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This Way Up is a weekly two-hour show that explores the things we use and consume.

This Way Up is a weekly two-hour show that explores the things we use and consume.
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Wellington, New Zealand

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This Way Up is a weekly two-hour show that explores the things we use and consume.

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@upthisway

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English


Episodes

Naked Science news: better faster?

10/20/2017
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Scientists have discovered memory in skin cells enables faster healing. But what are the dangers?

Duration: 00:07:06


Tech Sector Changes

10/20/2017
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Tech correspondent Peter Griffin looks at how the change in government will impact the local tech industry.

Duration: 00:09:23


Golden Bugs: mining e-waste for gold

10/20/2017
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Simon Morton visits Mint Innovation, an Auckland company using bacteria to mine precious metals from your old electronic junk.

Duration: 00:08:23


Opioid abuse - US crisis comes down under

10/20/2017
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Washington Post's Nick Miroff has been writing about the opioid epidemic in the US, and the history of opiate dependency. We also look at the growing addiction problem in Australia and the clampdown of over-the-counter codeine medicines.

Duration: 00:22:33


This Way Up for Saturday 21 October 2017

10/20/2017
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This week, the US opioid epidemic shows no sign of letting up, will this become a local problem? Using bacteria to mine precious metals from e-waste, in Naked Science, skin memory cells that enable faster healing and plants that trick bees with the colour blue. Plus, what does the change of government mean for our local tech sector?

Duration: 00:48:45


On Edge: a journey through anxiety

10/13/2017
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In 'On Edge: a journey through anxiety' Andrea Petersen explores the origins, symptoms and ways anxiety is treated.

Duration: 00:11:55


Nemo's Garden - farming underwater

10/13/2017
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An Italian scuba diver is planting crops in biospheres 10 metres beneath the waters of Liguria

Duration: 00:09:00


Reefer for Rover

10/13/2017
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The medical marijuana market is taking off across the US. But should your pet take pot?

Duration: 00:06:43


Buyer's Guide to Cryptocurrencies

10/13/2017
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Tech correspondent Peter Griffin shares his experience of buying virtual coins, and he's got a few tips if you are considering investing in new cyber frontier.

Duration: 00:10:48


China Bitcoin Ban

10/13/2017
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A bitcoin bubble is seeing Asian governments scrambling to regulate this new financial frontier. New York Times' Nathaniel Popper has been tracking the rise and fall of cryptocurrencies in Asia.

Duration: 00:07:59


This Way Up for Saturday 14 October 2017

10/13/2017
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This week we learn about the Chinese bitcoin ban and find out how you can become a virtal trader with the newest cryptocurrencies. Plus a vet that is using medical marijuana on pets, a blossoming garden under the Mediterranean Sea, and we take a journey through anxiety.

Duration: 00:48:46


Naked Science: pesticides in honey

10/6/2017
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Naked Science news with Dr Chris Smith, scientists discover high rates of pesticide in honey and building kidney diseases in the dish to develop new treatments.

Duration: 00:05:57


Sex Medicine: treating men and women differently

10/6/2017
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Heart disease is the biggest killer of women in NZ. Could part of the problem be that a woman's symptoms can be very different to a man's, and lots of heart attacks are missed and wrongly diagnosed. Dr Marek Glezerman's new book 'Gender Medicine explores the groundbreaking new science of gender based diagnosis and treatment'.

Duration: 00:13:36


Increase your size and strength! - mesh networking in the home

10/6/2017
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Peter Griffin has tips on boosting your wifi signal throughout the home - no more deads pots and laggy connections in the loo!

Duration: 00:08:48


Electroceuticals: turning off disease

10/6/2017
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A US company has developed a pacemaker-like device to treat rheumatoid arthritis as well as Crohn's disease by hacking the nervous system with an electrical charge. Anthony Arnold explains how bioelectrics can be used to turn on or off specific functions in an organ or muscle.

Duration: 00:07:43


Cleaning Sucks: reviewing stick vacuums

10/6/2017
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Life sucks, so we're testing stick vacuums. They're lightweight, super handy and cordless and they'll suck your wallet dry too! So do they work and which models get the Consumer tick of approval? George Block has been testing a range of cordless stick vacuums.

Duration: 00:07:56


This Way Up for Saturday 7 October 2017

10/6/2017
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Hacking the human nervous system with electroceuticals, why sex and gender matters in medical diagnosis, and how to get a longer stronger signal. Plus we review stick vacuums - which ones suck?

Duration: 00:48:45


Tsunami spreads species

9/29/2017
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Naked Science This Way Up with Dr Chris Smith with a new paper that shows the surprising spread of species from Japan accross the Pacific Ocean to the US following the 2011 earthquake.

Duration: 00:06:43


Learning to live with bad bugs

9/29/2017
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The fight against antibiotic resistance is a fight against evolution, and sadly it's not a war we're ever going to win. Our approach so far has been to kill the bad bugs, waging a war on pathogens with antimicrobials, like vaccines, antivirals and antibiotics as our major weapons. So could there be a better way for managing pathogens, a way in which we can tolerate them better, and actually promote and induce tolerance in those that have been affected? Biologist Janelle Ayres of The Salk...

Duration: 00:10:44


Sensing water quality

9/29/2017
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Over the past decade water quality and the health of our streams, lakes and rivers has become a major deal for many New Zealanders, and as the recent election campaign showed it's become a political issue that wins and loses votes too. So how can you tell if the water quality of your local stream or river is improving or not? Grant Muir is a farmer and fisherman living in the Wairarapa and saw first hand the impact that poor water quality had on his local stream. So he developed a...

Duration: 00:14:28

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