NAD+ and ageing


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Two compounds rejuvenate mice - are humans next? by Ian Woolf,
Nady Braidy talks about NAD+ , ageing, Alzheimer's and treating dementia,
Interview with a marching Diffusion listener,
Interview with Taylor Szyzka about the March for Science.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf
Rynos Theme by Kevin MacLeod

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Nady Braidy
Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing - University of New South Wales
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Taylor Szyszka
March for Science - meet those who attended - ABC


First human clinical trial for nicotinamide riboside

Nicotinamide riboside is uniquely and orally bioavailable in mice and humans
ChromaDex Clinical Trial Studying NIAGEN® Well Underway, With Eight Additional Collaborative Human Studies Active
Thorne Research Announces Clinical Study to Assess Nicotinamide Riboside on Brain NAD+ in College Football Players
Use of 31P MRS to Assess Brain NAD+ in Healthy Collegiate Football Players

Scientists reverse ageing process in mice; early human trials showing 'promising results' (2014)
The first human clinical study for NMN has started in Japan
UNSW-Harvard scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-ageing
A conserved NAD+ binding pocket that regulates protein-protein interactions during aging
Scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-aging


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More colours and March for Science part 2


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See more colours by Ian Woolf,
John Hewson talks about science and politicians,
Angela Maharaj talks about climate science politics,
Ian Woolf speaks with CSIRO scientists marching.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf
Rynos Theme by Kevin MacLeod

Angela Maharaj

John Hewson

Science cuts make me relatively angry

The WIFI password is funding #supportcsiro

March for Science: Meet some of the people who descended on Sydney

Enhancement of human color vision by breaking the binocular redundancy
New Lenses Could Give You Super Color Vision
Java metamer explorer
Why RGB?

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March for Science part 1


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Ian Woolf speaks with John Hewson,
Simon Chapman talks about public health and politics,
Ian Woolf speaks with Mike Hall,
Jonica Newby talks about appreciating science,
Ian Woolf speaks with Angie.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

John Hewson photo
John Hewson

Simon Chapman
Simon Chapman
Mike Hall
Mike Hall

Jonica Newby
Jonica Newby
March for Science Sydney 2017March for Science album on Flickr


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Will Oz space industry take off?


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Uncertainty Village at Confest by Chris Waterguy,
Tim Parsons explores whether the space industry in Australia is about to grow rapidly.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf
Music: "Rynos Theme" by Kevin MacLeod

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Tim Parsons
Delta V
OrbitOz meetup

Uncertainty Village

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Voice operated!


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Diffusion is a finalist for the Cast Away Awards by Ian Woolf,
Patrick Catanzariti talks about Voice recognition and artificial intelligence in the home.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

PatCat photoPatrick Catanzariti

Dev Diner

Amazon Echo on Raspberry Pi
Cast Away Awards

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Surprizing stories and Quantum computers


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Flashing lights treat Alzheimer's mice by Ian Woolf,
Professor Stuart Kauffman reads from The surprizing story of Patrick, Rupert, Sly and Gus - evolutionary niches and complexity.
Quantum computing made simple by Ian Woolf.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

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Professor Stuart Kauffman

THE SURPRISING TRUE STORY OF PATRICK S, RUPERT R. SLY, S. AND GUS
G. PROTOCELLS IN THEIR VERY EARLY YEARS

Unique visual stimulation may be new treatment for Alzheimer’s
Gamma frequency entrainment attenuates amyloidload and modifies microglia

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Smart grids and Musk's wager


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Elon Musk promises South Australia 100MWh storage installed in 100 days or FREE by Ian Woolf.
Dr Nick Engerer talks about integrating solar power and storage into smart electricity grids.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Nick Engerer
Solcast
Solar Citizens


Tesla boss Elon Musk pledges to fix SA's electricity woes in 100 days 'or free'
Tesla boss Elon Musk 'very impressed' after speaking with Jay Weatherill about SA power fix


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Mixed Shared Augmented Virtual Reality


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Rituximab for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Ian Woolf,
Patrick Catanzariti talks about Shared Mixed Augmented Virtual Reality.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Patrick Catanzariti
Dev Diner

B-Lymphocyte
Depletion in Myalgic Encephalopathy/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. An Open-Label Phase II Study with Rituximab Maintenance Treatment

Antibody wipeout found to relieve chronic fatigue syndrome

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Addictive epigenetics


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Kelly Clemens talks about how drugs of abuse alter the brain's epigenetics,
From 2015, Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick talks about heatwaves - measuring and predicting them,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

Dr Kelly Clemens

Kelly Clemens

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Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick

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After robots take our jobs


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Vampires switch to human blood by Ian Woolf,
Paul Mason talks about advancing technology and the future of society.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

2017-02-06 19.17.20

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Paul Mason



What is for Dinner? First Report of Human Blood in the Diet of the HairyLegged Vampire Bat Diphylla ecaudata
Bird-loving vampire bats develop taste for human blood


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Zap your genes into space


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Physician zap thyself by Ian Woolf,
Paddy Neumann talks about testing his electric rockets on the International Space Station.
Nemeses by Jonathan Coulton,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-11-18 16.29.39

Paddy Neumann
Neumann Space


Human Growth Hormone Therapy for HIV patients
One Man’s Quest to Hack His Own Genes
U.S. Government Starts Test of Zika Vaccine in Humans
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences - Electroporation

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Identity cards for Australia again?


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(This show was first broadcast on the 1st of March 2007)
ID Card news by Ian Woolf,
Synthetic interview with Anna Johnston of the Australian Privacy Foundation about privacy concerns, by Anonymous Voice,
Aras Vaichas speaks with Ian Woolf about RFID cards,
Anonymous Voice interviews Professor Graham Greenleaf about card use and Cyberlaw ,
Presented by Darren Osborne,
Produced by Ian Woolf and Charles Willock

finger-sidewAys

Senator Pauline Hanson in 2017 is calling for the introduction of an Identity Card for everyone who uses Government services, for the purpose of somehow reducing welfare fraud.

Concealment of identity when exposing fraud and malpractice has long been an issue for whistleblowers. That has partly been resolved by disguising their voice. We experiment with a further level of concealment - concealing the interviewer as well, by replacing their
voice with an anonymous synthetic voice.

We also explore synthesising an interview - using answers from a real interview but splicing them with new questions spoken by an anonymous interviewer voice.
small diagram of program structure
(Click for full visual map)

Acknowledgments

The interview with Anna Johnston was synthesised from a story by Alex Koutts, produced by Erica Vowles and originally broadcast  on 13th February 2007 on The Wire.  
Permission to adapt and rebroadcast that interview is
gratefully acknowledged.


REFERENCES:


Updates: (. . . and developments since the program aired)



[ABC]: Let's kill the Australian identity card zombie once and for all

[Senate]:  Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee report is critical of
many aspects of the Legislation (15th March 2007)


[SMH]:  Government moves quickly to defer legislation for AU$1.1Bn card
"Sydney Morning Herald: Backlash fear sparks ID card rethink"


[ZDNet]:  Minister, Senator Campbell, resigns (on unrelated matter).


[Silicon.com]:  ID card support collapses

[ZDNet]:  Tendering for the card continues!


International and General


[Privacy International]:  Leading surveillance countries around the world


[ABC Radio National]:  Background Briefing. "Getting Smart: the Access card"


[IndyMedia]:  Difference between rejected 1986 ID-card and present proposal


[Spychips]:  Issues about RFID cards


[Privacy.Org]:  Privacy International - National ID Cards


[CNet]:  The Real ID rebellion (a similar proposed card in the US is called Real ID)

Privacy legislation applied to businesses is substantially different
from privacy legislation for government organisations.


[Privacy.gov]:  Australian State and Territory privacy legislation


[Privacy.gov]:  Australian privacy legislation for the Private Sector

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Campaigns and Issues


[ACLU]:  Flash animation of ordering pizza in an Identity card world


[ACLU]:  Flash animation of ID card interaction at airport. "Privacy, Its about Power."


[Privacy.Org]:  Australian Privacy Foundation ID-card Campaign



[Privacy.Org]:  Greenleaf, Graham "Australia's Proposed ID Card: Still Quacking Like a Duck." UNSW Law
Research Paper No. 2007-1 Available at SSRN:


[SSRN]:  G Greenleaf "Access All Areas': Function Creep Guaranteed in
Australia's ID Card Bill (No. 1)", Computer Law and Security Report Vol 23, 2007 (accepted)

[CyberLaw]:  "The Australian Government's Submission is seriously misleading to the
Senate - Supplementary submission to the Inquiry Into the Human
Services (Enhanced Service Delivery) Bill 2007" 2 March 2007


[CyberLaw]:  "Submission to the Inquiry Into the Human Services (Enhanced Service
Delivery) Bill 2007' 25 February 2007"


[EFA]:  Electronic Frontiers Australia


[CyberLaw]:  Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre


[SMH]:  Warning over medical details on national card

[ABC]:  Govt concedes age limit on access card


Need for Identity? - Need for Privacy?


[TheRegister]:  Centrelink database abuse 2006


[AccessCard.gov]:  Access Card and Privacy Taskforce Report


[AccessCard.gov]:  Government response to Taskforce Report


[Wikipedia]:  The Vivian Solon case.

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Blogs


[Here's Why]:  Radio ID Skim Scam



[Here's Why]:  The Card that Accesses You!



[FOI-Privacy.Blogspot]:  Peter Timmins Open and Shut (blog)


Australian Government Websites


[Accesscard.Gov]:  Office of the Access Card


[Accesscard.Gov]:  The Access Card Bill


[Accesscard.Gov]:  Public submissions on the Access Card Bill

[Privacy.Gov]:  Proof of ID required?


[AG.Gov]:  Attorney General: Protecting identity security


[AG.Gov]:  Identity Security strengthened


[AG.Gov]:  Identity Theft Kit


[Senate]:  Access Card questions with notice in Parliament (Australia)

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Technology Sites


[Wikipedia]:  Radio Frequency Identification techology (Wikipedia)

[The-Gold-Blog]:  Are your credit cards safe?


[RFIDProductNews]:  Applications of RFID cards


[Bruce Shneier]:  Skimming RFID Credit cards


[TechNewsWorld]:  Hacking RFID passports

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Sexual ecology and Pirate privacy again


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(This show was first broadcast on the 8th of July 2013)

In Pitt St Mall, Ian Woolf talks to David W Campbell, Pirate Party Senate candidate about the PRISMbreak privacy protest.
At Nerd Nite Sydney, Ian Woolf chats with Dr Peter Jonason about the behavioural ecology of sexual relationships.
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf

Peter Karl (PK) Jonason, Ph.D

Nerd Nite Sydney


David W. Campbell
PRISMbreak2013

Pirate Party Australia
PRISM break
Snowden reveals Australia's links to US spy web
NSA Surveillance of Australia Exposed!
Agreements with private companies protect U.S. access to cables’ data for surveillance



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Sleep, Lasers and Sauce revisted


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This show was first broadcast in 2007

Robot fleas, brain chips, and viral confections by Ian Woolf,
Sarah Blunden gives Darren Osborne. tips on how to get a good nights sleep,
Harald Giessen tells Chris Stewart how lasers will blow your mind and other body parts,
Will eating an Aussie pie protect you from the suns harsh rays by Kachina Allen.
Produced and presented by Tilly Boleyn.

Dr Sarah Blunden - Australian Centre for Education in Sleep

Professor Harald Giessen
Kachina Allen

An Update on the Health Effects of Tomato Lycopene
Mayo Clinic - Lycopene

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2016 Ig Nobel Prizes


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The 2016 IgNobel prizes condensed from 2 hours down to 27 minutes:

REPRODUCTION PRIZE [EGYPT] — The effects of wearing polyester, cotton, or wool trousers on the sex life of rats, and humans,

ECONOMICS PRIZE [NEW ZEALAND, UK] — Assessing the perceived personalities of rocks, from a sales and marketing perspective.

PHYSICS PRIZE [HUNGARY, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND] Why white-haired horses are the most horsefly-proof horses, and why dragonflies are fatally attracted to black tombstones.

CHEMISTRY PRIZE [GERMANY] — Volkswagen, for solving the problem of excessive automobile pollution emissions by automatically producing fewer emissions whenever the cars are being tested.

MEDICINE PRIZE [GERMANY] If you have an itch on the left side of your body, you can relieve it by looking into a mirror and scratching the right side of your body (and vice versa).

PSYCHOLOGY PRIZE [BELGIUM, THE NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, CANADA, USA] Asking a thousand liars how often they lie, and for deciding whether to believe those answers.

PEACE PRIZE [CANADA, USA] Scholarly study called "On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit".

BIOLOGY PRIZE [UK] — Awarded jointly to: Charles Foster, for living in the wild as, at different times, a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, and a bird; and to Thomas Thwaites, for creating prosthetic extensions of his limbs that allowed him to move in the manner of, and spend time roaming hills in the company of, goats.

LITERATURE PRIZE [SWEDEN] — Fredrik Sjöberg, for his three-volume autobiographical work about the pleasures of collecting flies that are dead, and flies that are not yet dead.

PERCEPTION PRIZE [JAPAN] — Investigating whether things look different when you bend over and view them between your legs.

The Ig Nobel Ceremony was hosted by Marc Abrams.
Diffusion hosted and produced by Ian Woolf,
Production checked by Charles Willock.

The Annals of Improbable Research

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Oz Space law and 2016 in review


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2016 science news in review by Ian Woolf,
Steven Freeland talks about the review of Australian Space Law.
From 2008: Melinda Hall-King talks about deception in the playground.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

LAUNCH SUCCESS FOR AUSSIE SPACE STARTUP CUBERIDER

Cuberider sends Australia's first payload to the International Space Station
Cuberider Launch

Review of the Space Activities Act 1998

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Space Law and blood money


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Money for young blood by Ian Woolf,
Steven Freeland talks about the basics of Space Law,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

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Steven Freeland


Young blood antiaging trial raises questions
Young Donor Plasma Transfusion and Age-Related Biomarkers
Peter Thiel Is Very, Very Interested in Young People's Blood
Ambrosia LLC
Young Plasma Clinical Trial

Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Potential Efficacy and Safety of Human Umbilical Cord Blood and Plasma

The Blood of Young People Won’t Help Peter Thiel Fight Death

Scientists to 'reset' blood proteins in attempt to slow ageing process
Scientists Target Protein Imbalance In Blood To Slow Aging
A single heterochronic blood exchange reveals rapid inhibition of multiple tissues by old blood

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Savannasaurus and teenage blood


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Mice fed human blood get younger by Ian Woolf,
Dr Stephen Poropat talks about Savannasaurus to Barry McKay.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

Dr Stephen Poropat preparing to transport Wade skeleton (1)-1

Dr Stephen Poropat

Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum
Stephen Poropat's blog

Ageing research: Blood to blood
Blood from human teens rejuvenates body and brains of old mice
Growth Differentiation Factor 11 Is a Circulating Factor that Reverses Age-Related Cardiac Hypertrophy
Rejuvenation of Regeneration in the Aging Central Nervous System
A single heterochronic blood exchange reveals rapid inhibition of multiple tissues by old blood
Intertissue Control of the Nucleolus via a Myokine-Dependent Longevity Pathway
The ageing systemic milieu negatively regulatesneurogenesis and cognitive function
Young blood reverses age-related impairments in cognitive function and synaptic plasticity in mice
Mice got human blood from teenagers and became younger.

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Seagrasses, Art, and maggots revisted


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No manned space craft for the International Space station rescue by Victoria Bond,
Art meets Science at the Powerhouse Museum by Ian Woolf,
Professor Pinas talks about maggot therapy with Victoria Bond,
Eureka prize nominee Dr Peter Macreadie explains the importance of seagrasses to Ian Woolf,
Presented by Dr Julie-Anne Popple,
Produced by Ian Woolf


Peter Macreadie

World Seagrass Association
UTS Climate Change Cluster

Maggot Therapy at the University of Sydney

Art-Science Soiree

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Dinosaurs and CSIRO


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CSIRO now allowed to do science for the public good by Ian Woollf,
Barry McKay speaks with Phil Hore about Australia's dinosaurs,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Photo courtesy of Barry McKay

National Dinosaur Museum

Its Time - Barry McKay's music show


CSIRO cuts were about taking focus off 'public-good research', emails show
Science Minister Greg Hunt tells CSIRO to maintain 'pure public good' science
The crazy saga of the great CSIRO sell-off
CSIRO research vessel chartered by BP and Chevron
Save CSIRO: the value of public good research
Science Minister Hunt's Statement of Expectations to CSIRO (pdf)
CSIRO Research Vessel Investigator
Government offers hope by telling CSIRO to reinvest in climate research

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Longevity policy undetectable faces


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Fooling facial recognition by Ian Woolf,
Avinash Singh talks about changing Government policy so we all live longer,
Listener's letters,
Annals of Improbable 24/7 Lecture on Jet lag genes.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Avinash Singh

India Future Society
International Longevity Alliance

Annals of Improbable Research 24/7 Lectures 2016

Accessorize to a Crime: Real and Stealthy Attacks on State-of-the-Art Face Recognition
Sharif, Bhagavatula, Bauer, Reiter

Reese2Russ
dodging-glasses
Examples-impersonation
Want to beat facial recognition? Get some funky tortoiseshell glasses
Half of US adults are recorded in police facial recognition databases, study says
Facial recognition: Privacy advocates raise concern over 'creepy' system Government says will enhance national security
The Government's New $18.5 Million Facial Recognition System Will Put A Face To Crime In Australia
Australia's new facial verification system goes live

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Biohacking longevity and driver-less heroics


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Should automated car owners get a free ride? by Ian Woolf
Meow Ludo Meow-Meow talks about biohacking longevity.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-02-04 22.41.44
Meow Ludo Meow-Meow

Biofoundry

The social dilemma of autonomous vehicles (PDF)
Driverless cars: Who gets protected? Study shows public deploys inconsistent ethics on safety issue
Self-Driving Mercedes-Benzes Will Prioritize Occupant Safety over Pedestrians
Driverless cars will have to make 'ethical considerations' in the US
Volvo rolls into Adelaide for driverless car trials
RAC Intellibus
Federal Automated Vehicles Policy (PDF)


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Oz nuclear dump and virtual biohacking


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Taking a nuclear dump on Australia by Ian Woolf
Brennan Hatton talks about biohacking augmented reality
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Brennan Hatton

Brennan Hatton's crazy life
Devika Learning

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Report
Indigenous owners appeal to Minister's 'human side' to shelve proposed nuclear waste site
Hawker locals reject nuclear dump proposed for Wallerberdina station at packed public meeting
A timeline of South Australia's nuclear dump debate
Proposed Flinders Ranges nuclear site identified as pastoral property belonging to former Liberal senator Grant Chapman
Plan for an international nuclear waste dump in Australia (Friends of the Earth)
Australian Map of Nuclear and Uranium Sites


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Diamonds and milk


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Devil milk and cockroach milk by Ian Woolf,
Igor Aharonovich talks about using diamonds for biosensors, communications, computing and research.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-10-24 12.10.05
Igor Aharaonich

Cathelicidins in the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)
Scientists say Tasmanian Devils' milk can fight superbugs
Wallaby milk could give premature babies a bounce
How to milk a koala

Structure of a heterogeneous, glycosylated, lipid-bound, in vivo-grown protein crystal at atomic resolution from the viviparous cockroach Diploptera punctata
Scientists think cockroach milk could be the superfood of the future
Cockroach milk is not the next superfood. It could be a lot more important than that.

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Biomimicry and coral bones


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Ultrasound for younger brains by Ian Woolf,
Krishneel Singh talks about making bone out of stem cells from fat using inspiration from coral.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

The healing power of love handles


Scanning Ultrasound (SUS) Causes No Changes to Neuronal Excitability and Prevents Age-Related Reductions in Hippocampal CA1 Dendritic Structure in Wild-Type Mice

Ultrasound could slow down ageing in healthy brains, new UQ research finds.
Scientists accidentally stumble on possible way to slow brain's ageing process
Could Ultrasound Slow Brain Aging?
Ultrasound is an Alzheimer’s breakthrough

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Photobiomodulation and bees


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Bees teach pulling strings,
Bees count to four,
Fruit fly brain brain ageing reversed with spermadine by Ian Woolf.
Daniel Johnstone uses photobiomodulation to treat neuro-degenerative diseases.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Daniel Johnstone
Daniel Johnstone's publications on ResearchGate


Associative Mechanisms Allow for Social Learning and Cultural Transmission of String Pulling in an Insect
String pulling bees provide insight into spread of culture
Brainy bees learn how to pull strings to get what they want

Evidence for counting in insects
Insect world royalty shows they really count
Honey bees can count to four
Australia scientists say bees can count to four

Spermidine Suppresses Age-Associated Memory Impairment by Preventing Adverse Increase of Presynaptic Active Zone Size and Release
Keeping your synapses sharp: How spermidine reverses age-related memory decline
Sharpening Your Synapses: Spermidine Reverses Age Related Memory Decline
Spermadine Grants Insight into a Mechanism of Age-Related Memory Dysfunction

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Weird pets, possums and blood vessels


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2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine,
Wifi emotions by Ian Woolf,
Stewart McPherson travels the world documenting nature - part 2,
Bright spark challenge:
- Edward Waters, University of Notre Dame – Possums: furry friend or filthy foe?
- Jelena Rnjak-Kovacina, UNSW – Blood supply: the missing piece of the bioartificial organ puzzle
Bloodmobile by They Might Be Giants.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

1.Smaller-British Indian Ocean Territory - Coconut Crab (by Simon Vacher)1-1
Tristan da Cunha, The Most Remote Inhabited Island in the World (by Stuart Trowell)Gibraltar - Barbary Macaque (by Jon Slayer) (1)

Stewart McPherson’s books and expeditions

The Britain’s Treasure Islands TV series website (with 42 free online films)


Stewart McPherson’s new KickStarter project (please support if you can!)

Australasian Carnivorous Plant Society
Sample Imagery from Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats (77)
Sample Imagery from Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats (66)
Pitcher Plants of the Old World (37)
Sample Imagery from Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats (20)
Sample Imagery from Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats (28)
Sample Imagery from Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats (76)

Fresh Science Bright Spark Challenge 2016
2016-07-26 18.59.13
Edward Waters

2016-07-26 18.23.40
Jelena Rnjak-Kovacina

2016 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology
Medicine Nobel for cell recycling work

DETECTING EMOTIONS WITH WIRELESS SIGNALS
How wireless “X-ray vision” could power virtual reality, smart homes, and Hollywood
Could wireless replace wearables?
New Tech Uses WiFi to Read Your Inner Emotions – Accurately, and From Afar

They Might Be Giants

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Save the carnivorous plants


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Oldest computer music restored by Ian Woolf,
Stewart McPherson talks about climbing 300 mountains to research 25 books and films on carnivorous plants part 1.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

06-20 - 5 - Modern Conch Middens off coast of Anegada (127)
British Indian Ocean Territory - Pristine Coral Reefs (by Rohan Holt) (8)South Georgia - Whaling Station whale bones (by Stewart McPherson2

Stewart McPherson’s books and expeditions

The Britain’s Treasure Islands TV series website (with 42 free online films)


Stewart McPherson’s new KickStarter project (please support if you can!)

Australasian Carnivorous Plant Society



Sample Imagery from Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats (76)Sample Imagery from Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats (58)

Sample Imagery from Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats (19)Pitcher Plants of the Old World (22)
Sample Imagery from Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats (41)Glistening Carnivores (19)

Sample Imagery from Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats (27)Sample Imagery from Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats (18)

Restoring the first recording of computer music
Researchers restore the first ever computer-generated music, made in Alan Turing's lab
First recording of computer-generated music – created by Alan Turing – restored

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Rhino horn, mitochondria and GenSpace


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Carnivorous plants fluoresce blue by Ian Woolf,
Fresh Science Bright Sparks Challenge:
Kyle Ewart identifies rhino horn,
Minal Menezes detects mitochondrial diseases,
Dr Ellen Jorgenson talks about GenSpace.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-07-26 18.15.26
2016-07-26 18.17.20
Kyle Ewart

2016-07-26 18.32.49
Minal Menezes

Fresh Science Bright Spark Challenge 2016

Fluorescent prey traps in carnivorous plants
Carnivorous plant species glow blue to lure prey
These Carnivorous Plants Glow Under Ultraviolet Light to Attract Prey
Glowing Nepenthes: “Sabre” and “Song of Melancholy”

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Open Source Science Accelerates


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Excel breaks science by Ian Woolf,
Matt Todd explains Open Source Malaria research, and the acceleration of science, part 2.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

Q37C4012
Associate Professor Matthew Todd

Open Source malaria Project
Open Source Drug Discovery: Highly Potent Antimalarial Compounds Derived from the Tres Cantos Arylpyrroles
Medicines for Malaria Venture
Making drug development less secretive could lead to quicker, cheaper therapies

Open source malaria research paves way for cheap medicine
Q37C4021

Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature
One in five genetics papers contains errors thanks to Microsoft Excel
20% of scientific papers on genes contain gene name conversion errors
caused by Excel

Years of genomics research is riddled with errors thanks to a bunch of botched Excel spreadsheets
An alarming number of scientific papers contain Excel errors
Microsoft Excel blamed for gene study errors
5 of the worst Excel blunders
Stop auto correction and auto formatting (Microsoft forum)


Edited version of my interview with Matt Todd for the PLOS ASAP awards, video by Adrian Tan

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Open Source Malaria


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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is like hibernation? by Ian Woolf,
Associate Professor Mat Todd talks about Open Source malaria research - part 1.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Associate Professor Matthew Todd
Open Source Malaria
Open Source Malaria project head wins Accelerating Science Award

Metabolic features of chronic fatigue syndrome
Naviax's metabolism paper is about as big as you think - MEAction
Blood simple?- A new test may diagnose a mysterious illness, and also help to explain it


Edited version of my interview with Matt Todd for the PLOS ASAP awards, video by Adrian Tan
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Frog leg steak art Innovation


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Alcohol causes cancer by Ian Woolf,
Oron Catts talks about Symbiotica and frog leg steak art,
Richard Brophy talks about Innovators Club,
Part 2 of Dr Bernard Robertson-Dunn on electronic health records.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-08-18 18.44.27
Oron Catts
Symbiotica

MY Health Records - Australian Privacy Foundation
ICIT report outlines ways breaches can ruin patients' lives

The Innovators Club

Alcohol is a direct cause of seven ​​forms of cancer, finds study
Alcohol consumption as a cause of cancer

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My Health Records -private?


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Grow your own rocket fuel, by Ian Woolf
Dr Bernard Robertson-Dunn talks about privacy problems with Australia's national electronic health records.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Dr Bernard Robertson-Dunn

Australian Privacy Foundation: My Health Record
My Health Record 'dumb and useless': Australian Privacy Foundation
Australian Government Digital Agency: My Health Record - Managing access, privacy and security
Millions of Health Records Appear for Sale on Dark Web
eHealth record changes raise ire of privacy advocates
Dead people given e-health records in latest bungle for $1 billion government program
Oz e-health privacy: after a breach is too late
Revamped Australian e-health system passes Parliament

E-health record signup boost on back of public hospital push
Opt-out e-health a 'fundamental breach of trust': Victorian regulator

Anammox synthesizes ‘rocket fuel’ hydrazine with special protein
We're a step closer to powering rockets with bacteria
The inner workings of the hydrazine synthase multiprotein complex
Characterization of anammox hydrazine dehydrogenase, a key N2-producing enzyme in the global nitrogen cycle


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Exo-planets - another Earth?


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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 Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Chris Tinney
Exoplanetary Science At UNSW

Earth-like planet around Proxima Centauri discovered

Wissenschaftliche Sensation: Mögliche zweite Erde in unserer Nachbarschaft entdeckt

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Life, the Universe & Carnivorous plants


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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 hosted by Ian Woolf

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Mark Colyvan


Carnivorous Nutrition in Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes spp.) via an Unusual Complement of Endogenous Enzymes
Enzymes from carnivorous plant could help people digest gluten
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#Censusfail or Privacy?


