Nights for Thursday 1 November 2012
7:10 Toil, Trouble... But No Bubbles
Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, Prof. Neelesh Patankar on how his team have removed the physical effect of boiling when heating water.
Boiling water without bubbles: This movie shows the cooling of 20 mm hydrophilic (left) and superhydrophobic (right) steel spheres in 100 C water. The spheres' initial temperature is about 380 C. The bubbling phase of boiling is completely eliminated for steel spheres with superhydrophobic coating.
Credit: Ivan U. Vakarelski of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,
7:30 At the Movies
Films and movie business with Simon Morris.
8 pm News & Weather
8:15 Windows on the World
International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.
8:40 Science: Astronomy
Superintendent of Mt John University Observatory, astronomer Alan Gilmore raises our gaze to the planets and stars and beyond... the discovery of a Earth-sized planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B and an unexpected comet appears next year, Comet ISON C/2012 S1.
9 pm News & Weather
9:06 Our Changing World
Science and environment news from New Zealand and the world.
10 pm News & Weather
10:17 Late Edition
11 pm News & Weather
11:06 The Music Mix
Nick Atkinson presents a contemporary music magazine with interviews and music from New Zealand and overseas artists, coverage of new releases, tours, live sessions, music festivals and events.