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



 



The Sound Lab

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:07:00 +1200

Wyatt Page is concerned that the noisy world we live in and our increasing use of loud headphones is bad for our hearing.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170420-2107-the_sound_lab-128.mp3




The clover 'dress code'

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:06:00 +1200

Understanding the 'dress code' that allows clover plants to recognise friendly nitrogen-fixing bacteria could help us improve farming efficiency.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170420-2106-the_clover_dress_code-128.mp3




The Coastwatcher legacy

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 21:07:00 +1200

The Coastwatchers were small groups of men posted to New Zealand's subantarctic islands during the Second World War to watch for enemy shipping. Ian Telfer visits one of their historic huts.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170413-2107-the_coastwatcher_legacy-128.mp3




Better bone grafts - using silver

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 21:06:00 +1200

A project to develop and commercialise better bone grafting material using the antibacterial properties of silver nanoparticles is underway at the University of Otago.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170413-2106-better_bone_grafts_-_using_silver-128.mp3




Rediscovered - the New Zealand storm petrel

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 21:07:00 +1200

The Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust has been trying to solve the many mysteries of our smallest seabird, the New Zealand storm petrel, which breeds on Hauturu / Little Barrier Island.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170406-2107-rediscovered_-_the_new_zealand_storm_petrel-128.mp3




Plastic and seabirds: a lethal combination

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 21:06:00 +1200

Matthew Savoca talks about seabirds' fatal attraction to plastic, and how their incredible sense of smell is being fooled by rubbish.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170406-2106-plastic_and_seabirds_a_lethal_combination-128.mp3




Eavesdropping in Cook Strait

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:07:00 +1300

Whales, dolphins, earthquakes and boats are some of the sounds that make the underwater world of Cook Strait a noisy place.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170330-2107-eavesdropping_in_cook_strait-128.mp3




Master listeners

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:06:00 +1300

In a democratic society striving to give everyone a voice, have we lost the ability to listen?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20170330-2106-master_listeners-128.mp3