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Einstein A Go Go Podcast: Dec 2nd 2007

December 2nd, 2007

Episode 26 of 433 episodes

After broaching the controversial topic of GM canola, EAGG spoke with two amazing guests. First guest was Simon Harrisson, a polymer chemist at CSIRO Molecular and Health Technologies. Simon is currently working on a project to make improved reverse osmosis membranes. Reverse osmosis is the process of forcing salty water through a semi-permeable membrane which allows the water to pass but not the salt and is very important for water desalination on both small and large scales. Second guest was Richard Chopping, a geophysicist from the Predictive Mineral Discovery Cooperative Research Centre. Geophysics is the area where geology and physics meet and aims to create an understanding of the earth by measuring the subtle changes that occur under the ground. This enables, amongst other things, the predictive discovery of hidden mineral deposits. The show was rounded off with a news story of genetically modified algae that produce hydrogen gas as a potential alternate energy source. For more information visit www.einsteinagogo.net

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