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Physics World Weekly offers a unique insight into the latest news, breakthroughs and innovations from the global scientific community. Our award-winning journalists reveal what has captured their imaginations about the stories in the news this week, which might span anything from quantum physics and astronomy through to materials science, environmental research and policy, and biomedical science and technology. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World website. If you enjoy what you hear, then also check out our monthly podcast Physics World Stories, which takes a more in-depth look at a specific theme.

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    • Physics
    • 4.0 • 23 Ratings

Physics World Weekly offers a unique insight into the latest news, breakthroughs and innovations from the global scientific community. Our award-winning journalists reveal what has captured their imaginations about the stories in the news this week, which might span anything from quantum physics and astronomy through to materials science, environmental research and policy, and biomedical science and technology. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World website. If you enjoy what you hear, then also check out our monthly podcast Physics World Stories, which takes a more in-depth look at a specific theme.

    How gravitational waves could reveal flaws in a black-hole theorem, satellites lead an agricultural revolution

    How gravitational waves could reveal flaws in a black-hole theorem, satellites lead an agricultural revolution

    This week’s podcast features black-hole and satellite-imaging experts

    • 43 min
    Quantum-enabled scanner will boost our understanding of brain function, doing research 6.5 km under the ocean’s surface

    Quantum-enabled scanner will boost our understanding of brain function, doing research 6.5 km under the ocean’s surface

    In this week’s podcast we also talk about the cold snap in Texas

    • 49 min
    How sidewinder snakes slither sideways, the challenges of creating sustainable infrastructure

    How sidewinder snakes slither sideways, the challenges of creating sustainable infrastructure

    This week’s podcast features a snake locomotion expert and a sustainable infrastructure specialist are on the podcast this week

    • 38 min
    Quantum mechanics and human consciousness, developing technologies for brain-inspired computation

    Quantum mechanics and human consciousness, developing technologies for brain-inspired computation

    A neuroinformatics expert and a quantum biophysicist are our guests on the podcast this week

    • 27 min
    Nanophotonic biosensor tests for COVID-19, hot topics in medical physics

    Nanophotonic biosensor tests for COVID-19, hot topics in medical physics

    The editor-in-chief of Physics in Medicine and Biology and a nanobiosensor expert are our guests this week

    • 32 min
    Severe wildfires create towering thunderstorms, how to launch a new scientific society

    Severe wildfires create towering thunderstorms, how to launch a new scientific society

    This podcast features meteorologist David Peterson and medical scientists Amy Berrington and Suman Shrestha

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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Love the podcast. Great information. Rock solid topics of discussion

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Love the topic, sad about some of the content

I love the stories you present, and the episode about life on Venus is one of my favorite episodes of any podcast. Unfortunately, after listening to the episode on self driving cars, I am thoroughly embarrassed for both you and your guests that you had on. If I had no knowledge on the subject I would take away from the episode that full autonomous cars are at least 10-20 years away. Tesla literally has a full self driving beta out right now that seems no more than a few years from perfection. This reminds me of the people who said flying vehicles were hundreds of years away, only a few days before the wright brothers flew for the first time. I wish you would offer a correction for the guests you had on that had no knowledge of their own industry.

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