The Science Inside – Tuberculosis

The Science Inside – Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis remains one of the top 10 causes of death in the world, with South Africa being high on the list not only in terms of incidences but the study of the disease. Prof Robin Wood from the University of Cape Town explains how they are testing the air someone...
The Science Inside – Desalination

The Science Inside – Desalination

Turning salt water into drinkable water is one of the ways to address droughts like the one to hit Cape Town in recent times. Leslie Petrick from the University of Cape Town explains the worrying health effects of desalinated water. Our Unscience is about how women on...
The Science Inside – Biobricks

The Science Inside – Biobricks

This week we spend time with Dr Dyllon Randall from UCT who was part of world first research where human urine was used to make building bricks. In Unscience in gets delicious with a mathematical formula for the perfect pizza. Later in the show we visit Cape...
The Science Inside – Hyperloop

The Science Inside – Hyperloop

Elon Musk recently announced that the Hyperloop transport system will be unveiled in Los Angeles soon and able to travel at up to 250km/h. We find out how it works with Dr Geoffrey Beck from the Physics Department at Wits University and explore how South...