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This year's Grand Prize winners were a trio of bright young women from Ireland who presented a project that uses soil bacteria to speed up cereal seed germination. But that's not the only incredible project at Google's annual science fair, and we discuss a few of our favorites on today's show.
On today's show, we praise the amazing finalists of this year's Google Science Fair, check out a "hack" that allows you to use IKEA products and your iPhone as a game controller and give our blessing to a custom, open-source robot named Jimmy.
Discover dancing fluorescent droplets, crystal gardens and watery clouds of chemicals in this new video compilation from BeautifulChemistry.net.
Grown-ups attempt and fail to remember how to solve math problems from their childhood. Can you find the common denominators?
Your next great scientific discovery is a 3D printer and less than $1 worth of materials away when you print your own smartphone microscope.
This week on Crave we check out a light-based Rube Goldberg machine complete with melting ice, Godzilla gets the 8-bit treatment we have come to love, and the hit song "99 Red Balloons" is performed using red balloons. And also art made with cancer cells and bacteria...yummy! It's time for Crave!
PBS series "It's Okay To Be Smart" takes a look at how beer is made, and what external factors influence the final product.
Should you use cheddar? Just ask the boffins at the University of Auckland.
Australia's annual celebration of science and innovation starts this weekend, running from August 16 to August 24.
Superstring theory and the music of the spheres create the scientific foundation for Grant Morrison's multiple universe-spanning superhero epic Multiversity.