Show 19 – First broadcast 19th September 2008
Science in the News
Ross leads on a new cancer treatment that employs a vaccination approach.
Noel has a rant about the forced resignation of Professor Reiss from his job as Director of Education for the Royal Society for just mentioning the forbidden topic of creationism. Read the actual speech he gave at the British Academy conference and see how harmless it was.
Ross interviews Sheffield University’s Dr Dan Tovey about his work at the Large Hadron Collider
Noel interviews Matt Studley and David McGoran in Bristol about their Heart Robot – the new sensational robot/puppet that even appeared on the Richard and Judy show.
History of 20th century robotics part 8: Robbie pt 2
The second and final part of the 1940 Isaak Asimov story Robbie. Last week Gloria Weston loved her robot so much that her mum nagged her father into getting rid of it. He took her to a show and when she returned there was no more Robbie. She was unconsolable – even with a beautiful new puppy. Find out what happens in this weeks story.
The story comes from the Asimov collection, I Robot, and does not figure in the Will Smith movie.
Music on the show
Intro: Sound of Silence, Beastie Boys followed by Polar Bear
News: Mathew Herbert music
Movers and Shakers, Mathew Herbert.
History of 20th Century Robots: The theme music is Tic by Niall Griffith,
Outro: Star Spangled Banner played by Jimi Henrdrix as an antiwar tune live at Woodstock. Just listen to how he makes that guitar sound like bombers – sheer genius!