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with Simon Morton
Saturday, Midday - 2pm
NZ Radio Awards 2012 winner: Best Daily or Weekly Series (one hour or more duration)
12:15 Watery Tomato
12:30 Refugee bikes
12:50 Thermo-electric clothing
13:15 Smart cars
13:30 Puff Pastry
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First up this week, the hunt for the perfect tasting tomato! Working out what makes a tomato taste good is so much more complex than for a banana or pear, but they're getting there! We're speaking to Harry Klee, a tomato researcher from the University of Florida.
At 12.30pm we're recycling bicycles for refugees - a great project in Auckland (by Refugees as Survivors) giving wheels to new residents of Aotearoa. Ride on! LINKS bike recycling and refugees as survivors
And before the news at 1pm, a fix for one of the darker sides of our modern lives, running low on batteries! From phones to cameras, soon we could be charging electronic gizmos using the heat from our bodies. Thermo-electric clothing at 12.50pm.
At 1.15pm, our cars are getting smarter with more and more sensors in our vehicles. Now the plan is to use information from these sensors to instantly tell emergency services about your possible injuries if you crash and before they arrive on the scene.
Then at 1.30pm we're making puff pastry with Julie Clark, and a warning if you're butter intolerant- heaps of it goes into making a nice puffy pastry! Recipe - Puff Pastry
And before we go, we look at some of the world's top emerging technologies with Jason Pontin, the editor-in-chief of the Technology Review.
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Harry Klee, a tomato researcher from the University of Florida, is on the hunt for the perfect tasting tomato. (15′05″)
Recycling old bicyles for new residents of Aotearoa. With Faisal, Diana Swarbrick, Arif Saeid and Priscilla Pawson from Refugees as Survivors. (15′05″)
From phones to cameras, soon we could be recharging our electronic gizmos using the heat from our bodies. Corey Hewitt of Wake Forest University is working with Professor Alan Kaiser of Victoria University on the innovation. (12′27″)
Stewart Wang is the Director of the International Center for Automotive Medicine at the University of Michigan. He's wants to use in-car sensors to instantly tell emergency services about your possible injuries if you crash, and before they arrive on the scene. (10′29″)
We roll and fold our way to perfect homemade puff pastry. Baker and chef Julie Clark knows the tricks of the trade. (20′41″)
Looking at some of the world's top emerging technologies with Jason Pontin, the editor-in-chief of the Technology Review. (13′57″)
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