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How has privacy been endangered by the Australian Census? by Ian Woolf
Dr Bernard Robertson-Dunn from the Australian Privacy Foundation talks about the Australian Census 2016.
Honest Australian Census advert by The Juice media
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

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Bernard Robertson-Dunn

The Problems with the 2016 Census - Australian Privacy Foundation
2016 is census year! But you can stick your census in your ear, you won't get any data here - cartoon
Census 2016 - Electronic Frontiers Australia
#CensusFail
Privacy and the 2016 Census - Bill McLennan
Census scepticism as privacy comes under threat
ABS is behind controversial proposal to axe the 2016 census, not the Abbott government
If you're worried about privacy, you should worry about the 2016 census
Census 2016: Privacy advocates say people's names should not be retained
Australian Bureau of Statistics reports 14 data breaches since 2013
#CensusFail: Why people are worried about the census
Freedom of Information request about uses of Census data - censored by the Australian Government
ABS forced to defend Census website security
Census workers using mobile phone apps - on their own phones
The Australian Census 2016 Controversy
Census chaos feeds pensioner anxiety
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has made a hash of the census
Japan's top court has approved blanket surveillance of the country's Muslims
People Are Completely Flipping Out About The Census And Here’s Why
Pirate Party Calls for Census Boycott Due to Privacy Concerns
Five million Danish ID numbers sent to Chinese firm
What’s wrong with the 2016 Census and what can we do?
IBM wins $9.6m to host eCensus in 2016
SAVE OUR CENSUS - Greens petition
Mark No Religion Census 2016
The consequences of dropping the ball in digital engagement - The ABS and Australian Census 2016
Census Bureau database breached by hackers
Census 2016- the digital Australia Card
How To Dodge Census 2016 To Protect Your Privacy
Hundreds referred for prosecution since 1990 for failure to complete census
Oz stats bureau deploys a bot to harvest Twitter IDs
2015 internal Privacy Impact Statement from the Australian Bureau of Statistics
You share your life on Facebook...and you’re worried about your Government? by Ben Dechrai
ABS quietly drops Census data security claim
Census 2016: Will collecting names result in bad data? - Science Party
Not Home On Census Night? The ABS Will Still Find You
Why I’m taking leave of my Census: a privacy expert’s reluctant boycott
Privacy, confidentiality & security
Why you might want to become a Jedi Knight for this year’s Census
Brenda the civil disobedience penguin stars in census night cage fight!
2016 Census name and address collection: Is it legal?
Privacy, confidentiality & security
DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE MY NAME ON MY CENSUS FORM?
Media coverage of #CensusFail - Little Bird Network
Many People are Very Concerned about the Census of 9 August 2016 - Roger Clarke
Australian Census 2016 - Security myth and function creep
Fake census workers try to trick people into sharing their personal details
Census name generator


Privacy, confidentiality & security


The Juice Media

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Retro trivia special


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Ian has the flu this week, so here's the trivia special from 2009:

Join Marc West, Victoria Bond and Ian Woolf as we tackle questions in mathematics, biology, popular science and chemistry. Can you do better than the team?
Produced and Panelled by Marc West
Also starring Victoria Bond and Ian Woolf

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Mr Science Show - Marc West

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Fine tuning for Life


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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 Ian Woolf

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Luke Barnes
Luke Barnes' blog contributions
Letters to Nature blog


Phototactic guidance of a tissue-engineered soft-robotic ray

A Cyborg Stingray Made of Rat Muscles and Gold
Synthetic Stingray May Lead To A Better Artificial Heart - NPR interview
This Swimming Stingray Robot Is Powered by Real, Living Rat Cells
This Tiny Robot Stingray Made From Gold And Rat Hearts Can Also Swim
Made of gold, powered by heart cells of rats – meet the robo-ray

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Music inspired by Space


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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 by Ian Woolf.

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Ephemera Ensemble

Paul Francis' Sounds of the Universe

Cluster failure: Why fMRI inferences for spatial extent have inflated false-positive rates
IgNobel Prize in Neuroscience: The dead salmon study
Bibliometrics of Cluster Inference
Don’t Be So Quick to Flush 15 Years of Brain Scan Studies
A software bug could render the last 15 years of brain research meaningless


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Oz in High Earth Orbit


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CFS identified by gut, by Ian Woolf,
Tom Crosten talks about building a little satellite for QB50,
William Crowe starts a business mapping all the asteroids.
Why is Uranus upside-down? by Fred Watson
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-05-25 19.12.15
Tom Crosten

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William Crowe

High Earth Orbit Robotics
2016-06-20 19.58.08
Fred Watson

Reduced diversity and altered composition of the gut microbiome in individuals with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
Indicator of chronic fatigue syndrome found in gut bacteria
ME isn’t just ‘exercise phobia’: it’s a physical illness
First official UK death from chronic fatigue syndrome

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Science Party Australian Election bonus edition


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Brendan Clarke talks about the National Broadband Network,
James Jansson talks about the need for an Australian Space Agency,
James Coffey talks about the Science Party's Energy policy.
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

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James Jansson

2016-06-02 19.51.13
Brendan Clarke

2016-06-02 20.03.09
James Coffey

Science Party

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Swarm intelligence


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Fair go for CSIRO by Ian Woolf,
Tanya Latty talks about applying swarm intelligence,
Phil Dooley tells a Physics Fairy Tale at Physics in The Pub.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Tanya Latty

2016-06-20 21.15.18
Phil Dooley
Phil up on Science

CPSU steps up campaign against CSIRO job cuts
Petition to save CSIRO

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Heat shock for longer life and Physics poetry


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Autism treated with good guts by Ian Woolf,
Mark Febbraio talks about heat shock proteins and longer life,
Heather Catchpole recites physics poems in the pub.
Production checked by Charles Willock.
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Mark Febbraio
2016-06-20 20.50.25
Heather Catchpole at Physics in The Pub
Refraction Media

Microbial Reconstitution Reverses Maternal Diet-Induced
Social and Synaptic Deficits in Offspring

Microbial Reconstitution Reverses Maternal Diet-Induced
Social and Synaptic Deficits in Offspring - PDF

A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice - Eureka Alert
A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice - Science Daily
Study Suggests Probiotic Promotes Gastrointestinal Health in Infants
Psychobiotics and the gut–brain axis: in the pursuit of happiness
Gut bacteria found to reverse autism-related social behavior

Maternal Metabolic Conditions and Risk for Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Maternal obesity and increased risk for autism and developmental delay among very preterm infants
The risk of maternal obesity to the long-term health of the offspring
The Association of Maternal Obesity and Diabetes With Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Association Between Maternal Obesity and Autism Spectrum Disorder in Offspring: A Meta-analysis.
Obesity, diabetes in mom increases risk of autism in child
Maternal obesity, diabetes tied to increased autism risk in kids
Maternal metabolic risk factors for autism spectrum disorder—An analysis of electronic medical records and linked birth data
Parental Obesity and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Cellf - making a musician


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The science policies of seven parties competing in the Australian Federal Election by Ian Woolf,
Guy Ben-Ary talks about Cellf - a dish of living neurons that jams with human musicians.
Celff in performance with string trio Jon Rose, Clayton Thomas and Darren Moore.
Production checked by Charles Willock
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-06-11 20.03.53
Guy Ben-Ary's Cellf

A web page table summarising the Science and Technology policies of the Liberals, Nationals, Labor, Greens, Science Party, Arts Party, and Pirates

Liberals
The Coalition's Policy To
Expand Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Through P-TECH Style Pilot Schools

P-TECH Australia
The National Innovation and Science Agenda
Liberal Party of Australia, Our Plan: PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT
Fact check: Science, research and innovation spending cut to 'historic low' - 0.56 per cent of GDP, an equal record low since Treasury started publishing data in the late 1970s
'We need these jobs here': Irish workers pursued for National Broadband Network

Nationals
The Nationals For Regional Australia Policy: INNOVATION AND SCIENCE AGENDA (see Liberal Party website for details)

Labor

POWERING INNOVATION: The third wave of Labor’s innovation reforms

Future SMART: Educating for the jobs of tomorrow
Girls into code
Labor Climate Change Action Plan Policy
Labor To Reverse Government's CSIRO Cuts, Invest $250 Million

Greens
SECURING OUR FUTURE THROUGH R&D: Our plan to increase Australia’s investment in research and innovation to 4% of GDP.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Innovations in science and technology are essential to meeting the challenges of climate change and transitioning to a sustainable society.

REPOWERING OUR HOMES AND BUSINESSES
Clean energy. Clean water. A Healthy Reef.
No nuclear power, weapons or mining. Future generations must not be burdened with toxic nuclear waste for which there is no safe disposal.

Science Party
Science Party Policy: Science and Research
Science Party Policy: Energy
Science Party Policy: Space
Why Nuclear Fusion Is Always 30 Years Away
Thorium skepticism - Diffusion
Thorium cars run on rainbows - Diffusion
Nuclear Power for Australia? part 1 Dr Massimo Salvatores discusses Thorium as an alternative nuclear fuel

Arts Party
Arts Party Policy - Education: STEAM not STEM - AKA (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths)
Arts Party policy - Supporting our creative industries: Creating a Space Industry
Arts Party policy - Improving our Community: Climate Change

Pirate Party
Pirate Party platform: Modernising the patent system
Pirate Party Policy - Education: Develop an Australian Science Plan
Decadal Plan - National Committee for Space Science

PDF of table summarising the Science and Technology policies of the Liberals, Nationals, Labor, Greens, Science Party, Arts Party, and Pirates

2016-06-11 20.49.03

2016-06-11 20.30.25

2016-06-11 20.04.16

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More Carbs for longer life


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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 by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-05-12
David Le Couteur
Charles Perkins Centre - University of Sydney

Solar energy world first in Australia - 40% solar concentrated 2014
Raygen
Milestone in solar cell efficiency by UNSW engineers 2016 unconcentrated solar
Scientists say proposed cuts could “wipe out” solar research in Australia
ARENA backs plan to use solar energy for alumina smelting


Universe is expanding up to 9% faster than we thought, say scientists
Surprise! The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Scientists Thought

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Seahorse sex and smart looms


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Excitement in the air by Ian Woolf,
Camilla Whittington talks about seahorse sex,
Seahorse by Jonathan Coulton from jonathancoulton.com,
Andrew Whalen talks about Robobuilt smart looms.
Production checked by Charles Willock
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-05-13
Camilla Whittington

2016-05-04 15.48.23
Andrew Whalen and Jackson Baker

2016-05-04 15.49.39
RoboBuilt


Cinema audiences reproducibly vary the chemical composition of air during films, by broadcasting scene specific emissions on breath
Scientists measure cinema air, know which film you're watching


Jonathan Coulton

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Solar racing and women's ageing part 2


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Australian science has become a political playground by Ian Woolf,
Part 2 of Judy Ford talking about slowing women's ageing,
Will Green talks about the Sunswift solar racer.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-05-5

2016-05-04 13.28.04
Sunswift solar racing

Dr Judy Ford
Judy Ford's EZ Fertility

CSIROstaffcount
Subtract the 2015 staff headcount from the 2013 staff headcount to get the number of jobs cut from CSIRO during the Abbott/Turnbull Government.

IPA 75 point plan for Australia
CSIRO Annual Reports
Coke trial a sweet start for Data61 spin-off Hivery
CSIRO cuts: Without climate modelling, we won't be able to adapt
Protect Research Rally (Diffusion)
CSIRO Freedom Of Information Log 2015-16
CSIRO cuts were about taking focus off 'public-good research', emails show
CSIRO's global reputation 'trashed' and new science body needed, Senate told
Global sea-level expert John Church made to walk the plank
CSIRO head Larry Marshal sued over technology firm collapse
If the CSIRO won't do research for the public good, who will?
Larry Marshall's reappointment agreed by Turnbull government but not made public
Science and Industry Research Act 1949

Secret recording of CSIRO Chief telling scientists only Governments can determine public good, even when they tell you to find new ways to burn coal - the Government not the public are the customer.
Background Briefing: The inconvenient scientists

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Slowing women's ageing


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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
High-velocity OH megamasers in IRAS 20100-4156: Evidence for a Supermassive Black Hole
Monster black hole 3 billion times the mass of the sun formed by trio of colliding galaxies
ASKAP test finds "monster" black hole

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RobotX Carp telepresence


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Carp! by Ian Woolf,
A round-up of the Australian Biological Ageing Conference by Ian Woolf - part 2,
Jarrah Peddie talks about the RobotX competition and Underwater Autonomous Vehicles at CeBIT,
Jake Fountain returns to talk about Tele-presence and tele-soccer, at CeBIT.
I Feel Fantastic by Jonathan Coulton,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-05-04 12.46.51
Jarrah Peddie

2016-05-5
Jake Fountain

UON RobotX team


Using herpes virus to eradicate feral fish? Carp diem!
National Carp Control Plan


Jonathan Coulton

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Pulsar glitches and biological ageing


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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 and hosted by Ian Woolf

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The 'glitching' of the Vela pulsar
Temporal Evolution of the Vela Pulsar's Pulse Profile

Australian Biology of Ageing Conference
First Biology of Ageing Conference explores how to prolong life, maintain health

Fertility improved, infertility 'reversed' in mice: promising new research

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Pursuing pulsars, part 1


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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

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The 'glitching' of the Vela pulsar
Temporal Evolution of the Vela Pulsar's Pulse Profile


Brain-to-text: decoding spoken phrases from phone representations in the brain
Speech Recognition from Brain Activity
‘Brain-to-Text’ system converts speech brainwave patterns to text


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Biohacking baby formula


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Electric gustation by Ian Woolf,
Meow Ludo talks about biohacking baby formula with proteins from breast milk.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-02-04 22.41.44


Biofoundry



Human Augmentation lab

The taste of electric currents part 2
Japan invents electric 'salt-flavoured fork'
Japanese researchers create electric fork that alters the taste of food
No salt, no problem! Japanese Electro Fork zaps flavour into your mouth
This electric fork simulates a salty flabvour by shocking your tongue
Controling saltiness without salt: Evaluation of taste change by applying and releasing cathodal current
Electric Fork Adds Taste to Salt-free Meal
Japanese Researchers Creates Electric Fork That Alters the Taste of Food
Communication by changes in taste (slideshow)
Electric cup changes the way consumers taste drink
Virtual Reality conquers sense of taste

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Sly Moulds


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Robot cars driving blind people, Direct to brain bionic eyes, and lithium for long life by Ian Woolf,
Chris Reid talks about slime mould and their emergent behaviour.
Production checked by Charles Willock.
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

Chris Reid

Chris Reid

Slime (courtesy Audrey Dussutour)


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Blind man chosen to test Google's driver-less car

Wireless bionic eye trials
Monash Vision Group bionic eye
Success stories in commercialisation: Bionic Eye
Australia's bionic eye

Lithium Promotes Longevity through GSK3/NRF2-Dependent Hormesis
Fruit flies live longer on lithium
Lithium study helps scientists unlock ageing puzzle

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STEAM through space bubbles


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Its raining innovation by Ian Woolf,
Solange Cunin talks about launching QuebRider's STEAM projects,
John Barrow talks about the Eternal Bubble Multiverse,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-03-30 20.19.04

730 Report Turnbull under fire for $10m water deal
Australian Rain Corporation
Paradise Dam Bundaberg Queensland trial 2008 (PDF)
Turnbull pumps $10m into rainmaking gamble
Malcolm Turnbull the rain man who speaks with forked tongue.
Cloud Ionization, Electric Rainmaking, and Laser-guided Weather Modification
WMO DOCUMENTS ON WEATHER MODIFICATION
How ATLANT™ works
Turnbull's $10m for 'rainmakers' with no proof
Clouds form over rainmaking technology
Rainmaking in Middle Eastern Desert: Success or Scam?
Dirty deals?
Australian Academy of Science Statement—Rain making proposal unscientific
Austran Rain trial reports
Malcolm Turnbull’s own $11 million donation/bribery scam comes back to haunt him
No Such Thing As A Free Lunch With Turnbull
Treasurer for sale: Joe Hockey offers privileged access
Malcolm the miracle worker
Contentious rain-making machine tested at Willunga
They've Made It Rain in the Desert -- or Have They?
Expert Team on
Weather Modification

Malcolm Turbull - Rain Man

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Kids 3D print Internet Barbie


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Stem cells seeded on apples to make organs for transplant by Ian Woolf,
Patrick Catanzariti talks about kids 3D printers, the perils of Internet Barbie, and how to develop for emerging techgnologies.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

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Patrick Catanzariti


A promising way to grow body parts … using an apple
Spiderwort
DIY CO2 Incubator Bioreactor for Mammalian Cell Culture
Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Working Human Hearts From Stem Cells

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AI, smart watches and augmented reality


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New physics may have been seen at LHC by Ian Woolf,
PatCat talks about Artificial Intelligence, Smart watches and Augmented Reality.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Patrick Catanzariti DevDiner


Angular analysis of the B 0 → K *0 μ + μ − decay using 3 fb−1 of integrated luminosity
Do we see the trailer for the upcoming blockbuster of LHC?
LHC sees hint of boson heavier than Higgs
Who ordered that?
Hints of new LHC particle get slightly stronger
New Results From CERN Indicate There Is Something Very Wrong With Particle Physics
Simulation of Rare Decay of Bs Meson
Evidence For Fifth Fundamental Force Grows: Latest LHC Results Indicate The Existence Of Mystery Particle

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Embryonic stem cells and crocodiles again


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Crocodiles climb, and use tools, while alligators make video by Ian Woolf,
Michael Morris spoke with Ian Woolf about investigating the basic science of embryology to find out how embryonic stem cells become all other cells.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf
(originally broadcast 2014-02-17)


Michael Morris
Climbing behaviour in extant crocodilians
Crocodilians use tools for hunting




Animal-Borne Imaging Reveals Novel Insights into the Foraging Behaviors and Diel Activity of a Large-Bodied Apex Predator, the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
Watch: Alligators' Hunting Secrets Revealed by Crittercams

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Science Poetry Slam rewind


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Urine power news by Ian Woolf.
Highlights from the Science Spoken Word Spectacular from:
Ian Bryce "Ode to the Higgs" and "The Bull's Lament",
Vanessa Hill "When you wish upon a star",
Lou Steer "The Demon Duck of Doom" and "View from a Distant Porthole",
Ricky Pannowitz "Science doesn't rhyme with anything".
Organised by Rebecca Rose, Jack Peck and Ariel Pavez.
Recording by Merran Winchester.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf
(originally broadcast 2013-07-22)


Science Poetry poster
Word In hand
Blue Space Poetry! Jam
Australian Science Communicators
All The Best
Harold Park Hotel
Science Poetry on stage
Science Poetry Slam winner!

Army rations rehydrated by urine (2004)
Urine Battery Turns Pee Into Power (2005)
Imagining A Future of Pee Power: Urine the Money (2010)
Mobile phone runs on urine power (2013)
Waste to Real Energy: the first MFC powered mobile phone (2013)

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Physics of Music revisited


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First plants were carnivorous by Ian Woolf.
Professor Joe Wolfe from the UNSW speaks to Ian Woolf about the Physics of Music and Voice.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Hungry algae may explain how plants became green
A Modern Descendant of Early Green Algal Phagotrophs
Music science at UNSW
PhysClips
Complementarity of speech and music

Joe Wolfe

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Hackagong and Biofoundry


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Water safety scientists sacked, by Ian Woolf,
Travis Wall talks about HackaGong,
Meow Ludo Meow Meow tells us about the Biofoundry's plans for 2016.
24/7 Lecture by Professor Sarah Lewis on Fireflies from the IgNobel Prizes ceremony 2015.
Production checked by Charles Willock.
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-02-04 22.04.49
Travis Wall
Hackagong

2016-02-04 22.41.44
Meow Ludo Meow Meow
Biofoundry


Sydney's drinking water at risk if underground coal mine expansion approved in Lake Cataract catchment, scientists say
CSIRO climate programs to halve

NSW water supplier warned about coal mine near catchment
Coal mine expansion could cause 'unacceptable' loss of water from catchment, WaterNSW warns

'Worst thing ... in decades': Fears for Sydney's drinking water

Sydney water quality could be jeopardised by WaterNSW job cuts, Labor says
1998 Sydney water crisis (wikipedia)
Sydney water crisis due to corporatisation

Creeping Garden
Buy tickets to Sydney viewing of Creeping garden


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Fate of the Universe


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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,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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John Barrow (Photo courtesy of Michael Gal)

Gravitational waves finally detected at LIGO
Gravitational waves - Australian scientists central role in their discovery
CSIRO hailed contribution to gravitation waves find for work done by axed unit
Australian Centre for Precision Optics

Creeping Garden
Buy tickets to Sydney viewing of Creeping garden

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Tentative Findings report
Respond to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Tentative Findings report here
Royal Commission: Nuclear Power Unviable, But Waste Storage Lucrative

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Innovation Engineering


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Climate scientists take to the streets by Ian Woolf,
Rowan Braham talks about Innovation Engineering at Laing O'Rourke.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-02-04 21.42.58
Rowan Braham

CSIRO head Larry Marshall defends climate research cuts as angry scientists protest in Melbourne
Why I turned down a DECRA to work in the United States
CSIRO puts 350 staff on notice in Netflix-style culture revamp
Correcting the Public Record on Changes at CSIRO
Climate science on chopping block as CSIRO braces for shake-up
CSIRO Chief Larry Marshall Silent On Channel Island­s Tax Trust
CSIRO Head Accused Of Misleading And Deceptive Conduct By Shareholders
CSIRO Head Larry Marshal Sued Over Technology Firm Collapse
Killer climate: tens of thousands of flying foxes dead in a day
CSIRO puts 350 staff on notice in Netflix-style culture revamp
CSIRO executives asked to justify deep cuts to climate science
Climate scientists protest CSIRO staff cuts to climate research programs
CSIRO boss Larry Marshall sorry for saying politics of climate 'more like religion than science'
CSIRO chief Larry Marshall points his ship into a scientific storm
CSIRO boss’s failed logic over climate science could waste billions in taxes
Australia to be 'isolated' from global research after CSIRO climate cuts: WMO

Cambodian Flying Foxes
Grey headed Flying fox

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Space Psychology Array


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Electric brains by Ian Woolf,
Adena Silverstein on the psychology of space travel,
Matthew Whiting on processing Big Data from the Australian Square Kilometre Array pathfinder telescope.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2016-01-27 20.51.35
Adena Silverstein

2015-10-28 15.27.24
Matthew Whiting
2015-10-28 15.25.51


Can Neural Activity Propagate by Endogenous Electrical Field?
Brain waves may be spread by weak electrical field
Weak electrical field found to carry information around the brain



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Blockchain Citizen Science


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Venus flytraps can count to five by Ian Woolf,
Decentralise all the things by Ian Woolf,
Clement Epie talks about blockchain Cellabz and La Paillaise biohacking,
Kasek Galgal talks about emerging technologies for developing economies, at the Sydney 2015 Blockchain workshop.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2015-12-12
Kasek Gulgul

2015-12-10 15.12.49
Plantoid

2015-12-10 15.12.17
Plantoid

2015-12-10 11.06.40

Cellabz - blockchain and beyond


PLANTOID – by PRIMAVERA DE FILIPPI, DAVID BOVILL, VINCENT ROUDAUT AND SARA RENAUD
Plantoid - blockchain based art
Plantoid - the blockchain based art that makes itself

Understanding the blockchain - O'Reilly
Blythe Masters Firm Raises Cash, Wins Australian Contract
The Face Behind Bitcoin (Newsweek 2014)
Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto probably Australian entrepreneur, reports claim
Libor to JP Morgan, Enron to Bernie Madoff: Counting the costs of a world of scandal
LIBOR Scandal: The Crime of the Century?
Banking Blockade
Credit card donations to WikiLeaks restored as Mastercard breaks ranks

The Venus Flytrap Dionaea muscipula Counts Prey-Induced Action Potentials to Induce Sodium Uptake
Some Plants Can Count
Venus flytrap plants can 'count' to five







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Plasma rocket science


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Free speech for kids with autism by Ian Woolf,
Paddy Neumann talks about his plasma rocket engines at OrbitOz,
All about that space by NASA Johnson Space Centre interns,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2015-11-33
Dr Paddy Neumann
Neumann Space

Alarm at autism doctor shopping for diagnoses by Rick Morton (The Australian)
National Institute Of Mental Health Forsakes the DSM, the Bible Of Psychiatry
DSM-5 Field Trials Discredit the American Psychiatric Association

Even Some Establishment Psychiatrists Embarrassed by New DSM-5 Mental Illnesses—Is It Time to Abolish the Psychiatric Diagnostic Bible?

Autistic boy locked inside cell-like room...again
Photos of cage used to restrain boy with autism at Canberra school become public
Disability minister horrified, families sickened by 'coffin-like' box
Mother accused of chaining up autistic son in Blacktown was 'desperate'
Medicare Items Under the "Helping Children with Autism" Package

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Star-seeking robots touch language


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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 Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2015-10-30
Nuria Lorente

Starbugs
Australian Astronomical Observatory
Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems Conferences

2015-08-31 18.59.31
Heba Khamis

Interpreting the language of touch

Dissociation and hallucinations in dyads engaged through
interpersonal gazing

Weird things start to happen when you stare into someone's eyes for 10 minutes
Staring into someone’s eyes for 10 minutes induces an altered state of consciousness

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Real Space Cowboys and Star AI


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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 by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.


2016-01-05 11.02.59
Ed Buckbee
Space Camp
One Giant Leap


2015-10-28 14.52.53
Elise Hampton

Three planets orbiting Wolf 1061
Discovery: Nearby star hosts closest alien planet in the “habitable zone”
Wolf 1061c: closest planet found orbiting in a star's habitable zone 14 light years from Earth

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Visual illusions for computer vision


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Brain ageing and Alzheimers disease reversed in mice by Ian Woolf,
Astrid Zeman's talk about visual illusions at Ultimo Library,
Astrid Zeman chats about illusions and computer vision.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2015-11-11 18.07.07

Astrid Zeman
Astrid Zeman on Triple J Unearthed
Akiyoshi's illusion pages


AGING, November 2015, Vol 7 N11 "A comprehensive multiomics approach
toward understanding the relationship between aging
and dementia" (PDF)
Experimental drug targeting Alzheimer's disease shows anti-aging effects - Salk Institute
Experimental drug targeting Alzheimer's disease shows anti-aging effects - Medical Xpress
Alzheimer's drug candidate may be first to prevent disease progression
Experimental Alzheimer’s drug shows anti-ageing effects, surprising researchers

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Ig Nobel Prizes 2015 special edition


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Diffusion news update by Ian Woolf,
Ig Nobel Prizes ceremony hosted by Marc Abrams, featuring medicinal kissing, unboiling an egg, and natural disaster entrepreneurs.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

Annals of Improbable Research
AIR Ig Nobels 2015

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3D printed Jewellery baldness cure


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Bacteria for baldness by Ian Woolf,
3D printed Jewellery with Caitlin Dubler,
Not the news - Melbourne Uni space program, Colourful fish, ads on your phone, CMBP research node, Healing yoga sounds, 7 tips for sunglasses, gender equality in ICT, peek inside a painting with synchrotron, carbon-dated kidney stones, and head-banging Aussie bees by Ian Woolf
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

2015-11-21 16.03.49
Caitlin Dubler
Dubler Design


IGEM Team Technion
Can these Technion students cure baldness?

University of Melbourne Space Program
Colour matters in display of fish aggression
Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics
The Promise of Diversity - Gender Equality in the ICT Profession (pdf)
Frederick McCubbin The North wind
Nuclear technique reveals 'stone age'
Headbanging Aussie bee takes a heavy metal approach to pollination

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IdeasBoom Educating for the Future


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The National Innovation Ideas Boom by Ian Woolf,
Jackie Slaviero talks about educating for the future,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

IMG_0151
Jackie Slaviero
One Giant Leap

National Innovation and Science Agenda Report
Biomedical Translation Fund
ARC Linkage Projects

We still have a GP co-payment by stealth
CSIRO cuts jobs in rich Wi-Fi division
Unleashing Australia’s innovation potential

'So f**ked': Leading startup mentor Pete Cooper drops a bomb on Malcolm Turnbull's innovation statement

Shhhh, don’t tell Mal, but tech start-ups are a terrible investment

Innovation statement: PM Malcolm Turnbull calls for 'ideas boom' as he unveils $1b vision for Australia's future
CSIRO gets #ideasboom reprieve, but damage already done
Malcolm Turnbull on innovation: 'This is the opportunity of the 21st century'
Destruction of the NBN - analysis
Malcolm Turnball - they vote for you
Carr: CSIRO still worse off than before election
National Innovation and Science Agenda: Turnbull releases $1bn massive list of new policies
Scrimp now, pay later: CSIRO cuts could stifle long-term research

Keep Calm And BOOM: Twitter Gets Innovative With Turnbull's Announcement
Malcolm Turnbull’s #IdeasBoom Triggers Spate Of Truly Terrible/Amazing Ideas
Twitter mocks Malcolm’s Kevin Rudd moment with innovative ideas boom tweets

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Dark matter anyon computing


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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 Ian Woolf

2015-10-25 15.59.41
Catherine de Burgh-Day

2015-10-25 15.58.42
New trick uses velocity maps to measure weak lensing directly
Direct Shear Mapping: Prospects for Weak Lensing Studies of Individual Galaxy–Galaxy Lensing Systems

2015-08-31 18.51.15
Robert Pfeiffer
2015-08-31 18.51.50
Robert Pfeiffer and Sarah Brooker

Pfeifer group

Can people with type 2 diabetes live longer than those without? A comparison of mortality in people initiated with metformin or sulphonylurea monotherapy and matched, non-diabetic controls
Metformin improves healthspan and lifespan in mice
Metformin promotes
lifespan through mitohormesis via the peroxiredoxin PRDX-2

Study shows type 2 diabetics can live longer than people without the disease
Type 2 diabetics can live longer than people without the disease
Recent Advances in the Use of Metformin: Can Treating Diabetes Prevent Breast Cancer?
Metformin: A Prescription for Longevity?
Drug trial of Metformin to begin, may increase lifespan to 120
No more Alzheimer’s? World’s first anti-aging drug could let you live more than 120 years in good health
World’s first anti-ageing drug could see humans live to 120
10 pence a day drug could help millions live longer
Diabetes Drug, Metformin, May Increase Lifespan Of Non-Diabetics; The Importance Of Controlling Blood Sugar

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Heatwave detecting cancer


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Clean water from thin air by Ian Woolf,
Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick talks about heatwaves - measuring and predicting them,
Majid Warkiani talks about developing a blood test for all cancers,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick
Scorcher: Heat waves

2015-08-31 18.36.29
Majid Warkiani
Fresh Science 2015


Dutch Rainmaker
Dutch Rainmaker's pilot installation succesfully generates water out of air in Umm Al Himam, Kuwait
Dutch rainmaker: offshore process water
Wind turbine to harvest energy and water from desert air
Flash evaporation

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DNA bitcoin Virtual Astronomy


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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.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

2015-10-25 15.36.34
Andre Schaaf and Kai Polsterer
2015-10-25 16.02.35

Smartphones, Dark Matter & Code – Kai Polsterer @ ADASS in Sydney
Computer Science helps astronomers exploring the sky
Strasbourg Astronomical Data Centre
International Virtual Observatory Alliance

GeneCoin - Make a backup of yourself using bitcoin
GeneCoin FAQ
Genecoin: DNA for the Blockchain
A Mysterious Entity Named Genecoin Wants To Backup Your DNA With Bitcoin
Genecoin offers you digital immortality… via Bitcoin!

