Friday, September 29, 2006

TPD Podcast EP: 006
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New updates for the blog. We now have links below each post title where you can click to listen in. If you wish to download the episode to your computer, rick click on the link and select "save target as". We reccomend the second option to save bandwidth. As you may have realized, this show was partiuclarly short. Not even 10 minutes short. The main reason was the lack of a Thought Experiment for this week, but also due to shorter stories and also a different way of podcasting. With both Andrew and I off to college, my connection in my dorm room has been severely limited in terms of bandwidth. This means Skype, our primary use of recording the podcast, works very inefficiently. Until we can either bypass or remedy the situation, we will be doing the more formalized 'story-per-person' segments as per this episode. This also means guest appearances after podcast #7 will be delayed for some time.

For this week, we covered:
  1. Is There a Doctor in Orbit? - French doctors perform the world's first zero-gravity surgery.
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  1. Bose-Einstein States Created - Physicists have developed a new way of making a new form of matter.
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Special: Time for Europa
After budget cuts and delays, a mission to search for life beneath the icy crust of Europa has been greenlighted.

Image of a rising Jupiter over the Europan ice sheets by Walter Myers of Europa is widely considered the best place in the solar system to look for extraterrestrial life. More info on NASA's Roadmap for Solar System Exploration can be found here.
See also the press release.

More information on NASA's Europa Explorer can be found here

No Thought Experiment for this week.


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