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May 16, 2016

Einstein A Go Go – 15th May 2016

Dr Olivia, Dr Ailie, Dr Krystal, and Dr Shane

News items: Hyperloop prototype updates, Can we use genomic and genetic analysis in the study of social sciences? How the media reports science, Gene Cernan touring Australia and Look out, 1200 new planets up there!

First guest: Dr Andrew Tomkins Faculty of Science Monash University. “Cosmic dust reveals Earth’s ancient atmosphere using the oldest fossil micrometeorites – space dust – ever found, Monash University-led research has made a surprising discovery about the chemistry of Earth’s atmosphere 2.7 billion years ago” More Here

Second guest: Dr Kathryn Mumford and Jack Churchill School of Engineering University of Melbourne. “There are now more than 50 research stations on the Antarctic continent after more than a century of exploration and research. But this has brought some side-effects. Poorly built historical structures and prior ineffective management of waste have led to soil contamination.” More Here

Last News item: is a gif by Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist in the National Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Reading. It illustrates the instrumental record for the global temperature, changing over time, in spiral motion.

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