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Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you stories about science, nature and the environment.



 



Honey, I shrunk the lab

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:06:00 +1200

A lab-on-a-chip developed at the University of Canterbury is allowing biologists to measure the minute force generated by a single fungal thread.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170622-2106-honey_i_shrunk_the_lab-128.mp3




Insects remarkably preserved in New Zealand amber

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:07:00 +1200

Amber is beautiful to look at - and it is also an incredible window into the prehistoric past.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170615-2107-insects_remarkably_preserved_in_new_zealand_amber-128.mp3




Will your roof withstand flying volcanic rocks?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:06:00 +1200

Geologists are using a vertical cannon to test how different roofing materials - and even hard hats - can withstand the impact of flying volcanic rocks.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170615-2106-will_your_roof_withstand_flying_volcanic_rocks-128.mp3




Kauri dieback and how microbes sense the world

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 21:07:00 +1200

Microbes, such as the fungi-like kauri dieback disease, use chemicals to sense their world - and understanding this might help us to develop new treatments.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170608-2107-kauri_dieback_and_how_microbes_sense_the_world-128.mp3




Engineering better stem cells

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 21:06:00 +1200

Stem cells have the potential to cure many diseases, but first, we need to find the best ways of growing them in the lab - and their physical environment may be key.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170608-2106-engineering_better_stem_cells-128.mp3




The looming crisis of antimicrobial resistance

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 21:06:00 +1200

As more microbes develop resistance to every kind of antimicrobial treatment, the threat of dying from even common infectious diseases is increasing - so what should we be doing about it?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170601-2106-the_looming_crisis_of_antimicrobial_resistance-128.mp3




Volcanic eruptions and the Ash Lab

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:07:00 +1200

The Ash Lab at the University of Canterbury is where geologists test the impact of volcanic ash on all sorts of vital infrastructure.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170525-2107-volcanic_eruptions_and_the_ash_lab-128.mp3




Fructose and the diabetic heart

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:06:00 +1200

Kim Mellor suspects that fructose, as well as glucose, is causing diabetic heart disease and she is looking at its effect on heart cells and heart muscle.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170525-2106-fructose_and_the_diabetic_heart-128.mp3