SoT 356: The Same… But Opposite

May 12, 2020

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall

[00:00:39] When it comes to giving birth in the animal world, there’s mostly only two options: live babies, or eggs. But very rarely, it can be both! Such is the case with the yellow-bellied three-toed skink.
[00:06:37] Imagine solar power that worked at night! That’s (kind of) the promise of a new type of solar cell being developed by two American researchers.
[00:19:50] If you want to train a robot dog, there’s the hard way and there’s the easy way. The hard way is manually coding everything you want the dog to do. The easy way is to develop machine learning software that learns from watching other dogs!

This episode contains traces of Michael Rowland and Lisa Miller discussing Singapore’s robot dog technique of enforcing physical distancing, on ABC News Breakfast.