Tag Archives: Cambridge

Scientists at work 15 The Antarctic scientist – hydrothermal vents

Roger Frost visits the British Antarctic Survey HQ at Madingley. We hear from scientist Dr Alastair Graham about the work of BAS and about the life around hydrothermal vents. Follow-up links: BAS at www.bas.ac.uk www.antarctica.ac.uk/about_bas/news/news_story.php?id=1688 Tagged biology,hydrothermal vents,British Antarctic Survey,BAS, … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 13 The architect – Cambridge eco-homes

Roger Frost visits a super-insulated city home that minimises its use of energy and has a garden for insulation on the roof. He talks to architect Jeremy Ashworth about the ways that his building saves energy. Thanks to Ashworth Parkes … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 12 The materials scientist – properties of materials

Stuart Dye from Granta Design in Cambridge explains how the company help engineers choose materials to make a product. Tagged engineering, chemistry, materials, choosing, physics, Granta Design, Cambridge, Nicola Terry, Stuart Dye 22/01/2012

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Scientists at work 09 The statistician – choosing a university

Looking for a place at Oxbridge? This show looks at the information available to help students make a better choice of university. Roger Frost talks to former college admissions tutor John Green on the need for scientific data and intelligent … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 07 The gardener – weeds and herbicides

As the season switched from spring to summer we look at weedkillers. How do weedkillers (aka herbicides) work? How can a weedkiller target one plant and not another? Roger Frost asked plant scientist, Chris Creese and gained some intriguing answers.

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Astronomy with Paul Fellows of Cambridge Astronomical Association + astronomy events in Cambridge

What is about the study of the stars that captivates so many? Paul Fellows of the Cambridge Astronomical Association explains about his subject. Hear about dark matter, isotopes, space probes and the association’s weekly events in Cambridge. What’s on in Cambridge UK … Continue reading

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Fluid physics and chemical engineering with Dr Mark Haw – 105science

Hear about measuring the properties of materials that are not just solids or liquids or gases but are all three in one. The soil under your feet is one such material – it is of course a solid with air and water mixed in. … Continue reading

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A new science college for Cambridge – 105science

Cambridge’s newest secondary school will open and start teaching in 2014. Called University Technical College – Cambridge, it will specialise in biomedical and environmental science and technology. The UTC is a state funded school open to students with a flair … Continue reading

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Influenza: the flu, the virus and the vaccine with Professor Derek Smith – 105science

Professor Derek Smith of Cambridge University tells how flu, also known as Influenza, so successfully eludes the immune system. In times when cancers can be treated, FLU or INFLUENZA continues to infect vast numbers of people. And why is it … Continue reading

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Preserving ugly animals – plus breeding better wheat – 105science

Hear about breeding plants commercially and a fun campaign to save the ‘ugly’ animals. Simon Watt of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society tell us that ugly animals face extinction because the cute creatures, like cuddly pandas, “steal all the glory”. He … Continue reading

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A DNA cocktail; research on your body clock plus hands on at the Cambridge Science Centre – 105science

A DNA drink to enjoy in the sun, how camping can reset your biological clock, and why the Cambridge Science Centre is the place to take the kids this summer! The Science Centre tell us how to make a lemon battery and … Continue reading

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SmartPill comes to Cambridge and we play the Science Fact and Fiction quiz – 105science

A new pill can diagnose you from the inside out. A new medical procedure offers an innovative way for doctors to find out what’s going on inside the intestine. The ‘SmartPill’ is a tablet-sized device with sensors to take measurements inside … Continue reading

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