September 17th, 2014
Episode 306 of 408 episodes
Dr Shane is joined in the studio this week by Dr Krystal and Chris KP.Up for discussion on the show are atents on DNA, soft-bodied free-range robots, clinical trials of video games, and Spinosaurus!First guest on the phone - Dr Ayesha Tulloch, a research fellow at CEED, discusses the return on investment of 'citizen science' programs. Birdwatchers in Australia are filing around 8000 reports every month of the birds they see. One of the drivers of the boom is the growth in use of mobile devices. A network supported by citizen science could give us the first true picture of bird life across the whole of Australia.Second guest is Dr Jennifer Henry from New York, with her last phone interview before returning to Melbourne.