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TOSP Episode 2: September 19th 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site]

UPDATE: Youtube now at bottom of page.

Including glow-in-the-dark kittehs, wisdom of the crowds, polio, jellyfish, robots and SO MUCH MORE.

* Ahem *

This week, aimee and Elf continue our roundup of things which made us go ‘squeee’ in the preceding week.

We’d like to apologise for this week’s podcast: between aimee’s sniffles (and her brain having turned to mucous) and Elf having hurt his voice yelling ‘yaaaarrrr!’ at people for several hours, it’s a very, um, _vocal_ podcast.

Still, enjoy!


(Alternatively, go check out the Internet Archive page for a player, other formats, etc).

As always, you can check out the pearltree for this week’s episode, and the links for other podcasts (including the ones from before we went public) here.  Please note: Pearltrees is flash-based, and at the moment, that means that mobile devices, esp. Apple-based ones, will likely not run it (this looks likely to change).  Which is why we put all the links down below, too :)

And yes, we’re working on the iTunes thing.  Really we are :)


TOSP Ep 2 links

Pre-Dino Subterranean World Discovered

Astronomers discover a wretched hive of scum and villainy

PHD Comics Movie is coming, providing an inside view of science

Knowledgeable individuals protect the wisdom of crowds

Faking Giants: The Evolution of High Prey Clearance Rates in Jellyfishes

Where Can You Put Solar Panels? Almost Anywhere You Want

Polio in India: going, going, gone?

One Per Cent: Stealth tank morphs to transmit QR codes

Glowing transgenic cats could boost AIDS research

Nasa unveils most powerful rocket

Downunder bid for powerful radio telescope



The Influence of Buildings

Where’s my Robot? (Part I and Part II)

It isn’t the sun



nerdnite #7: data. data data data

Carter Observatory: From there to here….1,000 years of navigation

International Talk Like A Pirate Day: teacher resources and other geekiness

SKA Rutherford Innovation Showcase


Other interesting things

Immune System, Loaded With Remade T-cells, Vanquishes Cancer

Coffee binging ‘genetic’

Nanodiamond as a Vector for siRNA Delivery to Ewing Sarcoma Cells

Green microfluidic devices made of corn proteins

Biosilica Electrically-Insulating Layers by Soft Lithography-Assisted Biomineralisation with Recombinant Silicatein

Biomedical illustration: From monsters to molecules

A massive solar storm could keep us grounded on Earth for a decade

Bioinspired Tunable Lens with Muscle-Like Electroactive Elastomers

Imaginary Futures | ISEA2011 Istanbul

Homeopathic leak threatens catastrophe


Note: the youtube version will be up in the next 24 hours or so :)  In the meantime, check out episode 1 on our channel.

UPDATE: videos now available :)





  • http://sciblogs.co.nz/the-atavism david winter

    ka pai guys, really good again.

    And Aimee, you got the jellyfish story right: doi: 10.1073/pnas.1015782108 - seems to seriously change the way carbon moves through the ecosystem.

    • aimee whitcroft

      yeah, we’re gonna HAVE to eat them.

      In which case, I shall need an even greater supply of chilli sauce. Preferably kaitaia fire :)