Up & Atom
September 6th 2016
Up & Atom | Podcast
Up and Atom brings you the latest breakthroughs and discoveries in the ever-changing world of science.
Sometimes weird, sometimes confronting, always informative, come learn about the world around. Hosted by Dr Alice Williamson (@all_isee), University of Sydney lecturer and researcher for Open Source Malaria, each week on Up For It with Lucy Smith.
Wirelessly Allowing Paralysed Monkeys to Walk Again and the Robot Changing the Future of Cataract Surgery
Researchers have used a brain implant to allow paralysed monkeys to walk again by wirelessly bypassing the damaged section of the spine. Plus: the robot that is set to revolutionise eye surgery.
The Thorny Devil Can't Drink Water and Spinach Could be a Bomb Detector
Researchers from the University of Western Australia looked closer at how Thorny Devils absorb water without using their mouth. Meanwhile at MIT, spinach and nanotechnology have been combined to create natural bomb detectors.
Higgs Bison Discovered and Tasmanian Devils Could Cure Golden Staph
Scientists have discovered an ancient species of bison that match some cave paintings from 30,000 years ago. Researchers have discovered that Tasmanian Devils’ milk is able to prevent fungal infections and believe that they may be able to be used to prevent golden staph and other superbugs on humans.
A Baby With Three Biological Parents and a Fun Way to Pass Kidney Stones
An Atrial Fibrillation Prevention App and Aboriginal Australians are Direct Descendants of the First People to Inhabit the Continent
Rapidly evolving Tasmanian Devils
Alice Williamson calls Lucy Smith from London to chat about how Tasmanian Devils are evolving in order to fight a deadly and infectious face cancer.
Treating Koala chlamydia and discovering Proxima B
Alice Williamson and Lucy Smith discuss new ways of treating Koala chlamydia as well as the discovery of Proxima B.