nanotechnology

#270      30 min 46 sec
Useful imperfections: Nanodiamonds for quantum sensors in living cells

Prof Lloyd Hollenberg

Physicist Prof Lloyd Hollenberg explains how quantum technologies are leading to the development of sensors of only a few atoms’ size -- small enough to be placed inside living cells to enable monitoring of biological processes. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#214      27 min 22 sec
Toxic titbits? The effects of nanoparticles on our health

Prof. Kenneth Dawson

Bio-nanoscience investigator Prof Kenneth Dawson discusses current research into nanoparticles and their potential effects on our health. With host Dr Dyani Lewis.

Episode 172      29 min 05 sec
Natural and synthetic: What we're still discovering about polymers

Prof. Dame Julia Higgins

Polymer scientist Professor Dame Julia Higgins discusses neutron scattering and other techniques used in researching polymers, the large molecules found in nature and synthesised in the manufacture of materials such as nylon and silicon. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 115      26 min 58 sec
The secret life of shampoo: Bubbles and droplets through the eyes of engineers

Associate Professor Raymond Dagastine
Dr Rico Tabor

Chemical engineers Associate Professor Raymond Dagastine and Dr Rico Tabor shed light on the phenomena of bubbles and droplets, and explain why their underlying physics and chemistry are important to a wide range of industrial processes. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 64      28 min 49 sec
Medical Bionics: Cochlear Implants and Beyond

Prof Robert Shepherd
Prof Anthony Burkitt

Prof Robert Shepherd and Prof Tony Burkitt explain ear function, hearing loss, and how cochlear implants have improved the lives of many people. Also, bionic interventions in other parts of the body. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 55      19 min 53 sec
Calming Nanotechnology Fears

Dr Amanda Barnard

Dr Amanda Barnard talks about how scientists measure and address the potential hazards of nanotechnology. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 29      12 min 15 sec
Engineering Ice Cream

Dr Ray Dagastine

Chemical Engineer Dr Ray Dagastine explains the crucial role of emulsions and surfactants in everyday items like shampoo and ice cream. The first of our special "Up Close Summer Season of Science". With host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 11      15 min 28 sec
Precision Drug Delivery with Nanotechnology

Prof. Frank Caruso

Professor Frank Caruso chats with Dr Shane Huntington about how advances in Nanotechnology enable delivery of therapeutic drugs in the human body with "pinpoint" accuracy.

Guest: Professor Frank Caruso from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.

Topic: Precision delivery of therapeutic drugs with Nanotechnology