June 17th, 2012
Episode 213 of 420 episodes
Dr Shane, Dr Krystal, Dr Jen and Dr Chromo have a chat to Dr Andrew Howard, a Senior Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer and Optical Navigation Lead at Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), who designed the LIDAR and thermal imager navigation systems on the Dragon spacecraft which recently berthed with the International Space Station (the first private spacecraft to do so). They also talk to Dr Rachel Popelka-Filcoff from the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Flinders University, about using the OPAL reactor at ANSTO and the Australian Synchrotron to analyse the chemicals and minerals used as part of the archeological study of Indigenous art; and Dr Jim McLennan, Interim Chair of FSTE Human Ethics Committee & Research Leader - Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre at the School of Psychological Science, Latrobe University; who is trying to get a better understanding of how and why people can survive a bushfire, rather than die in one. The team round out the show with a chat about small-scale power generation, transplanting veins, and dodging asteroids. For more information visit: http://einsteinagogo.net/
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