Imperial College London

Podcast: The marine carbon cycle, teaching robots, and a mental health zine

by , ,

In this edition: How fishing may impact the carbon cycle, how to teach a robot to make toast, and sharing research in the form of a short magazine.

Play the complete podcast (above)

You can catch the podcast on all your favourite platforms. Just click on any of the icons below.

OR listen to individual chapters:

News: Latest REACT study and discovering the holobiont – We learn that the REACT coronavirus surveillance study has shown that infection rates in January were three times higher than in December, and discover what a holobiont is, and what a new centre focusing on it will do.

Fishing and the carbon cycle – We explore the links between fishing and the oceans’ ability to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and store it away, identifying potential problems and their solutions.

You can also listen to an extended version of this interview.

How to teach a robot to make toast – We drop into the Robot Learning Lab to discover a human-friendly way to teach robots how to do physical tasks, such as operate a toaster.

Mental health zine – We celebrate the launch of a new mini-magazine created with and for young people facing mental health issues. ‘Future Minds’ presents the results of research at the Institute of Global Health Innovation in an accessible print and digital format, going above and beyond the academic paper.

Download the complete podcast (mp3)

The podcast is presented by Gareth Mitchell, a lecturer on Imperial's MSc Science Communication course and the presenter of Digital Planet on the BBC World Service, with contributions from our roving reporters in the Communications Division.

Reporters

Hayley Dunning

Hayley Dunning
Communications Division

Click to expand or contract

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 2412
Email: h.dunning@imperial.ac.uk

Show all stories by this author

Justine Alford

Justine Alford
Institute of Global Health Innovation

Click to expand or contract

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 1484
Email: j.alford@imperial.ac.uk

Show all stories by this author

Gareth Mitchell

Gareth Mitchell
Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication

Click to expand or contract

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 8766
Email: g.mitchell@imperial.ac.uk

Show all stories by this author

Tags:

Mental-health, Global-challenges-Natural-world, Podcast, Global-challenges-Health-and-wellbeing, Coronavirus, Global-challenges-Engineering, Nature, Robots, Climate-change, Outreach
See more tags

Leave a comment

Your comment may be published, displaying your name as you provide it, unless you request otherwise. Your contact details will never be published.