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It’s Not Rocket Surgery Episode 93 – Vlado, Wal, Michael and Arijana go deep in their exploration of the Brexit referendum, talk about autistic mice, Martian radishes, sloth poop and more of the usual science, technology and geek culture news of the week.

Links to stories mentioned during the show are available on request.

Download Ep.93 (56MB)

Songs Played:
Listen To Your Heart – Roxette
Limit of Love – Boy & Bear
Alive – Sia
Get Happy – Megan Washington
Galaxy Song – Monty Python

It’s Not Rocket Surgery Episode 92 – The Ugliest Colour In The World, AI writes a Sci-Fi screenplay, Magic Leap, Electric Planes, Faux Moon, Space X Crash, Mars Recruitment, Juno, US Metric System, 4 new elements have a name, 6 out of 10 will share without reading…. and more of the usual science, technology and geek culture news.

Links to stories mentioned during the show are available on request.

Download Ep.92 (61MB)

Songs Played:
Mombasa – 2 Cellos
Calling All Nations – INXS
Music is Crap – Custard
Ultimate 80s Mashup

Vlado and Wal go deep, discussing reality in many forms – from Elon Musk’s statement that “there is a one in billions chance that we are in base reality” to the latest in virtual and augmented reality. Then discussions move on to the more traditional topics of Star Wars, space, etc.

Topics touched-on:
Muhammad Ali: A Life in Pictures
President Obama and others pay tribute to “The Greatest”
Muhammad Ali: 30 best quotes from the Heavyweight Champion
Elon Musk: There’s a ‘one in billions’ chance our reality is not a simulation
Elon Musk says we’re probably characters in some advanced civilisation’s video game
Elon Musk believes our reality is a simulation. Here’s 21 signs he’s right.
VR parachuting is the future, and the height of weirdness
VR parachuting is the future, and the height of weirdness
Samsung Has Patented An Augmented Reality Smart-Contact Lens
Augmented reality hardware is still way ahead of its software
Why augmented reality might just outshine virtual realty
Navy develops diver’s helmet with augmented reality
NASA: Fireball in Arizona sky was an asteroid
Asteroid explosion lights up early-morning sky over Arizona
5 Challenges Scientists Working on Mars Will Face
Physicists think they know what Planet Nine is: an exoplanet stolen from another star
Star Wars spin-off Rogue One in crisis
Disney makes it official that Boba Fett survived the Sarlacc in Return of the Jedi
Coating helps ketchup glide
Scientists have created the first water-repellant metal
‘Zombie volcano’ slowly grows beneath New Zealand
Europe will make publicly funded scientific research public
Stroke patients are walking again after being injected with stem cells
Children who grow up surrounded by books ‘earn more as adults’ – study

Download Ep.91 (54MB)

Songs Played:
Muhammed Ali Black Superman – Johnny Wakelin & The Kinshasa Band
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Computer Games – MiSex
My Sherona – The Knack
Even Better Than The Real Thing – U2

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