It was a busy show for Science Weekly. To kick things off I spoke to Paolo Bellutta, one of Nasa’s leading engineers on the Curiosity Mars rover mission and one of the only people in the world to have an interplanetary driving licence.
Scientist and journalist Maria Botcharova then joined me in the studio to talk about some of the week’s major science news stories, including dinosaur embryos and the thorny issue of conducting research into psychedelic drugs which may have a role in treating severe depression.
Finally, Guardian design and architecture writer Oliver Wainwright dropped by to discuss 4D printing and a future world in which chairs assemble themselves and nano-robots track down and kill cancer cells.
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