Teaching Angela to appreciate history
This week we discuss the 1986 Lake Nyos disasterin which thousands of people living on
the banks of Lake Nyos, in Cameroon, were killed by a giant out-gassing of carbon dioxide.
Owen waxes lyrical about his visit to the Dialogue in the Dark exhibition at the SciBono Discovery Centre.
Scientists are going to try and change an asteroids orbit by smashing something heavy into it.
Chris talks about thin film solar technology being developed by Professor Vivian Alberts at the University of Johannesburg.
Scientists have altered a chicken embryo’s development so that it grows an aligator-like snout instead of a beak.
Feature: Big Instrument
South Africa vs Australia for the SKA
In the wake of news this week that the MeerKAT telescope array has passed it’s preliminary design review (PDR) with flying colours, we examine the scientific, political, economic and geographical differences between the Southern African and Australian bids to host the Square Kilometer Array telescope.
(Cut out of podcast by technical difficulties – Chris unplugged his mic and Owen didn’t notice)
“What’s life? Life’s easy. A quirk of matter. Nature’s way of keeping meat fresh.”
- SpeaktoaScientist – Thursday 25th August, 18:30. Venue: Sci Bono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba Str, Newtown, JHB. Topic: Genetically Modified Organisms- Harmful or Helpful?, speaker Bianca Verlinden.