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In a World

11 Jun 2014, 15:27 UTC
In a World
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Rob and Chris talk about BICEP2 coverage, Turing tests and crashing planets together. Curiosity is back in the news and we take several questions from The Listener [MP3 Link] Episode #109. If you have anything you’d like us to look at, or any questions you’d like us to answer - use the links at the top of the web page at http://recycledelec.com. Follow us on Twitter @recycledelec @orbitingfrog and @chrislintott. Links: Super planet crash: http://www.stefanom.org/spc/ The Turing test is dumb: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/09/scientists-disagree-over-whether-turing-test-has-been-passed BICEP: fortune favours the brave : https://medium.com/@jgeach/fortune-favours-the-brave-a722b0f2c934 Germany leaving the SKA: https://www.skatelescope.org/news/germany-announces-intent-leave-skao Google buys Skybox: http://recode.net/2014/06/10/google-pays-500m-for-satellite-maker-skybox-for-photos-and-eventually-internet-access/ Transit of Mercury from Mars : http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-183 Curiosity wheels being screwed: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/too-bad-theres-no-aaa-on-mars-as-the-curiosity-rover-faces-equipment-trouble/2014/06/09/c055fe54-eb25-11e3-93d2-edd4be1f5d9e_story.html No black holes? http://arxiv.org/abs/1406.1525 Winner of the Alan Alda flame challenge - explaining colour: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/psi-vid/2014/06/09/meet-physics-girl-winner-of-alan-aldas-what-is-color-video-contest Tychogirl : Found poems : http://tychogirl.wordpress.com/ Credits: Audio content Copyright 2011-2014 Chris Lintott and Robert Simpson. Many thanks to Oxford Press Office for recording space. Podcast Image of lightbulb courtesy of Flickr user bazik (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bazik/395792175/).

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