Science Pie (English) - Science Pie

Science Pie is a new independent podcast about physics, history, literature and engineering, exploring one fascinating topic per 15-minute episode. Manufactured in-house by Annika Brockschmidt and Dennis Schulz.

http://www.sciencepie.org/episodes/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 14m. Bisher sind 28 Folge(n) erschienen.
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The End


Unfortunately, we have to discontinue the English channel of this podcast. We would have loved to continue, but right now, it is basically impossible for the two of us, as we are crazy busy right now and cloning - well. We are very sorry! If you, by any chance, learn or know German, though, there's still new episodes for you. Otherwise: Thanks for listening! It was a lot of fun bringing you stuff we love. The song is Vienna Ditto's "Stop" - the one we've used for our intro.


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 2017-07-18  6m
 
 

Fusion Facts


We are investigating fusion! After trying to master the basics in our first episode, we answer the big questions: Why does anyone want fusion power? Why do governments spend that much money trying to handle plasmas? Also, you and a friend of yours will be running laps in a stadium just to collide and...


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 2017-01-13  23m
 
 

Taylor, Kanye and Justin


We're back on one of our favourite topics: generation of energy. In this episode, we talk to Thomas Klinger, scientific director of the fusion machine Wendelstein 7-X. But how did Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Justin Bieber get in here? And why do they appear the very moment natural scientists are asked to not listen too closely? For answers, you might have to listen to this episode...


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 2016-10-11  23m
 
 

Though this be madness, there is lead in't


This time around, we stay with the books and agree with Jojen from Game of Thrones:

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. [...] The man who never reads lives only once." (G.R.R. Martin, of course, A Dance with Dragons).

True, but sometimes, if you were a medieval illuminator, your manuscript could kill you before you could read it...


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 2016-09-01  19m
 
 

Please laser my library


We, together with Andy Beeby and Richard Gameson, will introduce you into the wonderful world of books! This episode is not about written stories, though. It's about the ink, the paper, the question "How did this get made?"...


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 2016-07-01  13m
 
 

Ice cream


It's summer time! Which means that our most trusted companion for hot sticky days is out there again: ice cream! In our third episode with John Girkin, we explore the most important question of 'em all: Why does the the stick of an ice cream look the way it does? And is there such a thing as a luxury stick? This question actually requires us to consider things like liquid nitrogen, heat capacity and crystalline solids...


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 2016-06-01  12m
 
 

Blood, lasers & hearts


Zebra fish are gaining popularity compared to lab mice - their heart, for example, seems to be a remarkable model for the human heart, despite it looking completely different. But: Their heart has one superpower the human heart has not - which motivates people to use lasers to shoot at it. Why? And is it worth it? You decide...


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 2016-05-01  14m
 
 

A Song of Heroes and Murderers


Game of Thrones fans, this is for you! Because it'll get bloody. And treacherous. We take a look at the German epic "The Song of the Nibelungs" and try to untangle the mess of love, hate, betrayal and war that it contains. And we'll look at one of the first baddies in German literary history: Hagen of Tronje, who seems to be all sorts of things: loyal vasall, treacherous schemer and ruthless politician (GOT character comparisons in the comments are welcome, btw)...


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 2016-04-01  17m
 
 

Gone with the Inertia


We're back in the wind canal, on the rotor blade, on the wings of change, so to speak. We continue to tackle wind energy and the mysterious inertia (cue to Dennis singing creepily in the backgorund) with Professor Simon Hogg of Durham University. Hang your coat in the wind! (We think that saying only works in German, but we're not sure...


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 2016-03-01  n/a
 
 

The Wind in the Wheels


We all need electricity. It's something we often don't even think about - we just switch the laptop on or plug our phone charger in. But electricity has to come from somewhere - and ideally it should be environmentally friendly. So is wind energy the solution we've all been waiting for? How eco-friendly is it, really? Join us and professor Simon Hogg from Furham University when we find out...


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 2016-01-31  14m
 
 
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