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Nature

Superconductivity gets heated

Dodany: 14 października 2020

A high pressure experiment reveals the world’s first room-temperature superconductor, and a method to target ecosystem restoration.In this episode:00:44 Room-temperature superconductivityFor...

Audio long-read: What animals really think

Dodany: 9 października 2020

Researchers are aligning data on animal neuronal activity with behavioural information recorded on millisecond timescales, to uncover the signatures of internal brain states associated with things...

Trump vs. Biden: what's at stake for science?

Dodany: 7 października 2020

A conversation about the US election and the possible fallout for science, and are maternal behaviours learned or innate?In this episode:00:46 US electionIn the United States the presidential race...

Greenland's ice will melt faster than any time in the past 12,000 years

Dodany: 30 września 2020

How current and future ice loss in Greenland compares to the past, and using graphene to make ultra-sensitive radiation detectors.In this episode:00:45 Greenland’s historic ice lossClimate change...

After decades of trying, scientists coax plastic particles into a diamond-like structure

Dodany: 23 września 2020

Coaxing tiny colloid particles into a diamond structure, and manipulating cell death and homeostasis in neurodegenerative disease.In this episode:00:45 Creating colloidal crystalsFor decades,...

Genes chart Vikings' spread across Europe

Dodany: 16 września 2020

Mapping the migration of the Vikings, and the world’s smallest ultrasound device.In this episode:00:45 Following the Viking footprint across EuropeTo better understand who the Vikings were, and...

A new way to cool computer chips - from within

Dodany: 9 września 2020

Keeping electronics from overheating, and how to include minority populations in genetic analyses.In this episode:00:46 Cool computersKeeping components cool is a major hurdle when it comes to...

Revealed: A clearer view of how general anaesthetics actually work

Dodany: 2 września 2020

Engineering yeast to produce medicines, and the mechanism of anaesthetic action.In this episode:00:44 Making medicine with yeastThe tropane alkaloids are an important class of medicine, but they...

The challenge of reproducing results from ten-year-old code

Dodany: 26 sierpnia 2020

Protecting delicate quantum bits, and a competition to replicate findings from ancient computer code.In this episode:01:04 Quantum computers vs ionizing radiationThe quantum bits, or ‘qubits’,...

3D-printing some of the world's lightest materials

Dodany: 19 sierpnia 2020

A new way to produce aerogels opens up their use, and understanding how sulfur can change state between two liquids.In this episode:01:05 Printing aerogelsAerogels are materials with impressive...

The chemical that turns locusts from Jekyll into Hyde

Dodany: 12 sierpnia 2020

Triggering swarming behaviour in locusts, and new insights into how humans synchronize.In this episode:01:56 Understanding swarming behaviourSwarms of migratory locusts regularly devastate crops...

Audio long-read: Pluto’s dark side is overflowing with secrets

Dodany: 7 sierpnia 2020

In 2015, after a nine-and-a-half-year journey, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft raced past Pluto, beaming images of the dwarf planet back to Earth.Five years after the mission, researchers are poring...

Why skin grows bigger as you stretch it

Dodany: 29 lipca 2020

Skin's unusual response to stretching is finally explained, and the latest in a huge effort to map DNA.In this episode:01:06 Stretching skinFor decades it’s been known that stretching skin causes...

When did people arrive in the Americas? New evidence stokes debate

Dodany: 22 lipca 2020

New evidence may push back the date on human arrival to the Americas, and an examination of science’s flaws.In this episode:00:59 Ancient AmericansTwo papers suggest that humans were present in the...

Graphene’s magic angle reveals a new twist

Dodany: 15 lipca 2020

Probing the superconducting properties of graphene and bacteria that can use manganese to grow.01:15 Magic angle grapheneIf you sandwich two sheets of graphene together and twist one in just the...

Massive coronavirus outbreak strikes iconic Californian prison after it rejected expert aid

Dodany: 10 lipca 2020

In this episode:01:47 Disaster in San QuentinSan Quentin prison is facing a massive outbreak, we dig into how they got there. The crisis has arisen despite warnings from experts, and offers of free...

The six-year-old space agency with hopes for Mars

Dodany: 8 lipca 2020

On this week’s podcast, an ambitious Mars mission from a young space agency, and how crumbling up rocks could help fight climate change.In this episode:00:46 Mars hopesIn a few weeks the UAE’s...

Coronapod: Lessons from pandemic ‘war-game’ simulations

Dodany: 3 lipca 2020

Next week, we’ll be wrapping up Coronapod in its current form. Please fill out our short survey to let us know your thoughts on the show.In this episode:02:15 Simulating pandemicsResearchers have...

What the atomic structure of enamel tells us about tooth decay

Dodany: 1 lipca 2020

On this week’s podcast, how the molecular structure of tooth enamel may impact decay, and a mysterious planetary core from a half-formed gas giant.In this episode:00:46 Unravelling tooth...

Coronapod: The state of the pandemic, six months in

Dodany: 26 czerwca 2020

In a few weeks, we’ll be wrapping up Coronapod in its current form. Please fill out our short survey to let us know your thoughts on the show.In this episode:03:13 What have we learnt?We take a...