Mon, 30 November 2015
Dr Shane is joined in the studio with Einstein A Go-Go regulars Dr Diani and Dr Ray.
The team kicks things off by discussing some science news / creepy crawler talk, more specifically recent studies in 'Shapeshifting Woms' and 'Blue Tarantulas.'
Dr Shane then leads a discussion on the issue of taste. Asking questions like, 'Do we learn taste? (as we do with smell) - Thanks to the people at Columbia Universtity, we may have some answers.
First Guest : Dr Peter Moore - research fellow and entrepreneur in residence in the school of engineering and mathematical sciences at Latrobe University.
Dr Moore and the team discuss the exciting new developments surrounding the University's involvement with the International space station in Germany.
Second Guest: Dr Ramin Shayan - Reconstructive plastic surgeon at St Vincent's, Alfred & Royal Melbourne hospitals / Director of O'Brien institute at St Vincents institute / Clinical Senior lecturer in department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne.
Dr Shayan joins the team in the studio to discuss all things Micro-surgery. What is it exactly? Where did it start? Why is it so important?
Third Guest : Dr Richard Sandberg - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Melbourne school of Engineering at the University of Melbourne.
Dr Sandberg discusses his team's recent work on Aircraft engine design and more specifically computer modelling and how it's use has enabled them to achieve an output of 3000 years of work in just 1 year.
Sun, 22 November 2015
Dr Shane, Dr Ray, Dr Jen and Dr Catherine discuss Dr Jen’s return from a research trip up to northern Australia, Buzz Aldrin's visit, research on coffee drinking, The innuendo effect, how roundworm infection increases fertility and a new study into beeswax found in ancient pottery.
First guest via Skype call: John Hessler, modern cartographer/specialist in Geographic Information Science, curator at The Library of Congress in Washington D.C tells us all about the role of cartography with the advent of big data & virtual reality and also discusses the launch of a new book called Map.
Second guest: Dr Samantha Grover, Postdoctoral Fellow, Soil Plant Interaction Group Department of Animal, Plant and Soil Science at La Trobe University tells us about her research into the extremes of soil organic content and how in WA vast amounts of crops are grown in low organic level soils.
Sun, 15 November 2015
Dr Shane and Dr Dyani discuss New Horizons' discovery of possible ice volcanoes on Pluto, using ultrasound to deliver medication to specific parts of the brain, and whether large animals are particularly vulnerable to extinction risks.
They speak with Associate Professor Christine Erbe (Director, Centre for Marine Science and Technology at Curtin University) about the need to create noise-free zones for marine animals. They also catch up with Rebecca Johnson from Windaroo State School, winner of the Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools, and the success of her program that uses specialist science teachers. Finally, they talk with Dr Mary-Anne Lea (Senior Research Fellow & Deputy Head, Ecology & Biodiviersity Centre - Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studied in the University of Tasmania), about the Homeward Bound voyage to Antarctica, which is a leadership training program for women in science.
Tue, 10 November 2015
EAGG 8th November 2015
Dr Krystal, Chris KP & Dr Shane
News Items: Not necessarily catching cancer, ROUS did exist, CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy, Extreme event attribution.
First Guest: Jane Elith Principal Researcher Quantitative Applied Ecology Group School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne.
Modeling why species are where they are. Link
Mapping exposure to sea level rise. Link
Supplemental news from the barista: What happened to the atmosphere on Mars
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Wed, 4 November 2015
Dr Lauren and Dr Krystal join Dr Shane in the studio.
In news, Eskins: allowing pressure and touch sensations in artificial limbs - revolutionising robotics. New type of smart glasses that translates images into sounds that are intuitive.
On the Phone is Dr Justine Shaw: Research Fellow, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, The University of Queensland. Her research focus is the conservation of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems. She is interested in understanding the way in which species interact with each other and their role in ecosystem function, specifically the risks posed by non-native species to Antarctic protected areas and the role of climatic change in conservation planning for Antarctica.
Studio guest is Dr Michelle Henstridge: From the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University.
Plus a blast from the past.
Wed, 21 October 2015
Today in the studio we have Dr Shane, Dr Chromo, Dr Dyani & Dr Catherine.
