This Way Up

Saturday 10 March 2012, with Simon Morton

NZ Radio Awards 2012 winner: Best Daily or Weekly Series (one hour or more duration)

Lytro camera review

Sam Grobart from the New York Times reviews the latest photographic technology, the Lytro camera, that allows you to focus the picture after you've captured the image!


3D Printing

We're playing with a 3D printer, and exploring how this technology is changing the way people design and make things. Plus we speak to the co-founder of Ponoko.com


Naked Science

Dr Chris Smith beams in with the latest science news, and this week a new study that links social class to manners plus eating fruit and vegetables to attract a mate.


Recycling surgical implants

Recycling metal surgical implants - everything from hips and knees.


Short crust pastry

We're making short crust pastry with Julie Clarke from Floriditas, plus we taste test homemade versus store bought pastry - the results will truly shock you.


Safe ladders

Consumer.org.nz have tested 16 step ladders on the market and none, yes none of them got their tick!


Ancient Remedies

Alain Touwaide from The Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions at the Smithsonian hopes their database of ancient remedies will be used by the pharmaceutical industry in developing treatments for the future.


 

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  • Quick Hits
  • 12:10   Lytro camera
  • 12:20   3D Printing
  • 12:50   Naked Science
  • 13:10   Recycling implants
  • 13:20   Shortcrust pastry
  • 13:40   Safe ladders?
  • 13:50   Ancient remedies

 

The Small Print
A few hundred years ago you had to climb a small ladder to access your camera, these days many of have one in our pocket, on a phone.  Cameras all work in a similar way; you point, focus on something and then push a button or lever to record an image. That was until last week when the Lytro camera was launched, the latest photographic technology that allows you to focus the picture after you've recorded the image!

At 12:20pm 3D printing, we’re off to Victoria University’s school of design to have a play.  They've got a few 3D printers going from the smaller personal machines like a Makerbot right through to the big flashy beasts used by the film industry.

Then we speak to one of the founders of Ponoko.com, a web based company where creators, digital fabricators, materials suppliers and buyers meet to make almost anything, in many cases using 3D printers.

Just before 12:50pm Dr Chris Smith is here with the latest science news.  Links for the study on social class versus manners is here and you are (the colour) of what you eat research here

At 1.10pm recycling surgical implants – everything from hips and knees!

At 1.20pm we're making shortcrust pastry and taste testing homemade versus store bought - the results will truly shock you.  Julie’s recipe for shortcrust pastry here, plus her rich sweet shortcrust pastry here and her pastry making tips here

At 1.45pm consumer.org.nz have tested 16 step ladders on the market and none, yes none of them got their tick!  We’re looking at the report with Bill Whitely and here’s a link

And before we go we'll talk with the chap who set up The Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions at the Smithsonian Institution, he's hoping their database will be used by big pharma in developing treatments for the future.

  • We're playing these tracks too:
  • Track: Traktor
  • Artist: Francis
  • http://soundcloud.com/emergencybroadcastsongs/francis-traktor-2012
  • Broadcast at: 12:25
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  • And our theme is:
  • Track: The Green Termite
  • Artist: Jefferson Belt
  • http://www.myspace.com/jeffersonbelt
  • Album: Table Manners
  • Label: Round Trip Mars
  • Catalogue #: RTM 2009