omega tau - science & engineering [English only]

[This is the feed of only English episodes.] How do scientists uncover phenomena and explain their connections? How do engineers design machines, methods and infrastructure? At omega tau, experts give detailed answers. Over the last ten years, we have produced 300 episodes in which we dug deeper, until we ran out of questions. Join us on our journey through the world of science and engineering: the closer you look and listen, the more interesting things get.

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344 – History and Development of ATLAS


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341 – Emergency and Intensive Care, Ventilation


In light of the current situation, we have decided to record a couple of episodes that cover some of the relevant background in terms of biology, medicine and healthcare. In this first episode we discuss emergency care and intensive care with a spec[...]


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 2020-04-29  1h47m
 
 

340 – Plasma Wakefield Acceleration with AWAKE


A major component of particle accelerators like the LHC are the actual accelerators; the current approach relies on radio frequency cavities. However, their acceleration gradient, measured in Volts per meter, is limited. This means that future accel[...]


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150.5 – Controlling the ELT


Six years ago, in episode 150, Jochen Liske of ESO told us about the Extremely Large Telescope that is currently being built in Chile. This episode is a continuation (which is why this is a kind of bonus episode labelled as 150.5) in which Thomas Pf[...]


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333 – (Flying and Simulating) The F-14 Tomcat


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332 – Attribution of Extreme Weather Events


An important consequence of the warming of the planet due to climate change is that the frequency and/or severity of extreme weather events will increase. But how can we tell whether a particular event can be attributed to the changing climate? Woul[...]


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330 – Parabolic Flights at AirZeroG


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 2019-11-29  1h33m
 
 

328 – Flying the P-3 Orion (and some other aircraft)


Marija Jovanovich is a pilot for the Royal Australian Air Force where she has been flying the P-3 Orion. We discuss the aircraft, the missions, and some anecdotes. Marija then also attended the USAF Experimental Test Pilot School, and we talk a bit [...]


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