Jonathan Coulton

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Virtual Observatory defeating salt


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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 checked by Charles Willock.
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2015-10-28 14.36.25
Yeshe Fenner
AStronomy Australia

2015-08-31 18.30.57
Natalie Lister (note sparkler!)

2015-08-31 18.31.19

Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems Conferences
All-Sky Virtual Observatory

Effect Of High Potassium Diet On Endothelial Function
Fresh Science


Structural and functional rejuvenation of the aged brain by an approved anti-asthmatic drug
Asthma drug could rejuvenate ageing brains, study suggests
Asthma drug reverses aging in the brain of mice
Australian Asthma Handbook: Guide to preventers: montelukast
The ageing systemic milieu negatively regulates neurogenesis and cognitive function


Jonathan Coulton

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Antarctic astronomy biofuel catalyst


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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 Ian Woolf.

JessicaStanley
Jessica Stanley
Fresh Science

Astronomy from Antarctica
Star-forming cloud seen from Antarctica

Antarctica Shines as Icy Bastion of Space Science


WHO press release on processed meat and cancer (pdf)
IARC Monographs Questions and Answers
Q&A on the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat and processed meat
Processed meats do cause cancer - WHO
Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes – WHO

Meat and tobacco: the difference between risk and strength of evidence


Bacon Causes Cancer? Sort of.Not really.Ish.

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Gene repair, eggs and entropy


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LHC tests Rainbow Gravity,
Daraprim for a dollar by Ian Woolf,
Elizabeth Hinde describes how to see genes repaired for Fresh Science,
John August talks about the Egg and Entropy, part 2.
Production checked by Charles Willock.
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

2015-08-31 18.25.33-169
Elizabeth Hinde (apologies for the blur, I was too far from the stage)

Fresh Science
Imaging chromatin dynamics during DNA repair by fluctuation analysis (UNSW)
Spatiotemporal regulation of Heterochromatin Protein 1- alpha oligomerization and dynamics in live cells

John August's Permutations

Detection of mini black holes at the LHC could indicate parallel universes in extra dimensions
Extra dimensions, gravitons, and tiny black holes
Detecting black holes with ATLAS (ppt)
Synopsis: No Quantum Black Holes Detected at LHC
Absence of black holes at LHC due to gravity's rainbow
Could scientists soon discover a parallel universe?
Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

'Something may come through' dimensional 'doors' at LHC
CERN experiment to test if we can connect to another dimension
Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days
Will The Large Hadron Collider Open Up A Portal To Another Dimension?


Price-Gouging Pharma CEO Fuming As Rival Creates $1 Alternative AIDS Drug
Once a Notorious Short Seller, Martin Shkreli Now Sees a Future in Biotech
That Guy Who Is Price-Gouging AIDS Patients Also Did It to Kids with Kidney Disease

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Lateral, entropy, and the egg


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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.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

Jack Scanlon
Jack Scanlon
Lateral magazine
The Pseudoscientists Podcast

John August's Permutations

Fast-Moving Structures in the Debris Disk Around AU Microsc
opii

Unique structures spotted around nearby star: Mysterious ripples found racing through planet-forming disc
A Dusty Mystery Around AU Microscopii
Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch instrument - SPHERE

Planet Hunters X. KIC 8462852 – Where’s the flux?
Search For Intelligent Aliens Near Bizarre Dimming Star Has Begun

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Life and death of Stars


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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 Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

2015-09-21 14.54.28

#TeamMopra - Save the Mopra Telescope & Map the Milky Way
MOPRA Telescope
Mopra Survey
Mopra Central Molecular Zone survey

Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

They Might Be Giants


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Dynamics of expectation


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Nobel prize in Medicine for anti-parasite drugs by Ian Woolf
Dr Casimir MacGregor talks about the sociology of anti-ageing and stem cell tourism,
Glucose, glucose by Science Groove,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2015-09-18 13.45.57

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015
Thinking Drinkers: A beginner's guide to absinthe
Elixirs Made To Fight Malaria Still Shine On The Modern Bar
History Of Absinthe
Absinthe Fever: What is wormwood?
Synthetic anti-malarial compound is bad news for artemisia farmers

Our Quantum Future
Galactic Exploration: mapping the molecular clouds of the southern Milky Way

Science Groove (MP3s)

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Crowd-funding Galaxy Exploration


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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 Downie and Harry Bebbington,
Professor Michael Burton crowd-funds MOPRA to map the Delta Quadrant of the Galaxy,
Skullcrusher Mountain by Jonathan Coulton,
Production Checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

Michael Burton

#TeamMopra - Save the Mopra Telescope & Map the Milky Way
MOPRA Telescope
Mopra Survey
Mopra Central Molecular Zone survey

Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

Jonathan Coulton

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Inclusion soothes your genes


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Daraprim: Profiteering in Big Pharma,
and memorable Ape TV by Ian Woolf,
Professor Steve Cole explains what to do about the effects of isolation and insecurity on the regulation of gene expression,
Steve Trygel talks about the Sydney University Maker Club.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

2015-08-19 21.29.42
Professor Steve Cole

2015-08-16 16.47.44
Steve Trygel from Sydney University maker Club

Pharmaceutical Greed Villain Martin Shkreli Will Fight the Whole Internet
Company Acquires Rights To Drug Used By AIDS/Cancer Patients; Immediately Raises Per Pill Price From Under $14 To $750
Martin Shkreli Has One Idea, And It’s a Bad One
Market Exclusivity Is Sometimes Too Much
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and Their Disgusting Business Strategy

Retrophin CEO Under Fire for Twitter Faux Pas

The Most Unconscionable Drug Price Hike I Have Yet Seen
Generic Drugs: Daraprim
FDA: Frequently Asked Questions on Patents and Exclusivity
Food-borne illness: Toxoplasma

Great Apes Make Anticipatory Looks Based on Long-Term Memory of Single Events
Chimps Like Movies Starring People in Ape Suits
Chimps like watching thriller movies starring people wearing ape suits: study

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Change your genes


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Self-control or memory? by Ian Woolf
Professor Steve Cole explains the influence of personal experience on the regulation of your genes (part 1),
Chris from Create UNSW talks about live Pac man.
Put it to the test by They Might Be Giants,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

2015-08-19 21.29.42
Professor Steve Cole

2015-08-16 16.20.44
UNSW Create


Inhibition-Induced Forgetting Results from Resource Competition between Response Inhibition and Memory Encoding Processes
Inhibition-Induced Forgetting: When More Control Leads to Less Memory
Researchers show how self-control can drain your memory banks
Self-control saps memory resources
Willpower is in your mind, not in a sugar cube, say Stanford scholars
Beliefs about willpower determine the impact of glucose on self-control


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Black holes, worm holes and time machines


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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,
Red Shirt by Jonathan Coulton,
Production checked by Charles Willock
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Professor Geraint Lewis at the Sydney Institute of Astronomy

2015-08-16 16.37.49
Fletcher Thompson from Me 3D

Sydney Mini Maker Faire


CSIRO Data61
CSIRO Adrian Turner
NICTA now calls CSIRO home
‘I’d write a large cheque’: Atlassian’s proposal to save the Australian Technology Park in Sydney
CSIRO swallows NICTA to form Data61
Jobs for NSW
LinkedIn: David Thoadey
Wikipedia: David Thoadey
Former Telstra chief David Thodey appointed CSIRO chair
Adrian Turner's Blue Sky mining book
CSIRO swallows up NICTA to create Data61
CSIRO and NICTA merger to sprout start-up hubs, but jobs still at risk
Merged CSIRO and NICTA to become ‘Data61’
NICTA no more as CSIRO takes over
Up to 200 jobs could be lost as science bodies NICTA and CSIRO merge
Ex-Telstra chief David Thodey gets a $14.5m pay cheque
Telstra defends CEO's pay packet
Telstra CEO Calls for Shrinking of the Wage Gap
I can't defend my high salary, says Telstra CEO David Thodey


Jonathan Coulton

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Warp drive and Antigravity


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MRI can treat cancer as well as diagnose it by Ian Woolf,
Professor Geraint Lewis talks about how Relativity may allow faster than light travel by space warp, and antigravity,
Edric Hong explains how origami is mathematics,
Nicola O'Brien talks about Code Rangers, where kids control technology,
Carmel Morris talks about paper airplanes.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Geraint Lewis at Sydney Institute of Astronomy

2015-08-15 15.11.28
Nicola O'Brien of Code Rangers

2015-08-15 16.56.51
Edric Hong from Sydney Origami

2015-08-16 17.04.12
Carmel Morris


MRI scanners can steer tumour busting viruses to specific target sites within the body
Directing cell therapy to anatomic target sites in vivo with magnetic resonance targeting
Cancer breakthrough: MRI scanners can rid body of cancerous tumours, scientists claim
MRI scanners help doctors specifically target tumor treatment
MRI scans can deliver cancer therapy

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Future work, farmbot and Chiptunes


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Fearless smart mice created by altering a single gene by Ian Woolf,
Futurist Roger Lawrence talks about the future of work at the Augmented Reality meetup,
Tom D'netto builds a farmbot at the Sydney Mini Maker faire,
Nick Potsianos from the Classroom maker Collective, and
James Laird Wah turns old games into new musical instruments.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Roger Lawrence

2015-08-15 16.39.57
James Laird Wah AKA Professor Abrasive

2015-08-15 11.39.40

2015-08-15 16.15.11
Nick Potsianos is on the far right of the photo
Augmented Reality Sydney meetup
Sydney Mini Maker Faire

Specific Inhibition of Phosphodiesterase-4B Results in Anxiolysis and Facilitates Memory Acquisition.
“Brainy” mice raise hope of better treatments for cognitive disorders
Mice boosted with alteration of a single gene

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Singing Astronaut Special


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Dr Paul Willis from RI Aus TV, and Will Berryman from Hostworks talk about bringing Astronaut Chris Hadfield to 10 000 school-children around Australia at once.
Chris Hadfield answers questions and sings for the children.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

Sydney Science Festival
Royal Institution Australia
Paul Willis, Director of RI Aus
Will Berryman at Hostworks


Chris Hadfield's blog: Space Oddity


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Biological art and killer robots


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Beware the robots by Ian Woolf,
Jaden Hastings talks about her art and science at the Biofoundry,
Montgomery Guilhaus talks about virtual reality and 360 degree cameras.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.


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Jaden Hastings

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Montgomery Guilhaus
Triggar

2015-07-31 20.59.02

Autonomous Weapons: an Open Letter from AI & Robotics Researchers
Musk, Wozniak and Hawking urge ban on warfare AI and autonomous weapons
Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking Call for Ban on Autonomous Military Robots
Elon Musk: artificial intelligence is our biggest existential threat
Robot Security Guards Cruise Microsoft Campus
Elon Musk donates $10m to keep artificial intelligence good for humanity
Elon Musk says he invested in DeepMind over 'Terminator' fears
Research priorities for robust and beneficial artificial intelligence
Experts including Elon Musk call for research to avoid AI 'pitfalls'
Children Beating Up Robot Inspires New Escape Maneuver System
Samsung Techwin’s SGR-A1 robot
South Korea to field gun-cam robots on DMZ
South Korea deploys robot capable of killing intruders along border with North
Meet Russia's New Killer Robot
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says humans will be robots' pets

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Mind controlled brain art and artificial IQ


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Software beats humans on verbal IQ test by Ian Woolf,
Laura Jade talks about her mind-controlled illuminated brain art,
Sam Gentle explains how he helped make the mind-controlled colour-changing brain come to life.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Laura Jade

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Sam Gentle

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Lux Mentis

Solving Verbal Comprehension Questions in IQ Test by
Knowledge-Powered Word Embedding

A Chinese artificial intelligence program just beat humans in an IQ test
Artificially Intelligent Computer Outperforms Humans on IQ Test

Microsoft Verbal Intelligence test
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
IQ test: 'Artificial intelligence system as smart as a four year-old'
Computer smart as a 4-year-old
No, we didn't just create an AI that’s as smart as a 4-year old

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Falling cats and Stem cell tourism


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Military drones for farmers and cataracts dissolved with eye drops by Ian Woolf,
Dr Ken Silburn talks about falling cats and the dangers of DHMO,
Dr Heather Main talks about Stem Cell Tourism,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

Heather Main:

heather main byline

Ken Silburn:

KenSilburnHeadshootHESA
The Einstein Lecture 2015
iSTEM Space Academy

Ninox Robotics
Drones trialled to help reduce billion-dollar invasive pest animal problem
>Drones patrol for feral animals
Ninox Robotics is using drone technology to track feral animals
CASA Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)
Drone Laws in Australia: Are you flying your UAV / RPA legally?
Photos courtesy of Ninox Robotics:

IX7A2822
IX7A2870
IX7A2942
IX7A3004

Study Finds Cataracts Could Be Dissolved With Eye Drops
Eye drops could dissolve cataracts
Lanosterol reverses protein aggregation in cataracts

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Vaccination ethics and electricity wars


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Sydney Science festival news by Ian Woolf,
2015 Einstein lecturer Dr Ken Silburn talks about vaccination ethics and electricity wars,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

KenSilburnHeadshootHESA
The Einstein Lecture 2015
Sydney Science Festival 2015
Sydney Mini Maker Faire
Invigorating Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics
Sydney Mini Maker Faire 2014

Sydney Mini Maker Faire 2013

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What are you looking at?


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Plants put out the bat signal by Ian Woolf,
Tracking your attention with Dan Sovick,
Let them eat coal! by Ian Woolf,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Bats Are Acoustically Attracted to Mutualistic Carnivorous Plants
With acoustic reflector, carnivorous pitcher plants advertise themselves to bats
Carnivorous plant's sound echoes draw bats in
With Sonar-Reflecting Leaves, Plant Lures Bats to Poo in it

Political donations lean heavily towards Liberals
Coal mining industry has more power over Abbott Government than Minister for Agriculture

Liverpool Plains coal mine: Shenhua project will not affect water quality, NSW Premier Mike Baird says
Acland coal mine: Company seeking mine expansion donated $700,000 to LNP, federal Liberal Party
Shenhua coal project may undermine Baird's electoral chances
Explainer: Shenhua's Watermark coal mine in the Liverpool Plains in NSW

Despite slashed incentives, Australian solar won't die
Government pulls the plug on household solar
Wind farm ban will hurt solar, renewable industry says
Abbott government extends renewable energy investment ban to solar power
The Government's War On Wind And Solar Hurts Homes And Businesses
CEFC to expand access to solar PV for households and businesses
Solar bonus scheme
Clean Energy Finance Corporation could have legal grounds to fight wind and solar ban, lawyer says

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Hyperspectral fleet and Giant robots


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Mind controlled cockroaches and giant battling robots by Ian Woolf,
Brian Lim talks about tracking pollution from his fleet of hyperspectral satellites,
Todd the T1000 by Jonathan Coulton.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf


Brian Lim
Delta V Space Alliance

SJTUers Realize “Brain Control Cockroach”
Student creates cyborg cockroach that he can control with his THOUGHTS for science competition
Human To Cockroach Brain-Brain Interface Achieved
Cockroach leg controlled by human brain via Emotiv EPOC (video)
Researchers have worked out how to mind control cockroaches
Shanghai master's student controls cockroaches with 'brain link'
Cockroaches to the rescue: 'Cyborg' insects can help save people trapped in earthquakes
Cyborg cockroaches home in on sounds of distress
Cyborg roaches can save your life -- or be your wireless carrier
Robot Cockroaches and Mind-Controlled Robotic Insects Coming Soon Near You
Locomotion control of hybrid cockroach robots

/6600076>Giant human-piloted fighting robots to face off in battle after Japanese firm accepts US challenge



Jonathan Coulton

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Urthecast and space lasers


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Healthy high heels, Vaping for minors, Pluto fly-by, and Space lasers for Canberra by Ian Woolf,
Canada in Space with Marc Beaudry,
Singularity by Paul Rhodes,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

Marc LinkedIn (2)
Marc Beaudry

Urthecast: See the planet

Outback station to track space junk that threatens satellites
Australia to prevent 'Gravity' space crash with lasers (Update)
New center for space environmemt management announced in Australia
Move space junk with laser shots
Lasers to nudge space junk out harm's way
Space Environment Research Centre
Research Program 4: Preservation of the Space Environment
Electro Optic Systems
Mount Stromlo Observatory near Canberra to get $150m centre to combat space junk
New Australian research centre to remove space junk, save satellites and spacecraft
New Australian Space Environment Management Centre
WA space telescope could track Chinese satellites, missiles
Orbital Debris-Debris Collision Avoidance
Electro Optic Systems Defense - What we do

Engineers have designed high heels that you can actually walk in
The high-powered dream team trying to create a stiletto shoe as comfy as a trainer
The Rocket Scientists Making a More Comfortable High Heel

Get ready for New Horizons’ flyby of Pluto
The Path to Pluto: Mission Timeline
The Venetia Burney Student Dust Counter
KBO Hunting: How Hubble Rescued New Horizons
Increasing Variety on Pluto’s Close Approach Hemisphere, and a ‘Dark Pole’ on Charon

Global Drug Survey shows more are vaping e-cigarettes, while NSW laws stall
E-cigarette: NSW Parliament clamps down on electronic cigarettes, but loopholes remain
Simon Chapman: Why is Big Tobacco investing in e-cigarettes?
No butts about it: Cancer Council, cafe owners welcome new anti-smoking laws coming into effect


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Canada in Space & Google listens


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Google listening by Ian Woolf,
Canada's space success can teach Australia by Marc Beaudry,
Does the FIV vaccine prevent FIV? by Mark Westman at Famelab.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

Marc LinkedIn (2)


Debian bug report: chromium: unconditionally downloads binary blob
Google was downloading audio listeners onto computers without consent, say Chromium users - "We don’t know and can’t know what this black box does. But we see reports that the microphone has been activated, and that Chromium considers audio capture permitted"
Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth
Opt-out Chrome Hotword Shared Module
Hotword behaviour in chromium v43 (binary blob download)
Did Google spy on Chrome users with secret audio listeners?
Google was downloading audio listeners onto computers without consent, say Chromium users
Google's Chromium on Debian Is Listening In on Your Conversations
Google accused of spying on users with audio listener bundled with Chromium

Chrome Bugs Allow Sites to Listen to Your Private Conversations
Chrome bug allows malicious websites to spy on you

Is your Chrome browser spying on YOU? Expert warns cyber criminals could use Google voice recognition software to listen in on conversations

Malicious intent can turn Chrome speech recognition into spying device

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Brain nets and Broccoli


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Brain nets to catch your thoughts by Ian Woolf,
Astha Singh talks about Glucosinulates in Broccoli
Checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2015-06-10 18.19.07

Inspiring Australia

Syringe-injectable electronics
Injectable device delivers nano-view of the brain
Injectable brain implant spies on individual neurons
New Injectable Brain Implants Take Us One Step Closer To A Cyborg Future

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Brainwaves and Photonics


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Robot shops the Darknet by Ian Woolf
Ben Eggleton talks about his research into the physics of light,
Genevieve Steiner talks about using brainwaves to help cure Alzheimer's disease.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2015-03-24 19.50.45
Genevieve Steiner

2015-05-29 18.58.08
Professor Ben Eggleton
International Year Of Light
Frequently Asked Questions about the Darknet
Random Darknet Shopper
Swiss Public Prosecutor seizes and seals work by !Mediengruppe Bitnik
What happens when a software bot goes on a darknet shopping spree?
Here's How a Dark Market Bot Sent Ecstasy to an Art Gallery
Swiss Police Confiscate The Things Purchased Randomly By A Darknet Bot
DELIVERY FOR MR. ASSANGE
Is the Darknet a glimpse into the web of the future?
Shopping list: ecstasy, cloned credit cards, skeleton keys
The Best Things a Random Bot Bought on the Dark Net

An Evening with Ben Eggleton - 12 June 2015

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Photonics and quadcopters


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All you can eat diet for healthy mice by Ian Woolf,
Graphene propelled by light by Ian Woolf,
Ben Eggleton talks about the International Year of Light,
Quadcopter science by Ian Woolf
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2015-05-29 18.58.08
Professor Ben Eggleton
Pill of super-protective 'heavy' fat may be key to eternal youth
Isotopic reinforcement of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids diminishes nigrostriatal degeneration in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/new-class-of-enhanced-health-supplements-179770
Heavy hydrogen keeps yeast looking good

Isotope-Reinforced Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Protect Yeast Cells from Oxidative Stress
Reactive Oxygen Species, Isotope Effect, Essential Nutrients, and Enhanced Longevity
Biochemists develop new method for preventing oxidative damage to cells


The science behind drones - how do they fly?
Gyro sensors - How they work and what's ahead
What is a MultiCopter and How Does it Work

How does a Quadrotor fly? A journey from physics, mathematics, control systems and computer science towards a "Controllable Flying Object" from Corrado Santoro


An Evening with Ben Eggleton - 12 June 2015

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Kidneys, Hearts and Coal


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Heavy fat for slow aging by Ian Woolf,
Megan Rossi talks about a gut feeling about kidney disease,
Rina Soetanto explains How you mend a broken heart, a big role for small RNAs - at Famelab.
Coal is too valuable to burn by Ian Woolf (from 2007)
Production Checked by Charles Willock
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

IMG_20150324_193849-1Megan Rossi
2015-03-24 19.44.13Rina Soetanto
Famelab Australia

UCLA biochemists develop new method for preventing oxidative damage to cells
Pill of super-protective 'heavy' fat may be key to eternal youth
Isotopic reinforcement of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids diminishes nigrostriatal degeneration in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease
Isotope diet helps worms live longer
Isotope-Reinforced Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Protect Yeast Cells from Oxidative Stress
Heavy hydrogen keeps yeast looking good
Reactive Oxygen Species, Isotope Effect, Essential Nutrients, and Enhanced Longevity
Biochemists develop new method for preventing oxidative damage to cells

ABC Four Corners energy special
4Corners references about renewable energy in Australia

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Virtual, Augmented and Robot Reality


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Rubber hand illusions by Ian Woolf,
Tristan Robinson talks about his autonomous robots,
Jake Fountain talks about his virtual realities,
Joseph Wang talks about the Meta augmented reality headset,
Leila Alem talks about her remote mentoring augmented reality service.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

CSIRO develops hands-free technology for mining repairs
ReMoTe

2015-05-06 16.06.05
Tristan Robinson

2015-05-06 16.05.56
2015-05-06 16.47.57
2015-05-06 16.28.06

2015-05-06 21.26.37
Joseph Wang with Meta

2015-05-06 16.39.35Sunswift Solar electric car
2015-05-06 16.36.03Tesla electric Sedan dashboard
2015-05-06 16.34.16Tesla electric Sedan

An alternative to traditional mirror therapy: illusory touch can reduce phantom pain when illusory movement does not.
The Invisible Hand Illusion
Out-of-body experience: Master of illusion
The Third-Hand Illusion
The Quantum Leap effect – creating a body-swapping illusion

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Space Biz, Orbital Art and Horses


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Power suits for bankers by Ian Woolf,
Michael Leslie talks about AU Launch Services,
Toby Knyvvett talks about Orbital Illumination at OrbitOz,
Barbara Padelino talks about horse transport stress at Famelab.
Production Checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2015-03-24 19.11.53
Barbara Padelino

FameLab
2015-04-29 20.25.54
Michael Leslie

AU Launch Services
2015-04-29 20.44.32
Toby Knyvvett

Toby Knyvvett's website

Robot Suits Will Help Bank Employees Deliver Heavy Cash Stacks
Japanese bankers get exosuits to help move stacks of cash
Cyberdyne's robotic HAL suit marches into Japan hospital trials
Hospitals to test robot suit to help patients walk


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DIY EEG and Rocket Scientist networking


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A cranky review of the week's science news by Ian Woolf,
Sharif Olerin talks about DIY Electrophysiology at Maker's Place,
Jack Yeh and Jackson Delahunt talk about STEMN, the rocket scientist social network at OrbitOz.
The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2015-04-29 20.13.16
Jackson Delahunt and Jack Yeh

STEMN - social network for rocket scientists
Sharif Olerin

ABC Science News
Congratulations A Warp Field Is Born
The Painful Truth About NASA's Warp Drive Spaceship From A Physicist
Parkes telescope scientists discover 'strange signals' from kitchen microwave


Jonathan Coulton

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Synthetic Biology De-extinction


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Genetically engineered humans by Ian Woolf,
Michael Molitor talks about innovating with synthetic biology,
De-extinction of Thylacines, Mammoths and Neanderthals by Ian Woolf
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2015-04-09 16.52.21
Michael Molitor

CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in human tripronuclear zygotes
Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos
7 Reasons why we should bring back the Tasmanian Tiger
The Perils of De-extinction
The Woolly Mammoth Genome Project: To Clone Or Not To Clone?
Scientists Aim to Revive the Woolly Mammoth
Regenesis: How synthetic biology will reinvent nature and ourselves
Can Neanderthals br brought back from the dead?
George Church on Neanderthal Clones and Designer Babies
Should we clone and revive the Nanderthals?
Return of the Neanderthals




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Paper engineering city spiders


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Drugs to make you fairer by Ian Woolf,
Jean Kropper talks about engineering paper structures,
Lizzy Lowe talks about urban spiders at Famelab,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2015-04-19
Jean Kropper

Paper and Pixel


Lizzy Lowe

Lizzy Lowe

Dopamine Modulates Egalitarian Behavior in Humans
Altering brain chemistry makes us more sensitive to inequality (Berkeley press release)
Altering brain chemistry makes us more sensitive to inequality (Science Daily)
Scientists have found a drug that makes people more compassionate
A Pill For Compassion Or Misunderstood Science

Jonathan Coulton

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Famelab: Bacteria, Labeckia and Wellness


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Where does the fat go when you lose weight? by Ian Woolf
Famelab 2015 talks:
Solving bacteria's identity crisis by Sabgeeta Bhatia,
Lebeckia: a perennial for deep sandy soils by Sofie De Meyer,
Measuring health outcomes that are more than the absence of disease by Jennifer Hunter.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Sabgeeta Bhatia

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Sofie De Meyer

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Jennifer Hunter

Famelab
When somebody loses weight, where does the fat go?
When we lose weight, where does the fat go?


Jonathan Coulton

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Solar powered racing cars


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Ciguatera disrupts genes by Ian Woolf,
Rob Ireland talks about the Sunswift solar racing car, ready for commuters?
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Sunswift World Record Attempt album
Sunswift Solar Racing car team

Transcriptomic signatures in whole blood of patients who acquire a chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS) following an exposure to the marine toxin ciguatoxin
Transcriptome Fact Sheet

Jonathan Coulton

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Asteroid mining and radioactive waste dumps


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Radioactive waste dump for Australia by Ian Woolf,
Interview with Mark Read about modelling bacteria in your gut,
William Crowe talks about using swarms of small spacecraft to gather data for asteroid mining.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

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William Crowe

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Nationbal Radioactive Waste Management Facility
The war on Australia’s first radioactive waste dump at Muckaty station, north of Tennant Creek
Progress on bid for new radioactive waste dump at Muckaty Station
More time needed to plan for nuclear waste dump: councils
Nuclear waste returning to Sydney from France
Environment Minister Simon Corbell says radioactive waste is not welcome in ACT
How France is disposing of its nuclear waste
Australia: mine one day, nuclear dump the next
The Government’s Taking Nominations For Places To Host A Radioactive Waste Dump, In Case You’re Interested
Australia’s first nuclear waste dump in limbo after Muckaty Station ruled out
Controversial radioactive clean-up to go ahead
Sustainable Business Australia (all coal miners) - Nuclear Fuel Leasing Group

2014-09-26 ASRC Presentations.mp4 from ACSER@UNSW on Vimeo.

