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Science film special with Terry Virts
NASA astronaut and former shuttle pilot, Terry Virts, talks about his favourite science and space films that bring real (ish) space to the living room: from The Right Stuff to Apollo 11, and beyond. The team also talk about how people respond to climate change messages, the distance to Mars, delayed rocket launches, and more. With presenters Dr. Shane, Dr Linden, Dr Lauren and Dr Krystal and Anu. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go
Einstein A Go Go - 11th September 2020 - scorpions, sodium battery and urban sprawl.
On the program this week are Drs Jen, Euan and Shane and ChrisKP who discuss what's been in the news: Racism in cities affects biodiversity also, Chocolate brownie location in nature and fonts and how they matter. Today's First Guest Associate Professor Heloise Gibb from La Trobe University who talks about species re-introduction success as indicated by scorpions. (the link includes a kewl photo of a scorpion under UV light) Today's Second Guests are Karolina Biernacka and Jenny Sun from Deakin University who talk about the sodium battery they have collaborated on, which has taken them to the Climate Launchpad 2020 competition. Today's Third Guest is Jacinta Humphreys from La Trobe University who talks about urban sprawl and the species observed and the the Aussie Backyard Bird Count. Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including: Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go and live every Sunday at 11:00a.m AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM.
Happy Birthday Dr. Shane
Dr Shane (on his birthday!) is joined by colleagues Dr Ray, Dr Laura and Dr Linden, as well as an array of guests, including author Claire Saxby & Reptile Biologist Dr Georgia Ward-Fear; Professor Amanda Ellis from the University of Melbourne discussing agricultural waste; and Dr Brittany Croft from the University of Cambridge. Discussions include carbon emissions, fecal transplants, aerosol research, growing lung tissue, working remotely, and a series of new biographies of Australian scientists, targeted at the next generation of budding scientists. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go And live every Sunday at 11:00a.m AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM.
Comet Auroras, Milking spiders and Mass Extinctions
Four Science Communications students from the University of Melbourne take over the show from Dr Shane and Dr Jen. Among the science stories presented this week include squirrels and their macabre form of camouflage; and dwindling numbers of vultures in nature and the surprising link to human rabies - a science detective story spanning 20 years.
Monuments, Lyrebirds, and Ig Nobles
Dr Jayne Rantall from La Trobe University talks about monuments and memorials built as symbols of reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and settlers; Alex Maisey, also from La Trobe, discusses leading a new study into the activities of wild superb lyrebirds; and in science news, the team discuss phosphene gas detected in the Venus atmosphere, debunking science in the film 'The Day After Tomorrow', new findings in USA east coast gulf stream, and the link between antibiotics and the Floridian Wood Rat. Plus: an Ig Nobel Prize discussion involving cubed poo from wombats, vibrating earthworms with subwoofers, and entomologists unafraid of insects but afraid of spiders. With presenters Dr Shane, Dr Lauren, Dr Chrystal, Dr Linden. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go And live every Sunday at 11:00a.m AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM
Glaciers, Mutant Mice, and Back to the Futurism
Professor Andrew Mackintosh from Monash University talks about greenhouse gas emissions and the increased melting of glaciers; and in weekly science news, topics explored include rust on the moon, mutant mice in space, and Alaska’s drop in sea otter population. The team also take on the daunting hypothetical challenge of visiting 1970 with 2020 technology and knowledge to take back in time and influence current world issues. With presenters Dr. Shane, Dr. Jen, Dr. Euan, and Chris KP Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter:: Einstein-A-Go-Go And live every Sunday at 11:00a.m AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM.