Tag Archives: Chris Creese

Molecular Gastronomy with Peter Barham plus Improving cycling using psychology – 105science

We talk with Peter Barham, a professor of ‘Molecular Gastronomy’ about what his delicious subject entails.  He wrote the book “The Science of Cooking”. His idea is that “a kitchen is like science laboratory”, and that cookery is indeed an … 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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Civil Engineering with Professor Robert Mair – 105science

Asking someone to send you an “engineer” will conjure up all sorts of people who build and fix things. But today’s show is about civil engineers. Professor Robert Mair of the University of Cambridge Engineering Department will explain what are … Continue reading

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Aerodynamics – Professor Holger Babinsky – 105science

This week we find out about aerodynamics and what it involves. We meet Professor Holger Babinsky at Cambridge University Engineering Department. He talks about wind tunnels and the need for bumps on aeroplane wings.  Listen to the interview or hear the full show at … Continue reading

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Climate change + Crop development in Africa – 105science

Can we believe that the climate will change in the long term, when we can’t even predict tomorrow’s weather? Our guest Tim Palmer is a Professor in Climate Physics at the University of Oxford, and President of the Royal Meteorological Society. In … Continue reading

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The Nissan LEAF electricity powered car – 105science

About the technology behind the world’s best selling electric vehicle. Called the Nissan LEAF, it’s a car to drive across town with the thought that you’re not pumping out pollution, or adding to the traffic noise as you do. We speak with … Continue reading

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Bioengineering research in Cambridge – 105science

Dr Michelle Oyen is a Reader in bioengineering at the University of Cambridge. Dy Oyen explains how materials science can be put to use in medicine where there’s a need to create surgical implants and new tissues. We hear about measuring the properties … 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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Screening for prostate cancer with Dr Hayley Whitaker – 105science

Dr Hayley Whitaker is a Cancer Research UK scientist who specialises in prostate cancer. We hear about her quest for better screening for the disease. Dr Whitaker is lead author of a study about how a particular protein helps identify if a … 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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Dr Mark Larché and new hope for allergy sufferers – 105science

A UK biotechnology company has been testing vaccines for common allergies. The vaccines use SPIREs (synthetic peptides that regulate immune system cells) to help people fend off their allergies to cats, grasses and dust mites. The Science Show’s Chris Creese … Continue reading

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The ionosphere – 105science

Dr Ingrid Cnossen is an earth scientist who works for the British Antarctic Survey. She studies the ionosphere, a layer of the upper atmosphere where satellites orbit the earth. Link to show podcast – see below Link to interview with Dr … Continue reading

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Reducing heat loss from houses -105science

A scientific look at ways to reduce our use of energy in the home while still staying warm! We’ll meet a building scientist and ask how does a house lose heat? On the same theme, we take an infra red … 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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Helping farmers keep water supplies pollution-free – 105science

A government initiative to help farmers keep the water supply free of pollutants. We visit a farm in Duxford, England where Andrew Down from ‘Natural England’ explains what is meant by “Catchment Sensitive Farming”. Read more at http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/csf Environment is such … 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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Introduction to anaesthesiology – we visit the Royal Society summer science exhibition – 105science

Hear about the wonders of anaesthesia. Have you ever had surgery in an operating theatre? If like us you wondered what the anaesthetist does, listen in to hear Dr Jessica Kentish tell us what her work entails. We met Dr Kentish on … Continue reading

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Molecular biology research at the Medical Research Council lab of Molecular Biology in Cambridge – 105science

The Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge is credited for landmark discoveries and cutting-edge techniques. This podcast offers an overview of what the LMB do, as the Science Show team visit the lab. On the occasion of the Medical Research … Continue reading

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Keeping bees, honey and making chocolate – 105science

Keeping bees and making honey: Long-time beekeeper Steve Poyser tells us how honey bees work and how nectar turns into the stuff we buy. The Science Show’s Roger Frost asks about clear versus creamed honey. He also wonders why honey … Continue reading

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Research into cocaine addiction – 105science

COCAINE ADDICTION is DIFFERENT. Dr Karen Ersche tells about her research into cocaine addiction. The work investigates the finding that cocaine addiction affects some people and not others. Also, unlike other addictions, there are no substitute chemicals that can be used in cocaine … Continue reading

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The science of archaeology – 105science

Dr John Creese tells about the science of archaeology and the investigative techniques they use. Dr Creese is a researcher at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Website: www.mcdonald.cam.ac.uk/. Interviewer Roger Frost asks how is archaeology distinguished from history which … Continue reading

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Author of ‘Evolution and Belief’ tells why understanding evolution is less of a challenge to religious belief, and doesn’t make people into atheists – 105science

Dr Rob Asher shares evidence for the evolution of animals and sheds light on misunderstandings about science and religion. We also consider whether religious explanations of the natural world ought be included in school science education; whether teachers can be … Continue reading

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Drug discovery special – 105science

DifiniGEN is a new Cambridge University spin-off company who have a process for growing human liver cells. CEO Dr Marcus Yeo explains how their cells are used by pharmaceutical companies, to test if a newly discovered drug is harmful. The ability to grow … Continue reading

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A Cambridge chemist talks about drug discovery. Plus ‘Cambattery’ building a better battery – 105science

How drugs for medicine are discovered and improved by chemistry. Sean McKenna, a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, describes techniques that take the guesswork out of making pills. Followed by: What’s on in Cambridge The new Cambridge Science Centre is … Continue reading

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Cambridge Science Festival Preview – 105science