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Diet, bacteria, and health


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Sounding out Alzheimer's symptoms by Ian Woolf,
Mark Read explains how diet affects the bacteria that influence your health.
Bacteria by Jonathan Coulton.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

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Mark Read

Mark Read
Inspiring Australia
Unedited talks by Mark Read and Blake Cochran

Scanning ultrasound removes amyloid-β and restores memory in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model
Alzheimer's breakthrough using ultrasound
New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function
Health Report with Norman Swan, 16th March 2015

Jonathan Coulton

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Good cop/Bad cop: Cholesterol


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Magnetic nanoparticles stimulate the brain by Ian Woolf,
Good Cop/Bad Cop: Cholesterol talk by Blake Cochran,
Cholesterol interview with Blake Cochran by Ian Woolf.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Blake Cochran

Inspriring Australia

Unedited talks by Blake Cochran and Mark Read with Q and A at the end:

Vibrating magnetic balls stimulate brain wirelessly
Wireless magnetothermal deep brain stimulation (paper)
Magnetic brain stimulation (Pres Release)

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DIY Space Exploration


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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

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QubeRider
Making Community

The Case of the Mysterious Lights on Dwarf Planet Ceres
Dawn Mission: Ion Propulsion System
Mystery of Huge Asteroid Vesta's Formation Deepens
JPL Dawn Journal | March 6

Tiny CubeSats could hitch a ride with ESA mission
ESA offers CubeSats a deep space ride on asteroid mission
Water plumes spark a race to Jupiter moon Europa
INSPIRE - Interplanetary NanoSpacecraft Pathfinder In Relevant Environment
Boxy CubeSats get a propulsion boost in new space race
Join our shoestring mission to find life on Europa (protected by password)
JPL Selects Europa CubeSat Proposals for Study


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Future Day with Aubrey de Grey


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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 Negligible Senescence
Future Day

Martian mystery cloud defies explanation
An extremely high-altitude plume seen at Mars’ morning terminator
Mysterious Clouds in Mars’ Atmosphere Baffle Scientists

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Bionic eyes traffic and Do-arama


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Spies stole all the mobile phone keys, and
Spies hacked all the hard drives by Ian Woolf
At the NICTA Techfest:
David Gambril talks about Intelligent traffic,
Nick Barnes talks about the Bionic Eye and Vibra-mat,
Chris Cooper talks about Do-arama.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2015-02-20 13.59.39
Nick Barnes

2015-02-20 14.00.58
VibraMat
How many fingers am I holding up?VibraMat in 1977 as shown in the book Science Fact

NICTA: National Information Communications Technology Australia
Do-arama

The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle
SIM card makers hacked by NSA and GCHQ leaving cell networks wide open
Edward Snowden documents allege SIM card encryption keys stolen from Gemalto by NSA, GCHQ
The NSA has hacked your phone: What you need to know, and how to protect yourself
NSA Australia allies 'spied on US law firm' in Indonesia row
Terror laws clear Senate, enabling entire Australian web to be monitored and whistleblowers to be jailed

Malware infecting hard disk firmware remained hidden for 15 years – but who's responsible?
Equation cyberspies use unrivaled, NSA-style techniques to hit Iran, Russia
Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit
Russian Researchers Uncover Sophisticated NSA Malware
Kaspersky's report: EQUATION GROUP:
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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Breakfast robots and TECHmyway


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Zoomable contact lenses by Ian Woolf,
Cameron Clarke explains the connection between robots and breakfast,
Rosie Menzies and Jim Cook talk about innovation, and virtual reality at TECHmyWay.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

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Cameron Clarke Contact Cameron Clarke

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Sydney University's TechLab
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Marita Cheng, Cameron Parker and Ashton Kutcher at Lenovo's #TECHMyWay

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Make sure to fast forward to 37:40 when the talks actually start.
Produc engineer Ashton Kutcher - Technology will make us superheroes

Switchable telescopic contact lens
See here now: Telescopic contact lenses and wink-control glasses (PDF Press Release)
Telescopic contact lens lets users zoom with a wink
Telescopic Contact Lenses Are Here
Telescopic contact lens comes into view
See here now: Telescopic contact lenses and wink-control glasses
SUPERHERO vision: The contact lenses that magnify words THREE-FOLD and are controlled by winking

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TV spying and Biohacker stimulation


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TV watches the watchers by Ian Woolf,
Garrick Bercero describes La Paillasse Manila's biohacker group,
Peter Simpson-Young gives us a taste of his brain stimulating device,
production checked by Charles Willock
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

2015-02-05 19.23.48

2015-02-05 20.24.40

2015-02-05 19.56.57

2015-02-05 21.05.17



Smart TVs: a risk to your privacy
Researchers: All Smart TVs spy on you, Sony monitors all channel switches
Privacy settings not enough to stop LG Smart TV from spying on users
LG Smart TVs logging USB filenames and viewing info to LG servers
Voice recognition firm Nuance reportedly eyed by Samsung
Nuance Communications, Inc. Privacy Policy
Samsung under fire for recording smart TV voice recognition data

Hands-on: gesture, voice, and the many inputs of Samsung’s smart TV
Samsung TVs Hacked to Remotely Activate Built-In Camera
George Orwell's 1984 Chapter 1
Samsung Global Privacy Policy - SmartTV Supplement
SAMSUNG PRIVACY POLICY HIGHLIGHTS
I’m Terrified of My New TV: Why I’m Scared to Turn This Thing On — And You’d Be, Too

Soon Your TV Will Watch You, Too (AdAge)

Are consumers ready for television watching back?
Breakpoint Day 1: Smart TVs to the digital arms trade
Google Cast Privacy Settings
Unlock Chromecast's incognito mode to keep your browser history clean
LG Australia investigates smart TV spy claims
How I learned to hack my TV (and started worrying about the future)

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Maker's Place Think Differently


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3D printed high rises,
Synthetic milk, and medical tattoos by Ian Woolf,
Mel Fuller talks about Maker's Place,
Bronwyn Milkins from UWA asks Can retraining your thinking improve your sleep?
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2015-01-28 14.45.31
Mel Fuller

Maker's Place
Three Farm

WinSun
Chinese Company Constructs the World’s Tallest 3D Printed Building
WinSun China builds world's first 3D printed villa and tallest 3D printed apartment building

China Has Built a Giant Apartment With a 3D Printer
World's first 3D-printed apartment building constructed in China

Muufri
Milk Grown in a Lab Is Humane and Sustainable. But Can It Catch On?
Real Vegan Cheese


Temporary tattoo offers needle-free way to monitor glucose levels
Tattoo-Based Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring: A Proof-of-Concept Study
Stick-On Tattoo Measures Blood Sugar Without Needles

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Woomera blasts off, Asteroid moons Earth


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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

Woomera 3-Bloodhound

Woomera 2

Woomera 4-early missile launch

Woomera 1

Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Has MoonAsteroid That Flew Past Earth Has Moon
Mission to Bennu

Astronomers detect hints of two more planets in our Solar System
Percival Lowell's Quest
The Discovery of Pluto

Venetia Burney: The 11-Year-Old Girl Who Named Pluto

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Bitcoin disrupts home-made Segway


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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 by Ian Woolf.

2014-12-10 21.35.41
Michael Dance

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Malcolm Faed

2015-01-18 15.54.03

2015-01-18 16.05.05

BitCoin Sydney meetup
Easter Suburbs of Sydney Makers meetup
Malcolm Faed's blog

Asteroid to Fly By Earth Safely on January 26
Big asteroid to zoom by Earth on Australia Day
Big Asteroid 2004 BL86 Buzzes Earth on January 26: How to See it in Your Telescope
Big Space Rock Passing Very Close to Earth on Jan. 26
Asteroid 2004 BL86 set for close encounter with Earth in January
Asteroid 2004 BL86 to sweep close on January 26

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Transition waves rideable multicopters


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Balanced bladderworts Ian's script read by David Merriman,
Ridable multicopters by Ian Woolf,
Soliton oscillations by John August,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf


Capture of algae promotes growth and propagation in aquatic Utricularia
A Vegetarian Carnivorous Plant...Wait, What?
Carnivorous Plants Are Going Vegetarian
The Carnivorous Plant FAQ

Volocopter
e-volo
Volocopter: 18-propeller electric helicopter takes flight


AT Black Night Transformer
The Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer Successfully Completes First Flights

Aero-X

http://aerofex.com/theaerox>The Aero-X
Is the hoverbike about to become reality?

Malloy HoverBike
Malloy Aeronautic HoverBike
Hoverbike Kickstarter
A closer look at the Malloy Aeronautics Hoverbike href=
This Hoverbike Is A High-Flying Mix Between A Motorcycle And A Helicopter

Airboard
AirBoard - World's smallest manned aircraft

6 kg model helicopters lift 58kg woman

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Bitcoin rules soliton waves


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Medical nanobots treat cancer by Ian Woolf
Jason Williams tells us why Bitcoins rule,
John August explores the history of Solitons.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2014-12-10 20.48.08
Jason Williams
BitCoin Association of Australia
BitCoin Sydney Meetup

John August

DNA robot could kill cancer cells
Ido Bachelet announces 2015 human trial of DNA nanobots to fight cancer and soon to repair spinal cords
The Bachelet lab
nanotechnological research & bio-design

Suiting up for Science
Well Suited To Science
GKT Conference 2014: Dr. Ido Bachelet Kills Cancer With Nanorobots
DNA nanobots coming to your bloodstream

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2015 - The year of the drone


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The news and interviews in this episode were first broadcast on August 25th 2014:

Biohackers modify their vision to see more colours by Ian Woolf.
Ian Lyons explains how to start flying quadcopter drones,
Dominic Fretz talks about OpenROV underwater drones,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

2014-08-17 13.39.31
Ian Lyons

Maker Drone


2014-08-16 11.14.25
Dominic

2014-08-16 11.14.09
OpenROV

Sydney Mini Maker Faire

Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
Science For The Masses

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2014 Diffusion news review


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A look back at 2014, through the Diffusion news headlines, by Ian Woolf
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf.

2014-11-06 16.33.00

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Aussie Rockets Worm Lego


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Worms uploaded to Lego by Ian Woolf,
Kerrie Dougherty tells tales of Rockets in Australia before Woomera.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

KerrieDougherty
Kerrie Dougherty, courtesy of Valentin Shkolny

Dennett rocket
Dennett rocket being used for a maritime rescue

ARS rocket mail
Actual rocket mail , from one of the early Australian Rocket Society flights

AH Young-ARS
Alan Young of the Australia Rocket Society, with one of his early mail rockets, the Zodiac

Ken Attock's first rocket
Young Ken Attock's first attempt at a mail rocket about to go up in flames! (photo courtesy of W. Holmes)

Open Worm Project
Scientists have put a worm’s brain into a Lego robot’s body - and it works
A Worm's Mind In A Lego Body
We’ve Put a Worm’s Mind in a Lego Robot's Body
Building a digital life form: OpenWorm, Open Source
This Lego robot is controlled entirely by a worm’s brain
Worm ‘Brain’ Uploaded Into Lego Robot
Lego car becomes an avatar for a worm

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Vaping Freematics


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NASA's Orion goes up and down,
Nature pretends to open access by Ian Woolf.
Stanley Huang connects analytics from your car to your phone,
Is Vaping really safe? by Ian Woolf.
3 Minute Thesis by Kelly Sun: "Decoding a word in a plant's vocabulary.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2014-08-17 12.09.57
Stanley Huang

Freematics
2014-08-17 12.10.47


Orion Performance Showcases Exploration Abilities
NASA's Orion Successfully Launched And Here's Why It Matters
Orion Spacecraft Splashes Down After High-Orbit Test
Orion’s computer is basically a radiation-proof G3 iBook
NASA’s Orion spacecraft runs on a 12 year-old single-core processor from the iBook G3<./a>
NASA's Mars capsule Orion launch from Cape Canaveral postponed because of technical problems
NASA’s new Orion spaceship will fly with an ancient skeumorphic UI

Shame On Nature: Academic Journal Demanding Researchers Waive Their Own Open Access Policy

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Guest Blog
Guest Blog
[RSS feeds for Guest Blog]
Commentary invited by editors of Scientific American
Guest Blog HomeAboutContact
1 Percent versus the 99 Percent–A Case for Open Access

Nature Drops Its Paywall... But Replaces It With Insane, Anti-Research Proprietary DRM
Nature promotes read-only sharing by subscribers

Carbonyl Compounds Generated from Electronic Cigarettes
E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times carcinogens: Japan research
Japan to investigate e-cigarette safety after formaldehyde findings
E-cigarettes can contain up to 10 times the carcinogens of cigarettes
E-Cigs and Second-Hand Vaping
Study: Second-hand smoke from e-cigarettes contains toxic metals
'I thought my e-cigarette was a miracle. Turns out, I was smoking the equivalent of 40-a-day'
Nitrosamines and Cancer
Therapeutics Goods Administration - Electronic cigarettes
Viewpoints: should Australia lift its ban on e-cigarettes?
Controversy over e-cigarettes and 'vaping' heats up
Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) impairs indoor air quality and increases FeNO levels of e-cigarette consumers

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Solidifier, Ozberry Pi and RoboDojo


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Diabetes reversed in mice, and CSIRO loses 1000 staff by Ian Woolf,
From the Sydney Mini Maker Faire:
David Vandenberg talks about Solidifier,
John Wulff talks about Ozberry Pi,
Justin Maclean talks about Ozberry Pi and the Internet of Things meetup,
Adrian talks about RoboDojo.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2014-08-17 13.56.36
David Vandenberg

Solidifier
2014-08-17 13.00.05
John Wulff

2014-08-17 12.59.32

2014-08-17 12.59.12

2014-08-17 13.14.11

2014-08-17 13.03.36
Ozberry Pi
Internet of Things Sydney meetup

RoboDoJo

In human clinical trial, UAB to test drug shown to completely reverse diabetes in human islets, mice
Preventing β-Cell Loss and Diabetes With Calcium Channel Blockers
Discovery route: Path to potential diabetes drugs began with a simple question

CSIRO scientists will bear the brunt of funding cuts, analysis shows
Budget cuts force CSIRO to cut 420 jobs by mid-2015

ABC sacks 400 staff and cuts services but The Chaser, Media Watch and Q&A stay

Ron Williams versus the school chaplains
State’s push for National School Chaplaincy Programme to include welfare officers rejected by Federal Government

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Carotenoids - why vegetables are good for you


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Harvard University spying scandals by Ian Woolf,
Chris Cazzonelli talks about carotenoids,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2014-11-05 19.29.54
Chris Cazzonelli

Chris Cazzonelli at UWS
Chris Cazzonelli's full unedited talk, followed by astronomer Vanessa Moss talking about Cosmic scales, and questions and answer with the audience.



Inspiring Australia

Bol Authorized Study that Photographed Faculty, Students in Class without Notice
UC Expresses 'Concern' over Attendance Study
Faculty Tensions I: The Sanctity of the Classroom
Administrators Secretly Searched Resident Deans' Email for Cheating Scandal Leak
Harvard Spies on E-mails
Email Privacy at Harvard
Further Undisclosed E-mail Investigations Revealed at Harvard
Harvard Releases Barron Report on Access to Electronic Communications
An E-privacy Policy
E-mail Encore
Harvard defends e-mail searches, offers limited apology
Pathways to carotenoid synthesis.

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Primate RNA and pocket communicators


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More women linked to less prostate cancer,
Mind-controlled genetically engineered implant for mice by Ian Woolf,
Leonard Lipovich talks about Primate RNA and evolution,
Roche Mathews talks about CreateUNSW,
Shane Morris talks about pocket satellite communicators.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

Leonard Lipovich 2014-10-17 14.08.04
Sexual partners, sexually transmitted infections, and prostate cancer risk
Prostate cancer risk reduced by sleeping with many women, but increased with many men
Sleeping with more than 20 women in a lifetime linked to lower prostate cancer risk

UdeM study suggests frequent sex may ward off prostate cancer

Mind-controlled transgene expression by a wireless-powered optogenetic designer cell implant
Controlling genes with your thoughts
Mind-control device lets people alter genes in mice through power of thought
Mind-Controlled Gene Expression
Mind-controlled transgene expression by a wireless-powered optogenetic designer cell implant. Nature Communications, online publication 11 November 2014
Image credit: Folcher M et al. Nature Communications 2014

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Non-coding RNA and hand puppets


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Turn another human into your hand puppet by Ian Woolf
Leonard Lipovich explains non-coding RNA, ENCODE and CHARGE,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
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Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

Leonard Lipovich
Leonard Lipovich


Genome database and browser
ENCODE Project
Human Genome
ENCODE Education and Outreach
ENCODE/Roadmap Epigenomics Tutorial
Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium
Identification of a novel non-coding RNA, MIAT, that confers risk of myocardial infarction

A Direct Brain-to-Brain Interface in Humans
UW study shows direct brain interface between humans
Direct Brain To Brain Communication between humans - a pilot study
Telepathy is now possible using current technology

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3D Printing for Everyone


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Brain inflammation and abnormalities in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Ian Woolf,
What do you do after you buy a 3D printer? with Shane Morris,
Ksenia Gnevsheva's 3 Minute Thesis: "Non-native English accents - how malleable are they?"
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

2014-10-17 14.08.04
2014-10-17 14.15.03
2014-10-17 14.01.05
2014-10-17 14.00.59

Toward a clearer diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome
Brain neuroinflammation seen in chronic fatigue syndrome

Some headway on chronic fatigue syndrome: Brain abnormalities pinpointed
Study finds brain abnormalities in chronic fatigue patients
Brain differences linked to chronic fatigue syndrome
MRI identifies brain abnormalities in chronic fatigue syndrome patients
Scientists Find Differences In The Brains Of People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Smartphone app and specialised clinic for chronic fatigue patients
2013-10-18 12.39.33
Ksenia Gnevsheva

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Wildlife Forensics and Water Divining


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Hover-boards are back, by Ian Woolf,
Dr Greta Frankham from the Centre for Wildlife Genomics solves environmental crimes with wildlife forensics,
Richard Saunders turns a skeptical eye on divining for water,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Dr Greta Frankham

Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics
Inspiring Science
Dr Greta Frankham with Dr Jodi Rowley at the Customs House Library for Inspiring Science

2014-10-27 13.18.59
Richard Saunders

The SketicZone podcast
The Mystery Investigators
The Australian Skeptics
Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
Testing Dowsing



Hendo's Hoverboards Kickstarter
Halbach Array



Building A Magnetic Levitating Quadcopter
Hoverbot
Jelly and Marshmellows projects



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Singing frogs and spliced mice


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Spliced mice and oral HIV vaccines by Ian Woolf,
Dr Jodi Rowley from the Australian Museum Research Institute talks about her search for rare amphibians at Inspiring Science,
Gemma Sharp's Three Minute thesis: "Paying for Lip Service",
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

Inspiring Science
Dr Greta Frankham and Dr Jodi Rowley (photo by Jackie Randles)

The Australian Museum
Jodi Rowley

Humanized Foxp2 accelerates learning by enhancing transitions from declarative to procedural performance
McGovern neuroscientists identify key role of language gene
Scientists make mice learn tasks faster by splicing human brain gene into their DNA

Mucosal SIV vaccines comprising inactivated virus particles and bacterial adjuvants induce CD8+ T-regulatory cells that suppress SIV-positive CD4+ T-cell activation and prevent SIV infection in the macaque model
More surprises in the development of an HIV vaccine
Scientists have “unexpectedly” found a vaccine that completely blocks HIV infection in monkeys
2013-10-18 13.20.32
Gemma Sharp

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Cancer, Alzheimers, hearing and oxygen


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The 2014 Nobel prizes for Medicine, Chemistry and Physics by Ian Woolf,
From the 2013 Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis Competition:
Thomas Fin: Oxygen - a double edged sword for lifeforms,
Demi Gow - Building a better bionic ear,
Sharon Savage - Giving words new life in dementia,
Lilly Chang - An eye on Alzheimers disease,
Kelsey Kennedy - Feeling for cancer, an imaging tool to make breast cancer
surgery more effective,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

2013-10-18 12.03.58
Thomas Finn

2013-10-18 10.55.51
Lily Chang

2013 Trans-Tasman 3 Minute Thesis Competition
Trans Tasman 3 Minute Thesis Competition 2013

Trans Tasman 3 Minute Thesis Competition 2013
3 Minute Thesis Competition


2014 Nobel Prize for Medicine
Nobel Prizes: Discoverers of brain's GPS system awarded Nobel Prize for Medicine
2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Super-resolved fluorescence microscopy19.htm
Nobel prize for Chemistry awarded to scientists Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner, who helped develop ultra-powerful microscope
Super-resolved fluorescence microscopy pioneers awarded 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to trio for pioneering microscope work
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2014/oct/08/chemistry-nobel-awarded-for-super-resolution-microscopy>Trio Wins Nobel Chemistry Prize For Work In Super-Resolved Fluorescence Microscopy
http://www.researchgate.net/post/What_is_the_diffraction_limit_of_light>What is the diffraction limit of light?

2014 Nobel Prize in Physics
There's An Excellent Reason Why A Blue Lightbulb Just Won The Nobel Prize
Why A Blue LED Is Worth A Nobel Prize
White LED lies: It's great, but Nobel physics prize-winning great?
Efficient, useful blue-light LED draws Nobel Prize in physics

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Koalas, robots, and brains


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Cheap flexible solar cells, Randomness chips, and the breaking 2014 Nobel prize for Physics by Ian Woolf,
From the Sydney Mini Maker Faire:
Elwin tracks Koalas online,
Gavin has built a robot coffee table,
Alex has built an outdoor autonomous robot.
3 Minute Thesis: Beeps, Burps, and Brains by Shu Yow.
Checked by Charles Willock,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

2014-08-16 11.22.24
Elwin tracking koalas online

2014-08-16 14.44.44
Gavin's robot coffee table

2014-08-16 15.15.09
Alex's fully atonomous outdoor robot


2013-10-18 12.08.59
Shu Yow

LX Group
Track Koalas
Robots and Dinosaurs

Australia Scientists Print Cheap Solar Panels Onto Flexible Plastic
Printable solar panels, developed by CSIRO and Melbourne universities, one step closer to market
CSIRO Photovoltaics
CTRL+P: Printing Australia’s largest solar cells
Q&A: organic photovoltaic printable plastic solar cells
On a roll: CSIRO printing Australia’s largest solar cells
Printable solar cells close to commercialisation: CSIRO
Solar energy cells you can print out catching commercial eye, says CSIRO
Dye-sensitised solar cells: third generation solar technology
Low cost energy, using organic photovoltaics

The Future of Cryptography Is… Outdated Nokia Phones?
Quantum random number generation on a mobile phone

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Invisibility donuts and Mars Direct


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Invisibility doughnuts and wearable drones by Ian Woolf,
A potted history of Martian exploration,
Robert Zubrin talks about Mars Direct and the Case for Mars in 2000.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf



‘Cloaking’ device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects across range of angles

Paraxial Ray Optics Cloaking
Meet The Finalists Of Intel's Make It Wearable Challenge
Intel Make It Wearable Competition
A Wearable Camera That Turns Into a Drone and Flies Off Your Wrist

India's Mangalyaan spacecraft beams back first Mars photos
India Has Sent a Spacecraft Into Mars Orbit

Mars Direct (The Mars Society)
NASA's Journey to Mars
NASA Mars Explorer Rover
NASA Mars Science Laboratory

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2014 Ig Nobel Prizes - Food


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MAVEN orbits Mars by Ian Woolf,
The 2014 Ig Nobel Prizes - science that first makes you laugh, then make you think, by Ian Woolf.
Checked by Charles Willock,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf



2014 Ig Nobel Prizes
Stop Nosebleeds With Pork Strips? 'Improbable' Remedy For People With Glanzmann Thrombasthenia
Ig Nobel Winner: Using Pork to Stop Nosebleeds
Jonason, P.K. Jones, A., & Lyons, M. (2013). Creatures of the night: Chronotype and the Dark Triad traits. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 538-541 (PDF)

NASA MAVEN reaches Mars Orbit
NASA spacecraft slips into orbit around Mars


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

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Makers of every generation


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Machine telepathy? by Ian Woolf
From the Sydney Mini Maker Faire:
Makers Empire with a system for 5 year olds to make toys with 3D Printers,
Three teen roboticists from First Australia with their robots,
Joy Suiliman from Electrocraft,
Gail Kenning and Cathy Treadway make HandiPockets to stimulate the minds of seniors with dementia.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Hosted and Produced by Ian Woolf

2014-08-16 13.53.26
Maker's Empire

2014-08-16 16.53.11
FIRST Australia Community Robotics competitions

2014-08-16 10.03.43
Electrocraft
Irresistable Learning

2014-08-17 16.45.23
Helping Assist with New Devices for Seniors Hand I pocket

Conscious Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans Using Non-Invasive Technologies
Hyper-interaction viability experiments
Telepathy or a Painstaking Conversation in Morse Code?
Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time
Brain-to-brain verbal communication in humans achieved for the first time
The First Successful Demonstration Of Brain-To-Brain Communication In Humans

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Mood Dress and the End of the World


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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 Willock,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf


2014-08-20 17.47.15
Orsola De Marco

Ultimo Science Festival

2014-08-16 12.06.34
2014-08-16 12.08.54
The Mood Dress


Small meteorite strikes Nicaragua, government says

Did a Meteorite Cause a Crater in Nicaragua?
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Reports of Meteorite Strike in Nicaragua and Update on Asteroid 2014 RC

Meteorite strike in Nicaragua puzzles experts
Meteorite leaves crater in Nicaraguan capital Managua
NASA Raises Doubts About Reports of Nicaraguan Meteorite
Nicaragua Meteorite Impact Theory May Be Meteor-wrong
NASA 'very sceptical' about Nicaragua's meteorite crater

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Astronomy for Life and Toydeath


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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 and hosted by Ian Woolf

2014-08-20 17.47.15
Orsola De Marco

Einstein Lecture at the Ultimo Science Festival

2014-08-16 14.37.54
Nick Wishart

2014-08-16 16.16.05
2014-08-16 16.15.56
2014-08-16 12.38.55
Toydeath

Real Vegan Cheese
Real Vegan Cheese - Synthetic Biology Inidiegogo crowd-funding campaign

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Drones in the air and underwater


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See like a fish by changing vitamins by Ian Woolf,
Ian Lyons talks about flying quadcopters,
Dominic talks about DIY underwater remotely operated vehicles for exploration and education,
at the Sydney Mini Maker Faire,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf.

2014-08-17 13.39.31
Ian Lyons

Maker Drone

2014-08-16 11.14.25
Dominic

2014-08-16 11.14.09
OpenROV

Sydney Mini Maker Faire

Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
Science For The Masses

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Social context and Electric cars


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Fruit flies rolled by magnets by Ian Woolf,
Ian Sharpe talks about social context, leadership and solving problems for NASA,
Mark Taylor talks about Electric cars at the Mini Maker Faire,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf.

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Ian Sharpe

The Fifth Force: (team) Social Context
The Australian Institute of Project Management

2014-08-16 11.52.14
2014-08-16 11.53.53
2014-08-16 11.54.00
2014-08-16 11.54.45
Australian Electric Vehicle Association
Sydney Mini Maker Faire

Roll Control in Fruit Flies
Researchers Make Fruit Flies Perform Aerobatics Like Spitfire Pilots - arxiv blog
Researchers Make Fruit Flies Perform Aerobatics Like Spitfire Pilots- Slashdot

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FundScience, Albatross, LoVid


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Recovering the world's oldest sound recordings, and DIY Flone drones by Ian Woolf.
Maria Oh talks about crowd-funding science on FundScience,
John August explains how Albatrosses fly,
Tali and Kyle discuss artwork involving analog synthesizers, arduino controllers, ceramics and dancers, at Dorkbot.
Hosted and Produced by Ian Woolf

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FundScience
2014-07-31
Tali, Kyle, LoVid

LoVid


Optical Imaging Study of the 1878 St. Louis Edison Tinfoil Recording from the miSci (museum of innovation and science) Schenectady, New York
Sound Reproduction R & D Home Page

Oldest Ever Recorded Voice Sings Again

Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville's Phonautograms
Bell and Tainter improve the phonograph
Restoring the 1878 "St Louis" Edison Tinfoil Recording(pdf)
Mechanical Sound Carriers
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/The-sounds-of-science-3981255.php>st known recording of voice, music

Flone Instructable
Phone Drone Flone

Dronestagram
Eagle shot wins drone photography competition
Sydney Mini Maker Faire
Dorkbot

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Megaphones and Microfluidics


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Sound reconstructed from video vibrations by Ian Woolf,
Microfluidics by Meow Ludo Meow Meow,
Jenny "Kit" Alaca uses her Listening Voice to tell Ian Woolf about her artful megaphones.
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

2014-07-28 22.10.12
Kit

Dorkbot Sydney
Kit's Facebook: Makers and laggers
Kit's Soundcloud: Makers and Laggers

The Visual Microphone: Passive Recovery of Sound from Video
Extracting audio from visual information
The visual microphone: passive recovery of sound from video

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Semaphore and legal Biohacking


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3D printed ice cream, solar cheaper than coal, Sydney Mini Maker Faire and a contradicting study for women's smell choice by Ian Woolf.
Meow Ludo Meow Meow talks about how Biohacking is regulated in Australia,
Sam Bruce talks about Flagging, where Frances Barrett's semaphore is interpreted by a kinect-powered computer to make music.
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

Samuel Bruce
3D printing with ice cream? MIT students create a 3D ice cream printer

MIT students make 3D-printed ice cream

MELT Icepops: 3D Printing an Ice Cream of Your Own Face
MELT Icepops



Sydney Mini Maker Faire

Queenslanders continue to chase the rooftop solar dream
Stanwell blames solar for decline in fossil fuel baseload
Solar sends energy prices below zero – in middle of day
Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn't compete
First Dog on the Moon on ... the end of coal
Solar blamed for pushing down power prices in Qld
Solar vs Coal: Australia’s Changing Energy Profile

Absence of Evidence for MHC–Dependent Mate Selection within HapMap Populations

BioHack Sydney facebook
Office of Gene Technology Regulation

Black Math
Frances Barret - Flagging
Samuel Bruce
Dorbot Sydney

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Fact or Fiction Implants


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Remote controlled contraceptrives could lead to altered choices by Ian Woolf,
Rod Dowler from ANSTO talks about the Fact or Fiction show with Marc West,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

Ants by the sea 6
ANSTO Fact or Fiction?

