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SciencePod — Forcing the Issue

two-productsImage credit: Berkeley National Laboratory Newscentre

This week’s episode

is all about the image that you see above you: an amazing set of images taken using an atomic force microscope that show the atomic configurations of a molecule before and after a reaction. Crazy stuff! Listen in to find out how they did it, what’s so great about it, and what’s next for the scientists that did it. You can find the transcript of the show, plus a link to the journal article and an awesome video explaining how AFMs work after the jump.

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SciencePod — Curly Condundrum

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Photo Credit: User Chase N on flickr.

On this episode

of the pod, we take an in-depth look at the physics of, you guessed it, curling. Curling has been around for a while, invented by the Scots and taken up in earnest by the Canadians and Nordic countries. Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden have spent some time finding out why the stones curl the weird way they do. The articles were first accessed via Eurekalert. You can find links to some articles and a YouTube video of one of the best curling matches in Olympic history after the jump. Continue Reading

photo by: Chase N.

SciencePod — Dem Bones

20130416100935-0Photo Credit: The authors of the paper via the MIT Newsroom.

On this episode

of the pod, I apologise for being rather tardy over the last couple of weeks, before talking about the link between bones, computers, and building materials. Researchers at MIT have discovered the previously unknown structural mechanism behind the strength of our bones using a pretty clever technique!  The articles were first accessed via the MIT Newsroom. You can find links to some of the news articles–including the original journal article that happens to be open –plus a transcript of the episode after the jump.

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SciencePod — From Highways to the High Seas

Cliff Swallow

On this week’s

episode of the Tooth Soup Science Pod, the topic is animals and some fascinating evolutionary traits. First up we have cliff swallows whose adaptation to urban environments has seemingly accelerated their evolution, thanks to an unlikely helping hand: roadkill! Following that, the dead eye archer fish takes a trip to the optometrist to see precisely how good its eyesight is. The articles were first accessed via Eurekalert. You can find links to some of the articles, a transcript, as well as a video of the archer fish in action after the jump.

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photo by: Mike's Birds

SciencePod — Waste Not Want Not

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Photo Credit: Eindhoven University of Technology/Bart van Overbeeke

This week, we

follow up the feasibility of some fuel-filled trees from a previous episode, and explore the wonderful world of plastic electronics. The article discussed today was first found on Eurekalert. If you have found this episode at all interesting, please do me a favour and leave a comment or rating either here or at the iTunes subscription page. I’m enjoying making these, but I’d love to know if they’re interesting to people other than myself. :) As per usual, the transcript and some links follow the jump.

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