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IAEA Talk - Podcasts


Iaea Talk - PodcastsIAEA Talk is a podcast that features scientists and experts discussing issues related to nuclear science and its peaceful applications. Based in Vienna, the IAEA works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Its key roles contribute to international peace and security, and to the World's Millennium Goals for social, economic and environmental development. Subscribe via RSS →

Podcasts produced in 2014/2013 are listed below. (Podcasts produced earlier are available here).

Conditioning Disused Radioactive Sources

5 September 2014

Conditioning Disused Radioactive Sources

Lightning rods are used to protect buildings from lightning strikes. In the past, such rods were manufactured to include a radioactive source. Now the IAEA is helping Montenegro to remove these sources and manage them safely.
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Forensics and Security

22 August 2014

Forensics and Security

Experts from around the world had come to the headquarters of the IAEA to discuss nuclear forensic techniques. Nuclear Forensics is used in the fight against illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive material.
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Mining Uranium

1 August 2014

Mining Uranium

Uranium is the fuel used in nuclear power plants to generate electricity. Mining uranium comes with its own challenges and concerns and this was the topic of discussion at a symposium held at the IAEA.
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Improving Diets of Vulnerable Populations

21 July 2014

Improving Diets of Vulnerable Populations

A five-year long project is to be undertaken by the IAEA to improve the diet, nutritional status and ultimately the health of vulnerable populations. The project will assess the impact of children and women's health when more nutritious food is produced and eaten.
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The Rice is Right

10 July 2014

The Rice is Right

In Zanzibar farmers are growing a new variety of rice that was created using nuclear technology. The rice variety has a higher yield than other varieties and is proving to be really popular in the tropical island.
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Radon House

4 July 2014

Addressing Radon Exposure

Radon is a naturally occurring element which has radioactive properties. The IAEA is working with their European Member states to build a framework to protect people from the harmful effects of the element.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

20 June 2014

Monitoring Radiation with Drones

The IAEA will use an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to survey and monitor radiation levels in the Fukushima Prefecture. The UAV is mounted with camera and radiation detectors and is used to monitor areas that are hard to reach.
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Nuclear Cooperation In Africa

16 May 2014

Nuclear Cooperation In Africa

The IAEA and its African Member States have formed a partnership to promote the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology in Africa. The partnership has helped solve developmental issues in the continent and on 19 May 2014 the countries will celebrate the 25th year of its formation.
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Tsetse Fly Genome Decoded

9 May 2014

Tsetse Fly Genome Decoded

Scientists have achieved a major breakthrough in a programme to eradicate the tsetse fly in Africa by the deciphering of the fly's genetic code. The achievement will allow scientists to better study the insect's biology and reproduction.
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Senegal's Tsetse Free Zone

30 April 2014

Senegal's Tsetse Free Zone

The campaign to eradicate the tsetse fly in Senegal could produce results within the near future. The results from the on-going campaign in the Niayes area near capital Dakar suggests the fly can be successfully eradicated.
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Nuclear Science in Cancer Treatment

16 April 2014

Nuclear Science in Cancer Treatment

Radiation Oncology is a medical method used for treating cancer. The Agency provides its Member States with the assistance needed to build the infrastructure and train personnel to implement the treatment.
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Small Bite, Big Threat

7 April 2014

Small Bite, Big Threat

Mosquitos can carry diseases and sometimes one bite is enough to make a person sick. With the help of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) the IAEA is working hard to control mosquito numbers in their Member States.
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Gateway to Nuclear Information

28 March 2014

Gateway to Nuclear Information

The Nuclear Energy News App offers instant access to newsletters, brochures and information from the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy. The app is now available via the iTunes and Google Play stores.
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Ask the Experts: Eliminating Pests with SIT

20 March 2014

Ask the Experts: Eliminating Pests with SIT

The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is used to control and eradicate pests. The IAEA provides Member States through its field projects with the techniques and infrastructure needed to run the programme.
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A Safer Future

13 March 2014

A Safer Future

The IAEA is working hard to strengthen nuclear safety throughout the world. The Agency recently held a meeting to look into radiation protection after the Fukushima Daiichi accident. One important session was on improving public involvement after a nuclear emergency.
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Ask the Experts: About Nuclear Power

28 February 2014

Ask the Experts: About Nuclear Power

Some countries around the world are looking at nuclear power as a reliable and sustainable source of energy. The IAEA advises these countries on how to prepare their nuclear power infrastructure.
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Ask the Experts: Irradiation for Preservation

