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Science & Tech: Tracking the full pollination process via quantum dots

Science & Tech: Tracking the full pollination process via quantum dots

Guest: Dr Corneile Minaar | Department of Botany and Zoology at Stellenbosch University

 

In the 2007 animated film Bee movie, Hollywood used creative license to explain how flowers are pollinated and honey is distributed by bees.  The movie was a cute imaging of how things go down in the animal kingdom.

Now we don’t have to imagine any longer as a researcher from Stellenbosch university has broken new ground in a field of research around pollen grains and pollination.

LISTEN as biologist, Dr Corneile Minaar, explains his unique low-cost method of tracking the whole pollination process via ‘quantum dots’…



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Pippa chatting to Desiré Goliath spokesperson for Community Chest of the Western Cape.

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On the couch: Men who have survived sexual abuse #SpeakOut #MeToo

21 November 2019 2:24 PM

In-studio with Pippa is a sexual abuse survivor, Dale, David Ralphs, and Joan van Niekerk.
David Ralphs is a manager at Matrixmen.
Joan van Niekerk is a former director at Childline.

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Consumer Talk: Fraud by cellphone banking app and Timeshare

20 November 2019 3:22 PM

To look at these issues Pippa is joined in studio by:  

1) Wendy Knowler | Consumer Journalist

2) Lukas van der Merwe | Cyber expert
3) )Trudie Broekmann | Attorney



 

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Car Talk: 2019 Audi Q3 - how does she drive?

20 November 2019 2:20 PM

Pippa is joined on the line by Ciro De Siena, motoring journalist with cars.co.za.

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Understanding Klinefelter Syndrome (XXY47) & what it means for genetics

20 November 2019 1:42 PM

Guests:
1) Dr. Shahida Moosa | Clinical geneticist at Tygerberg Hospital 
2) Stephen Malherbe | Chairperson at Klinefelters Syndrome South Africa (NPO) 

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Race entry mechanic for Two Oceans marathon 2020 will change

19 November 2019 3:54 PM

Pippa speaks to the Two Oceans Marathon race director, Debra Barnes.

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Why we need more sustainable water-saving sanitation alternatives

19 November 2019 3:49 PM

Pippa speaks to the owner of GD Fittings, David van der Spuy on World Toilet Day 2019 

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Family Matters: Why is SA's foster care system in crisis? How can it be fixed?

19 November 2019 2:50 PM

To discuss this issue we have two guests:

Kath Hall | Senior Researcher at UCT's Children's Institute 

Zita Hansungule | Project Coordinator for Research & Advocacy at  the Centre For Child Law 

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