A Contraceptive Implant with Remote Control
Why this remote-controlled birth control will be the next big thing
Remote-controlled contraceptive chip that lasts for 16 years to go on sale 'by 2018'
Questions over wireless-controlled contraceptives
The Gates Foundation is developing a remote-control contraceptive
Coming soon — a contraceptive that lasts 16 years!


The Pill Makes Women Pick Bad Mates
Are Birth Control Pills Changing the Mating Game?
Has the pill changed the rules of sexual attraction?
Scent of A man
Birth Control Pills Affect Women's Taste in Men
Contraceptive Pills: The "Cancer-Causing Convenience" All Women Should Avoid

Sniff Out Your Sweetheart

Does the contraceptive pill alter mate choice in humans?
Major histocompatibility complex genes, symmetry, and body scent attractiveness in men and women
A theory of mate choice based on heterozygosity
MHC-correlated odour preferences in humans and the use of oral contraceptives
MHC-dependent mate preferences in humans.

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Neural Knitworks


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Writing beats typing for lecture notes by Ian Woolf,
Pat Pillai yarns about knitting neurons for brain health.
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

2014-07-10 16.50.44
The Pen Is Mightier Than The Keyboard
To remember a lecture better, take notes by hand
Neural Knitworks
National Science Week
Your Brain Health
Inspiring Australia

Created with flickr badge.

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Galactic Haloes light walls


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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 and hosted by Ian Woolf

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Vanessa Moss

Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics

Hearing danger: predator vibrations trigger plant chemical defenses
Plants respond to leaf vibrations caused by insect herbivore chewing

Proton Pump Inhibitor and Histamine 2 Receptor Antagonist Use and Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Prilosec, Nexium and other heartburn drugs cause vitamin B12 deficienc

Rory Mckay
Semaphor3
2014-06-26 20.32.24
2014-06-26 20.31.42
2014-06-26 20.34.34


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Play sub-atomic games in Space!


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Pill to help immune system defeat all cancers,
and mechanical 3D printer without electricity by Ian Woolf,
Paul Sztajer talks about his game of sub-atomic physics - Particulars,
Tim Nelson talks about the Delta-V Space Start-up accelerator,
and Christie McMonigal talks about how to become a science communicator.
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf.

Paul Sztajer
Paul Sztajer


See-Through Studios
Particulars

Tim Parsons
Tim Parsons

Delta-V Space Hub

Christie McMonigal-A bit of magicChristie McMonigal (photo courtesy of the Australian Institute of Physics)
The Australian Institute of Physics
Cancer pill fights disease and gives lifelong protection
Leukaemia drug found to stimulate immunity against many cancer types
Inactivation of PI(3)K p110δ breaks regulatory T-cell-mediated immune tolerance to cancer

World’s First Analog 3D Printer – Requires no computers, software or electricity
Daniel de Bruin


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Giant echidnas drive air conditioned thorium cars


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Giant echidnas may still live in WA by Ian Woolf,
Vahid Vkiloroaya talks abut solar absorber air conditioning,
Thorium cars run on rainbows by Ian Woolf.
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

Vahid Vakiloroaya
Solar Absorption Air Conditioning
This Car Runs For 100 Years Without Refuelling – The Thorium Car
This Radioactive Element Could Power the Planet
In Which I Use Scientific Reasoning to Doubt the Thorium-Powered Car
Proposal for a Nuclear Gamma-Ray Laser of Optical Range
The Mythology of the Thorium Car, Thorium Plasma Batteries, and More!
Laser Power Systems
Cadillac’s World Thorium Fuel Concept

U.S. Researcher Preparing Prototype Cars Powered by Heavy-Metal Thorium

Towards an alternative nuclear future - Accelerator Driven Subcritical Reactor
Electron Model of Many Applications



Museum specimen sparks hope of echidna survival in Australia
Extinct or not? Scientists search for giant echidna

Long-beakedEchidna.jpg
"Long-beakedEchidna" by User:Jaganath - Transferred form English Wikipedia.. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.


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Re-using carbon and Biohack Syd


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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 Greentech award-winning Leaf Energy agricultural waste into carbon technology
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf.

Ken Richards
2013-11-24 11.26.45

Leaf Energy
Biohack Syd facebook group
Blood protein rejuvenates brain and muscle in old mice
Elixir of youth lurks in blood of conjoined mice
Hope for aging brains, skeletal muscle
Can Compounds in Young Blood Fix Aging?
RESTORING SYSTEMIC GDF11 LEVELS REVERSES AGE-RELATED DYSFUNCTION IN MOUSE SKELETAL MUSCLE
VASCULAR AND NEUROGENIC REJUVENATION OF THE AGING MOUSE BRAIN BY YOUNG SYSTEMIC FACTORS
Growth Differentiation Factor 11 Is a Circulating Factor that Reverses Age-Related Cardiac Hypertrophy
Stem-cell papers under suspicion
Systemic signals regulate ageing and rejuvenation of blood stem cell niches
Series of retractions from Amy Wagers’ stem cell lab
3 Harvard Researchers Retract a Claim on the Aging of Stem Cells
Harvard stem cell researcher retracts two papers
Harvard Stem Cell Study Retracted
Another Harvard paper retracted – post-doc’s research suspect
Harvard researchers retract stem cell rejuvenation article
Young blood reverses age-related impairments in cognitive function and synaptic plasticity in mice
Research on Rejuvenating Effect of Young Blood Retracted
In a retraction’s wake: Postdoc Shane Mayack, dismissed from Amy Wagers’ stem cell lab, speaks out
ORI finds Harvard stem cell lab post-doc Mayack manipulated images
Blood retracts stem cell paper from Amy Wagers’ Harvard lab after 14 months of concern
Sydney Mini Maker Faire
We'll PROBE Pluto's MOON CRACKS for mystery ocean – NASA
Pluto’s 5th Moon
New Horizons
New Horizons bMultimedia
New Horizons spacecraft
New Horizons news
New Horizons JPL
Where is New Horizons?
NASA Hubble to Begin Search Beyond Pluto for a New Horizons Mission Target

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Space law and Bee decisions


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Stem cell exhaustion by Ian Woolf.
Sara Langston talks about Space law at OrbitOz,
Matthew Baker reverse engineers microbe flagella,
James Mackinson analyses honeybee decision-making.
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf.

Dr Sara M. Langston
FameLab NSW
FameLab NSW
Matthew Baker


James Mackinson

OrbitOz meetup
Somatic mutations found in the healthy blood compartment of a 115-yr-old woman demonstrate oligoclonal hematopoiesis
Blood of world's oldest woman hints at limits of life
Blood Of Oldest Woman In The World Reveals Secrets Of Longevity, Suggests We Can Live Longer

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Biohacking Citizen Science


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Epidermal electronics and Lego Atomic Force Microscopes by Ian Woolf,
Andreas Siagian talk about his Indonesian Citizen Science Initiative and Hackteria,
Andrew Tuckwell talks about hacking synthetic biology competitions, IGEM and BIOMOD.
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

MC10 Stretchable electronics - Biotattoo
Lego2Nano Summer School
UCL students build low-cost, Arduino-powered, Lego atomic force microscope
First visualisation of the DNA double helix in water
Make Block
Toy AFM made from Lego to teach how they work

Dorkbot Sydney
Hackteria
LifePatch
Andraes Siagian's blog

IGEM Synthetic Biology based on standard parts
BIOMOD molecular design competition

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Mission to Earth


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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.

George Dyke

Wheel running in the wild
When wild animals encounter an exercise wheel
Mice really do like to run in wheels

Mice wheel-y do love running! Wild rodents enjoy using exercise wheels just as much as caged pets

Why do animals like running on wheels?


A Sedna-like body with a perihelion of 80 astronomical units
New world found at solar system's edge
Venus probe will dive to its death
ESA Venus Express Objectives

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3D Printing way out West


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The Australian Federal budget for science, and Virtual reality meets Kinect by Ian Woolf,
Stuart Grover talks about his new 3D printing studio in Parramatta.
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

Stuart Grover | 3D Printing | TEDxManly 2014
Stuart Grover
3D Printing Studios
3D Video Capture with Three Kinects

Budget cuts to CSIRO are short-sighted and destructive
Budget 2014 - Millions cut from research
Budget lacks 'strategic vision' for science

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Infinity and Money part 3


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Fixing broken hearts and adding new letters to the DNA alphabet by Ian Woolf,
Marcus Schappi talks to Ian Woolf about building the Internet of things with Microview micro-controllers at Dorkbot,
Infinity - take a trip to Hilbert's hotel by Ian Woolf,
The third and final installment of Money - science or alchemy? with Joffre Balce.
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

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Joffre portrait
Association for Good Government

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER THE HEART CAN REGENERATE ITSELF
Heart cells have 'preteen' growth spurt
Sydney scientists show young hearts can mend
Clinical review: Thyroid hormone replacement in children after cardiac surgery – is it worth a try?
A semi-synthetic organism with an expanded genetic alphabet
Scientists Add Letters to DNA’s Alphabet, Raising Hope and Fear

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Geo-engineering Art


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An introduction to popular geoengineering methods by Ian Woolf,
Josh Wodak speaks with Ian Woolf about Climate change, geo-engineering and art.
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf


Illegal Iron Dumping Spawns Huge Algal Bloom Seen from Space

World's biggest geoengineering experiment 'violates' UN rules
Changing Earth: 7 Ideas to Geoengineer Our Planet
5 Insane Geoengineering Ideas That Won't Save The Planet--Just Make Things Worse
Iron Fertilization Develops a New Wrinkle
Did Russ George's Geoengineering experiment actually work?
Russ George
Lateline: Live from Perth, Clive Palmer and Ross Garnaut

archAngle
more of Josh Wodak's videos from archAngle

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Mapping Robots and printed houses


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China, the Netherlands and the US print houses by Ian Woolf,
Josh Harle speaks to Ian Woolf about mapping robots and graffiti for art.
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

Josh Harle
Tactical Space



3D printers print ten houses in 24 hours
China is 3D-Printing Tiny Houses for $5,000 Each
China: Firm 3D prints 10 full-sized houses in a day
Chinese Release New Images Of 3D Printed Houses
Chinese company 3D prints 10 houses in a day from recycled material
3D printed houses built in Shanghai from fiber reinforced cement
The 3D printer that can build a house in 24 hours

Architect explains how he will 3D print a "whole building in one go"

Contour Crafting
Smart Building
The 3D printer that can build a house in 24 hours
The 3D printed HOUSE: Technology is being used to construct an entire building - including the furniture - in Amsterdam
Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house
D-shape
Architect Plans to 3D Print a 2-story Home in Minnesota Using a Homemade Cement Printer





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Powdered alcohol and Money part 2


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Glucosamine for longer life,
Powdered alcohol,
Solar thermal fuel by Ian Woolf
Bitcoin Mining with James Nichols,
Money part 2 with Joffre Balce.
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

D-Glucosamine supplementation extends life span of nematodes and of ageing mice
Supplement linked to longer life in mice
Instant beer: The birth of a notion
Powdered Alcohol is Coming to a Liquor Store Near You
A review on cyclodextrin encapsulation of essential oils and volatiles
Just add water - students invent alcohol powder
Powdered Alcohol: Three Important Things You Should Know
Experts Warn About Powdered Alcohol
SUBYOU BE TRUE - BLOOD ORANGE VODKA
Insta-beer
A molecular approach to solar power
Templated assembly of photoswitches significantly increases the energy-storage capacity of solar thermal fuels
Azobenzene-on-carbon nanotube method to increase energy storage capacity of solar thermal fuels
Researchers produce new materials to harness solar power in the dark
World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant With Storage Comes Online
Solar Power When the Sun Don’t Shine
Solar storage plant Gemasolar sets 36-day record for 24/7 output

DrillBit Systems

Dorkbot Sydney
The Association for Good Government

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Spiderman 2 and Money


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Social media censorship for Australia - DIBP DIBP DIBP, Dob, dob, dob?
More CSIRO job cuts,
#Australiansforcoal trends on twitter by Ian Woolf,
Review of the science of SpiderMan 2 by Ian Woolf,
Money - Science or Alchemy? Part 1 of an interview with economist Joffre Balce,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf


Association for Good Government
Remove ‘offensive remark’ or else: Immigration Dept
Social media: government sees and hears all
Government cyber snoops scouring social media
Public service's leaked guide to dobbing on colleagues is now 'secret'
Immigration Department worker sacked over tweets loses bid to keep job
Public servant loses fight over Twitter attack on government
Asylum seeker reports department to federal police over 'punitive' transfer
Immigration Department data lapse reveals asylum seekers' personal details
CSIRO braces for budget cut of up to $150 million
CSIRO job cuts will reduce science agency by almost 10%, says union
CSIRO achievements
Australians for Coal campaign fires up protesters instead of supporters
#AustraliansForCoal is the latest sign of an industry in values freefall
Minerals Council launches 'Australians for coal' website


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Wearable Experiments


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Suspended animation to be trialled,
Changing fonts to save money by Ian Woolf,
Ben Moir of Wearable Experiments talks about Fundawear, Navigate jacket, and Fan jersey.
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf


Wearable Experiments
Gunshot victims to be suspended between life and death
A Simple Printing Solution to Aid Deficit Reduction
The effect of font type on a school's ink cost



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Pet CSI, treasure maps and cartilage


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Spies in your eyes, Mouse muscle gets younger, and Whaling science by Ian Woolf.
From FameLab NSW:

Vince Polito talks about the psychology of Agency,
Al Fathi talks about healing cartilage with new materials,
Lydia Tong talks about Pet Forensics,
and Andrew Merdith shares his treasure map.
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

Researchers rejuvenate stem cell population from elderly mice, enabling muscle recovery
Google Glass hacked with malicious QR code to yield its pictures and video
Researchers' Google Glass Spyware Sees What You See

FameLab Australia

Dr Vince Polito

Ali Fathi

Dr Lydia Tong

Andrew Merdith


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Time, Mars and chocolate


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Australia and India go to Mars,
How dark chocolate saves your heart,
Job cuts to the CSIRO staff who earned half a billion dollars,
and uncanny robots, by Ian Woolf,
About Time by Ian Woolf
Presented and Produced by Ian Woolf


Time for philosophers (The Philosopher's Zone)
The new great time war (The Philosopher's Zone)
The precise reason for the health benefits of dark chocolate: mystery solved
Arkaroola Mars Robot Challenge Spaceward Bound Expedition
The science of efficiency: CSIRO cuts are worse than you think

Coalition confirms 600 jobs to go from CSIRO
Razor taken to CSIRO
CSIRO support staff next to face 1600 job cuts
CSIRO support staff face huge job cuts

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Skyrmions and Eternal September


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Mind reading apps for Google glass,
Alcohol without the harm? by Ian Woolf
Skyrmions explained by John August,
Tales of the internet before the web by Ian Woolf
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Twisted magnetic fields in a knot (Nature)
Controlling skyrmions for better electronics
Alcohol without the hangover? It's closer than you think
NSW Australia Bans Synthetic Highs
Eternal September lives on
Synthetic alcohol substitute could eliminate health risks – and hangovers
Can David Nutt wean us off the demon drink with his alcohol substitute?






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Set Google Glass to Stun


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Earclip-type wearable PC by Ian Woolf,
Google Glass hands on first impressions by Ian Woolf,
Rob Manson from BuildAR.com talks about developing for Google Glass,
Part 3 of my interview with Dr Nady Braidy about Ciguatera and aging.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf



Wearable Device database
BuildAR

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Space Beer, OrbitOz and Launchbox


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Make your phone compute while you sleep with Power To Give, by Ian Woolf,
Brian Lim speaks with Ian Woolf about OrbitOz, and his company Launchbox,
Justin Held spoke with Ian Woolf about Saber Astronautics, Space Beer, satellite engineering and the business of Space,
Part 2 of my interview with Nady Braidy about his research into reversing aging and treating Ciguatera,
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf



Brian Lim, OrbitOz and Launchbox
HTC Power to Give
World Community Grid
BOINC software
SETI @ Home
OrbitOz Space Entrepreneur meetup
Launchbox
Saber Astronautics
Space Beer
Dr Nady Braidy





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Aging brains and Ciguatera


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Fukushima reactor spills radioactive water yet again by Ian Woolf,
Dr Nady Braidy talks about toxins causing neuro-degenerative age-related brain diseases, and Ciguatera Fish Poison.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf



How ciguatoxins reach humans to cause Ciguatera fish poisoning


How BMAA causes ALS

How Saxitoxins reach humans

How harmful algal blooms can introduce neurotoxins to humans

Save Japan's homeless from over-exposure to radiation!
TEPCO discovers 100-tonne radioactive water leak at Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan (ABC)
Worst Spill in 6 Months Is Reported at Fukushima (NYT)
SPECIAL REPORT- Japan's homeless recruited for murky Fukushima clean-up (Reuters)
Homeless Fukushima Cleanup Workers Scammed out of Wages
Japan's homeless 'recruited' for cleaning up Fukushima nuclear plant
Homeless in Japan hired to clean up Fukushima nuclear radiation
Tell Japan to End Mob Exploitation of Homeless Workers in Fukushima Cleanup


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Embryonic stem cells and crocodiles


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Crocodiles climb, and use tools, while alligators make video by Ian Woolf,
Michael Morris spoke with Ian Woolf about investigating the basic science of embryology to find out how embryonic stem cells become all other cells.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


Michael Morris
Climbing behaviour in extant crocodilians
Crocodilians use tools for hunting




Animal-Borne Imaging Reveals Novel Insights into the Foraging Behaviors and Diel Activity of a Large-Bodied Apex Predator, the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
Watch: Alligators' Hunting Secrets Revealed by Crittercams

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Stem cells for ailing hearts


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Flying snakes by Ian Woolf
Dr Alexis Bosman speaks with Ian Woolf about creating stem cells to understand inherited heart disease.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


Dr Alexis Bosman
Cell Reprogramming Australia
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Patient fibroblasts (skin cells) in culture before being induced into stem cells from Victor Chang Cardiac Institute


an induced pluripotent stem cell colony from Victor Chang Cardiac Institute

a single cardiomyocyte (heart cell) derived from differentiated induced pluripotent stem cells stained with a fluorescent marker showing the expression of a structural protein associated with cellular contraction, cardiac troponin T from Victor Chang Cardiac Institute
Aerodynamics of the flying snake Chrysopelea paradisi: how a bluff body cross-sectional shape contributes to gliding performance

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Phish tales and Zapping mosquito bites


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Sperm can smell by Ian Woolf,
Mosquito bite zapping by Ian Woolf,
Phishing tales by Ian Woolf,
presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Odorant receptor-mediated sperm activation in disease vector mosquitoes


Zanza-Click
Portable device for treating insect bites and the like (patent)
Study of a Device to Relieve Mosquito Bite Itching
HIGH VOLTAGE SHOCK TREATMENT FOR SNAKE BITE
Primitive Electrocleansing - A World Wide Phenomenon
Histamine-induced itch and its relationship with pain
Cutaneous mechanisms in pruritus induction


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Building Biosensors to detect disease


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Placebos for sleep, exercise and vision by Ian Woolf,
Dr Olivier Laczka speaks with Ian Woolf about designing biosensors for marine pathogens, Indigo V open source science, and detecting HIV.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Olivier Laczka

biosensors
Olivier Laczka

You Can Get Placebo Sleep
Placebo Sleep Affects Cognitive Functioning
Mind-set matters:
Exercise and the placebo effect

Believing is seeing: using mindlessness (mindfully) to improve visual acuity

Indigo V Citizen Science

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Where is Ciguatera? Ritalin for CFS


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Genetically engineering green glowing eggs to reduce cruelty to chicks,
Trial of Ritalin and nutrients to treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Ian Woolf.
Associate Professor Shauna Murray and Gurjeet Singh Kohli explain how to track the microalgae that cause Ciguatera,
John August gives his views on Intellectual property, and the TPP.
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf





UTS C3: Sustainable Aquaculture group
Explainer: what is ciguatera fish poisoning?
The Synergy Trial: Methylphenidate Plus a CFS-Specific Nutrient Formula as a Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Stanford Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Initiative
K-Pax: The Synergy Trial
The Synergy Trial
Would you prefer to eat genetically modified eggs, or see day-old chicks destroyed?

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Reshaped eyes and TPP Copyright week


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Tiny turbines, and myco-diesel by Ian Woolf.
Professor Helen Swarbrick speaks with Ian Woolf about Orthokeratology for correcting short-sightedness without surgery or wearing lenses,
Copyright week and the Trans-Pacific-partnership agreement.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


Professor Helen Swarbrick
Research in Orthokeratology (ROK) group at the University of New South Wales
Orthokeratology Society of Oceania

Technology uses micro-windmills to recharge cell phones

MSU-led team finds new type of fuel in Patagonia fungus
Sandia researchers tailoring fungi-based biofuels to meet the needs of current, advanced combustion engines
Genomic Analysis of the Hydrocarbon-Producing, Cellulolytic, Endophytic Fungus Ascocoryne sarcoides
The production of myco-diesel hydrocarbons and their derivatives by the endophytic fungus Gliocladium roseum (NRRL 50072).
Volatile organic compound production by organisms in the genus Ascocoryne and a re-evaluation of myco-diesel production by NRRL 50072.
Modulation of volatile organic compound formation in the Mycodiesel-producing endophyte Hypoxylon sp. CI-4.
Rainforest fungus makes diesel

Copyright Week: Taking Copyright Back
Copyright week
DFAT defends TPP secrecy
Copyright Week: Why Hollywood And The USTR Hate Transparency
Copyright Week: Our Lost Culture: What We Lose From Having Killed The Public Domain


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Plasticised brains, tea, and pain


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News of Black tea blocks herpes, and fermentable fibre helps asthma, by Ian Woolf.
Brains restored to the speed learning of childhood with a pill, by Ian Woolf,
Dr Patrick Rubie and Ian Woolf discuss placebo mechanism and pain, and contraceptive news from 2009.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


Inhibition of herpes simplex virus infection by tannins and related compounds
Effect of black tea extract on herpes simplex virus-1 infection of cultured cells
Gut microbiota metabolism of dietary fiber influences allergic airway disease and hematopoiesis
High-fibre diet may protect against allergic asthma
The potential of HDAC inhibitors as cognitive enhancers.
HDAC inhibition modulates hippocampus-dependent long-term memory for object location in a CBP-dependent manner.
Valproate reopens critical-period learning of absolute pitch
NPR interview - Want Perfect Pitch? You Might Be Able To Pop A Pill For That

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Artificial arguments and alcohol messages


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News of male contraception and LCD contact lenses, by Ian Woolf.
Alcoholic text messages from across the room by Ian Woolf,
Automated arguments online by Ian Woolf,
3 Second Theses by Ian Woolf,
The Demon Duck of Doom by Lou Steer.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Text messages direct to your contact lens
Terminator Eyes: Hi-tech contact lenses show texts and maps
Tabletop Molecular Communication: Text Messages through Chemical Signals
What are they drinking? Text message sent using...vodka
Male contraception via simultaneous knockout of α1A-adrenoceptors and P2X1-purinoceptors in mice
'Chemical vasectomy' shows promise in mice
Chatbot Wears Down Proponents of Anti-Science Nonsense
Lol My Thesis


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Rat Park and Chromatic Composer


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News of mice rejuvenated with B3 extract, by Ian Woolf.
From the Sydney Mini Maker Faire,Susana Alarcon demonstrated a machine that draws music,
The tale of Rat Park - how socially connected rats don't like drugs by Ian Woolf,
John August interviews Dr Matthew Rimmer about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


Sydney Mini Maker Faire
Susana Alarcon
Declining NAD+ Induces a Pseudohypoxic State Disrupting Nuclear-Mitochondrial Communication during Aging
University of NSW research finds compound that can reverse ageing
Australian and US scientists reverse ageing in mice, humans could be next

The effect of housing and gender on morphine self-administration in rats
Effect of early and later colony housing on oral ingestion of morphine in rats
Stuart McMillen's Rat Park comic
A bustle in the cage-row: the making of Rat Park
Globalization of Addiction: the post-Rat Park research of Bruce Alexander
Drug addiction: The complex truth
Socially Isolated Rats are More Vulnerable to Addiction, Report Researchers
Bruce Alexander's Globalization of Addiction Website
Associate Professor Matthew Rimmer

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Stem cells fight HIV and Biohacking


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News of Fibromyalgic pain explained, and
Dream images identified by computer, by Ian Woolf.
Associate Professor Geoff Symonds talks with Ian Woolf about using HIV to modify stem cells to fight HIV,
From the Sydney Mini Maker faire, Meow Ludo Meow Meow and Kyo Dempski talk about some of the projects of Biohack Sydney.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Excessive peptidergic sensory innervation of cutaneous arteriole-venule shunts (AVS) in the palmar glabrous skin of fibromyalgia patients: implications for widespread deep tissue pain and fatigue.
Researchers discover a rational biological source of pain in the skin of patients with fibromyalgia
Scientists Pinpoint Physical Cause of Fibromyalgia Pain
Neural Decoding of Visual Imagery During Sleep
Japanese neuroscientists decode human dreams

Scientists reconstruct visual stimuli by reading brain activity
Scientists use brain imaging to reveal the movies in our mind

CalImmune stem cell research

Sydney Mini Maker Faire - Powerhouse Museum
Biohack Sydney
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2013-11-24 11.38.22
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Healing corneas and building robots


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News of: DARPA brain implants,
Sony smart wigs,
and prosthetic hands that feel, by Ian Woolf.
Professor Stephanie Watson spoke with Ian Woolf about how she heals corneas with stem cells,
From the Sydney Mini Maker Faire:
Pete from Robogirls teaches schoolgirls to build lego robots,
Stephen Martin from BotBits talks about building combat robots from kits,
Diarmid Herath from Robological has a platform for you to design your own robots
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Restoring Active Memory - DARPA
DARPA wants to fix broken brains
DARPA seeks to develop implantable device to help brain-injured people regain their memories
Wearable Computing Device (Sony patent)
Is Sony's 'smart wig' even more absurd than Google Glass?
Sony's SmartWig patent is a real head-scratcher
An Artificial Hand with Real Feelings
Sydney Mini Maker Faire - Powerhouse Museum
RoboGals
Bot Bitz combat robot kits
Robo Wars
Robological Ro-buddy
2013-11-24 12.23.37
2013-11-24 12.14.44

2013-11-24 12.23.30
Robological Ro-buddy
2013-11-24 11.44.07
2013-11-24 11.46.54

Clinical Professor Stephanie Watson from the Save Sight Institute

Stem Cells for Eye repair on the New Inventors (video)
Corneal Stem Cells on Catalyst (video)

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Valves, rockets and Doctor Who


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From the Sydney Mini Maker Faire:
Steve Price talks about making Valve amplifiers,
Lester talks about popup 3D printer workshops,
George talks about launching your own rockets
Ian Woolf revisits the science of Doctor Who - Sonic Screwdrivers and the TARDIS
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Sydney Mini Maker Faire - Powerhouse Museum
TubeSound AmpCamp
2013-11-24 11.25.58
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FourZeroPlus 3D printing workshops
2013-11-24 10.50.43
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NSW Rocketry Association
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The Fourth Dimension and How to Get There by Rudy Rucker
Sonotweezers
BBC Doctor Who Sound files
Carbon-Nanotube Optoacoustic Lens for Focused Ultrasound Generation and High-Precision Targeted Therapy
Guo Research Group
Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel
Mechanical Evidence of the Orbital Angular Momentum to Energy Ratio of Vortex Beams
Coke cans focus sound waves beyond the diffraction limit
Focus: Focusing Sound without a Lens

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Mini Maker Faire and Google You


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NBN petition delivered to Australian MPs by Ian Woolf,
Google You by Ian Woolf,
From the Sydney Mini Maker Faire:
Julian talks about 3D modelling,
Chris Ferman talks about his 3D printed android,
Stuart Bartlett talks about BlueSat,
Janelle talks about making 3D printed Jewelery,
Gavin talks about Robots and Dinosaurs
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

FTTP NBN supporters lobby Turnbull

A large collection of experiences with Telstra's copper network
Howard and Switkowski allowed U.S. to commence spying on Telstra customers from 29 November 2001 onwards
The Liberal Party of Australia: Reconsider your plan for a 'FTTN' NBN in favour of a superior 'FTTH' NBN

Automated generation of suggestions for personalized reactions in a social network
Automatic generation of content recommendations weighted by social network context
US 8091032 B2

Google patents robot help for social media burnout
Tired of social media? Why not have Google tweet for you


International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance

Sydney Mini Maker Faire blog - Powerhouse Museum
2013-11-24 11.46.54
Julian

2013-11-24 10.38.13

In Moov 3D printed Robot project
2013-11-24 12.31.45
UNSW BlueSat project
2013-11-25
Unellenu 3D printed Jewellery
2013-11-24 13.12.35
Robots and Dinosaurs Hackerspace


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Mechanical stem cells and Origin catalysts


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The Trans-Pacific-Partnership, patents and copyrights by Ian Woolf,
Professor Melissa Knothe Tate speaks with Ian Woolf about Mechanical stem cells,
John August investigates the role of catalysts in the Origin of Life.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


Regenerative Junction video (public television)

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations (dfat.gov.au)
Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
Enforcement in the TPP - Australian analysis of the leaked IP chapter
Don't Trade it Away!
Trans-Pacific Partnership secretly trading away rights
THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
YOUR GUIDE TO COPYRIGHT IN THE TPP


The Trans-Pacific Partnership Explained In Under Five Minutes

TPP: The Biggest Global Threat To The Internet Since ACTA
Is Monsanto killing our bees?

