Einstein A Go Go - 19 February 2017

In the studio this week are Dr Lauren, Dr Catherine and Dr Shane.

The First guest (in the studio) is Lucy Weaver from CSIRO talking about how smart polymers are used for cleaning up salty wastewater and famelab.

The Second Guests (in the studio) are Professor David Huang and Dr Mary Ann Anderson from Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research talk about their history and their group's discovery of a groundbreaking drug for leukaemia treatment.

News: Zika virus, active Vitamin D and childhood asthma.

Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:

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Einstein A Go Go - 12 February 2017

The week in the studio; Dr Shane is joined by colleagues Dr Euan, Dr Jen & Chris KP (as well as a plethora of guests!)

First Guest: Soren Hermansen (Director of Energy Academy)

Joining the team in the studio to talk about the sustainable living festival and share news from his home island in Denmark which has had amazing advances in renewable and sustainable energy.

Second Guest: Scott Mueller (Associate professor at the Doherty Institute)

Scott answers questions from the team on the subject of Lymph Nodes. What are they? Why are they there? What do they do? and how many do we have?

Third Guest: Chris Bolton (Particulate fluids processing centre - University of Melbourne)

As well as working alongside our own EAGG regular Dr Ray, Chris has been lucky enough to be part of the team that has developed a new piece of imagery equipment which has assisted in greater access to analyse Nano scale particles, particularly those that won't sit still.

The team then discuss the recent speaking event from the legendary Sir David Attenborough, sharing some previously unknown facts about the household favourites early days in the business.


Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:

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Einstein A Go Go - 5 February 2017

Dr Shane and Dr Ailie sprint back into the studio for the first action packed show of the year. They kick off with some strange science news on the vitamin B3 deficiency effect on hamster population, AI detection of skin cancer, NASA study of twin astronauts and the Doomsday Clock update.

First guests: Mitchell Nothling, Particulate Fluids Processing Centre, University of Melbourne discusses research  designing new enzyme mimics inspired by nature and employing the mechanism of natural enzymes for industrial application as synthetic catalysts.

Second guest: Clare Weeden, WEHI, discusses her research into lung damage and how stem cells repair our lungs as they constantly breathe in contaminants from air pollution to cigarette smoke and the possible causes of lung cancer.

Third guest: Professor Patrick Humbert, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, discusses cancer research into prevention therapeutics to help tumours to reorganise themselves, thereby stopping the cancer’s growth and spread.

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Einstein A Go Go - 18 December 2016

Joining Dr Shane is Dr Krystal, Dr Lauren, Dr Geoff, Dr Ray, Dr Laura (as a guest/potential future host), and Chris KP.

For the final show of the year the team discuss the science news highlights from 2016, including… young blood, Zika virus, apex predators, gravitation wave detection, and many more.

Einstein A Go Go will be back in 2017. Have a great break and remember to support science wherever you can.

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20161218.mp3
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Einstein A Go Go - 11 December 2016

In the studio this week post radiothon are Dr Lauren, Dr Euan, ChrisKP and Dr Shane.

News: Feathers from a 99 million year old creature were discovered in a piece of amber in Myanmar. Rump recognition in chimpanzees is as strong as facial recognition. An archaeological dig in German have unearthed some human remains and identified some very interesting characteristics. John Glenn who has been the oldest astronaut, died this week.

The First guest (via Skype): Julian Cribb, Author, talks about his new book called "Surviving the 21st Century" dealing with the current scientific challenges and their solutions, but how these solutions need to be harmonised.

The Second Guests (in the studio): Professors Grant McArthur and Dale Godfrey, Dept Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne talk about immunology and oncology, the future of cancer treatment and exciting new collaborating opportunities in the VCCC.

The Third Guests (in the studio): Rose Hiscock of Science Gallery Melbourne and Ryan Jefferies, Creative Director, Season of BLOOD talk about the Science Gallery Melbourne which will open in a pop-up gallery before the real gallery opens in 2020.

Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:

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Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

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Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20161211.mp3
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Einstein A Go Go - 4 December 2016

Dr Shane, Dr Lauren, Dr Ailie and Dr Ray bring you the week’s hot science, including concrete absorbing carbon dioxide, climate change links to storms that produce multiple tornadoes, printable temporary tattoos to measure sun exposure, and confirmation of new elements.

