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TOSP Episode 22: February 27th 2012

Hello, and welcome to a very watery TOSP :)

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

This week, Elf and aimee talk of things watery – watery planets, flying squid and plankton blooms – as well as new FTL neutrino info (what may have gone wrong), genius computer software, bioscience’s contribution to NZ’s economy, plus a new brilliant site for science-based ebooks and apps, and the tree of diversification!


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Error Undoes Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Results

Plankton-fuelled ocean eddy is 150 kilometres wide

Genius Swedish computer program has IQ of 150

Squid can fly to save energy

Bioscience proves lucrative to NZ economy

Hubble Reveals a New Class of Extrasolar Planet



A universe in an eBook (or app)

The Tree of Diversification (or why the March of Progress is wrong)




Other interesting things

Titan’s Great Dune Seas Rival Science Fiction Worlds

The coming medical revolution

Physicists Create a Working Transistor From a Single Atom

Honeycomb structure responsible for bacteria’s extraordinary sense

‘Supergiant’ Crustaceans Found Near New Zealand


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