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



 



The Science of... Virtual Reality

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:15:00 +1200

We go beyond gaming to explore how VR works, what it's being used for (from treating a fear of spiders, to training young doctors) and ask if it's yet making any compelling case to be in every home.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sciof/sciof-20170819-1215-the_science_of_virtual_reality-192.mp3




The Science of... Sweat

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:15:00 +1200

Simon Morton and Alison Ballance present a three-part series exploring the science of sweat, virtual reality and Vitamin C. This week, the function of a much-maligned bodily fluid that plays a vital role in keeping us humans healthy and alive.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sciof/sciof-20170812-1215-the_science_of_sweat-192.mp3




Micronutrients and their link to mental health

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 21:06:00 +1200

Julia Rucklidge is investigating whether micronutrients can relieve stress and anxiety, help people quit smoking and treat ADHD.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170810-2106-optimal_nutrition_-_the_answer_to_treating_adhd-128.mp3




Solving the mystery of the Kaikōura bubbles

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:07:00 +1200

Mysterious bubbles and warm water, known as Hope Springs, which appeared after the Kaikōura earthquake, appear to be coming from deep in the earth's crust.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170803-2107-solving_the_mystery_of_the_kaikoura_bubbles-128.mp3




The low-down on electric cars in New Zealand

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:06:00 +1200

Flip the Fleet is a citizen science project looking at the performance of electric vehicles under New Zealand conditions.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170803-2106-the_low-down_on_electric_cars_in_new_zealand-128.mp3




The future of robots is soft

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:07:00 +1200

Trevor the caterpillar and Julie the dragonfly are soft robots that can walk and flap using electricity that powers artificial muscles, without a printed circuit board in sight.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170727-2107-the_future_of_robots_is_soft-128.mp3




Filtering distraction - key to success

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:06:00 +1200

Neuropsycholgist Paul Corballis talks about the way our brains perceive the world, how we recognise faces, and whether or not we can really multi-task.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170727-2106-filtering_distraction_-_key_to_success-128.mp3