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Einstein A Go Go Podcast: Oct 21st 2007

October 21st, 2007

Episode 20 of 400 episodes

Monash University engineers are using tiny earthquakes and tornados to assist in the detection of biohazards and germ warfare. We interviewed Leslie Yeo and heard how he employs sound waves travelling along the surface of the credit card-sized chip to make detection easier by aggregating trace amounts of dangerous micro-organisms into a small volume. How and why do birds sing? We found out! Other stories included: using eyes for identification, why raw garlic is good for you, Star Trek cast members honoured with asteroids, and non-native birds may be vital for the survival of native Hawaiian plants. For more information visit www.einsteinagogo.net