RNZ: Our Changing World
By Radio New Zealand
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Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you New Zealand stories about science, nature and the environment.
||CleanRobots - Nao and the Bristlebots||A humanoid robot called Nao, and swarms of bio-inspired little robots that behave like social insects, wowed crowds at Dunedin's International Science Festival.||19 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBiofuels made from sawdust||Researchers say that liquid fuels made from sawdust from specially planted plantation trees could be a winner in New Zealand.||19 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Changing World for 19 July 2018||A humanoid robot called Nao and tiny bristlebot robots charmed kids at the International Science Festival in Dunedin, and using pyrolosis to make biofuels from sawdust.||19 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthern right whales returning to mainland New Zealand||A southern right whale in Wellington Harbour is a sign that the species is recovering after being hunted nearly to extinction.||12 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBringing the river into the lab||In the Water Engineering Laboratory at the University of Auckland, engineers are recreating rivers, to understand how water flows, and how floods behave.||12 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Changing World for 12 July 2018||Whale expert Will Rayment tells us all about New Zealand's southern right whales, and engineers are studying the flow of rivers in the University of Auckland's Water Engineering Laboratory.||12 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHunt for kauri that are resistant to kauri dieback disease||Researchers at Scion hope that thousands of tiny kauri seedlings might include some that are resistant to kauri dieback disease.||5 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNative birds doing well in Wellington||A renaissance in native forest bird numbers in the capital is helped by urban bush and Predator Free Wellington efforts.||5 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Changing World for 5 July 2018||Testing kauri seedlings to find individual trees that might be resistant to kauri dieback disease, and native forest birds are thriving in Wellington city parks and reserves.||5 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMapping the world's sea floor||Seabed 2030 is an international collaboration to map the world's sea floor, much of which is unmapped.||28 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsteroids, dinosaurs and international tension||Astronomer Duncan Steel is an expert in detecting asteroids and comets, and in defending the earth from potential impacts.||28 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Changing World for 28 June 2018||Seabed 2030 is an ambitious international collaboration to map the world's sea floor, and astronomer Duncan Steel is concerned asbout asteroids hitting earth.||28 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntarctica's ice is melting||Research reveals new evidence about past, present and future impacts of climate change on Antarctica's ice.||21 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWasp genomes revealed||Wasps are a big problem in New Zealand, and scientists hope that knowing the genomes of common and German wasps will help them find novel ways of controlling the pests.||21 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Changing World for 21 June 2018||Antarctic experts discuss the latest research on how fast Antarctic ice is melting and why it matters, and sequencing the genomes of introduced common and German wasps.||21 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Good topics and good conversations
I found this podcast while browsing the Radio New Zealand catalogue on iTunes and being interested greatly in science and technology downloaded a few episodes to try out. It's great the way the topics are broken down and self contained and the questions the interviewer asks are good educated ones that gives the scientest or interviewie the ability to answer without spending valuable time explaining really really basic concpets. Great little gem of a podcast and if I had a radio I'd listen to them live. :) All I ask is for more science and techonology programming like this.:)
And moreish mind candy at that.