Podcast, Science and Society

TOSP Episode 8: October 31st 2011

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

Featuring something ever so slightly different this week.

Elf, as previously mentioned, is away for a couple of weeks (somewhere in the Pacific, possibly)? So aimee invited friend, and the g33k show co-host Chelfyn Baxter onto the podcast.

This week, we covered the very real possibility of a functional malarial vaccine, carbon nanotube-containing silicon which could function like skin, a secret society’s opthalmic obsession (and how we know about it), Youtube Channels, the story of an octopus, the tree of life, Science Ink (tattoos), the Retake the Net barcamp, and open access.


Also, apologies for the sound recording! New venue and all…

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Malaria scientist celebrates success after 24 years

Nanotube springs make skin-like sensor

Modern Algorithms Crack 18th Century Secret Code

YouTube Unveils Original Content Channels in Challenge to TV

Inside the mind of the octopus

The Timescale of Life

Science Tattoo Emporium

Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

Retake the Net



Open Access Week – 2011 – from Open Science Summit

Royal Society ‘aged’ back catalog free, permanently




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Helping the heart with a dose of python (no, not the programming language)

Discovery: Cosmic Dust Contains Organic Matter from Stars

Space pilot: ‘You miss the shots you don’t take’

Short Sharp Science: Exploding balloons of milk frozen in high-speed photos

A 3D Optical Metamaterial Made by Self-Assembly

Fabrication of Left-Handed Metal Microcoil from Spiral Vessel of Vascular Plant

The James Webb Telescope Will See Earth-Like Worlds