Water plinking physics, space grease and commuting bacteria

Thursday, 2 August 2018 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Underwater view of a droplet hitting a water surface, forming a resonant bubble (Image Phillips et al., Scientific Reports)

This week, Chris shares how physicists have finally explained why water makes a plinking sound when it drips, and potentially how to stop it; Stu tells us about the discovery that the galaxy is filled with organic grease molecules; and Claire looks at new research into how bacteria spread on public transport, and how they get more mixed up throughout the day.

Lost in Science team
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

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Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns and Claire Farrugia.

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