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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.

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Lab Grown Skin & Fabric That Warms AND Cools

Our globe-trotting scientist Dr Alice Williamson is back in the country once more, and she dropped by the studio to give Lucy the low down on two amazing new pieces of science news. Scientists have managed to grown a genetically modified replacement skin for a 7 year old boy in Syria, and a reversible material is being developed that'll keep you warm one way, and cool if you turn it inside out.


Biomole-cools & Going for Gold

Dr Alice Williamson joins us again in the FBi Studio to bring us all the news of exciting developments in the world of chemistry and the Nobel prize for Chemistry's impacts. We also found out the origin of athletes biting their gold medals, gold's properties and uses.

Biomole-cools & Going for Gold

Dr Alice Williamson joins us again in the FBi Studio to bring us all the news of exciting developments in the world of chemistry and the Nobel prize for Chemistry's impacts. We also found out the origin of athletes biting their gold medals, gold's properties and uses.

Space Racing & Phallic Pee-Search

Tom Gordon joins Lucy Smith for Up and Atom! this week to bring us exciting news on Australia's space embassy. One small step for man, one giant leap for all Aussie kind! We also discussed the 'pee-search' suggesting boys are better than girls at physics as they learn from a young age to pee standing up.


Bill Nye Saves the World! (and Australia!)

Bill Nye is going to save the world, but can he save Australia too? Joined by Dr Alice Williamson, Bill shares with us how Australia is a corner stone in scientific discoveries. Listen in and get inspired!

Bready for Gluten-free Wheat?

Dr Alice Williamson joins Lucy Smith, bringing us all the latest in gene-editing research of wheat and gluten. Big news for coeliacs and those of us who are gluten intolerant! Cake for all!

Bready for Gluten-free Wheat?

Dr Alice Williamson joins Lucy Smith, bringing us all the latest in gene-editing research of wheat and gluten. Big news for coeliacs and those of us who are gluten intolerant! Cake for all!

Molecular Robots

Dr Alice Williamson joined Lucy Smith over the phone today to bring us gigantic updates on tiny robots. These molecular robotic advancements may seem straight out of a Sci-Fi story but they could mean huge news for us.


Liquid Cats & Fitness First Fish

Filling in for Dr Alice Williamson this week was Dr Bish Marzook, who shared with us two stories from the Ig Noble Prize: Cats - solid or liquid? and the best way to save yourself from a coffee spilling catastrophe. We also got an update on some Sawfish wearing fit bits in WA.


Highlights Of '03: Dark Matter, The Columbia Space Shuttle & Stem Cells

Celebrating FBi Radio's 14th birthday, Up and Atom was all old-school science news this week! Alice and Lucy talked about a bunch of the most interesting breakthroughs and events of 2003 - revelations in dark matter, the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, and the first time embryonic stem cells were turned into eggs. Oh, and the introduction of camera phones and iTunes!


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