An unscripted conversation between Johnny Noble and Lucy Butcher about sciencey stuff over a wine/s/s/s. And the occasional wasabi pea.
At least one of us stumbles home having learned something new and interesting. After listening to this podcast, we hope you stumble off with something new too.
Episode 53: Intermission
September 24th, 2017 | 2 mins 46 secs
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Episode 52: Small human in big universe
September 8th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
barycentre, copernicus, eclipse, flat earth society, galileo, gravity assist, gravity well, halley's comet, heliocentric, kepler's laws, orbit, voyager, weight versus mass
What are orbits and eclipses?
Episode 51: Things starting things starting things
August 25th, 2017 | 1 hr 53 secs
booting, cpu, hardware, kernel, logic gate, moore's law, motherboard, shut down, silicon, transistor, turing machine, usb
What happens inside computers?
Episode 50: The fresh fields of hydrogen
August 11th, 2017 | 1 hr 1 min
aurora, convection zone, fusion, helium, hydrogen, magnetic field, main sequence, red giant, solar flare, solar wind, star, sun
What is the Sun?
Episode 49: You've invented a method to send angry cats
July 28th, 2017 | 1 hr 5 mins
@, check digit, deduplication, email client, email server, encryption, file transfer protocol, http, hypertext transfer protocol, ip address, mailer-daemon, pop, post office protocol, simple mail transfer protocol, smtp
What is email?
Episode 48: Tea, Earl Grey, hot
July 14th, 2017 | 1 hr 1 min
aldous huxley, black mirror, dan simmons, douglas adams, elon musk, george orwell, iain m. banks, isaac asimov, l. ron hubbard, neil stevenson, philip k. dick, robert a. heinlein, science fiction, star trek
What is science fiction?
Episode 47: myfavouritedog25
June 30th, 2017 | 57 mins 42 secs
1password, bitcoin, bots, dictionary attack, hacking, passwords, phishing, ransomware, social engineering
What is hacking?
Episode 46: Behind the nerd curtain
June 16th, 2017 | 1 hr 3 mins
change control, data centre, firewall, google, hot swap, incidents, nerds, redundancy, server
Why doesn't my computer work?
Episode 45: It's not about being right
June 2nd, 2017 | 59 mins 47 secs
confirmation bias, critical thinking, evidence, pete evans, science, scientific method, skeptic
What is critical thinking?
Episode 44: A space elevator held up by a carbon spider web
May 19th, 2017 | 59 mins 42 secs
buckyballs, carbon nanotube, industrial revolution, liquiglide, nanomachine, nanoparticle, nanotechnology, soap, space elevator
What is nanotechnology?
Episode 43: A cold, yet boiling, cup of tea
May 5th, 2017 | 57 mins 21 secs
air, atmosphere, boiling, elon musk, greenhouse, magnetic field, oxygen, ozone, photosynthesis, pressure, solar flare, stromatolite
What is the atmosphere?
Episode 42: That's a long time in a Spanish toilet
April 21st, 2017 | 1 hr 1 min
albedo, atmosphere, barycentre, crater, eclipse, extraterrestrial real estate, gravity, lagrange point, mascon, moon, moonquake, regolith, water
What is the Moon?
Episode 41: Holy Jesus look at that civilisation over there!
April 7th, 2017 | 59 mins 6 secs
aliens, dyson sphere, elon musk, enceladus, extraterrestrial, fermi paradox, hydrothermal vents, mars, origins of life, seti, star trek, stephen hawking, the moon, titan, type i-iii civilisations
Are we alone in the Universe?
Episode 40: We saw your wobble
March 24th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
astronomy, electromagnetic spectrum, exoplanet detection, galileo, goldilocks zone, hertzsprung-russell, hubble, hydrogen 21cm line, seti, space photography, square kilometre array, telescopes, trappist-1, wobble
How do we see things in space?
Episode 39: All my crimes are still on the computer
March 10th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
data storage, flash memory, floppy disc, fragmentation/de-fragmentation, hard drive, head crash, magnetic tape, paging, parking, punched card, ram, rom, solid-state drive, volatile/non-volatile
How does computer storage work?