Shirtloads of Science

Dr Karl’s a curious optimist – a great combination for a science lover. Join him and his guests for weird facts, amazing conversation and remember, it’s never too late for a happy childhood. https://drkarl.com/

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 22m. Bisher sind 249 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 23 hours 2 minutes

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episode 43: AI Myths #4-6 busted with professor Toby Walsh


Artificial Intelligence is proliferating so how deep will it penetrate society. Are Robot domestic helpers, interpreters, navigators, lawyers or judges on their way?  What about autonomous nuclear submarines? Should we be drawing lines? AI expert...


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 2021-10-24  23m
 
 

episode 44: Cyber Society with Professor Genevieve Bell


Cybernetics meets anthropology - Professor Genevieve Bell loves blended disciplines. She is a renowned anthropologist, technologist, and futurist. She spent more than two decades in Silicon Valley. Her passion - making tech work better with humans and...


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 2021-10-31  28m
 
 

episode 45: Nobel Physics 2021 with Professor Tuthill (262)


The 60s, 70s and 80s was when their prize-winning work was done., Their modelling made "Groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex systems".  These Nobel physicists explored how to estimate climate changes with greenhouse...


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episode 46: Planetary Climates close to home with Professor Tuthill


Venus and Mars may have once supported life. What went wrong? Professor Tuthill walks Dr Karl through the physics of changing climates on our neighbours. There are lessons for us Earthlings.  


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   24m
 
 

episode 47: Covid & Comms with Professor Leask


Covid continues to test public health and communications. Our best explainers have put themselves in the front line to keep us safe. Some, including Professor Julie Leask, have been threatened. Dr Karl discusses why health professionals have been...


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episode 48: Cannibal Stars with Professor Lewis


What happens when a star gets hungry? Could it eat another star? Cosmic cannibalism is a thing. 500 million years ago in a galaxy far, far away – to be precise, about 500 million light years away one of two stars gobbled the other. Professor Lewis...


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