The amazing Dr Kiara Bruggeman gets all Dr Seuss with her rhyme about her PhD research to develop a bandaid for the brain. Previously she won FameLab people's choice award with this piece. https://youtu.be/mZ-bmN7RMc0 Filmed at Health and Medical in the Pub at Smiths Alternative in Canberra. Supported by National Science Week ACT, ANU … Continue reading Would you let me put drugs in your brain?
Originally published in ANU Reporter: The discovery of gravitational waves is the culmination of a search by a generation of ANU physicists, reports DR PHIL DOOLEY, BSc (Hons) '90, PhD '99. An excited hush fell over the briefing room at Parliament House as Professor David McClelland stepped up to the microphone. "I'm pretty sure you all … Continue reading Wave of the Century
Nanoscience could be the key to repairing injuries or diseases in the brain, says Dr Vini Gautam in her amazing talk as part of Science in the Pub Canberra. https://youtu.be/NblANNY9eQQ
In August I did a course in Sustainable Stand Up with the marvellous Belina Raffy. Here's the result. Inappropriate thoughts and bad fart jokes. but we all gotta start somewhere... 🙂 https://youtu.be/fMiEGudKXoE
Professor Rod Boswell from ANU shows off a nanosatellite and explains how they are revolutionising the space industry. https://youtu.be/jfPAGWG34cc
There's been a lot of news about the electrician who got busted hiding his phone/PDA in a foil Twisties packet to prevent his company from tracking him... so he could go play golf. So I decided to give it a whirl, in some chocolate wrapper. And then try out the microwave. but that wasn't so … Continue reading Faraday Cage: using a foil Twisties packet to hide from your boss
From Physics in the Pub 2016, a great set from Leon Twardy about sound waves, how microphones work, and how an acoustic guitar steals energy from the future. https://youtu.be/35uZ34Ri168
The Rubens Tube is a really complicated demo that seems simple. Once you start thinking about it you realise that sound antinodes are points of oscillating pressure, so the flames shouldn't be stable peaks - they should be going up and down at the frequency of the wave! And if you change the gas pressure … Continue reading Sound and fire = complicated!
Fiona Panther is searching out galaxy for antimatter - no it's not science fiction, she's after anti - electrons, called positrons. It'll help her to study supernovae - exploding stars. https://youtu.be/qDCMuhTXo_Y Fi is a PhD student at ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt Stromlo. Filmed at Physics in the Pub, 2016, Smith's Alternative. … Continue reading Using antimatter to find weirdo supernovae