First up Dr Dyani discusses developments in Prosthetics technology, tactile feedback and artificial skin.
Dr Chromo delves into the world of Artificial Intelligence, Robots and possible Alien Mega structures.
Dr Catherine talks all things Multi Tasking. Are women really better multi taskers than men? And what impacts can brain training and increased cognitive capacity have on our ability to multi task.
Dr Shane discusses ticking off seeing William Shatner live off his bucket list and discusses the upcoming 'Evening with Buzz Aldrin' as well as giving the listeners a little bit of background about the 2nd man to step foot on the moon.
First Guest: Amy Shira Teitel - Journalist, Host of Youtube channels 'Pluto in a minute' and 'Vintage space' and recent author.
Amy and team discuss in depth her upcoming book on Pre-NASA space flight, as well as recent projects launching rockets. Amy then explains the making of her Youtube channel shows 'Pluto in a minute', working with NASA and the accuracy of science in recent blockbuster film 'The Martian'
Second Guest: Dr Thomas Shafee - Post doctoral fellow in Biochemistry at the Latrobe Institute for Molecular Science at Latrobe University.
Dr Thomas joins the team in the studio to discuss the science of engineering proteins, evolutionary history and his work updating and correcting articles on Wikipedia.
Tue, 20 October 2015
EAGG 18th October 2015
Dr Dyani, Dr Chromo, Dr Catherine & Dr Shane.
News Items: Adding the sense of touch to prosthetics, A.I., wrapping an alien sun, understanding multitasking, William Shatner review, Buzz Aldrin promo.
First Guest: Amy Shira Teitel: As you know Amy is the host of Vintage Space and Pluto in a Minute and has just released a new book called Breaking the Chains of Gravity. We will be talking to Amy about her recent work following the release of The Martian, the latest Pluto data, and her new book. Amy's website and Amy's YouTube channel
Second Guest: Dr Thomas Shafee Post-doctoral fellow in Biochemistry at the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, La Trobe University. Thomas’s research centres around using evolutionary insight to inform engineering of proteins. He is also a Wikipedian, editing pages on biochemistry and evolution. Find Thomas here
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Sun, 11 October 2015
Dr Shane and Chris KP discuss a study on how height may be linked to increased cancer risk, the recent Nobel Prize winners and more exciting science news.
First guest: Professor Andrew Peele, Director of the Australian Synchrotron is in the studio to promote the open day of the local Synchrotron facility http://www.synchrotron.org.au. Andrew tells us all about the research and applications carried out at this amazing Synchrotron facility.
Second guest: Dr Misty Jenkins PhD, Senior Research Officer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is in the studio to discuss the use of personalised medicine to use a patient's immune system to fight cancer.
Sun, 4 October 2015
Dr Shane, Dr Lauren and Dr Ray bring you the week's hottest science! They discuss smart textiles, alpine bumblebees needing to adapt to a change of flower distribution due to climate change, water on Mars, and NASA's archive of Apollo photos.
They interview Dr Lesley Cheng, from the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics at La Trobe University, about using exosomes as a diagnostic tool, and their role in neurodegenerative diseases.
The team also talk to Dr Paul Lasky, from the Monash Centre for Astrophysics at Monash University, about the results of an eleven-year search for gravitational waves.
Finally they chat with Dr Robyn Murphy, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics at La Trobe University, about how glycogen is involved in various cellular functions.
Sun, 27 September 2015
Dr Shane and Dr Lauren speak with Julie Boyce (Research Associate - Volcanology and Geochemistry; Monash Volcanology Research Group - MONVOLC) and Jim Driscoll (School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University) about the new Monash Earth Sciences Garden, an arrangement of nearly 500 rock specimens, weighing up to 14 tons, laid out to represent a pattern of rock outcrops.
They also chat to Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, about the opportunities to promote science in the political sphere, and Australia's scientific reputation and national science strategy.
The final guest, Dr Rodrigo Hamede (University of Tasmania School of Biological Sciences) describes his new research that has found that the Tasmanian Devil tumours have been changing and competing over the years to increase infection rates.