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Self tracking body sounds07/19/14
Tanzeem Choudhury of Cornell University is working on wearable tracking technology that records all the noises our bodies make to work out how we're feeling and what we're eating.
Ancient plaque and friendship genetics
Dr Chris Smith of the Naked Scientists with some dental archaeology, and research that suggests that friendship seems to have a strong genetic basis.
Hemp goes mainstream
How hemp is confronting its image problem and entering the mainstream food industry. With Matthew Boyle, who writes about the global food industry for Bloomberg Businessweek.
Netflix to NZ and Kindle Unlimited?
Technology with Peter Griffin. Amazon could be about to launch an all-you-can-eat ebook subscription service. Also what will Netflix's potential entry into the NZ market mean for its estimated 30,000 users here?
3D printing doco
The doco 'Print the Legend' tells the story of the push to take the personal 3D printer into every home. Clay Tweel is one of its directors.
Jeff is a private collector who's assembled one of the country's biggest pottery collections over more than 40 years. It's worth millions; but it's taking over his home, and his life.
Professor Robert Shepherd is the Director of the Bionics Institute in Melbourne and is working on a bionic eye, using revolutionary technology that one day could restore sight to the blind.
The tasty noodle soup that's becoming so popular that it's being tipped as the new cupcake! With Asher Boote and Tsubasa Takahashi of The Ramen Shop, and ramen historian Barak Kushner of the University of Cambridge.
Tech news: Photo storage
Peter Griffin's here with advice and options for storing your photos and videos in the cloud.
We look at the global e-biking boom, with electric bikes becoming a common sight on New Zealand's roads and bike trails. With Ted and Margaret Watson, Neil Pollett and Simon Kennett.
Birds: White-faced heron
With Hugh Robertson on the hunt for the white-faced heron.
Can we makes ourselves smarter?
Dan Hurley's a science journalist who's looked into the world of intelligence training in the quest to make himself smarter. His book 'Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power' is published by Penguin Viking.
Naked Science: Living at altitude and friendless fish
The latest science news with Dr Chris Smith. This week, how higher CO2 levels in our oceans could affect fish behaviour. Also why Tibetans are so good at handling high altitude.
Tech: Facebook's social contagion study
Peter Griffin is here with tech news; Facebook's been tinkering around with what you see in your news feed.
American electrical engineer Bruce Campbell's decided that for him "home sweet home" is a Boeing 727 in Oregon. He wants retired aeroplanes recycled into homes.
Magician Nigel Kennedy's been entertaining passengers on board New Zealand's interisland ferries for nearly 25 years.
The major airlines are in an arms-race to build the perfect seat to lure passengers to the pointy end of the plane. We speak to David Owen whose article "Game of Thrones" appeared in The New Yorker.
We're on the hunt for black gold, Perigord black truffles to be exact, with truffle-growing couple Kees van den Munckhof and Wendy Hutchins in Hawke's Bay.
Tech news: Google and Telecom's Lightbox
Peter Griffin on Google's plans to control our health, homes, cars and sell more ads. Also details leak out about Telecom's new video-on-demand service, called Lightbox.
Social physics, big data and reality mining
Alex "Sandy" Pentland has been named as one of the world's top data scientists and he advises some huge companies on how to create a happier and more productive workplace. We chat to him about big data, 'reality mining' and his book his book 'Social...
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