21 February 2014

Ask the Experts: Irradiation for Preservation

Alongside traditional methods of preservation and processing, the technology of food irradiation is gaining attention around the world. Food irradiation can prevent food spoilage and slow down ripening in fruits and vegetables.
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University of Leadership

19 February 2014

University of Leadership

The World Nuclear University (WNU), with the cooperation of the IAEA, is committed to enhancing international education and leadership in the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. The IAEA also provides financial support for a limited number of participants from developing countries.
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Benefits of Mutation Breeding

17 February 2014

Ask the Experts: Fight Against Cancer

The number of cancer cases is growing worldwide. The IAEA has been working for over four decades to bring affordable cancer therapy technology to its Member States through various programmes and partnerships.
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Benefits of Mutation Breeding

13 February 2014

Ask the Experts: Benefits of Mutation Breeding

With the help of radiation-induced mutation, the Plant Breeding and Genetic Laboratories of the IAEA is enhancing global food security. By this technique, countries can grow plants that are resistant to disease and provide better yields.
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Facilitating Affordable Cancer Care

3 February 2014

Facilitating Affordable Cancer Care

Radiotherapy is one of the essential components of treatment for many forms of cancer. The IAEA is working with manufactures and medical experts to bring affordable radiotherapy to developing countries.
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Halting the Spread of UG99

31 January 2014

Halting the Spread of UG99

UG99 is a deadly disease affecting wheat and is spreading rapidly throughout the world. The IAEA is releasing resistant wheat varieties as well as providing training in mutation techniques to countries for combating its spread.
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Water of Hope

17 January 2014

Water of Hope

The Sahel region of Africa suffers from droughts and severe water shortages. The IAEA, using nuclear techniques, will map the aquifers in the region for better management of the resources.
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Expanding the Use of Nuclear Science

13 December 2013

Expanding the Use of Nuclear Science

Nuclear technology and techniques have uses in different fields. The Latin American and Caribbean countries met at the IAEA headquarters in May to prepare a framework for using these technologies to help solve their regional problems.
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Sharing the Water Wealth

22 November 2013

Sharing the Water Wealth

Chad, Egypt, Sudan and Libya share the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer. The four countries have agreed on a UN backed plan to optimize the use of their underground aquifer system and improve their management of water resources.
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Towards Eradication of Tsetse Fly

8 November 2013

Going Online to Fight Cancer

The VUCCnet is the programme initiated by the IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Treatment (PACT) to help train healthcare workers in Africa. The VUCCnet will offer an e-learning platform to train the healthcare workers in cancer care and treatment.
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Towards Eradication of Tsetse Fly

24 October 2013

Towards Eradication of Tsetse Fly

Tsetse flies are found in Africa and have caused much harm to the continent by spreading deadly diseases in humans and livestock. African Countries with the support of IAEA are working to control the pest using the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT).
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Detecting Avian Flu

24 October 2013

Detecting Avian Flu

The H7N9 avian influenza virus was detected in China early this year. The IAEA has conducted two workshops for their Member States to help them identify H7N9 and improve their preparedness if the virus spreads to their country.
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Improving Yields, Improving Lives

24 October 2013

Improving Yields, Improving Lives

Climate change is affecting agriculture yields around the world. The IAEA held a training course for its Member States to adapt to these problems with the help of nuclear techniques.
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Mobile App for All

24 October 2013

Mobile App for All

The IAEA has released their first android isotope application (app). The app gives detailed information on every element's isotopes and their properties. And it is free. Download the app from the Google Play Store.
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Podcasting: A Basic Q & A


Q. What is a podcast?

A. A podcast is a digital recording of an audio programme, made available on the Internet for downloading and listening on a personal audio player (Oxford English dictionary). What sets it apart from a traditional audio file is the ability to subscribe to a series of programmes and then automatically receive the most recent episodes as they become available. Podcasts are growing in popularity and many traditional broadcasters (such as National Public Radio in the US, the British Broadcasting Corporation, and a host of major television channels) have begun to use them as an additional content delivery source.

Q. What do I need to listen to a podcast?

A. Because podcasts are created as standard audio files, they can be played on computers, mp3 players and a growing number of cell phones. If you would like to receive the podcasts automatically, you'll need a program that can subscribe to podcasts, such as iTunes.

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