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Category: Science

A fun take on the latest science news with enough data to sink your teeth into. Lagrange Point goes beyond the glossy summary and gets in depth with the research from across the world.

December 29, 2014

Episode 98 - Robots In Space And The Ocean

How is planet hunting like celebrity paparazzi pictures? What is the US Navy doing with a robot nemo and what is it trying to find? We also explore some question of robot ethics in a short science fiction story, called Logic.

December 22, 2014

Lagrange Point Episode 97 - Surviving A Fall From Space And Itunes Shuffling Randomness

Can life survive re-entry into the atmosphere? Can DNA travel the depths of space intact? What makes our I-tunes playlist seem 'random' or can it actually read our mind?

December 15, 2014

Episode 96 - Random Walks And Keeping Buildings Cool With Mirrors

Can we cool the planet by painting infrared mirrors across our cities and bouncing the heat back into space? How do we go from studying ants to get insights into randomness, chaos theory and improving our telecommunications.

December 8, 2014

Episode 95 - Immortal Ants And Harry Potter On The Brain

What happens to our brains when we read Harry Potter and what can an MRI tell us about the way we process literature and learn life lessons? How do crafty genes make ant queens immortal?

December 1, 2014

Episode 94 - Staying Safe In Sport

How can we use science to make sport safer? What are the risks that both amateurs and professionals face? What technologies, tools and equipment can we use to improve lives and outcomes? Find out in this week's Lagrange Point!