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Episode 114: My Equally Esteemed Colleague

1 Aug 2014, 16:30 UTC
Episode 114: My Equally Esteemed Colleague
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Chris and Grant talk about Russian Gecko space sex, driverless cars, the changing Milky Way and much much more.
Links:
Solar roads: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlTA3rnpgzU
Russia back in control of Foton gecko sex satellite - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28522297
Quantum Cheshire Cat - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28543990
Nasa seeks help with Earth-Mars data links - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28462351
Driverless cars to be tested on UK public roads within next 6 months!
DIBs - http://aip.org/publishing/journal-highlights/mysterious-molecules-space
The shrinking MW - http://www.ras.org.uk/news-and-press/2491-less-to-the-milky-way-than-previously-thought
Something went bang : http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/out-of-an-hours-long-explosion-a-stand-in-for-the-first-stars/
Fast radio bursts : http://www.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/pressreleases/2014/8
Hydrogen is missing : http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/HydrogenMolecules/ 
A bridge of stars : http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/july/hubble-spots-spiral-bridge-of-young-stars-linking-two-ancient-galaxies/#.U8Yuwo1dVIU
Gaia is Go : http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Gaia/Gaia_Go_for_science
Opportunity breaks the record : http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-245 (@david_hurn)
PAC Mondrian http://pbfb.ca/pac-mondrian/
Emoji Tracker - http://www.emojitracker.com/
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Episode #114. 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.
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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