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BrainChips and artificial intelligence


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Australia cuts a quarter of CSIRO jobs by Ian Woolf,
Peter Van De Made talks with Ian Woolf about his Brainchip and the nature of intelligence.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Prime Minister Abbott denies responsibility for government-ordered CSIRO job cuts
$200m spend as 1400 CSIRO jobs face crunch
Latest CSIRO job cuts threaten next generation of Aussie innovation
CSIRO job cuts out of place in lucky country: WWF president
Australia Hates Science: CSIRO Staffers Axed In New Government Cuts
Job fears for CSIRO workers amid public service hiring freeze

Higher Intelligence

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Stem Cell Revolutions and HIV protein


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Hearing restored to deaf mice, and
Breast milk protects against HIV by Ian Woolf
Clare Blackburn speaks to Ian Woolf about the film "Stem Cell Revolutions",
Kate Doherty spoke to Ian Woolf about Stem Cell communication and games,
John August reports on HIV proteins and West Nile virus.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Stem Cell Revolutions
Kate Doherty and Clare Blackburn

Stem Cell Revolutions

Kate Doherty, , Nick Di Girolamo, Clare Blackburn, Alexis Bosman, Michael Morris and Uli Schmidt

Notch Inhibition Induces Cochlear Hair Cell Regeneration and Recovery of Hearing after Acoustic Trauma
Regenerative disorders: Notching up hearing
Scientists discover possible cure for noise-induced hearing loss

Tenascin-C is an innate broad-spectrum, HIV-1–neutralizing protein in breast milk
Breast milk protein may be key to protecting babies from HIV infection
HIV and mothers’ milk
As luck would have it

Scientists Uncover Breast Milk's Potential Secret Weapon Against HIV
Breast milk protein protects babies from HIV: Study

Stem Cell Revolutions

Euro Stem Cell
Stem Cell Revolutions


HIV protein


Small-Molecule Antagonists of CCR5 and CXCR4: A Promising New Class of Anti-HIV-1 Drugs
HIV-1 infection in individuals with the CCR5-Delta32/Delta32 genotype: acquisition of syncytium-inducing virus at seroconversion
HIV Immunity
The Evolving Genetics of HIV
A common mechanism of clinical HIV-1 resistance to the CCR5 antagonist maraviroc despite divergent resistance levels and lack of common gp120 resistance mutations
The Δccr5 Mutation Conferring Protection Against HIV-1 in Caucasian Populations Has a Single and Recent Origin in Northeastern Europe

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Shadow profiles and eating babies


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Why you want to eat babies by Ian Woolf,
Facebook shadow profiles by Ian Woolf
The Singularity by Paul Rhodes,
The Placebo effect and faith by Ian Woolf,
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Maternal status regulates cortical responses to the body odor of newborns

Anger mounts after Facebook's 'shadow profiles' leak in bug
Europe versus Facebook
24 year old student lights match: Europe versus Facebook
What's a Facebook shadow profile, and should you be worried about it?
Facebook Is Building Shadow Profiles of Non-Users
Firm: Facebook's shadow profiles are 'frightening' dossiers on everyone
Facebook Shadow Profiles: What You Need to Know
Facebook Bug Exposed Personal Details Of 6 Million Accounts
Facebook Shadow Profiles: You Probably Have One Too
WHAT’S A FACEBOOK SHADOW PROFILE, AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

Oakland PD Harassing Activist and Got Him Fired
Activist protesting police militarization exercise says police used surveillance footage to get him fired
Facebook Data Scientists Know Who Your Lover Is
Facebook's dubious social missionl
New Facebook Policies Sell Your Face And Whatever It Infers
Facebook Is Using You
New privacy fears as Facebook begins selling personal access to companies to boost ailing profits
Why Does Privacy Matter? One Scholar's Answer
What Privacy Is For


Universal Placebos
Meet the Ethical Placebo: A Story that Heals
Placebos Work Even if You Know They’re Fake: But How?
Placebos help, even when patients know about them
The Placebo Effect: Usage, Mechanisms, and Legality
11 Surprising Facts About Placebo
Inside the Placebo Effect
Placebo effects on human μ-opioid activity during pain
Neurobiological Mechanisms of the Placebo Effect
Direct Evidence for Spinal Cord Involvement in Placebo Analgesia
How Placebos Change the Patient's Brain
Open-label use of placebos in the treatment of ADHD: a pilot study
Placebo Effects and the Common Cold: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Placebo effect works even if patients know they're getting a sham drug

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Thorium Trans-Tasman 3MT competition


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Poverty uses up more brain power by Ian Woolf
Thorium SkeptiCamp presentation by Ian Woolf,
Ian Woolf attended the Trans-Tasman 3 minute thesis competition and spoke to"
Kelsey Kennedy about winning the Trans-Tasman 3MT competition 2013,
3MT finalist Kimberly Mercuri, who spoke about how heroin users think,
3MT finalist Kanvar Nayer, who is developing Age Mate for people suffering Alzheimer's disease,
Cassily Charles and Lisa Mclean - the organisers of an online interactive 3MT competition based at Charles Stuart University.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function
Poor concentration: Poverty reduces brainpower needed for navigating other areas of life
Study finds poverty reduces brain power

Uranium 233
Thorium Fuel Cycle
Is the "Superfuel" Thorium Riskier Than We Thought?
Nuclear energy: Thorium fuel has risks (Nature)
Sydney SkeptiCamp 2013

Trans Tasman 3 Minute Thesis Competition 2013
3 Minute Thesis Competition
2013 Trans-Tasman 3 Minute Thesis Competition
2013-10-18 11.59.17
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SkeptiCamp, Life and HackerSpace


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3D Printed toothbrushes and nuclear fusion creeps nearer by Ian Woolf.
Robin Hilliard talks to Ian Woolf about Conway's Game of Life,
Alistair D'Silva explains to Ian Woolf how to make a bike jacket with turn signals.
Taryn Chalmers presents her 3 Minute Thesis about the connection between heart disease, depression and professional driving in Australia.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

3D printed toothbrush
Blizzident
Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility
Scoop it: Laser fusion record: "yield was
NIF responds to fusion 'deadline' expiry
So Far Unfruitful, Fusion Project Faces a Frugal Congress

Skepticamp Sydney 2013
Rocketboots
Golly - Conway's Game of Life

Make Hack Void
Hackerspaces
Assessing Cardiovascular Associations to Affective  Disorders in Professional Drivers of Australia

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RbutR rebuttals and mosquito fans


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Fans for mosquitoes! by Ian Woolf
Shane Greenup, founder of rbutr.com speaks with Ian Woolf about the online critical thinking tool.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Reassessment of the role and utility of wind in suppression of mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) host finding: stimulus dilution supported over flight limitation
A Low-Tech Mosquito Deterrent
the American Mosquito Control Association
A Simple Way to Repel Mosquitoes: Try a Fan

RbutR

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2013 Ig Nobels and Willpower


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Bitcoin for the homeless, Tricorders for food, and willpower never runs out, by Ian Woolf
The 2013 Ig Nobel Prizes for science that first makes you laugh, and then makes you think, by Ian Woolf,
Jennifer Clarke presents her 3 Minute Thesis - "Living on the Edge: Climate Stress in Intertidal Macroalga"
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Homeless, Unemployed, and Surviving on Bitcoins
BitCoinGet
Gyft - converting BitCoin to gift cards
Sean's Outpost - Pensacola charity that accepts BitCoin
Making homelessness illegal in Pensacola
Beliefs about willpower determine the impact of glucose on self-control
Study indicates willpower not depleted by use nor replenished by food
Mobile Material Analysis by NIR Spectrometer in Sugar Cube Format
What's for dinner? Just check the spectrometer

The 2013 Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony & Lectures


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BitCoin mining and Panspermia


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Panspermia and the stratosphere by Ian Woolf
James Nichols speaks with Ian Woolf about building BitCoin mining computers at Dorkbot,
The hundred dollar 3D printer from Peachy Printers,
James Hitchcock presents his 3 Minute Thesis: "Freshwater Inflows to Estuaries: Rivers, carbon and Coastal Food Webs"
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


Scientists find life coming to Earth from space (Press Release)
ISOLATION OF A DIATOM FRUSTULE FRAGMENT FROM THE LOWER
STRATOSPHERE (22-27Km)-EVIDENCE FOR A COSMIC ORIGIN


DrillBit Systems

Dorkbot Sydney

Peachy Printer - $100 3D Printer
Peachy Printer Kickstarter project
Peachy Printer Indigogo project

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30 IQ points more, and BitCoin


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The Bionic Eye is successfully tested, and the new Government closes down the Science Ministry.
Trans-humanitarianism - Feeding and educating people to bring about the Singularity.
Bitcoin for beginners by Chard Core and Dee.
Joshua Condran presents his 3 Minute Thesis on Real Time Microscopy of Surface Chemical Reactions
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Joshua Condran-3MT-slide

Delight in Bionic Sight
Coalition to slash funding for top technology institution NICTA
Abbott's Ministry of Merit built on rickety ideas
Govt ministry announced: men the 95% in Abbott cabinet
Liberal backbencher Dennis Jensen hits out at science 'confusion' in new ministry
No Science Minister In New Abbott Government
Australian Pub to serve beer in return for BitCoin
Worker's radio show on Radio Skid Row 88.9FM
Introduction to Transhumanism
Democratic Transhumanism
Extropy Institute

Upgrade your memory by learning a Mnemonic system
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Bionic eye is a treat (The Age)

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4D printing and Caring for carers


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World Suicide Prevention day news by Ian Woolf,
Interview with Stuart Grover about the future of 3D printing by Ian Woolf.
Ty Lees presents his 3 Minute Thesis: "Who Cares for our Carers?"
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf


3D Printing Studio
3D Scanner

Caring for carers

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Asteroids, Nanowires and Llamas


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Llamas treat diarrhea, and jetpacks take off in New Zealand, by Ian Woolf.
Chard Core interviews David Faber of Deep Space Industries about mining in space,
Laingchen Zhu presents his 3 Minute Thesis on Nanowires.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Rice-based oral antibody fragment prophylaxis and therapy against rotavirus infection


Martin Jetpack


Deep Space Industries

Liangchen Zhu-3MT-slide.jpg

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3D Paper and Identity theft


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Pandora archive news by Ian Woolf
Connor Moore discusses about printing 3D objects with paper, with Ian Woolf,
Joanna Spasojevic presents Morphometric Face Analysis: A Potential Solution for Identity Theft at Australia's Borders
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

PANDORA web archive
Australia's Web Archives blog
DGS 3D - durable photo-realistic colour 3D printing using A4 paper
printed orange
Printed Orange

Geoff Hancock
Geoff Hancock next to the MCor Iris 3D printer

Conner Moore
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Gambling addiction and Big Data


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Forever fertilser news by Ian Woolf
Indonesian nuclear power by Ian Woolf
Interview with Alex Blaszczynksi, about gambling addiction,
Marianne Menictas presents her 3 Minute Thesis: Fast Data Analysis.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Gambling treatment
Professor Alex Blaszczynski, Director of the Sydney University Gambling Treatment Clinic

World changing technology enables crops to take nitrogen from the air

An Analysis and Visualization of the Risk Associated
with the Potential Failure of Indonesian Nuclear Reactors


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Sydney Maker Culture


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Australian National Security Enquiry needs a time machine by Ian Woolf,
Daniel Green plans the Sydney Mini Maker Faire.
Adam Farrow-palmer describes his electronic shirt,
Iain Chalmers talks about MooresCloud networked lights,
Manuel Betancort remotely controls cockroaches at Dorkbot.
Gwenael Cadiou presents his 3 Minute Thesis: "A Fish Journey: Where, When, and ...Why?"
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Sydney Mini Maker Faire
Daniel Green, Project Officer for the Sydney Mini Maker Faire at the powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Daniel Green

Photo: Marinco Kojdanovski. Reproduced courtesy of the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
The Sydney Mini Maker Faire stakeholder meeting
Sydney Mini Maker faire planning meeting

MooresCloud Festival lights at Dorkbot
Festival at Dorkbot
Government shelves controversial data retention scheme (June 2013)
Inquiry into potential reforms of National Security Legislation
Data Retention Details (Pirate Party wiki)
Data retention plan useful for security but could threaten privacy: parliamentary committee
Telstra’s deal with the devil: FBI access to its undersea cables (July 2013)
WikiLeaks Party demands answers from Telstra
WikiLeaks Party calls on Privacy Commissioner to investigate secret Telstra FBI deal
WikiLeaks Party Wants Answers from Telstra Group on Tempora-like Snooping
Telstra storing data on behalf of US government
Maker Faire
Dorkbot Sydney
Instructables
MooresCloud
Backyard Brains


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Nuclear power for Australia? part 2


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Mind controlled rat news by Ian Woolf,
Concluding Why Nuclear Australia?
Howard Eastwood from New England Nuclear Energy speaks on endless clean energy,
and Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe, explains why nuclear's not needed for Australia.
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf


Non-Invasive Brain-to-Brain Interface (BBI): Establishing Functional Links between Two Brains

New England Nuclear Energy

Why VS Why Nuclear Power by Professor Ian Lowe and Professor Barry Brook

The Australian Conservation Foundation

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Nuclear power for Australia? part 1


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Wearable computing news by Ian Woolf.
Ian Woolf attends the Nuclear Energy For Australia? conference and speaks with:
Dr Erica Smyth argues for nuclear power for Australia,
Dr Timos Aikas explains how nuclear waste is handled in Finland,
Dr Massimo Salvatores discusses Thorium as an alternative nuclear fuel.
Johanna Howes delivers her 3 Minute Thesis: "Hungry For Change- maintaining balance on the Great Barrier Reef"

Johanna Howe's 3 Minute Thesis slide
Johanna Howse's slide from her 3 Minute Thesis "Hungry For Change- maintaining balance on the Great Barrier Reef"


Slideshows for speaker presentations at Nuclear Energy For Australia? (ATSE)
Dr Erica Smyth at Toro Energy
Dr Timos Aikas' slideshow about nuclear waste management (PDF)
Dr Massimo Salvatores slideshow about the Thorium fuel cycle and Small Modular Reactors (PDF)
Three Minute Thesis (homepage)
GlassUp

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Science Spoken Word Spectacular


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Urine power news by Ian Woolf.
Highlights from the Science Spoken Word Spectacular from:
Ian Bryce "Ode to the Higgs" and "The Bull's Lament",
Vanessa Hill "When you wish upon a star",
Lou Steer "The Demon Duck of Doom" and "View from a Distant Porthole",
Ricky Pannowitz "Science doesn't rhyme with anything".
Organised by Rebecca Rose, Jack Peck and Ariel Pavez.
Recording by Merran Winchester.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Science Poetry poster
Word In hand
Blue Space Poetry! Jam
Australian Science Communicators
All The Best
Harold Park Hotel
Science Poetry on stage
Science Poetry Slam winner!

Army rations rehydrated by urine (2004)
Urine Battery Turns Pee Into Power (2005)
Imagining A Future of Pee Power: Urine the Money (2010)
Mobile phone runs on urine power (2013)
Waste to Real Energy: the first MFC powered mobile phone (2013)

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Trolling science and throat singing


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Send your own mini-spaceship to the Moon, and
Protect your mobile phone privacy reported by Ian Woolf.
Tuvan throat singing by Noel Hanna,
Trolling science by Ian Woolf,
The Beard Plague by Ian Woolf
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf

Send your own Pocket Spacecraft on a Mission to the Moon!

Hemlis - trust the Pirate Bay if you don't trust the NSA


Trolling in asynchronous computer-mediated communication: From user discussions to academic definitions
"'Uh....not to be nitpicky,,,,,but...the past tense of drag is dragged, not drug.": An overview of trolling strategies.'
Expert’s research ‘nothing new’
The Psychology of Trolling and Lurking: The Role of Defriending and Gamification for Increasing Participation in Online Communities Using Seductive Narratives
Militant Non-smoking: A Modest Proposal
Twitter troll's u-turn after users threaten to tell his mum

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Sexual ecology and Pirate privacy


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In Pitt St Mall, Ian Woolf talks to David W Campbell, Pirate Party Senate candidate about the PRISMbreak privacy protest.
At Nerd Nite Sydney, Ian Woolf chats with Dr Peter Jonason about the behavioral ecology of sexual relationships.
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf

Peter Karl (PK) Jonason, Ph.D

Nerd Nite Sydney


David W. Campbell
PRISMbreak2013

Pirate Party Australia
PRISM break
Snowden reveals Australia's links to US spy web
NSA Surveillance of Australia Exposed!
Agreements with private companies protect U.S. access to cables’ data for surveillance



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Physics of Music special


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First plants were carnivorous by Ian Woolf.
Professor Joe Wolfe from the UNSW speaks to Ian Woolf about the Physics of Music and Voice.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Hungry algae may explain how plants became green
A Modern Descendant of Early Green Algal Phagotrophs
Music science at UNSW
PhysClips
Complementarity of speech and music

Joe Wolfe

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We Reveal Crimes and squirrels


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Crowd-funded SETI, brightness, creativity, aliens, and the Final Frontier reported by Ian Woolf.
Review of the film "We Steal Secrets - the story of WikiLeaks" by Ian Woolf
Tim Baynes talks about the wonders of hibernation.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


script of my review of "We Steal Secrets"
"We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks" - The annotated movie transcript

Lone Signal
Freedom from constraints: Darkness and dim illumination promote creativity
Looking for an extra boost of creativity? Try dimming the lights
Remains of Star Trek stars, Arthur C. Clarke to be shot into space
The Sunjammer Project
NASA to Launch World's Largest Solar Sail in 2014
Nasa to launch enormous, Arthur C Clarke-inspired solar sail in 2014

WikiLeaks film lacks objectivity says Assange
The strange and consequential case of Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo and WikiLeaks
Ex-Hacker Adrian Lamo Institutionalized, Diagnosed with Asperger’s
What the NSA Does With the Data It Isn't Allowed to Keep
We Steal Secrets

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Hypercolour vision and soap


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Do GM crops upset pigs? by Ian Woolf
Hypercolour vision by Ian Woolf
Scurvy by Chris Stewart
Soap Science by Ian Woolf
produced and presented by Ian Woolf

A long-term toxicology study on pigs fed a combined genetically modified (GM) soy and GM maize diet( full paper)
A long-term toxicology study on pigs fed a combined genetically modified (GM) soy and GM maize diet (Abstract)
Study questions feeding GM food to farm animals
Debate over GM feed affecting pig's health
GM pig feed and stomach inflammation
expert reaction to new study on GM pig feed and stomach inflammation
GM feeding study in pigs – experts respond
The Humans With Super Human Vision
Ultra Violet Color Glow after Cataract Surgery with Crystalens
Cataract Surgery with Crystalens - My Experience
Ask Slashdot: How to Exploit Post-Cataract Ultraviolet Vision?
Followup: Ultraviolet Vision After Cataract Surgery
BIRD'S-EYE VIEW
Color Blindness
Guy's eye surgery accidentally gives him strange super vision
Making Soap
How to Make Soap from Ashes
Making Lye water
How to Make Natural Soap with Vegetable Oil and Lye

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Magnetic bacteria and chilli


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Ian Woolf reports on rapid aging from fish oil, Podcasting threatened by patents, and paper 3D printers.
Tim Baynes investigates magnetically sensitive animals,
Christine Baker speaks with Lara Farrell about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,
Adam Mark explores what makes chilli hot.
presented and produced by Ian Woolf

System for disseminating media content representing episodes in a serialized sequence
US Patent 8112504 B2

DISSEMINATING MEDIA CONTENT REPRESENTING EPISODES Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST
Help Save Podcasting!
Podcasting Community Faces Patent Troll Threat; EFF Wants to Help
Planet Money: When Patents Hit the Podcast
This American Life: When Patents Attack... Part Two!
A look at the patent on distributing podcasts, and EFF's plan to fight it
Long-term intake of fish oil increases oxidative stress and decreases lifespan in senescence-accelerated mice
Full-colour Paper 3D Printing Competition!
Scoville Scale for chilli

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Chocolate robots


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Ian Woolf reports on asteroids with moons, and squeezing breast cancer.
At CeBIT 2013 Ian Woolf spoke to Fred Pauling about Telepresence robots,
to Cindy Huang about ThunderDownUnder's robot trophy,
to Dalton Tandulka about digital masks that mirror your facial expressions.
At Eat The Collection Ian Woolf spoke with Chris Bamborough about designing for 3D printers that use chocolate ink.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

3D Chocolate printer photo set
Thunder Down Under robot with Cindy Huang
Breast cancer cells growing in 3D-matrix revert to normal
NASA Radar Reveals Asteroid Has Its Own Moon
Telepresence robot for museums
FIRST Australia
Thunder Down Under robot competition team
CSIRO Face tracking and expression transfer
Supermanoevre
Eat The Collection


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Microfactories and synthetic food


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Angus Deveson spoke with Ian Woolf about Microfactories and 3D printing
Ian Woolf explores synthetic food, from lab grown hamburgers, to food printers, and the man who is just a social eater.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Entrepreneur
Sydney 3D Printers Meetup
uFactory - Micro scale Manufacturing in the Heart of Sydney

Cultured meat:
Fake meat: is science fiction on the verge of becoming fact?
Use of Fetal calf serum
Can Designer Foods Sell The Public On Lab-Grown Meat?
Lab Grown Meat
In-Vitro meat: $325,000 lab-grown hamburger 'tastes reasonably good'
Would you eat a burger grown in a laboratory?
Building a $325, 000 Burger
Modern Meadow
Laboratory Leather: Company to Mass Produce Tissue-Engineered Animal Hides within Five Years
Modern Meadow aims to print raw meat using bioprinter
Lab meat Limerick
3D food printers
3D Printing: Food in Space
The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food
NASA Bites On 3D-Printed Food: Automatic Pizza Assembly Machine Could Fuel Astronauts To Mars
How 3D Printers Could Reinvent NASA Space Food
Soylent
Soylent - Free Your Body
What's in Soylent?
In Defense of New Food
Soylent Corporation prepares to DEFEAT FOOD


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Young blood RoboWars


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Ian Woolf reports on Wind powered nuclear weapons, Google Glass, and turtle freezing genomes.
Angus Deveson spoke with Ian Woolf about RoboWars Sydney,
Glowing mouse draculas return to heal aged hearts - Ian Woolf explains.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

RoboWars
RoboWars Sydney 2013 Pozible crowd-funding
The western painted turtle genome, a model for the evolution of extreme physiological adaptations in a slowly evolving lineage
NNSA Awards Contract for Largest Federal Wind Farm to Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.
Growth Differentiation Factor 11 Is a Circulating Factor that Reverses Age-Related Cardiac Hypertrophy
Skin hunger and mouse draculas
Blood protein Rejuvenates Aging Heart
Heterochronic parabiosis: historical perspective and methodological considerations for studies of aging and longevity
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Future silkmoth tricycle games


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Ian Woolf reports on Harvard University flies robot bees.
Janine Cahill speaks with Ian Woolf about improving the future with games.
Silkmoths ride robot tricycles cruising for sexy females in Japan, for science! Ian Woolf explains.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Odour-tracking capability of a silkmoth driving a mobile robot with turning bias and time delay
Remote control of a cyborg moth using carbon nanotube-enhanced flexible neuroprosthetic probe
Steering control of a mobile robot using insect antennae
Cockroaches Transcend
Cockroach Controlled Mobile Robot:
Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine by
Garnet Hertz

Researchers create robot exoskeleton that is controlled by a moth running on a trackball
Moth takes the driver's seat in smell-tracking robot
Moths That Drive Cars (Really)
Living robotic tongue installation

CSI: Creative Science Investigation game
FISH@6 Xmas giving game
FutureJourneys Game Lab
Game Jam Third Life
Gameworlds as learning space

Harvard Mirco-robotics Lab


Cyborg moth driving a helium balloon


Siamese fighting fish controlling robot arms to move through space

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Baby talk, Naughties, and the web


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Ian Woolf gives a brief history of the world wide web,
and reports on faces sculpted from DNA data.
Gina Sartore tells us about 19th Century astronomer Maria Mitchell.
Dr Uté Vollmer-Conna from the University of New South Wales spoke to Marian Curruthers about why Baby Talk is so strange.
Michael Archer from the University of NSW spoke with Ian Woolf and Marian Curruthers about gene sharing between species.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


Heather Dewey-Hagborg
Stranger Visions
Creepy or cool
The Mother of All Demos 1968 highlights



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SpaceApps and Spider silk


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Lachlan Whatmore explores the spiders web,
Ed Pollitt speaks with Sean Herron about the NASA Hack-a-thon.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


spaceappschallenge.org

data.nasa.gov
code.nasa.gov
open.nasa.gov
github.com/nasa

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Diffusion cut from 2SER

The Diffusion science show has been cut by 2SER, to make room for new
shows by new volunteers.

After 19 years on air, and 15 years of contributions from me, its the
final Diffusion Science Radio broadcast from 2SER tonight at 6:30pm,
after that you will only be able to hear the show by subscribing to the
podcast at www.diffusionradio.com, listening on one of the 14 stations
on the Community Radio Network that broadcast us around Australia, on
the National Science Foundation's Science360 internet radio station in
the USA, and on Astronomy.FM in the UK.

Diffusion has 700 weekly subscribers to the podcast, with 10 000
downloads every month.

Its the end of an era of funny, quirky, weird and wonderful science that
started in 1995. Over 50 volunteers have broadcast more than 180
interviews as captured by the podcast at www.diffusionradio.com, along
with well researched reports, panel discussions, book reviews, science
songs, trivia games and radio plays.

Diffusion has been an institution where volunteers were trained by
fellow volunteers to do all the jobs of producing a radio show, from
operating the panel, conducting interviews, presenting, script writing,
editing and producing.

In 2005 the Discovery show was asked by a cable Science network to
change its name, due to similarities.

In 2011 astronomer Matt Dawson named a planetoid "VictoriaBond". The
Minor Planet Ephemeris Service says:
"Victoria Bond is the name of the popular Australian science show
presenter of "Diffusion Science Radio". Her catchphrase "Planetoid! I
love that word!" and accurate astronomy coverage have endeared her to
listeners worldwide". Ironically, the voice saying the phrase in our
theme music actually belongs to Jacqui Hayes.

Later in 2011, Diffusion won the 2SER Best Talk Show award.

Then in 2012 Diffusion was granted $10 000 for content development from
the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

Our tiny team will continue podcasting our passion for science.

Join me for Farewell to 2SER drinks tonight at 8:30pm at the Bar Broadway.

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Steve Mann, qBits, and goodbye 2SER


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Ian Woolf showcases the wearable computers of Steve Mann.
Ed Pollitt reports on the invention of silicon quantum bits.
Ian Woolf delves into the history of Diffusion as told by our theme music across time.


