[LISTEN] The Science Inside: Radio waves, lost continents and skirt lengths

Want to know more about a cellphone that could charge itself, how to build a radio from scratch or how the SKA radio telescope is to probe the radio waves of distant galaxies? Then listen to this episode of “The Science Inside”, produced by the Wits Radio Academy. Other topics in this show include: * News…

Previn Naicker, 23, is youngest Witsie to get PhD

By Riante Naidoo (Wits Vuvuzela) After skipping grades 7, 9 and 10, Previn Naicker graduated from Wits with a PhD in Biochemistry last year at the age of 23. Wits Vuvuzela caught up with the alum at the end of  graduation week. He hopped out of his dad’s car, slung his sling bag over his right shoulder…

#The Science Inside: Dreaming of cricket

[LISTEN] Here’s a bit of science that just might help SA’s cricketers at the next World Cup. Lucid dreaming can help you with your batting. That’s according to Dr Karine Scheuermaier of the Wits University Sleep Clinic, in a recent episode of The Science Inside Radio Show. Also on the show is Michael Stevens from Jumping…

The next best thing to a time machine

A “man” stands naked in the centre of the studio. In the dim light cast from a lamp on a nearby table, you can see the threads of muscles running down his arms and cording up his legs. But something is wrong: his chest does not expand with air, he does not shift his balance,…