind, Professor Mike Thompson spoke with Julie-Anne Popple about the time he got a snake on a plane, Ian Woolf reports on the lack of Dark Matter, James Millar reports on...

Anatomical anomalies and Cane toads

download MP3 Ian Woolf speaks with Dr Robert Quinby about his discovery of a third type of supernova, Victoria Bond speaks with Dr Adam Freeman about Anatomical variations, Julie-Anne Popple speaks with Professor Rick Shine about cane toad research, News...

Neutron bombs, GM apples and Zanzibar

MP3 download Lachlan Whatmore looks back over the history of neutron bombs, Victoria Bond reports on apples genetically modified to hide spoilage, discussion from Marc West, Peta Waller-Bryant, Ian Woolf, Phillipe Perez, Victoria Bond and Lachlan Whatmore. News by Phillipe...

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