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Episode 103: Ice, ice, maybe?

Ice shelves can be as large as a small country, so how can ocean waves and sea ice contribute to their catastrophic destruction? This week, Dr Niamh Chapman and Dr Sophie Calabretto speak to multi-award-winning applied mathematician Associate Professor Luke Bennetts about wave science, sea ice modelling, and their link to catastrophic destruction of ice … Continue reading Episode 103: Ice, ice, maybe?

Episode 102: Science & Engineering Challenge

The Science and Engineering Challenge is an outreach program to change students' perceptions of science and engineering. The day involves fun and competitive hands-on activities. It lets students see that science and engineering are more than just equations and theory but requires creativity, innovation, problem solving and teamwork! We chat with students from Clarence High … Continue reading Episode 102: Science & Engineering Challenge

Episode 101: Drought’s effect on how plants carry and use water

 Plants are made up of 80-90% water, so it is no surprise that they are vulnerable to drought conditions. Dr Madeline Cairns-Murphy from the University of Tasmania researches how plants are affected by drought, to better inform farmers of when to grow their crops. Listen to our latest episode to hear about the challenges drought … Continue reading Episode 101: Drought’s effect on how plants carry and use water

Episode 99: COVID-19 and Mental Health

It is no surprise that mental health disorders have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from Professor Susan Rossell from Swinburne University about tracking the mental health of Australian adults throughout the pandemic. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Hannah McCleary (@mccleary_hannah)Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) & Olly Dove (@littledove440)Media & Promotion: … Continue reading Episode 99: COVID-19 and Mental Health

Episode 93: Future Scientists and Space

Assisted by regular co-host Meredith, this episode featured youth hosts Zoe, Darcy and Hwee-Lin from St. Michael’s Collegiate Middle School interviewing Astrophysicist Karlie Noon. The girls explore the science of space and Indigenous astronomy. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS), Meredith Castles (@MeredithCastles) and Zoe, Darcy and Hwee-Lin from St. Michael’s Collegiate … Continue reading Episode 93: Future Scientists and Space

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

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