Episode 9: Larvae Space Suits
Another short one but a good one.
We look at how fruit fly larvae can survive a vacuum using a nano shield made from detergent an charged ions, talk about the latest "Biggest Optical Telescope Evah!" and ponder, are we all living in a simulation?
Nano suits for microbes: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/04/nano-suit-vacuum/?cid=co7211244
Are we living in a simulation: http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.1847
Giantest Optical Telescope (so far): http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2013/04/thirty-meter-telescope.html