An historical account of the `WearComp' and `WearCam' inventions developed for applications in `Personal Imaging'
Definition of "Wearable Computer"
One on One: Steve Mann, Wearable Computing Pioneer
Cyborg Luddite Steve Mann on Singularity 1 on 1: Technology That Masters Nature is Not Sustainable
Wearable Computers Are the Next Big Devices
Olympus and Apple Join Google With Wearable Computing
InterAxon thought controlled computing
Cyborg: Digital Destiny and Human Possibility in the Age of the Wearable Computer
Google Glass gets a sleeker, Japanese competitor
Google Glass tech specs revealed
The LifeBoat Foundation
Professor Mann's University of Toronto page

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Kid-friendly science and emulsions


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The Lyrid meteor shower report by Ian Woolf
Emulsion science interview with Ann Evans by Ian Woolf
Time travel by Ian Woolf and Ed Pollitt
Interview with Mike Pollitt about building a ridable hovercraft and taking kids to the Double Helix science club by Ed Pollit
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


CSIRO Double Helix Club
Build a Hovercraft you can ride


The constellation Lyra the Harp, as seen from Australia (Sydney Observatory)


2012 Lyrid shower video from NASA

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Sonic Screwdrivers and ingenuity awards


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Ed Pollit reports on Dental Anxiety, Heart modelling and the Chinese moon mission.
Ian Woolf investigates the Science of Doctor Who,
The Rolex Awards for Enterprize by Ed Pollitt,
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

The Fourth Dimension and How to Get There by Rudy Rucker
With the right amount of passion, anyone can change everything
Sonotweezers
BBC Doctor Who Sound files
Carbon-Nanotube Optoacoustic Lens for Focused Ultrasound Generation and High-Precision Targeted Therapy
Guo Research Group
Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel
Mechanical Evidence of the Orbital Angular Momentum to Energy Ratio of Vortex Beams
Coke cans focus sound waves beyond the diffraction limit
Focus: Focusing Sound without a Lens


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Head, heart and galaxy


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Heartened Mummies by Therese Chen,
Facebook Science by Ed Pollitt,
Get Into Your Head Space interviews with Thomas Fath, Christine Froud, and Bridget Murphy by Ian Woolf,
Discussion of Galaxy Zoo by Ed Pollitt and Ian Woolf,
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Galaxy Zoo
I Freaking Love Science
Museum of Human Disease
Brain Awareness Week 2013

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Red Cross Blood Science Special


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Ian Woolf reports on Vel-negative blood,
What are A, B and O, and what is RH negative and positive? Ian Woolf speaks with with Joe Patkes, Red Cell Serologist at the Red Cross Blood Services centre in Alexandria about blood types, blood processing and transfusions.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Red Cross Blood Service Transfusion

Red Cross Blood Service Donation

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Pond scum and ALS


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In a Brain Awareness week special, Dr Rachel Dunlop explains her research exploring the connection between blue-green algae and motor neurone disease, and how Gulf War veterans are coming down with ALS.
Therese Chen reports on glue that works under water, inspired by mussels.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


A large bloom of cyanobacteria in Lake Atitlán

A large bloom of cyanobacteria in Lake Atitlán (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Cognitive Reserve and Solar max


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Penguins, planetary engineering, and introverted charges by Deanna Coleman,
Cognitive Reserve by Ian Woolf,
Craniometry by Lachlan Whatmore,
Tim Baynes looks into the Sun.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


Education and Dementia in the Context of the Cognitive Reserve Hypothesis: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analyses and Qualitative Analyses
Cognitive Reserve and Lifestyle
Build Your Cognitive Reserve - Yaakov Stern
Should Grandma Join Facebook? It May Give Her a Cognitive Boost, Study Finds
How to Build and Maintain Cognitive Reserve
A savings account for your brain
Staying Sharp: Can You Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?
Can You Delay Dementia?
The latest advice in avoiding Alzheimer's
Losing your self

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Plutonium credit and IQ


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Ian Woolf reports on wired rats,
Therese Chen reports on electric bees,
Ian Woolf reports on publicly available research.
From 1999, Carol Oliver reports on credit and nuclear physics, and
Lachlan Whatmore reports on the history of the IQ test.
produced and presented by Ian Woolf


More rat videos from Nicolelis Lab
A Brain-to-Brain Interface for Real-Time Sharing of Sensorimotor Information

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Spooky worms and animal farms


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Animal special from 2007
'Spooky Worms' by Lachlan Whatmore
'Dr Pet and Medicine Farms' by Patrick Rubie
News by Patrick Rubie
Presented by Lachlan Whatmore
Produced by Patrick Rubie


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Meteors and publishing


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A meteor explodes over Russia, harming a thousand people.
Science publishing, politics, profits, Aaron Swartz, Richard O'Dwyer, Garry Mackinnon and Julian Assange.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Why science doesn't belong to everyone yet - Upulie Divisekera and Adam G Dunn in Crikey
Computer Fraud and Abuse Act - wikipedia
Open Journal Systems,
JSTOR
Rebooting Computer Crime law - EFF
Game Over - Jon Ronson interviews Garry MacKinnon for the Guardian
1984 CFAA law - First post
Academic publishers have become the enemies of science - The Guardian
Around the Web: Some posts on The Research Works Act - Confessions of a Science Librarian
Lunch and dinner with Julian Assange in prison - The Conversation
What do we know about the Russian meteor? - Scientific American
Meteor hits Russian Urals - Russia Today
FAQ on the Chelyabinsk Asteroid Impact - B612 Foundation




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Extremophiles and The Vision Revolution


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From 2000, Tim Baynes interviews Professor Rick Cavicchioli from UNSW about bacteria that thrive in extreme conditions,
Derek Muller sings about electricity,
From 2010, Ian Woolf reviews The Vision Revolution by Mark Changizi
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Colour evolution and Darwin part 6


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Do fish feel pain? by Ian Woolf
Ian Woolf interviews Mark Changizi about the evolution of colour vision, O2Amp and more.
The sixth and final part of Natural Selection, a radioplay by Lachlan Whatmore.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf



Fecal transplants and Darwin part 5


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Ian Woolf reports on Fecal microbiota transplantation and in 1999 interviewed Professor Thomas Borody who pioneered the field.
Part 5 of Natural Selection, the life and discoveries of Charles Darwin, a radio-play by Lachlan Whatmore.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


Professor Thomas Borody at the Centre for Digestive Diseases

Clostridium difficileClostridium difficile (Photo credit: AJC1)

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Crab torture and Darwin part 4


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Pained crabs, Australia's heatwave, and
Bionic eyes open around the world by Ian Woolf
Natural Selection part 4, a radioplay by Lachlan Whatmore.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


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Horizontal genes and Darwin part 3


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Natural genetic modified cows,
The Little Prince saves the world,
and deaf mice regain their hearing by Ian Woolf,
Natural Selection part 3, a radioplay by Lachlan Whatmore.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf



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Octopus bush and Darwin part2


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News by Ian Woolf: 3D printing becomes recyclable, 3D printing of huts and satellites, and walk-in 3D print studios. Wearable cameras take photos all day.
Natural Selection part 2 - a radio play by Lachlan Whatmore,
Octopus bush treatment for Ciguatera Fish Poisoning by Ian Woolf
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


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Tilting at windmills, Natural Selection


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Ian Woolf reports on viral heart-beats, and bee venom wrinkle remover.
Natural Selection, the life of Charles Darwin - part 1 of a radioplay by Lachlan Whatmore.
Charles Willock explains how your breadth of perception determines whether windmills distress you.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf



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Reindeer and Mistletoe science


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Marc West tells the tale of reindeer science and spreading the joy of Diffusion.
Patrick Rubie explores mistletoe science and why Santa needs to shape up to save lives.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf





Learn more about NASA
Learn more about the International Space Station
Learn About The Students Who Created "NASA Johnson Style"
Special thanks to astronauts Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Mike Massimino and Clay Anderson
Special thanks to Mr. Mike Coats, Dr. Ellen Ochoa, and all supporting senior staff members


"We're NASA and We Know It"
Performed by David Hudson [http://twitter.com/dubhud]
Executive Producer: Alexander JL Theoharis [http://twitter.com/Satire]
Director: Forest Gibson [http://twitter.com/ForestGibson]
Editors: Cinesaurus [http://twitter.com/cinesaurus], Steven Hudson [http://twitter.com/HudsonFilm] & David Hudson [http://twitter.com/DubHud]
Written by Rob Whitehead [http://twitter.com/RobCWhitehead]
Prop Designer: Christopher Parker [http://twitter.com/chrstphrprkr]
Costumer: Jared Cheshier [http://twitter.com/JaredMonkey]
Camera Operator: Forest Gibson, Steven Hudson, Jon Sim
Cast: Steven Hudson, Tara Theoharis [http://twitter.com/geekyhostess], Zac Cohn [http://twitter.com/zaccohn], Danielle Sparks [http://twitter.com/dannysparky], Kevin Lane [http://twitter.com/_kevin_lane_], Monica Houston, Anne Ketola, Tim Uomoto [http://twitter.com/FRockClothing], Brendan Uomoto, Alexander JL Theoharis
Promotional Support: Zac Cohn and Tara Theoharis

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Privacy, burning cold and cosmic rays


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Dissolving nanofibre condoms,
Burning cold of Ciguatera explained,
Galactic cosmic rays and world changing,
Ben Dechrai talks about owning your data at the Open Source Developer's Conference.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf




Open Source Developers' Conference


The George Center for music therapy

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Open Source Cryptoparty


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Arwen Cross reports on life under the ice,
Therese Chen reports on Tasmanian Devil tumours
Ian Woolf speaks with Ben Dechrai about Open Source software, and about Cryptoparties at the Open Source Developers' Conference.
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf


Open Source Developers' Conference

Cryptoparty

The George Center for music therapy

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The Singularity and Nuclear Medicine


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(This show was first broadcast on 2011-02-28)

What is the technological Singularity? by Ian Woolf
I'm Atoms by Derek Muller
Can medical radioisotopes be made without reactors and without uranium? by Ian Woolf
I am the very model of a modern Singularitarian by Charlie Cam
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Robots, Newton, Teller and Fugu


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Therese Chen reports on Fairy Wren passwords,
Chris Stewart interviews Sir Isaac Newton (2003)
Tim Baynes reports on fish poison, molecular machines and kidneys, (2003)
Chris Stewart reports on the life and science of Edward Teller,(2003)
Arwen Cross, Julie-Anne Popple and Ian Woolf discuss military walking robots.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Algae oil and CFS


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Brian Lennon spoke with Ian Woolf about vegetable oil powered cars and the algae oil revolution(2008)
Charles Willock and Ian Woolf discuss the algae oil revolution,
Christine Baker reports on the personal side of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, with Keir Smith (2004),
Dr Steven Graves spoke with Ian Woolf about the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Conference in Cambridge (2008),
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf

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Fukushima stresses Europe, Petrol from air


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Therese Chen reports LED researchers are learning from fireflies. Charles Willock reports on how Europe is learning to be ready for Fukushima style emergencies, Ian Woolf reports on the production of petrol from air. Presented and produced by Ian Woolf
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Crown of thorns, and Single cell science


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James Millar reports on self-healing concrete and organ rhythms,
Ian Woolf reports on Smart highways and hurricane prevention.
Arwen Crossexplains the imortance of studying single cell science,
Oliver Featherston interviews Dr Hugh Sweatman about the Crown of Thorns starfish and the Great Barrier Reef.
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf

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Roulette, Nobels, Rocking Science


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Therese Chen reports on profiting from the physics of Roulette.
Ian Woolf reviews "The Eudaemonic Pie" by Thomas Bass about a group of physicists winning at roulette with shoe computers in the 1970's.
Ian Woolf reports on Disney's patent for an interactive cake.
Ian Woolf reports on Drones that are printed in 3D including the electronics.
Julie-Anne Popple interviews Darren Vogrig about making Science Rock with Ologism.
Ian Woolf reports on the Nobel prizes in Chemistry, Medicine and Physics for 2012.
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf


RedReflections2

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Cute science, Smart slime and Beard beer


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Ian Woolf reports on Cute Science, Beard beer, Alpha Centauri B's planet and HIV milk - with comments from Julie-Anne Popple and Arwen Cross.
Julie-Anne Popple speaks with Chris Reid, a biologist from the University of Sydney, about the memory of slime moulds.
Presented by Julie-Anne Popple,
Produced by Ian Woolf



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Singing mice, Ig Nobles, MooresCloud


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Live special edition of Diffusion! Julie-Anne Popple reports on DNA half-life with expert comments from Dr Simon Ho from the University of Sydney, and on singing mice. Arwen Cross, Oliver Featherstone, Therese Chen and Julie-Anne Popple discuss the Ignobel awards for 2012. We re-play our favourite "In the name of science" interview for 2012, with Dave McElroy talking about seastar sex and global warming. Ian Woolf interviews Mark Pesce about devices that talk with you. Presented and produced by Julie-Anne Popple with technical assistance from Miles Martignoni.

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Hybrids, Healing Fat, Snap tentacles


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Arwen Cross reports on how climate change is leading to Grizzly bear and Polar bear hybrids,
Ian Woolf reports on how stem cells from fat is being sold to treat osteoarthritis,
Julie-Anne Popple reports on a carnivorous plant with tentacles that catapult insects,
Ian Woolf reports on using mobile phone to track traffic congestion, and you.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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PloS Catapulting tentacles on sticky plants

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Snail snorkels and authentic science


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Therese Chen reports on Eunuchs and tooth patches,
Ian Woolf reports on chocolate memories for pond snails.
Oliver Featherston speaks with Michael Kasumovic about his prize-winning research into male sexual strategies,
Ian Woolf speaks with Professor Gabriela Weaver about enaging undergrad students in authentic ongoing scientific research CASPiE
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf


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Voyager 1 and the Multiverses


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Twitter history and the police by Ian Woolf
Atomic imaging by James Millar,
Oliver Featherston speaks with Associate Professor Fred Menck about Voyager 1's journey,
A parallel guide to the Multiverses by Ian Woolf
Produced and Presented by Ian Woolf

Picture from NASA

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Misleading science and carnivorous pineapples


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Ian Woolf reports on vegetables that eat prey, and bats who live inside them.
Nathan Sinclair explains why most published research is wrong.
Ian Woolf reports on vitamin D and baldness.
Oliver Featherston speaks with Catriona Bonfiglioli about Science journalism.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


photo by Michael Schöner
The Potato Bites Back - New Scientist 1981
Beware, that potato may bite back - The Age 1981

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Frozen memories and sex tentacles!


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In the science news Therese Chen reports on the Tassie Devil Facial Tunour Disease and gobies with a Napolean Complex.
Ian Woolf interviews Phillip Rhoades about freezing brains to store memories,
Dr James Gilbert joins Julie-Anne Popple in studio to talk about kinky bush cricket sex.



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The Tassie Devil's Dilemma and the Big Chill!


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In this week's science news: singing gibbons, (nearly) toothles rats, mars curiousity in space and angry birds!
Dr Beata Ujvari speaks to Julie-Anne Popple about the plight of the tasmanian devil. Therese Chen reports on the Big Chill theory challenging the Big Bang.



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Dragons, astronauts and surveillance


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Ian Woolf reports on zombies, quantum computers, and DNA data storage.
Ian Woolf reports on the life and death of Neil Armstrong,
Julie-Anne Popple spoke to Dr Beata Ujvarti about the impact of cane toads on goanna and Komodo dragon populations.
Ian Woolf reports on the new data retention laws making their way around the world.
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf




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Wallaby, damaged doubt, rat pilots


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Julie-Anne Popple discusses the foraging behaviour of swamp wallabies with Miguel Bedoya-Perez.
Ian Woolf finds out how damage to your brain can reduce your ability to doubt your beliefs.
Julie-Anne Popple reports on dog shaking, cave spiders and denting diamonds.
Ian Woolf reports on rat brains that fly planes.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf



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Belief updating kiwi


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Part 2 of How To Change Your Mind by Nathan Sinclair,
Lindsey Gray talks about Kiwis with Julie-Anne Popple,
Therese Chen reports on:
- Curiosity
- Attenborough's Goblin
- dolphin subcluture
- oldest insect fossil
James Millar reports on the ITER fusion reactor project
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf



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How to change your mind, snakes on a plane


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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 the accelerating Universe,
Ian Woolf reports on permanent sexual side-effects to a hair loss treatment,
Julie-Anne reports on suspicions of salty oceans on Titan,
Ian Woolf reports on rat-jellyfish cyborgs,
Ian Woolf reports on the attack on Professor Steve Mann's cybernetic visual aide in a Paris McDonalds.
Presented by James Millar,
Produced by Ian Woolf



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Frogs, wallabies and troubled turtles


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Julie-Anne delivers the science news: sexy dumpling squid, holy mars and space gopher.

Julie-Anne Popple interviews Miguel Bedoya-Perez about finding rare frogs and swamp wallabies. Professor Mike Thompson speaks to Julie-Anne about the plight of turtles in the Murray River.



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Sizzled intelligence retention


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Julie-Anne Popple reports on the global warming comedy Sizzle with a hot issues discussion
panel of Randy Olsen, Dr Rod Lamberts, Professor Lesley Hughes, and Professor Tim Flannery.
Ian Woolf reports on: license to crime, artificial intelligence finds cats on youtube, mind-controlled robot avatars, and milk chasers make you stronger.
Observations from James Millar, and Nathan Sinclair


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Higgs tastes dark tendrils


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Victoria Bond and Ian Woolf discuss the discovery by the team at the large hadron Collider,
Victoria Bond reports on Dark Tendrils,
Ian Woolf reports on how taste affects judgements, the speechjammer, and activating your immune system to save people from fatal flu.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf





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Sick prawns and sleep rehearsal


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Julie-Anne Popple reports on Turtle death mysteries,
spray on batteries, and Hot dinosaurs.
Ian Woolf reports on Sleep rehearsal,Vortex data streams
Hiccupops, Shoes for efficient running,
record Solar power,,Alcohol and caffeine sprays.
Bonnie Yiu reports on pesticide pollution in the Hawkesbury River, with eco-toxicologist Dr Ben Kefford.
Ian Woolf zaps his food.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf



Vortex data references:
Terabit free-space data transmission employing orbital angular momentum multiplexing
Vortex radio waves could boost wireless capacity “infinitely”
Infinite-capacity wireless vortex beams carry 2.5 terabits per second



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Species Invasion and Burritobot


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Ian Woolf reports on a spider-man backpack,
Julie-Anne Popple reports on a molesting mosquito,
Ian Woolf reports on the Burritobot,
Ian Woolf reports on Cosmetic nuclear medicine,
Julie-Anne Popple reports on erotic fossils,
Ian Woolf reports on Social reading enhancing glasses,
Victoria Bond speaks with Dr Simon Pooley about invasive ecologies.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


Burritob0t.net prototype - Kickstarter rough cut from Marko Manriquez on Vimeo.


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Extreme Science Experience special


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At the Extreme Science Experience, 250 year 10 students met the Australian Academy of Science Technology and Engineering Clunies Ross innovator's award winners:
Dr Gideon Chitombo spoke to Ian Woolf about mining research,
Professor Stuart Crozier spoke to Ian Woolf about Magnetic Resonance Imaging esearch,
Several Central Coast students described their impressions of the day,
Professor Peter Blamey spoke to Ian Woolf about his bionic research and the damage to hearing from noise exposure (apologies for unavoidable background noises).
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf


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Dr Gideon Chitombo
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Professor Stuart Crozier
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Professor Peter Blamey
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From 2007: ID Card special


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Is Big Brother Stalking You?

In March 2007 this special edition examined in depth issues of identity and privacy raised by the proposed introduction of a card to identify everyone using Government services.

Presented by Darren Osborne,
Synthetic interview with Anna Johnston about privacy concerns,
Aras Vaichas speaks with Ian Woolf about RFID,
Interview with Professor Graham Greenleaf about Access and Cyberlaw
Produced by Ian Woolf and Charles Willock
original broadcast and full references


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Too smart phones, Venus and Science


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Therese Chen reports on Balding Wombats,
Ian Woolf reports on too smart phones,
and the SpaceX Dragon returns triumphant,
Victoria Bond speaks with Kathryn Ticehurst and James Bond about what Science is,
Victoria Bond and Kathryn Ticehurst discuss the Transit of Venus.
Produced and Presented by Ian Woolf


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Gigabit wires and 3D Printers


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In the news: Wikileaks on trial without charges,
Fan Ng tells Ian Woolf how his invention makes plain old telephone wires carry gigabit broadband,
Bruce Jackson and Dale Nichols from 3D Printer Systems talk with Ian Woolf about hot glue guns on steroids,
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf


UP! 3D printer


Inventor
IPAnywhere

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The Seven Deadly Things


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Therese Chen reports on flatulent dinosaurs and Ian Woolf looks at treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Aubrey De Grey talks about the 'Seven Deadly Things' of ageing and Ian Woolf interviews him on curing the diseases of ageing. Presented and Produced by Julie-Anne Popple




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Teleportation and Quack Physics!


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In this weeks Science News, Julie-Anne Popple reports on high heels helping prosthetic design, Ian Woolf discusses Harvard's journal boycott and Therese Chen looks at Harry Potter style blood testing. Dr Boob ponders the ethical and technological implication of teleportation and Ian Woolf looks at the physics of the duck's quack.

Hosted and produced by Julie-Anne Popple.


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Pokemon thrips, and Night at the disease museum


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Ian Woolf reports on plasma jets and migraine shock therapy.
Therese Chen reports on developments Nano-medicine to treat Cerebral Palsy.
Julie-Anne Popple speaks to Dr James Gilbert about 'pokemon' thrips and David Cutting about making modern day mummies.
Finally, Julie-Anne Popple reports on her night at the Museum of Human Disease.



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Hot locusts and digital contact lenses


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Patrick Rubie reports the news:
- left handed sports
- zebra fish heart stem cells
- adventurers matched with scientists
Ian Woolf reports on Augmented Reality contact lenses and the EyeRing,
Julie-Anne Popple interviews Dr Fiona Clissold about temperature and metabolism in insects
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf



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Digging for Cicadas, Glow-worms and Life on Mars


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Therese Chen reports on the intelligence gene and life on mars.
On "Creature Features" Julie-Anne Popple talks about glow-worms and their brightly glowing bottoms.
For this weeks "In the name of science" Julie-Anne Popple interviews Dr Lindsay Popple about Digging for Cicadas.

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Smart Sand, Video Glasses, Electric Universe


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Larissa Savvas reports on Smart sand and breast cancer detection.
Julie-Anne Popple reports on the Royal Society's Science and the Media Forum.
Ian Woolf reports on the emergence of wearable cameras and computers from science fiction to reality,
Ian Woolf spoke with Wallace Thornhill about his Electric Universe paradigm.
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf

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Starfish and talking corn


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Therese Chen reports on zooplankton resistance, talking corn,
Ian Woolf reports on fracking versus carbon capture.
Ian Woolf speaks with Max Ott from NICTA about mobile video,
Julie-Anne Popple speaks with Dave McElroy about sea star sperm and climate change.
Presented and Produced by Ian Woolf
"Gravity" written and sung by Derek Muller,
"I am the very model of a Singularitarian" written and sung by Charlie Kam


Dave McElroy

Derek Muller

Charlie Kam

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Super Vaccines, Meat Ice-cream & Bees!


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Victoria Bond reports on a super vaccine against cancer.
Julie-Anne Popple reports on meat ice-cream and Free-loving Flipper.
On this weeks 'In the name of science', Julie-Anne Popple interviews Dr Trevor Wilson about staring at plant genitals.
Julie-Anne Popple speaks with Dr Jerome Buhl of the University of Sydney about the plight of the humble bee.


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MMORPGs, fattening air & prostates


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Therese Chen reports on fattening air,and deep voices,
Ian Woolf reports on baldness, prostate protection, and hard games.
Ian Woolf speaks with Geoff Batty of NICTA about peer to peer research into Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games.
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf

1902 Baldness Cure Ad

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Trusted computing and ant beauticians


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Julie-Anne Popple reports on new humans, Dr Frog, and Lego bones.
Ian Woolf interviews Kevin Elphinstone and Gerwin Klein from the Validated computing
project at NICTA,
Julie-Anne Popple speaks with Jerome Buhl of the University of Sydney about ants and make-up.
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf

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Coral Art Life Science TV Eyes


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Julie-Anne Popple visits the Coral Art Life Science Exhibition at he University of Sydney and speaks with:
science inspired artist Carmel Wallance, and
Dr Adrienne Grant about her research into copper and corals.
Ian Woolf continues his series from the NICTA research group, speaking with:
Nick Grant about software for the Bionic Eye that shows what's important,
Geoff Wang about the N.TV social television project that will bring the shows you like to your TV.
Music: A Little Bit by MJ Hibbert and the Validators
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


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Phone fears, eco-kids and DNA nanopores


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Larissa Savvas reports on nerve regeneration,
Ian Woolf speaks with Dr Maia Sauren about mobile phone safety,
Julie-Anne Popple asks Melissa Slarp about teaching kindergarten science,
Ian Woolf spoke with Geoff MacIntyre about DNA reading chips at the NICTA techfest.
A Little Bit, by MJ Hibbert and the Validators
Produced and Presented by Ian Woolf,
with technical support from Julie-Anne Popple

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Kind meat, ant war and Techfest2012


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Julie-Anne Popple talks about when ants go to war,
Larissa Savass vtalks about kindly cultured burgers,
Ian Woolf reports on the NICTA Techfest 2012, interviewing:
James Laird about electronic pain management,
Leif Hamlen about health data mining,
Leonid Ryzhyk about software writing software to control hardware
Julie-Anne Popple interviews Rick Shine about snake fishing.
Presented by Larissa Savvas,
Produced by Ian Woolf with technical support from Julie-Anne Popple

Electronic pain management

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Freeze, wait, reanimate!


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In this Cryonics special edition Ian Woolf speaks with immortalist Matt Fisher about freezing people after death for future resuscitation, and the state of Cryonics in Australia.
"Our Cryonic World" written and sung by Charlie Kam.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf
Stasis Systems Australia

Cryonics Association of Australasia

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E-Cat, bionic bugs and 3 parents


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Larissa Savvas reports on the prospect of having 3 parents,
Therese Chen reports on the suggestion of introducing megafauna to Australia,
Julie-Anne Popple reports on Cybernetics in the service of insect spies and augmenting people,
Ian Woolf interviews Ian Bryce about his Skeptical inquiries into Rossi's E-Cat power generator.
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf

Australian Skeptics

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Boycotts, Tricorders and Everything


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Larrissa Savas reports on Rett's Sydnrome,
Ian Woolf reports on the Tricorder X Prize,
Victoria Bond and Marc West discuss the History of Nearly Everything,
and the scientific boycott of Elsevier publications.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


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Pigs in Cyberspace!


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Ian Woolf and Therese Chen discuss:
Pigs and humans collaborating in the virtual world,
Birds eaving illusions,
Robot farmers,
Google memory disorders,
Chocolate nuteceuticals,
Solar storms blow a good wind,
Pills to give you the benefits of strict diets.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


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Pigs in Cyberspace!


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Ian Woolf and Therese Chen discuss:
Pigs and humans collaborating in the virtual world,
Birds eaving illusions,
Robot farmers,
Google memory disorders,
Chocolate nuteceuticals,
Solar storms blow a good wind,
Pills to give you the benefits of strict diets.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


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Exercise, censorship and mobiles


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Ian Woolf , Julie-Anne Popple and Therese Chen discuss: Hormones that give the weight-loss benefits of exercise, the internet blackout protest, what is the youngest age for owning a mobile phone? presented and produced by Ian Woolf
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Polarity, courtrooms, chilli and weirdness


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From the dusty vaults of 2003:
Christine Baker interviews Kip Williams from Macquarie University about courtroom psychology,
Keir Smith looks at retinal displays, and finds his Uncle John's sense of direction,
Adam Mark explains why pain can be a good thing,
Chris Stewart explores the weirdness of Physicists.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Polarity, courtrooms, chilli and weirdness


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From the dusty vaults of 2003:
Christine Baker interviews Kip Williams from Macquarie University about courtroom psychology,
Keir Smith looks at retinal displays, and finds his Uncle John's sense of direction,
Adam Mark explains why pain can be a good thing,
Chris Stewart explores the weirdness of Physicists.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Brain magnets, junk DNA and nymphomania


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Tim Baynes speaks to Eva Feredoes about using brain magnets to switch off HIS brain functions, during the interview,
Amanda Hamilton interviews Dr Malcolm Simons about patenting junk DNA,
Adam Mark investigates what happens when people become addicted to sex,
Chris Stewart explains the psychology of MP3s.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Grave chemistry, anti-gravity, attractive armpits and rising sap!


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Memory pill research from 2011 by Ian Woolf
Unearthed from 2003 are:
Tim Baynes reporting on the strange tale of Anti-gravity and the disappearing researchers,
an interview by Tim Baynes with Dr Boyd Dent about his 2003 PhD into the geochemistry of cemeteries,
An investigation from Marian Curruthers on the role of the male armpit in human sexual attraction,
Keir Smith explores the mystery of how sap reaches the tops of trees.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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The 2005 science trivia special fresh from Alaska


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The ghost of Diffusions Xmas past! Listen to a classic from the vaults: the 2005 Christmas special!

It was an eventful time - we were served a "Cease and Desist order" from using the name "Discovery", and we discovered we had an audience in an Alaskan community radio station.

Quiz-master Chris Stewart plays the Schroedinger Cats against the Pavlov's dogs, with everything to win in a game of science trivia.
Playing are: Ian Woolf, Noel Hannah, Natalie Staib, Matt Clarke, Phil Dooley, Jacqui Hayes, Jacqui Pfeffer, Matt Francis and Adam Richardson.

