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We’d like to announce the launch of the It’s Not Rocket Surgery logo.

It's Not Rocket Surgery logo designed by George

It’s Not Rocket Surgery logo designed by George Georgiou

Created by one of our guest co-hosts, George Georgiou, who has managed to capture to crazyness and “roughness” of It’s Not Rocket Surgery in his design.

George’s logo has been incorporated into an airforce style roundal, in keeping with our connections to all things aerospace.

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I think you’ll all agree that George has done an outstanding job on this logo, and you, like me, are looking forward to seeing it on soon-to-be-released It’s Not Rocket Surgery t-shirts & mugs. Thank you George.

The guys have been ubber beschäftigt, but manage to find time this Sunday to cover news about NASA Voyager has passed the heliocliff, more glitches for the Mars Curiosity Rover, glasses-free 3D, Google announces Google Keep, Samsung says they’re also doing a watch, and the Blackberry Tricorder. Then they went on to a more in-depth discussion about the cost of technology.

Download Ep.43 (56MB)

Songs Played:
KLF/Rick Astley – 3AM Eternal/Never Gonna Give You Up (Megamix)
Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No (Groovefinder Remix)
Dixie Chicks – Long Time Gone
James Keelaghan – Love What a Road

Top 10: Top 10 Futuristic Aircraft That We Might See Soon

This episode sees the introduction of “music room roulette” and discus about the new Pope & how conspiracy theorists link him to the prophecies of Saint Malachy, Higgs-Boson has been “unliked”, Mars Curiosity gets results from its first drill, Lynx A 3D Camera Kickstarter, Thumbs Up Guns meme, DIY matrix style video with Hero3 array of cameras, farewell Google Reader, Samsumg boring just like the iPhone 5, some space news, Star Trek vs Star Wars, significance of the Number 42, HIV research and a few other things

Download Ep.42 (44MB)

Songs Played:
U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday
AC/DC – Shook Me All Night Long (remix)
Agneezy & Choi – Why Not?
Michelle Shocked – On the Green Side
Split Enz – I Hope I Never
Ian Moss – Thunderball
Trace Adkins – Brown Chicken Brown Cow

Top 10: 20 Lies Back to the Future II Told Us (Besides the Hoverboard)

In the news we discuss the Dragon capsule’s capture by ISS, hottest summer on record, Comet going to hit Mars, more on the Chelyabinsk meteor and new meteorite found in Antarctica, new radiation belt discovered, Mars Curiosity drills a hole & it’s has a HDD glitch, Dennis Tito wants to send married couple to Mars, Smartphone/Medical Tricorder, and more…

The dynamic duo then discuss geeks that are celebrities b/c they’re intelligent and able to communicate complex scientific concepts to the general public. Examples mentioned – Stan Lee, Cmd Chris Hadfield, Alain de Botton, Brian Cox, Dr Karl, David Attenborough and others; Notable Omissions – Neil deGrasse Tyson and others…

Download Ep.41 (51MB)

Songs Played:
Jimi Hendrix track (from NorthWest FM music library)
Van Halen – Jump
TISM – Greg The Stop Sign
Quotes:
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