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This Week in Science & Technology!


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A podcast discussing the latest in science & technology
 

  • Between 3 and 5 interesting STEM discoveries that have caught our eye this week.
  • Each episode averages between 15 and 25 minutes.

This Week In Science & Technology, brought to you by the team at Fizzics Education! Each week we take a look back at the hottest yet coolest science stories. From the supersonic to the glacial, from down to earth to out of this world, and from the ancient world to the distant future, Fizzics TWIST has it covered.

Hosted by Duncan Bell, Quill Darby and the entire Fizzics team.

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Don't forget to send us your science questions and we will consult the experts on your behalf!
 
  • The ABC’s Stargazing Live has set a new world record for most people simultaneously stargazing! But how many people were involved, what was the previous record, and what did they find?
     
  • The Blue Mountains’ Jenolan Caves are receiving a cash injection for some much-needed upgrades, but what use would a giant chasm have for money?
     
  • Researchers have found strange flakes on dinosaur fossils. Could they be… dino dandruff?
     
  • Fact Of The Week! It’s the cold season and we definitely have a frosty fact for you!
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  • The whole world is going bananas for laurel vs yanny, but how does it work? We've come across some great explanations, and some not-so-great explanations, so we thought we'd clear the waters! Stick around for some other amazing audio illusions. 
     
  • Volcanoes are super cool (not literally though) but their lava can be destructive! We talk about different types of volcanoes, what happens when they erupt, and what's happening with the Kiluaea volcano in Hawaii. 
     
  • A new scientific paper has come out saying that octopuses might have come from outer space. An amazing idea but is it good science? 
     
  • Fact Of The Week! Find out how dogs know when you're coming home! It's probably not what you think, and it's amazing. 
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TWIST is back after our school holiday break! Don't forget to send us your science questions and we will consult the experts on your behalf, and make sure to have a guess at our secret sound of the week! In Episode 7 we discuss:
 

  • The Great Barrier Reef receives a potentially lifesaving cash injection!
     
  • Scientists have transferred a memory from one snail to another - but what does it mean for those of us who don't carry our houses on our back?
     
  • The world's first monkey selfie got a photographer into a spot of bother, but now it's all over! Find out what happens.
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  • Single-use plastic bags are a destroying the environment and harming our marine life - what can you do to help?
     
  • Oof owie! How much does sleep affect the healing of our boo-boos?
     
  • Scientists have 3D printed brain cells. If you've ever seen a more futuristic headline let us know.
     
  • A type of pollution is hindering scientists' ability to look into space - but what is it
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  • Finding SoFi: Steph traverses the uncanny valley of fish robotics. See a video of SoFi here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCsqaf4RNXk
     
  • Scientists reckon they’ve discovered a new organ - but how, and why now?
     
  • Money makes the water go round: How a cash prize stimulates innovation.
     
  • Check out the XPRIZE here: https://www.xprize.org/
     
  • Space lasers: Yes, they’re real, and they’re spectacular.
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  • The last male northern white rhinoceros has died, but there may still be hope for the future of the species.
     
  • How can 3D printing tech help to snuff out poaching?
     
  • A giant space station is about to crash back down to Earth, so should you be watching out overhead? Read more about re-entry here:
    http://www.aerospace.org/cords/all-about-debris-and-reentry/spacecraft-reentry/
     
  • We discuss the legacy of the late, great Stephen Hawking.
     
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  • Rise of the machines: Fake news is spreading further and faster than ever before, but can online bots be blamed or are we, normal regulation humans, responsible?
     
  • Australia is backed up and made a deposit! ...of plant seeds into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, that is.
     
  • It's International Women's Day! Women still make up less than one-third of STEM university graduates; what gives?  Kate sets out to investigate.
     
  • Speaking of legendary women, where on Earth is Amelia Earhart?
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  • Brilliant scientists have made animal cells glow 1000 times brighter than ever before! Dr Quill guides us through how and why they did it.
     
  • Mad scientist Barbra Streisand has cloned her dog! But at what cost?!
     
  • Seriously though, how much does it cost? Dr. Quill investigates.
     
  • As a large old person, Duncan wants to talk about other large, old things: The history of elephants and the newest addition to the elephant family!
     
  • Dr. Quill found out about something called a 'bird runway' and says there's very exciting maths involved.
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  • Can you feel it? Can you feel it? CAN YOU FEEL IT? The rhythm that is! Danny tells how your brain feels musical rhythms!
     
  • What happens when there isn't enough snow at the Winter Olympics? Holly explains what cloud seeding is and how it works.
     
  • How 'international' is the International Space Station? Why does the USA want out and what will it mean for the future?
     
  • Human-sheep hybrids! Frankenstein-esque experiment or the future of medicine?
     
  • How much do chimps and humans have in common? Absolutely heaps! We look at what happened when a famous psychological experiment is conducted on our great ape cousins.
     
  • Plants are alive, but are they conscious? How do plants know which way to grow, and can they learn?
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