This Way Up

Saturday 31 March 2012, with Simon Morton

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

Audio from Saturday 31 March 2012

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Wooden skyscrapers ( 9′ 26″ )

    12:15 Canadian architect Michael Green is planning to build a 30 storey building out of wood.

  • Quickflix and iPad 3 ( 10′ 21″ )

    12:25 Technology correspondent Peter Griffin on the launch of the online streaming media service Quickflix and why Apple is offering refunds to iPad 3 buyers in Australia.

  • Blokarting ( 13′ 25″ )

    12:35 A blokart's a small, portable land sailing vehicle designed right here in New Zealand. We have a go and chat with Ian Timperley who's heading off to the blokarting world champs.

  • Smelly food ( 6′ 40″ )

    12:55 A simple way to reduce your food intake by 5 to 10 percent. New research shows that strong smelling, aromatic foods mean you reduce your bite size and feel fuller sooner! With Marchel Gorselink of Wageningen University in The Netherlands.

  • Birds: Black swan ( 11′ 30″ )

    13:15 We're stalking black swans with birdman Hugh Robertson.

  • Names and disfluency ( 9′ 44″ )

    13:25 How easy a name is to pronounce can have an important impact on future success. Adam Alter of New York University's Stern School of Business started studying the link between a stock's name and how it traded back in 2005.

  • Chinese eco-city ( 10′ 24″ )

    13:35 We're off to China where Malcolm Moore's just been visiting the world's largest eco-city. Plus the government crackdown on the social networking site, Sina Weibo.

  • Naked Science ( 10′ 1″ )

    13:55 More of the latest science news with Dr Chris Smith; what fossilised raindrops nearly 3 billion years old can tell us about the earth's climate and scientists reveal the secret behind van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'.

 

Quick Hits

12:15   Wooden skyscrapers

12:25   Quickflix and iPad 3

12:40   Blokarting

12:55   Smelly food

13:15   Birds: Black swan

13:25   Disfluent names

13:35   Chinese eco-city

13:50   Naked Science          

 

The Small Print
First up this week we meet the architect planning to build a 30 storey building out of wood; it's called the Tall Wood and it could become the model for the skyscrapers of the future.

At 12:20pm Peter Griffin our technology correspondent drops in. This week, the launch of the online streaming media service Quickflix. Now you can watch TV and films streamed off the internet, it'll cost you mind and the range isn’t great....yet. Plus why is Apple offering refunds to iPad 3 buyers in Australia, and the Commerce Commission here has had a complaint about the way this fruity device is being marketed.

Then at 12:40pm we're off blokarting. A blokart's a small, portable land sailing vehicle designed right here in New Zealand. We have a go and a chat with Ian Timperley who's heading off to the blokarting world champs next week.

Before the 1pm news, a simple way to reduce your food intake by 5 to 10%. New research shows that strong smelling, aromatic foods mean you reduce your bite size and feel fuller sooner!

After the 1pm news, at about 1:15pm we're stalking black swans with birdman Hugh Robertson.

At 1:25pm the easier a name is to pronounce the more you’ll like it! Whether it’s a lawyer's name or a company listed on the stockmarket, a name is a significant factor when it comes to success.

Then at 1:35pm we're off to China where Malcolm Moore's just visited the world's largest eco-city. Plus the government crackdown on Sina Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter. With more users than the whole US population the social networking platform’s become a relatively open forum for political debate and anti-government sentiment. Well the government's trying to stop people from posting anonymous comments.

And before we go more of the latest science news with Dr Chris Smith, this week what fossilised raindrops nearly 3 billion years old can tell us about the earth's climate, and scientists reveal the secret behind van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'.

 

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