Tag Archives: Scientists at Work

Scientists at work 17 The plant scientist – plants coping with drought

With water shortages and hosepipe bans in summer, Nicola talks to plant scientist Dr Helen Holmes about the importance of water and how plants respond to a lack of it. Helen is based at the University of Cambridge Department of … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 10 The entrepreneur – purifying water from fracking shale

Roger Frost speaks with Matt Bruff of Altela Inc, a Denver company making technology that turns the most polluted water useful again. The company licence large-scale water recycling plants that handle the massive quantities of polluted water that arise when … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 08 The journal editor – parasitology and parasites

Journal editor Sally Hirst talks about a group of micro-organisms called parasites.   Tagged biology, health 30/06/2012

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Scientists at work 04 The technical specialist – mobile phone signal reception

Chris Cox  of IPACCESS in Cambourne explains to Roger Frost how mobile phones talk to radio masts; how signals decrease inside buildings and how femtocells (aka ‘small cells’) can improve a weak signal. Follow-up link IP access ipaccess.com Tagged technology, physics, Roger Frost … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 03 The inventor – making an IR camera for art museums

When the news told of the discovery of ‘another’ Mona Lisa, Roger Frost visited local inventor Lawrence Robinson of OPUS Instruments.  He learned about the OSIRIS infra-red camera which had been used to verify the find by ‘seeing’ under the … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 02 The diet doctor – promoting a Mediterranean diet

The sponsors of the London Olympic games included a fizzy drink maker; a fast food restaurant and a chocolate brand, so we go in search of advice on a healthy diet. Cambridge doctor Simon Poole offered his knowledge on healthy … Continue reading

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Scientists at work 01 The cancer researcher – working to save the Tasmanian devil

Hear about a cute animal with the less cute name of the Tasmanian Devil. It is fast becoming extinct as it can suffer from an unusual cancer that is contagious. The Science Show’s Chris Creese asks Sanger Institute researcher Elizabeth … Continue reading

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