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Episode 89: Eagles and engineering

Have you ever seen reflecting devices on power lines or birds perched above the lines? These engineering solutions are part of a push towards sustainability in the power system to reduce the risk that threatened birds, like the Wedge-tailed Eagle, will be injured by the power lines. Listen to this episode to learn more about … Continue reading Episode 89: Eagles and engineering

Episode 88: Space Tech: Exploring Mars

Mars, The Red Planet, the 4th Rock from The Sun…it has captured the imaginations of generations of humans and is now being explored by robots who are discovering amazing things about our closest planetary neighbour. Meredith and Niamh talk technology, Rovers and space exploration in this week’s episode with Griffith University’s Professor Paulo de Souza. … Continue reading Episode 88: Space Tech: Exploring Mars

Episode 87: Meat the microbiologist reducing food waste

Australia is the world’s largest exporter of sheep meat products. Transporting the vacuum-packed meat over long journeys causes huge costs to the industry through spoilage. Hear how interest in research application led Laura Rood to a PhD project in prolonging the shelf life of meat products by investigating the microbial organisms that cause meat to … Continue reading Episode 87: Meat the microbiologist reducing food waste

Episode 86: Following aspirations to new heights

Gangalu woman and award-winning systems engineer Taylah Griffin oozes inspiration and leadership. Niamh and Hannah talk to Taylah about how she came to pursue aerospace engineering and her passion for promoting greater uptake of STEM subjects in Indigenous communities. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Hannah McCleary (@mccleary_hannah)Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) … Continue reading Episode 86: Following aspirations to new heights

Episode 84: The humanity of maths

What is the link between maths, first life on earth and creativity? Listen to find out how maths is all around us. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Mibu Fisher (@miburose)Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) & Olly Dove (@littledove440)Media & Promotion: Olivia Holloway (@LivHolloway_) & Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys)

Episode 83: Songs of Science

Music and science meet in the life of Emily Sheppard, a classical musician and environmental scientist who composes music about nature and plays in caves, fields and forests. Emily, Kate and Niamh talk about the nexus of science and art and how emotion can be used for powerful communication. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Hosts: … Continue reading Episode 83: Songs of Science

Episode 82: Forecasting Australia’s climate future

Hear Dr. Carly Tozer from the CSIRO explain how models are used to predict the future of Australia’s climate to inform the nation’s farmers and industries to better deal with climate variability and climate extremes.Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Kelsey Picard (@KelseyOnScience)Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) & Olly Dove (@littledove440)Media & … Continue reading Episode 82: Forecasting Australia’s climate future

Episode 81: The Science of Water and Wastewater Engineering

In this episode we interview Phoebe Nash a chemical engineer who works in the water and wastewater engineering field.  With Phoebe we explore how water is treated before it reaches our taps, what happens when water enters the sewers and measures towards increasing sustainability in the industry. Phoebe Nash received the 2019 Engineers Australia Tasmania … Continue reading Episode 81: The Science of Water and Wastewater Engineering

Episode 80: Stroke of genius to save Australian lives

Niamh interviews Associate Professor Seana Gall about her $5 million grant to prevent stroke and save lives. Seana is using a collaborative approach working with researchers and healthcare workers across Australia and New Zealand to address the causes of stroke and improve surveillance.  Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS)Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) … Continue reading Episode 80: Stroke of genius to save Australian lives

Ep78 Working on Water P3: Mibu Fischer

Hannah talks with Mibu Fischer, Quandamooka woman and CSIRO scientist. Mibu’s specific interests are around utilising Traditional Knowledges and management practices are considered within modern day fisheries, coastal and conservation management. Her goal is to bridge a gap that draws attention to the indigenous communities facing the frontline of impacts and changes to coastlines, ecosystems … Continue reading Ep78 Working on Water P3: Mibu Fischer

Ep79 Working on Water P4: Megan Hartog

Kate interviews Megan Hartog, Marine scientist working at the CSIRO Marine National Facility as a Voyage Operations Manager. Megan tells us what it’s like organising different voyages and arranging research out at sea.  This series was produced for National Science Week with thanks to the Australian Government’s Inspiring Australia program.  Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod

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