Naked Scientists Podcast -5th Aug 2012 - Publishing early in recognition of the arrival on the red planet of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity Rover, this week we talk to members of the mission team, revisit some previous successful planetary explorations and hear how UK engineers have made it possible for Rovers to think for themselves. Plus, news of why planets orbit in a plane and whether elephants purr, or just hum…
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Material Whirl — What’s the world made of? Here’s a concrete answer: a lot of it is built from a dense, knee-scraping substance that is the most common man-made material. But while concrete may be here to stay, plenty of new materials will come our way in the 21st century. Discover the better, faster, stronger (okay, not faster) materials of the future, and Thomas Edison’s ill-conceived plan to turn concrete into furniture. Plus, printing objects in 3D… the development of artificial skin… and unearthing the scientific contributions of African-American women chemists.
A product relatively unchanged for two centuries is being tweaked to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide.
A crew of six people in Moscow will be isolated for 105 days on a simulated flight to another world.
From the New York Times science section. http://www.nytimes.com/pages/science/