Nights

Thursday 1 November 2012, with Bryan Crump

Audio from Thursday 1 November 2012

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Toil, Trouble....But No Bubbles ( 19′ 29″ )

    19:10 Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, Prof. Neelesh Patankar on how his team have removed the physical effect of boiling when heating water.

  • Science: Astronomy ( 17′ 26″ )

    20:45 Superintendent of Mt John University Observatory, astronomer Alan Gilmore raises our gaze to the planets and stars and beyond. Tonight, the discovery of a Earth-sized planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B and an unexpected comet appears next year, Comet ISON C/2012 S1.

  • Conundrum ( 08″ )

    20:59 Clue 7.

  • Conundrum ( 12″ )

    21:59 Clue 8.

7:10 Toil, Trouble... But No Bubbles

Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, Prof. Neelesh Patankar on how his team have removed the physical effect of boiling when heating water.

Boiling water without bubbles: This movie shows the cooling of 20 mm hydrophilic (left) and superhydrophobic (right) steel spheres in 100 C water. The spheres' initial temperature is about 380 C. The bubbling phase of boiling is completely eliminated for steel spheres with superhydrophobic coating.

Boiling Water Without Bubbles from Northwestern News on Vimeo.

Credit: Ivan U. Vakarelski of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,

7:30 At the Movies

Films and movie business with Simon Morris.

8 pm News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World

International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.

8:40 Science: Astronomy

Superintendent of Mt John University Observatory, astronomer Alan Gilmore raises our gaze to the planets and stars and beyond... the discovery of a Earth-sized planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B and an unexpected comet appears next year, Comet ISON C/2012 S1.

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 Our Changing World

Science and environment news from New Zealand and the world.

10 pm News & Weather

10:17 Late Edition

A review of the leading news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

11 pm News & Weather

11:06 The Music Mix

Nick Atkinson presents a contemporary music magazine with interviews and music from New Zealand and overseas artists, coverage of new releases, tours, live sessions, music festivals and events.