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People puppets and molecular synthesis


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Ian Woolf asks Dr Andrew McDonagh about making molecules,
Ian Woolf reports on the latest presentation of people doing strange things with electricity,
Therese Chen describes abusive boobies,
Ian Woolf reports on hacking your brain with light.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Cricket balls and Climate Fix Flicks


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Julie-Anne Popple speaks with Dr James Gilbert about cricket testicles,
Ian Woolf speaks with Professor Ann Henderson-Sellers about the Climate Fix Flicks competition,
News by Larissa Savvas and Julie-Anne Popple:
- Solar paint
- Wasp to know
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Corpse power and blood pressure genes


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Brigid Mullane interviews Professor Brian Morris about the genes for Hypertension,
Larissa Savvas explores human corpses as renewable energy,
Julie-Anne Popple talks timed turtles,
Ian Woolf reports on printed bones and wireless sperm.
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf

3D printer printing bone scaffolding

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Cockroaches, crabs and kindness


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Larissa Savvas reports on how we detect people with the kindness gene, and how crabs sense danger despite being only able to see blobs,
Patrick Rubie reports on how promiscuous sparrows have less fit chicks,
Julie-Anne Popple reports on Orb weaver pest control.
Wendy Zukcer tells a story about cockroaches at home.
Presented by Victoria Bond,
Produced by Ian Woolf

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Meat, and 200 million year old art


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Victoria Bond, Ian Woolf and Therese Chen discuss:
How much meat can an Eco-citizen eat?
The LHC may explain why there is more matter than ant-matter,
200 hundred million year old art may be from a 30 metre squid,
The human genome may be smaller than we thought,
The Fukushima nuclear disaster not as bad as feared.
Presented by Victoria Bond,
Produced by Ian Woolf

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Sexy Smells and parasite overlords


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Martin Faccini reports on the dopamine brain control mechanisms of our parasite overlords,
Patrick Rubie reports on the science of sexy perfumes,
News by Ian Woolf:
- test tube artificial brain passes quiz
- Airdrop brings water from thin air
- aging in cells of children suffering Progeria is reversed
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


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Sunstones, chocolate and rain-making


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Patrick Rubie reports on the ancient crystal navigation technology of the Vikings,
Ian Woolf reports on anti-cancer and chocolate therapies for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
Mic Cavazzini interviews Scott Peak from Australian Rain Technologies.
Discussion from Therese Chen.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


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Disgusting politics and drought resistance


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Ian Woolf explains the neuropolitics of left and right wing brains,
Mic Cavazzini interviews Professor Jim Hasselof about the consequences of genetically engineering drought resistant crops,
News by Ian Woolf:
- red plumage vanishing from Chernobyl
- Global Handwashing Day
- Backup crows
- mushrooms opening minds
- nice patients hurt less
- Tasmanian tigers didn't eat sheep
- Immigration delay disorder
- OCD romance
- Roller coaster therapy
- Muzak kills the cold
- Dog fleas jump higher
- Onion power
- Dandelion rubber
Presented by Dr Julie-Anne Popple.
Produced by Ian Woolf

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Malaria vaccine and photosynthesis


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Dr Victoria Bond reports on the new Malaria vaccine,
Dr Julie-Anne Popple speaks with Dr Min Chen about photosynthesis,
News by Dr Patrick Rubie and Ian Woolf
- parrot's names
- IQ changes in adolescence
- Your brain doesn't tell you everything it knows
- temperature targets in trouble
- fork size matters when you eat out
- Denmark taxes rich food
- snails travel by being eaten
Presented by Marc West,
Produced by Dr Victoria Bond, with technical support from Ian Woolf.
Dr Min Chen

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Protein, penicillin and parasites


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The Ignobel prizes reported by Ian Woolf, discussion from Therese Chen and Julie-Anne Popple.
Victoria Bond talks penicillin shortages with Professor Robert Bhoy,
Julie-Anne Popple interviews Professor Steve Simpson and Dr Alsion Gosby about the protein hypothesis for obesity,
Jams Bourne introduces mind altering parasites, and Ian Woolf explains the brain pathways they use to manipulate their hosts,
Hosted LIVE by Dr Julie-Anne Popple,
Produced by Ian Woolf

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Labile languages and remembering Steve Jobs


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Patrick Rubie discusses an immunological breakthrough in organ transplant technology. Victoria Bond commemorates Steve Jobs.

Patrick Rubie and Victoria Bond speak to John Olstad, of the University of Newcastle, about his work in the fields of linguistics and cognitive anthropology in Papua New Guinea, and the mathematical models used to better understand them.

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Stelarc and Artificial Brains


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Therese Chen reports on Faster Than Light Neutrinos, and cats that shine in nightclubs.
From the Singularity Summit Australia, Ian Woolf speaks to Artifical Brain builder Colin Hales,
and the amazing transhuman performance artist Stelarc.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Axis of eating and Secrets of Chocolate


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Lindsey Gray reports on the Axis of Internal Well-being,
Julie-Anne Popple reports on being locked up with plants,
Ian Woolf interviews Galit Segev about the Secrets of Chocolate,
Victoria Bond interviews Dorothee Bond about managing Heath care in the Republic of Congo
Presented by Julie-Anne Popple,
Produced by Ian Woolf with technical support by Therese Chen

Galit Segev
Galit Segev

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Artificial Intelligence and windy assassins


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Dr Julie-Anne Popple reports on the assassin bug's windy tricks,
Ian Woolf discusses a 13 year old boy's solar invention with Victoria Bond,
and the release of genetically modified mosquitoes with Dr Julie-Anne Popple
Ian Woolf interviews Dr Ben Goertzal at the Singularity Summit Australia about his research into Artificial Intelligence and the Singularity,
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf with technical support by Therese Chen

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Synthetic organisms and cloud-busting


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Ian Woolf and Victoria Bond discuss this week's news: infectious disease and IQ variations, laser cloud busting, and electronic temporary tattoos.
Dr. Mic Cavazzini is back, and he asks Prof. Haslehof of Cambridge University about designing synthetic organisms.

Paneled by Therese Chen, hosted and produced by Victoria Bond

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Seagrasses, Art and Maggots


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No manned space craft for the International Space station rescue by Victoria Bond
Art meets Science at the Powerhouse Museum by Ian Woolf,
Professor Pinas talks about maggot therapy with Victoria Bond,
Eureka prize nominee Dr Peter Macreadie explains the importance of seagrasses,
Presented by Dr Julie-Anne Popple,
Produced by Ian Woolf


Seagrass Inc

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Hormoned beef and fracked farming


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Patrick Rubie chimes in with this week's news: bacteria as a solution to dengue fever, and harnessing kinetic energy to power up your mobile phone.
Victoria Bond and Martin Facini discuss the potential and hazards in coal seam gas mining.
Finally, Brigid Mullane interviews Ian Lean about hormones in beef: why do we use them?

Hosted, paneled, and produced by Victoria Bond


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A Social Experiment


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Mic Cavazzini chats with Professor Simon Gaechter from the University of Nottingham about why we humans just can't co-operate with one another- before putting our panelists through Gaechter's Public Goods Game to see just how selfish we all are.
Dr Julie-Anne Popple brings you the latest on morphing moths.
Presented by Victoria Bond
Produced by James Bourne

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Bones, Devils and Mind Control


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Ian Woolf talks to Professor Bruce Milthorpe about tissue engineering using coral,
Mic Cavazzini chats with Dr Janine Deakin about immunity in Tasmanian devils, and James Bourne takes a look at the latest news on the mind controlling parastie, Toxoplasma gondii.

Presented by Dr Julianne Popple
Produced by James Bourne

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Lizard babies and exploding stars


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Dr Julie-Anne Popple interviews Brigid Murphy about her discovery that lizards live births illuminate the evolution of cancer,
Ian Woolf speaks to Dr Martin van Kerkwijk about his research in new types of supernovas and neutron stars,
News by Therese Chen, Victoria Bond, Mic Cavazzini and Ian Woolf
Glassing research for better forsensics,
Gasland film showing in Sydney,
Synthetic Biology lecture in Sydney,
Live Futures Festival in Sydney,
Robot Wars in Sydney
Presented by Mic Cavazzini,
Produced by Ian Woolf

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Enquiry based learning and Hendra


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Associate Professor Les Kirkup spoke to Ian Woolf about how to make lab classes more interesting,
James Bourne, Mic Cavazzini and Ian Woolf discuss the Hendra virus news.
Presented by James Bourne,
Produced by Ian Woolf

Inquiry-oriented learning in science: transforming practice through forging new partnerships and perspectives

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I love that word, Meltdown


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Ian Woolf tells us about the latest and greatest in stem cell organ transplant.
Victoria Bond, Ian Woolf, and Martin Faccini speak to to Matt Dawson, the amateur astronomer who named the recently discovered planetoid "255073: victoriabond".
Martin Faccini gives us an update on the Fukushima meltdown.

Hosted, paneled, and produced by Victoria Bond.


Minor Planet Ephemeris Service
: Query Results
Below are the results of your request from the Minor Planet Center's Minor Planet Ephemeris Service. Ephemerides are for the geocenter.

(255073) Victoriabond

Display all designations for this object / Show naming citation / # of variant orbits available = 3

Perturbed ephemeris below is based on 6-opp elements from MPO 184828. Last observed on 2010 Dec. 13.

Discovery date : 2005 10 30
Discovery site : Cote de Meuse
Discoverer(s) : Dawson, M.
Citation for (255073)
The following citation is from MPC 75550:

(255073) Victoriabond = 2005 UR8
Victoria Bond is the popular Australian science radio presenter of
"Diffusion Science Radio". Her catchphrase "Planetoid! I love that
word!" and accurate astronomy coverage have endeared her to listeners
worldwide.


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Lactating insects and handy fish


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Dr Julie-Anne Popple interviews Dr James Gilbert about insects that look after their young,
News by Therese Chen
- tool use by fish
- magpies kill other magpies chicks
- warm blooded dinosaurs
Presented by Victoria Bond,
Produced by Ian Woolf

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Expanding Universe, Zombie ladybugs


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Professor Robert Kirshner speaks to Ian Woolf about supernovas and the accelerating expanding universe,
News by Dr Popple and Therese Chan:
- Greenhouse wallabies
- giant wombats
- horny bugs are loud
- zombie ladybugs
Presented by Therese Chan,
Produced by Ian Woolf
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Anatomical anomalies and Cane toads


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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 by Victoria Bond and Julie-Anne Popple:
- Ocean acidification report released
- Surge in QLD turtle deaths
- Tau day?
- Pig Poo Pond Power
Presented by Victoria Bond
Produced by Ian Woolf


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Birds and the bees and mint


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Julie-Anne Popple, Victoria Bond and Ian Woolf speak with Botanist Dr Trevor Wilson about pollenation and mint,
Julie-Anne Popple reports the news:
- Cervical cancer vaccination
- Greenhouse data shared by CSIRO online
- new CSIRO solar hot air power station opened
- sensory hairs help bats fly more precisely
Presented by Victoria Bond,
Produced by Ian Woolf

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Let's talk about X... and exits


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Victoria Bond speaks to Dr. Jacqui McPhee about her experiences in ICU and palliative care, and end of life care,
Ian Woolf and Julianne Popple discuss Terry Pratchet's endorsement of euthanasia,
Mic Cavazzini speaks to Professor Jenny Graves of the Australian National University about marsupials, and what they can tell us about our own genome.
Hosted by Ian Woolf, paneled and produced by Victoria Bond
Terry Pratchett and Garth Nix

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Terminal Decline and Zero Emissions


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Victoria Bond spoke to Prof. Mohammed Khadra about his latest book, Terminal Decline. They also spoke about end of life care, and the strained Australian health budget.
Ian Woolf and Julianne Popple discuss their thoughts on end of life care and euthanasia.
Marc West interviews Beyond Zero Emissions Australia, about climate change, science, and policy.
Presented and produced by Victoria Bond

Picture: The Gemasolar baseload solar power tower in Spain.

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Phone cancer and giant cuttlefish


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Ian Woolf, Julianne Popple, and Victoria Bond discuss mobile phones' upgrade in carcinogenicity category by the WHO.
Ian Woolf and Patrick Rubie talk about all the threats against giant cuttlefish.

Panelled, hosted, and produced by Victoria Bond


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Darwinius and Zombie Fish


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Everyone on the team was either sick or away this week, so we bring you the May 25th show from 2009:

Ian Woolf interviews Associate Professor Graham Nicholson about Ciguatera zombie fish poison,
Darwinius, science and the media by Victoria Bond, with discussion from Kalvin Ng and Ian Woolf,
News by Kalvin Ng
- territory disputes over underwater minerals
- tortured mocking birds
- showering ducks
News by Victoria Bond
- Getting Down with cancer
- asthma can be caused by eczema
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Fear pathways and vampire allergies


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Mic Cavazzini interviews Dr Tim Bredy from the Queensland Brain Institute about post traumatic stress disorder,
Patrick Rubie reports:
- Peanuts eaten by donors can hurt blood transfusion recipients,
- Planets without stars observed by gravitational micro-lensing,
- Coal seam gas drilling for residential Sydney,
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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HIV vaccine, Sponge music, casual sex


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Victoria Bond reports on the latest HIV Vaccines,
Ian Woolf interviews Martin Marier about his sponge musical instrument at Dorkbot,
Ian Woolf and Patrick Rubie discuss research into casual sex,
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Sponge music
musical sponge

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Circadian rhythms and sperm teasing


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Victoria Bond interviews Professor Ian Hickie about circadian rhythms and depression,
Patrick Rubie reports on:
- Sperm teasing
- big tobacco cures starvation
- asteroid dust and the origins of life
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Bionic Eyes and Synthetic Biology


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Associate Professor Gregg Suaning shares his Bionic Vision with Ian Woolf,
Ian Woolf explores Synthetic Biology, and would he would do with access to a wet printer.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf



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Driver Fatigue and Ury's Night


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Victoria Bond celebrates 50 years of human space travel,
Ian Woolf interviews Dr Sara Lal and Diarmuid Kavanagh about stopping tiredness killing people,
News by Patrick Rubie:
- safe injecting cuts overdoses
- premature pregnancy evolves
- NASA finds medicines stored in space become inactive
Presented by Victoria Bond,
produced by Victoria Bond and Ian Woolf

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Protect Research Rally and 3 blind mice


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Ian Woolf visits the protest rally against proposed medical research budget cuts, and interviews:
Bettina Arndt, Bill Ferris, Judy Black, and Andrea MacFarland.
Patrick Rubie with the latest medical research news: Blindness, Schizophrenia and Depression.
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf


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Fukushima special!


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Victoria Bond asks Ian Woolf to explain what radiation is, anyway.
Martin Faccini cuts through the spook to get down to the bottom of health risks surrounding the meltdown.
Finally, a Diffusion panel discussion about levels of exposure and radiation hormesis.
Paneled by Ian Woolf, produced by Victoria Bond.

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Handwashing, meltdown and nanocooling


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Victoria Bond gets the scoop from Ian Woolf on the nuclear reactor situation in Japan and asks, what is a meltdown, exactly?

Victoria Bond speaks to Adam Freeman about why surgeons get so passionate about hand hygiene.

Ian Woolf speaks to Geoff Smith about nanophotonics, and cooling.
Presented and produced by Victoria Bond,
with technical support from Ian Woolf

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Smart Windows and Morton's Demon


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Peter Bowditch, of ratbags.com, discusses "Confirmation bias, denialism and
Morton's Demon".
Professor Geoff Smith spoke to Ian Woolf about how nano-photonics
can be used for smart clothes and smart windows.

Presented by Ian Woolf,
Produced by Victoria Bond


Geoff Smith

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TB Day and CSIRO Vacations


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Kate Barnard speaks to students in the CSIRO Vacation Scholarship Program,
Victoria Bond talks about World Tuberculosis Day,
Ian Woolf interviews Professor Geoff Smith about the importance of Nanophotonics to environmental energy flows,
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf



Bryan Huang (pics at http://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/mediarelease/mr11-08.html):
Follow that blimp! Bryan Huang has built a doughnut shaped blimp to guide people from reception to meeting rooms in the CSIRO building in Pullenvale, Queensland. Check out this YouTube video to see how it works.

Nice to tweet you! Cassie Hill has been working on finding communities within groups of Twitter users.


Tarek Elgindy is working on a computer program that automatically analyses mammogram images to classify breast density; women with higher density breasts are at a higher risk of breast cancer and are also more prone to misdiagnosis.


Some of the Sydney-based CSIRO vacation students can’t contain their enthusiasm for all things technological, astronomical and mathematical

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First computers and Radio mashups


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Peter Bowditch describes Australia's first computer science,
Smooth by Derek Muller,
Ian Woolf talks with Balint Seeber about radio-frequency mashups,
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Balint's main website: http://spench.net/
Balint's Radio-frequency map: http://maps.spench.net/rf/



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Smart Bras and cheesey pickup lines


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Smart Bras and cheesey pickup lines

Phillipe Perez interviews Dr Timothy C. Nielsen about the Smart Bra
News by Ian Woolf
-BBC saved by Bit Torrent,
-Electro-shock body armour,
-Mulchable PC cases,
-Solar roads,
-Singularity Summit Australia 2011,
-Jurassic Lounge,
-Cheesey pickup lines have a purpose
Gravity by Derek Muller,
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Nuclear medicine and the Singularity


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What is the technological Singularity?
I'm Atoms by Derek Muller
Can medical radioisotopes be made without reactors and without Uranium?
Singularitarian by Charlie Cam
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf



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Unfair reporting and DNA Poetry


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Free internet for everyone by Ian Woolf
Electronic glasses by Ian Woolf
DNA poetry by Ian Woolf,
How not to be fair and balanced, and why never to debate, by Peter Bowditch
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


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Fire and Transhumanism


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Invisibility - all done with mirrors by Ian Woolf,
Kate Grimwood talks with Ian Woolf about her science of Fire Investigation PhD,
An introduction to Transhumanism by Ian Woolf,
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Death by Chocolate!


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What is the lethal dose of chocolate?
Prayer and the neurology of scepticism,
Seduction while you sleep,
Caffeine makes you suggestible,
DNA altered by the mind,
Elderly made young by accident,
Does a duck's quack echo?
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


Death By Chocolate

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Science of Romance special


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Matthew Hall and Melinda Hall King discuss the psychology of human courtship,
Ian Woolf reports how women can unconsciously read an attractive man's face,
Matthew and Melinda discuss the psychology of the first kiss and compliments.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Full attention and half-sunglasses


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Whistling caterpillars,
bug zappers powered by the bugs they zap,
fluoridated water can hurt children's teeth,
Gotham partners announce they will profile EVERYBODY,
Peer Review by the Peer Review Players,
Paying attention can lose you weight and make you happy,
The Woolf-Pulfrich effect - 3D and antidepressant!
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Skin hunger and mouse Draculas


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Matthew Hall and Melinda Hall King explain to Ian Woolf why men in our culture suffer from skin hunger,
Ian Woolf explores research rejuvenating old mice with the blood of young glowing mice,
Professor Joe Silk talks to Ian Woolf about the search for Dark matter, and why invisible things are important.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


(image via Life, craftiness and everything else)

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Mating dance, Vitamin C and Coal


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Matthew Hall and Melinda Hall-King share their wisdom on the human mating dance,
Ian Woolf revisits the link between vitamins and sexual behaviour,
and revisits how the coal industry could be saved by solar power.
Produced and presented by Ian Woolf

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Lifelogging and fake meat


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Record your life with life-logging. Do you care about privacy on the
internet? Would you eat fake meat?
Discussion by Ollie Barrand, Catherine Beahag, Marc West and Aaron Cook.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Sperm Wars and Santa Science


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Marc West and Bianca Nogrady revisit the Science of Santa from 2009,
Ian Woolf discusses Robin Baker's Sperm Wars with Aaron Cooke and Daniel Keogh
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Tsunami warning and Greentech awards


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Ian Woolf interviews Marianne Menictas about her tsunami warning modelling to save the most people for the least cost.
from 2006 Matt Clarke talks about semen allergies with out-takes,
from 2006 Marc West explains cricket psychology,
Ian Woolf reports from the Consensus Greentech Awards
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

Marianne Menictas

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Younger mice and spider invasions


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Marc West speaks to Dr Cor Vink about the invasion of foreign spiders to New Zealand
Ian Woolf reports on the reversal of aging in Harvard lab mice,
News from MX read by Ian Woolf:
- private company reaches orbit
- Japanese spacecraft misses Venus, but will try again
- stem cells repair spinal injury in small monkey
- One flu jab for life
- facebook page leads to brain surgery
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf


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Neutron bombs, GM apples and Zanzibar


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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 Perez
- more stars means less dark matter
- US builds flying transformer trucks
Presented by Marc West
Produced by Ian Woolf,
buttons pressed by Victoria Bond

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Real Doctors eat Breakfast


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Victoria Bond checks in with some new evidence of a Universe before
the Big Bang.

Marc West interviews Kylie Smith on a recently published study which
outlines possible long term risks involved in skipping your daily
breakfast.

Lachlan Whatmore spoke to Dr. Cassandra Meirs, and Dr. William
Halford, on the trials and tribulations of obtaining a PhD.


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Addict detention and child enhancement


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Ian Woolf summarises Robert Sparrow's talk "The Not-so-New Eugenics: The Harsh Logic of human enhancement", about the ethics of child enhancing technology, from the Singularity Summit, Australia,
Victoria Bond interviews Dr Fisher from Nepean hospital about the ethics of psychiatrically detaining drug addicts,
News by Victoria Bond and Ian Woolf
- LHC makes antimatter
- Bacterial glue heals buildings
Presented by Phillipe Perez
Produced by Ian Woolf,
with technical support from Victoria Bond


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Genescient Healthy old age


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Ian Woolf reports from the Singularity Summit on Gregory Benford's Genescient research into preventing the diseases of old age using genomics and artificial intelligence to produce evolutionary nutrigenomics that may allow a healthy old age, with discussion from Marc West and Charles Willock.
News by Ian Woolf
- Gummi bear hacking,
- Chatbots argue on twitter,
- evolving weeds beat Monsanto
Presented by Marc West,
Produced by Ian Woolf

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Herpes, Dengue fever and Marijuana


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Lachlan Whatmore interviews Bill Halford of
Southern Illinois University about his cutting edge research on the
upcoming Herpes vaccine.
In a similar vein, Victoria Bond tracks Robert Booy down to discuss
the ongoing development on the Dengue Fever vaccine, and the impact of
this disease worldwide.
Finally, Victoria Bond speaks to Maree Teesson of the National Drug and
Alcohol Centre about the relationship between cannabis and
schizophrenia.

Hosted by Lachlan Whatmore. <br/>Paneled and produced by Victoria Bond.

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Amniotic eggs and Surpizing technologies


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On this edition of Diffusion, Ian Woolf brings back surprizing tidings from
the Singularity Summit in Melbourne, Australia.
Newly uncle'd Lachlan Whatmore delves into the evolutionary marvel
that are amniotic eggs.

Hosted, paneled, and produced by Victoria Bond, with support from
Patrick Rubie.

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Of madness, love, and melted space ships


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Victoria Bond covers this week's news.
Victoria Bond interviews Professor Anthony Harris on attachment theory
and the development of healthy relationships.
Marc West keeps slugging through Science Week questions, namely: how
close does a space ship have to be to the sun to melt?

Hosted and paneled by Marc West, produced by Victoria Bond.

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Oxytocin, love and sex


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Subscriber drive 2010!
Victoria Bond discusses oxytocin with Dr. Champion.
Marc West trolls bars for opinions on love and sex.
Ian Woolf voices in on antidepressant chemicals found in semen,
Presented by Marc West. Panelled by Ian Woolf. Produced by Victoria Bond.

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SETI Live Subscriber Drive


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You get two Diffusion shows for the price of one this week! This is the live 2SER subscriber drive edition, where we ask listeners to kick in a few dollars to help 2SER keep broadcasting.

Marc West discusses Gliese 581 and its prospects for life, and the text messages sent last year from Earth, with Victoria Bond and Ian Woolf.

Ian Woolf explains James Benford's way of rethinking the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence based on thinking about how an alien would build a beacon and what it would look like, 50 years after we started looking. Discussion with Victoria and Marc.
Presented by Marc West. Panelled by Ian Woolf. Produced by Victoria Bond.

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Ig Nobels 2010 and Artilects 3


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This is the pre-recorded version of Diffusion that was broadcast on the Community Radio Network. There is a second live subscriber drive edition for this date.

Ian Woolf and Marc West discuss the Ig Nobels awarded by the Annals of Improbable Research,
Ian Woolf concludes his interview with Hugo De Garis about his vision of the impending war between those who would build massively intelligent machines and those who would stop them at all costs, at the Singularity Summit Australia, in Melbourne. Discussion with Marc West.
Presented and produced by Ian Woolf

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Plankton and the Artilect War


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Ian Woolf speaks to Hugo De Garis about the implications of being able to build god-like massively super-intelligent machines at the Singularity Summit Australia in Melbourne.
Lachlan Whatmore explains the phytoplankton crisis.
Presented and Produced by Ian Woolf


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Gene modified salmon and Sexy dancing


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Victoria Bond reports on the legalisation of genetically modified salmon and its Frankenfish implications, leading a panel discussion with Marc West, Phillipe Perez and Ian Woolf.
Ian Woolf describes the male dance moves that sexually attract women, and discusses the science with Melinda Hall King and Matthew Hall.
Presented by Phillipe Perez, and produced by Ian Woolf.

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BSD Sex and Beady-Eyed Agents


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Lachlan Whatmore reports on the chocolate genome
Marc West and Darren Osborne discuss the science of sex in the pub,
Ian Woolf interviews Dr Michael Georgeff about Rational Artificial Intelligence, at the Singularity Summit Australia
Presented by Bonnie Yiu
Produced by Ian Woolf


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Sports at altitude and Jacob Bronowski


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Victoria Bond presents this week's news.
Marc West interviews Chris Gore about why athletes train at high altitude.
Lachlan Whatmore commemorates the late, great Jacob Bronowski.
Hosted by Marc West, produced by Victoria Bond


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Wave energy and the Coming Famine


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Victoria Bond covers this week's news: helium shortages, revolutionary tuberculosis testing and a suggestion to take a walk and leave the ipod at home.
Joel Werner investigates the newest contender for green energy: wave power!
Victoria Bond spoke to Julian Cribb about his newest book, the Coming Famine, and he explains why we are heading for major food crises within the next 50 years.
Hosted and produced by Victoria Bond, paneled by Jesus Tarbay.

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DIY EMP, Putin and Sunlight


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Ian Woolf speaks to Leigh Russell at Dorkbot. Leigh explodes a hydrogen filled condom to cause an Electromagnetic pulse that reboots a computer. He moves beads with sound and brings non-Newtonian fluids to life.
Listener question: Is sunlight behind glass just as good as outside? answered by Ian Woolf
News
- President Putin's views on the science of whaling and climate change by Lachlan Whatmore
- How Grapefruit could make you pregnant by Ian Woolf
Presented by Lachlan Whatmore,
Produced by Ian Woolf






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Photic sneezing and a naked scientist


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Victoria Bond and Ian Woolf cover this week's news.
Marc West spoke to Dr. Louis Ptacek for even more about photic sneezing.
Lachlan Whatmore gets down to the bottom of what a breed is, exactly.
Bonnie Yu interviews Chris "The Naked Scientist" Smith about climate
change and its impact on Australia.
Hosted, paneled and produced by Victoria Bond.

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Science Week special 2010


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The Diffusion Science Week special, coming to you from the Ultimo Science Festival. We tackle the questions you have asked us over the last few weeks.
Why do I sneeze at the Sun?
What would something look like if it was travelling at the speed of light?
Why do sportsmen train at altitude?
Why do previously overweight people have trouble keeping the weight off?
We ask the experts to get the real answers to these questions and more
Questions answered by Victoria Bond and Ian Woolf
Produced and hosted by Marc West

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Brown science, Solar cells, horse tale


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Aaron Cook presents this weekâs juicy news.
Lachlan Whatmore finishes off his trilogy tribute to horse evolution. Marc West grills Senator Bob Brown, leader of the Green Party, about his partyâs stand on science in the upcoming election, and Brigid Mullane interviews Rod Seares about the cost effectiveness of solar pannels in Australia.
Panneled, presented and produced by Victoria Bond in the studios of 2SER in Sydney.


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Power tool orchestra, self attraction?


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Ian Woolf speaks to Fred Rodrigues with his power tools orchestra at Dorkbot Sydney,
Lachlan Whatmore brings us part 2 of the evolution of the horse,
News by Victoria Bond
- Dogs can't help imitating people
- Social networks help you live longer
- are people most attracted to those that look like themselves?
Presented by Lachlan Whatmore,
Produced by Ian Woolf with technical support from Victoria Bond


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Rare Earth, Horses, Nano-wires


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Brigid Mullane interviews Dr Matthew James about rare earth minerals from mines to electronics,
Lachlan Whatmore begins part 1 of the evolution of the horse,
Ian Woolf interviews Professor Matthew Phillips about nano-wires and LEDs
Presented and panelled by Marc West,
Produced by Ian Woolf

2My Old & New World Equus
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4My Hippidion Equus Stylohipparion
| | Neohipparion Hipparion Cormohipparion
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12My Dinohippus Calippus \ | /
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\ | / Megahippus |
17My Merychippus | |
| Anchitherium Hypohippus
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23My Parahippus Anchitherium Archeohippus
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Miohippus Mesohippus
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40My Mesohippus
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45My Paleotherium |
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Propalaeotherium | Haplohippus
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50My Pachynolophus | Orohippus
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55My Hyracotherium

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Female physicists and belly button dynamics


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Victoria Bond spoke to Aileen Woo about gender equity at the University of NSW's physics department,
Lachlan Whatmore explores the underwater Hudson Canyon,
Victoria Bond spoke to Robert Booy about the importance of vaccine compliance, and the downfall of the AVN.
News by Ian Woolf, Marc West, and Victoria Bond
Produced, panelled and presented by Victoria Bond

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Beauty and the Geek, and Homeopathy


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Victoria Bond and Lachlan Whatmore speak to the Australian Beauty and the Geek reality TV