Listen to Awkwardness, renewable energy, and increasing eye energy to fight glaucoma51:4319 November 2023

Dr Shane is joined by Chris KP, Scarlett, and Graci from Texas, sharing science news about unique animal smells, how hummingbirds negotiate small spaces, and exciting solutions to manage methane emissions from solid waste to meet climate goals. Graci also shares a few research studies looking at the topic of awkwardness, and how long a silence needs to be to become an awkward silence. Professor Pierluigi Mancarella from University of Melbourne talks about exciting new ways to integrate renewable energy sources into the power grid in a stable and efficient way. Dr Flora Hui from Centre for Eye Research Australia talks about how a routinely available vitamin supplement could boost the eye's energy production to combat neurodegenerative diseases such as glaucoma.

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Exploring the wonders of science and its impact on the world. Dissection and discussion of science and science issues made digestible for public consumption.

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