In the Cambridge Science Festival, Nick Crumpton tells why mammals are better than dinosaurs. And researcher Dr Andrew Holding tells of the Skeptics in the Pub discussion group and of Bright Club, where scientists collide with humour. The next Science Show will be on … Continue reading

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Researching the invertebrate that lives in puddles: bdelloid rotifer – 105science

Professor Alan Tunnacliffe of the Cambridge University Department of Chemical Engineering tells why the bdelloid rotifer has fascinated top biologists. This microscopically tiny invertebrate lives in rain puddles. The creature can survive without water for millions of years, and by now really ought to be … Continue reading

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DifiniGEN are experts in human cell production. We talk to Dr Marcus Yeo about how this benefits drug development – 105science

Dr Marcus Yeo is from DifiniGEN, a new Cambridge company that grows liver cells to test if new drugs are harmful. Their technology comes from the Nobel Prize-winning work of Cambridge university’s Sir John Gurdon. And there’s a seriously possible … Continue reading

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Modelling chemistry of the atmosphere – 105science

We visit the Centre for Atmospheric Science in Cambridge University and speak to Professor John Pyle about modelling the atmosphere using supercomputers. See www.atm.ch.cam.ac.uk We talk about Norovirus and how to avoid it. See www.sturff.org We also reflect on New Year’s resolutions … Continue reading

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Psychology interviews including a social psychologist and also Cambridge Cognition – 105science

Happy new year from the Science Show!  With a nod to new years resolutions, we’ve put together a psychology special on memory and addiction. Experimental psychologist Brianne Kent talks to Chris Creese about Alzheimer’s disease, memory, and why love is a drug. Dr. Jenny … Continue reading

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Sky jumper Felix Baumgartner’s health monitored by Cambridge company Equivital. We talk to CEO, Anmol Sood – 105science

Our guest Anmol Sood of Hildago was on the team that monitored Felix Baumgartner health as he jumped from the edge of space and reached a speed of over 800 mph. Based in Cambridge UK, the company makes the Equivital … Continue reading

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Fact or Fiction on Breakfast Show – 105science

Neil and Lottie invite us to the Breakfast Show on Cambridge 105. Chris and Roger answer questions about the show, and introduce their Science Fact or Fiction quiz. Lots of giggling but useful chat too. Running order: Introductions; what the … Continue reading

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Dr Jenny Barnett of Cambridge Cognition on neuropsychological tests – 105science

Dr Jenny Barnett of Cambridge Cognition speaks about the neuropsychological tests they develop including one designed for the easy and early detection of dementia. Their test is soon to used in a government-funded field trial. Cambridge Cognition http://www.cantab.com/ We also have … Continue reading

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Social psychology: does cleanliness affect perception? 105science

University of Cambridge psychology PhD student, Dario Krpan, discusses how the state of our body affects how we perceive things. We consider how feeling more clean might harshen our judgement, and how feeling pious might make us feel more clean. … Continue reading

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Solar panel technology in Cambridge – 105science

Solar panel experts tell Chris Creese about their special panels and offer some smart ideas for using solar energy. Pete McKeown, Director of Cernunnos Homes (http://www.cernunnos-homes.co.uk/) and Hamish Watson, Director of Polysolar (http://www.polysolar.co.uk). Our new game asks you to tell … Continue reading

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The British Antarctic Survey measure global warming – 105science

Dr. Robert Mulvaney of the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge talks to the Science Show’s Roger Frost who finds out that not all global warming is his fault or ours. We hear how British Antarctic Survey scientists use drill ice to … Continue reading

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‘Wild Hope’ – the book on conservation – 105science

Cambridge conservation scientist, Andrew Balmford, says why there’s hope for saving the planet. Speaking to The Science show’s Chris Creese, the author of “Wild Hope” explains what ecosystems really do for us, and how we can help ourselves by helping the environment. Roger Frost … Continue reading

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Report from Ecological Society of America conference – 105science

Report from the Ecological Society of America conference in Portland, USA by the Science Show’s Chris Creese. This show features a chat with ‘critical transitions’ expert Marten Scheffer (Netherlands) covering big ideas from his book and a new film collaboration with … Continue reading

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The Raspberry-Pi computer + Involving the public in environmental research – 105science

Raspberry Pi: Cambridge University’s Dr Rob Mullins and Alex Bradbury, developed this inexpensive computer to bump start computing, much like the Acorn BBC Micro did thirty years ago. Chris Creese reports from the Ecological Society of America conference in Portland USA. … Continue reading

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Birds and habitats + Engineering for the world land speed record – 105science

Learn about wetlands and bird habitats as Chris Creese grabs binoculars and speaks with Peter Herkenrath, Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Bird Club. Also in this Science Show Roger Frost finds out about Bloodhound, an engineering initiative for students to build the world’s fastest car. He … Continue reading

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Purifying water from the energy business + Alzheimer’s disease and memory – 105science

Experimental psychologist Brianne Kent talks to Chris Creese about Alzheimer’s disease; memory and why love is a drug. We also hear from Matt Bruff of Altela Inc, a Denver company making technology that turns the most polluted water into something useful. Brianne Kent is … Continue reading

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Parasites + Holiday health – 105science

Journal editor Sally Hirst talks about an interesting group of micro-organisms called parasites. Interviewed by Roger Frost. And in Chris Creese’s holiday health tips. Chris looks at the science behind travel advice and offers tips on how sun cream works and more. Visit the World … Continue reading

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A contagious cancer + How herbicides work – 105science

Learn about a cute animal, that goes by the much less cute name of the Tasmanian Devil. It is a fast disappearing creature that can suffer from an unusual cancer that is contagious. The Science Show’s Chris Creese spoke with … Continue reading

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