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Episode 71: Exploring the world of biomedical engineering

In this episode we explore the world of biomedical engineering, starting with discussing what a biomedical engineer does and some interesting projects occurring in this space in Tasmania. Work completed by local Tasmanian engineers in the development of “OxyGenie” technology which is used in neonatal ventilators is a key component of this episode.Show theme music: … Continue reading Episode 71: Exploring the world of biomedical engineering

Episode 69: NAIDOC Week: Corey Tutt and Deadly Science

In this week’s episode Hannah and Niamh are joined by Deadly Science founder, NSW Young Australian of the Year, and all-round legend Corey Tutt. Corey is a Kamilaroi man, who is passionate about increasing opportunities for education in STEMM for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, particularly those in rural areas.  That’s What I … Continue reading Episode 69: NAIDOC Week: Corey Tutt and Deadly Science

Episode 65: A most important measure

Cardiovascular disease including heart attack and stroke kills more people worldwide and in Australia than any other disease. Blood pressure is the single most important risk factor yet measuring it can be extremely difficult.  Niamh interviews Prof. James Sharman and Dr. Dean Picone about their work that showed there are nearly 1,000 different blood pressure … Continue reading Episode 65: A most important measure

Episode 64: Magnificent Microbes

What does beer, bread and sauerkraut have in common? Fermentation! Microbiologist Dipon Sarkar (@DiponSarkar10) explains the good and the bad bacteria in our food, how they affect the flavours and chemistry of the food and explains the craze about sourdough bread. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Kelsey Picard (@KelseyOnScience)Production: Meredith … Continue reading Episode 64: Magnificent Microbes

Episode 63: Mental Health While Social Distancing

Niamh and Kate talk to clinical psychologist Dr Kimberley Norris about how people cope in extreme and unusual environments like isolation. Kim’s research looked at Antarctic scientists and NASA astronauts, but her findings are relevant for all of us to maintain good mental health while social distancing. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod To listen on … Continue reading Episode 63: Mental Health While Social Distancing

Episode 61: Celebrating Women in Mathematics

May 12th is an important opportunity to celebrate women in mathematics with the goal of inspiring women’s achievements in mathematics and to encourage an inclusive mathematics community. That’s what I call Science interviewed local early-career researcher Dr Venta Terauds to find out more about her work as a biological mathematician. Venta is using mathematics to … Continue reading Episode 61: Celebrating Women in Mathematics

Episode 60: Miraculous Marine Life in Macquarie Harbour

In this episode Niamh and Hannah talk to elasmobranch ecologist David Moreno, about his work with shark and skate species in Macquarie Harbour here in Tasmania. The unique and challenging environment of Macquarie Harbour has made the species that inhabit it adapt and become unique from anywhere else in extremely interesting ways.  We discuss how … Continue reading Episode 60: Miraculous Marine Life in Macquarie Harbour

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