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Chris and Rob witter on about science fiction, skyscrapers and the CMZ. There’s talk of temperatures high and low, as well as talk about why the LHX hasn’t killed us all.
Episode #87. If you have anything you’d like us to look at, or any questions you’d like us to answer - use the links at the top of the web page at http://recycledelec.com. Follow us on Twitter @recycledelec @orbitingfrog and @chrislintott.
- 9 Scientific Breakthroughs That Killed Science Fiction Subgenres - http://io9.com/9-scientific-breakthroughs-that-killed-science-fiction-1222342077
- Isaac Asimov on space exploration: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/08/28/isaac-asimov-space-exploration-letter-1969/
- Can a skyscraper really melt a car? : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-23930675
- Why hasn’t the LHC killed us all? http://nautil.us/issue/4/the-unlikely/outsmarting-the-cernageddon
- CMB in the lab : http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2013/08/28/ultracold-big-bang-experiment-successfully-simulates-evolution-early-universe
- Chandra and the Milky Way’s black hole :
- A trojan around Uranus : http://science.ubc.ca/node/724
- The CMZ and massive star formation in the middle of our Galaxy: http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.0419
- Van Gogh’s Starry Night recreated with Hubble images (via Jules W) http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/08/this-astronomer-recreated-starry-night-with-hubble-space-photos/
- See your own brainwaves: http://boingboing.net/2013/08/22/see-your-own-brain-waves-in-th.html
- Lots of Martin Rees : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mk7h/clips
Audio content Copyright 2013 Chris Lintott and Robert Simpson. Many thanks to Oxford Press Office for recording space. Podcast Image courtesy of Flickr user bazik (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bazik/395792175/).