At the Living Green Festival in Canberra, our eye was caught by a curvaceous white object. It was a Tesla Powerwall, on display by the Power Saving Centre Canberra. Energy consultant Ben Luton tells us how you might use solar technology to save money, and do something good for the environment.
Interview by Rod
Australian wildlife has been hit from all directions. Loss of habitat, fire, pests, and cats. The Australian Wildlife Conservancy is one organisation trying to save our native animals.
Senior ecologist for the North West, Dr James Smith tells about how the AWC is helping to fight extinction.
Interview by Rod
Humans can go deaf, but what about dogs? Like any other animal, their hearing can go. Especially when we meddle with their breeding.
And did you know dogs lipread? Or perhaps that should be faceread.
Recorded at the Living Green Festival, Canberra with Michelle from AustralianDeafDogRescue. Find them on FBook.
Interview by Rod.
The Pokémon Go craze is sweeping the world, but its success relies on some serious physics and chemistry.
Jul 24th, 2016 by fuzzylogicon2xx
The list may seem strange, but it applies to our two featured women. Dorothy Hill was a pioneering Australian scientist who's field was coral paleantology. She also drove rally cars and had a pilot's license. Hedy Lamarr was a renowned Hollywood beauty. She invented secure frequency hopping radio transmission. Something like it is in your mobile phone.
Brought to you by Rebecca Kaye from National Science Week, with Rod.
Two guests spontaneously appeared today. Luckly they were intelligently designed.
Lots of people talk about evolution, but lots of people don't really know about evolution. There are many misconceptions. Then there are those who prefer mythical explanations. What does that mean, and why does it matter?
Created by Rod. @FuzzyLogicSci
Lots of good things on the way at National Science Week.
What would it be like to find your vision was suddenly infected by strange apparitions? Lines, shapes, whole buildings, faces, and lizards crawling up the wall. All inventions of the condition called Charles Bonnet Syndrome.
No, you're not going mad, these are tricks that the visual system sometimes plays.
Rod interviews Scot Muirden, director of the Charles Bonnet Syndrome Foundation, and Ian Lawther who shares some remarkable stories of his experience with CBS.
Charles Bonnet Syndrome is much more common than you might think. If you have vision loss, or know somebody who has, a simple question can make a huge difference.
Too many people live in fear that their mind is going, and don't want to talk about it. Even the medical profession are generally not well informed.
The third week of May is National Archaeology Week, and to celebrate, Mitchell and Eleanor talk about the art and science of archaeology. We chat about the media hubbub surrounding the Curse of Tutankhamun's Tomb, the grim details of the buried city of Pompeii, and the geothermal vents that the Romans exploited at bath-time.
It's an obsession, it's a pollutant and it's a problem. On this weeks episode, Broderick looks at the problem with plastic.