They speak to Professor Michael Bell, Chair in Tropical Agronomy, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, about the upcoming International Nitrogen Initiative conference and problems with the use of nitrogen in agriculture.

They interview Professor Sue Heinzel, Ph.D. President, Australasian Society for Immunology, and Dr. Lynn Corcoran from the Immunology Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, about their discovery that two internal ‘clocks’ control the immune cells enlisted to fight infection. This discovery, published today in Nature Immunology, upends previous theories on how immune responses are regulated.

Finally, they chat with Rebecca Mitchell, Land Management Extension Officer with the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources in the Government of Victoria, about World Soil Day.

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Einstein A Go Go - 27 November 2016

Einstein A Go Go – 27th November 2016

Prof. Lawrence, Dr Krystal, Dr Lauren & Dr Shane

First Guest: Professor Richard Shine The University Of Sydney. “Teacher toad technology” and condition taste aversion. Northern Australia’s peak predators—snakes and lizards—are more likely to survive the cane-toad invasion thanks to the work of Professor Richard Shine.

Second guest: Prof. Lawrence Krauss School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, and director of its Origins Project. Prof. Lawrence M. Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist with wide research interests, including the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, where his studies include the early universe, the nature of dark matter, general relativity and neutrino astrophysics. He has investigated questions ranging from the nature of exploding stars to issues of the origin of all mass in the universe.

Third guest: Laura Mackay Doherty Institute. Winner - Young Tall Poppy Award winner 2016. Infections are generally acquired though barrier tissues such as the skin, gut and lungs. Combating infection at the earliest stages, whilst pathogens are still localised to these body surfaces represents the best opportunity for successful immune intervention and disease prevention.

Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:

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and every Sunday at 11a.m AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM

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Einstein A Go Go - 20 November 2016

Dr Shane is joined in the studio with fellow EAGG colleagues Dr Ailie and Dr Jeff.

The team share brief science news on subjects like Autism and recent weather news in the Arctic, but the majority of the show is spent with two very special guests.

Firstly we have an interview with NASA Astronaut Colonel Terry Vertz who has spent over 200+ days in space as he recounts how he got involved in the space game, tributes to Leonard Nimoy as well as news on why is in Australia and what's happening in 2016 in terms of space exploration.

After this the team are joined in the studio by Associate Professor Ed Hawkins (Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading, UK) who has become somewhat of a science celebrity in recent times since his development of the 'Spiral' which simply explains the progress and effects of climate change.  Along with this development, Professor Hawkins shares updates regarding the subject, as well as delving into the history of Climate change, when did we first begin studying this phenomenon?

Remember,. Science is everywhere..

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20161120.mp3
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Einstein A Go Go - 13 November 2016

Dr Shane, Dr Euan and Dr Jen discuss male parenting, narwhals, climate change, tickling and the invention of the foil electret microphone.

First guest: Professor Lisa Randall from Harvard University, tells us all about her upcoming talks in Australia and current dark matter research.
 
Second guest: Dr Edwin Hawkins from WEHI, discusses the longstanding question of how leukaemia survives chemotherapy has been answered by researchers in Australia and the United Kingdom, bringing the world closer to more effective therapies for this devastating cancer.
 
Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20161113.mp3
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Dr Sahane and Dr Ailie in the studio this week. First guest is Dr Andrew Langendam from the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University.
Andrew studies the birth and evolution of planets. His research compares how planets formed with and without ice. Planets closer to the Sun were unable to incorporate much ice but  planets and moons that formed further out were able to incorporate water, CO2 and other ices, significantly changing their chemistry. This means that they could potentially be good candidates for the search for life.
 
Next guests are Sanja Van Huet and Rebecca Ballard from Deakin University. Sanja is  palaeontologist at Deakin University running a fossil dig for Megafauna in Lancefield. There are many different theories for the deposition of the >10,000 extinct animals in the swamp.   
This year we hope to have the start of an ongoing dig that is a collaboration between Deakin Unversityi, Latrobe, Monash and Melbourne Universities with Museum Victoria.

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