Tag Archives: environment

Scientists at work 34 The atmospheric scientist – John Pyle – atmospheric ozone

We visit the Centre for Atmospheric Science in Cambridge University and speak to Professor John Pyle about modelling the lower atmosphere using supercomputers. Follow-up link: Centre for Atmospheric Science atm.ch.cam.ac.uk See also ‘The earth scientist’, interview 41 in this series … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 29 The eco-home builder – solar panels by Polysolar

Pete McKeown, director of Cernunnos Homes and Hamish Watson, director of Polysolar tell Chris Creese about their special solar panels and offer some smart ideas for using solar energy. Follow-up link: Cernunnos Homes http://www.cernunnos-homes.co.uk Polysolar http://www.polysolar.co.uk 05/10/2013 Tagged 105science, Chris Creese, environment, home energy, physics, Roger … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 28 The ice chemist – Robert Mulvanney British Antarctic Survey

We hear how British Antarctic Survey scientists drill ice to discover how the world has changed over thousands of years. Dr. Robert Mulvaney of the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge talks to the Science Show’s Roger Frost. He finds out that not … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 27 The conservation scientist – Andrew Balmford Wild Hope

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

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Scientists at work 26 The ecology researcher – Marten Sheffer Critical Transitions

The Science Show’s Chris Creese reports from the Ecological Society of America conference in Portland, USA. She chats with ‘critical transitions’ expert Marten Scheffer (Netherlands). They talk about Marten’s book and a collaboration on a film with artist Tone Bjordam. Follow-up link: … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 24 The ecologist – phenology and public involvement in research

Chris Creese reports from the Ecological Society of America conference in Portland USA. She has the stories on how the Internet is enabling ordinary people to become get involved in scientific discovery. She talked about how we can all get … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 22 The bird watcher – Cambridgeshire wetland birds

Learn about wetlands and bird habitats as Chris Creese grabs binoculars and speaks with Peter Herkenrath, Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Bird Club. Follow-up links: Cambridgeshire Bird Club cambridgebirdclub.org.uk. Bird watching sites in Cambridgeshire http://www.cambridgebirdclub.org.uk/topsites.html Local nature reserves by Cambridge City Council http://lnr.cambridge.gov.uk/ Wildlife Trust http://www.wildlifebcn.org/reserves-by-county Royal Society for … Continue reading

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Ensuring quality wheat – CAMGRAIN 105science

This podcast is about what happens when wheat leaves the farm. We take up the story after the August crop harvest and speak with Dr Andrew Wingate who tells how CAMGRAIN deliver quality assured wheat. Ideas in this show:  How is wheat tested … Continue reading

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Fracking for shale gas and purifying fracking water – 105science

Fracking was once uneconomic, but today’s energy crisis has led to new options. Just as the government has issued licences to drill in the UK, so too there have been protests in the UK. This podcast wises-up on what ‘fracking’ … Continue reading

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Growing food crops interview with Dr Julian Little of Bayer Crop Science – 105science

This podcast focuses on the science of food crops. The growing world population leads to a demand to farm the land several times more effectively than we used to. But growing crops comes with risks. The farmer wants more of … 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 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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The big questions in science – 105science

Answers to the most intriguing questions in science today. The author of a riveting book called “The Big Questions in Science” explains how they researched How did life begin? Why do we dream? And when can I have a robot … 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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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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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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Cambridge Water Company + Finding a place at Oxbridge – 105science

Stephen Kay of the Cambridge Water Company talks to Nicola Terry on how the city is kept supplied with water. We learn about our underground source of water and an intriguing range of pipes. We also hear about a lovely ‘Dry Garden’, … Continue reading

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