April 14, 2024

I, Science

The science magazine of Imperial College

On this week's show: Changes to the kilogram; test tube 'fake' meat; Elon Musk's Hyperloop; blood recycling; micro-living; mini-brains; and the future of species on Earth.

On this week, the second of our shows linking to articles in this Autumn’s edition of I,Science magazine on the planet Earth. We explore the topic ‘What does the Earth’s future look like?’ Aaron kicked off with a user friendly explanation of the change to the measurement of the kilogram. Lilly introduced us to the concept of test tube ‘fake’ meat. The Rachel introduced the potential delights of pod travel in Elon Musk’s tunnels and Emily talked about micro-living; Gina made several people a little light headed talking about retrieving blood during surgery and putting it back into the patient where it belonged. Hilary talked about organoid brains – parts of organs grown in lab dishes. And finally Andrew made us not feel so bad about the human race getting rid of 60% of the earth’s species as it was an average figure .. so some larger species are actually hanging on in there despite our destructive tendencies.

Listen below and find the rest of our shows here.

Catch us next Monday at ICRadio.com from 5-6pm!

The I, Science Radio is presented by Hilary Guite and produced by Jason Hosken

This week’s guests are Rachel Ng, Aaron Hadley, Lily Matson, Emily Medcalf, Gina Degtyareva, and Andrew Dixon

Banner image: Capsule Hotel, Flickr