June 28th, 2015
Episode 340 of 420 episodes
Einstein A Go Go – 28 June 2015 Dr Catherine, Dr Krystal and Dr Shane. News Items: New Alzheimer’s disease and dementia tests through objectively tracking subtle changes in cognition over time. Researchers at the University of Melbourne have sequenced the genome of the Aussie blowfly. Love is Love - gay marriage, Are tri-corders real? First Guest: Anne J Verbiscer Research Associate Professor from the Department of Astronomy at The University of Virginia. Anne is an expert of icy bodies in the outer solar system, and has been involved in all major current NASA missions, especially in Cassini and New Horizon, with one recent highlight being the discovery of Saturn’s largest ring (Verbiscer et al. 2009, Nature, 461, 1098) http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v461/n7267/full/nature08515.html Second Guest: Dr Niccola Stern from the Department of Archaeology and History at La Trobe University, Melbourne, brings her scientific analysis of the Lake Mungo Area – which has been dry for the last 15,000 years. http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2011/07/13/3268249.htm Third Guest: Dr David Ackland University of Melbourne, In an Australian-first surgical procedure, engineers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne along with the Epworth Freemasons’ Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon George Dimitroulis, have corrected a young man’s rare congenital jaw deformity, using a 3D printed jaw joint that was designed and created in Melbourne. http://www.mech.unimelb.edu.au/people/staff.php?person_ID=57084 Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/ http://rrrfm.libsyn.com/category/Einstein%20A%20Go%20Go and every Sunday at 11a.m AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM
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