Naked Scientists 14.12.23 - The Science of Christmas12/23/14
Seasons Greetings from the Naked Scientists! We invite you to spend the next hour with us as we explore the Science of Christmas. We'll be looking at why crackers are, or aren't, all that funny, the chemistry of Christmas and what makes the ultimate...
Naked Scientists 14.12.16 - Total wipe out: Mass Extinction
Mass Extinction! 250 million years ago nearly all life on Earth ended. Back from the brink, history then repeated itself with the disappearance of the dinosaurs 60 million years ago. So are we next? Plus news of how a comet smash could have...
Naked Scientists 14.12.09 - Good Vibrations
From the honking of cars to music blaring out of someone's bedroom window, the world around us is saturated with sound. But what exactly is sound, and how do we hear it? From mimicking an owl's wing for quieter aircraft to creating more effective...
Naked Scientists 14.12.02 - The Internet: the good, the bad and the ugly
This week we delve into the Dark Web, a hidden arm of the Internet where Google doesn't dare to search and where drugs, guns and hitmen are offered up for sale. We explore how the World Wide Web works, and ask whether it can remain unregulated, free...
Naked Scientists 14.11.23 - Does Airport Security Really Make Us Safer?
Travel by air has increased by over 60% in the last decade and annual global air traffic is expected to reach 3.6 billion passenger journeys by 2016 meaning that there are at least 1 million people airborne aboard planes at any moment in time. But, as...
Naked Scientists 14.11.18 - Inside the Ebola Epidemic
Ebola has rocked the world in 2014, but why has this outbreak been so devastating? This week we get inside Ebola to find out about the virus itself, and how it causes disease and spreads. We talk to healthcare and charity workers on the ground in West...
Naked Scientists 14.11.11 - Combating Cancer
This week, the latest breakthroughs in cancer including blood tests to pick up the disease much earlier, new genetic treatments to trigger tumours to kill themselves, and a laser technique to zap cancers in hard-to-reach places. Plus, in the news, why...
Naked Scientists 14.11.04 - Supernatural Science
Do you believe in ghosts? For Halloween the Naked Scientists take a look at the spooky science of the supernatural. Is there evidence that paranormal beings exist and why do so many people believe in them? How do out-of-body experiences happen? What...
Naked Scientists 14.10.28 - Transport of Tomorrow
Over the next 50 years, getting to work on time or heading out to the hinterlands for your family holiday will become much, much easier - and perhaps, even pleasurable. We're journeying into the not so distant future, to a world where cars drive...
Naked Scientists 14.10.21 - The cities of tomorrow
Continuing the theme of the future of humanity, this week we take a look at what we can expect from our towns and cities in the years to come. Will we be living in wooden skyscrapers, amongst crime fighting lampposts or have our own personalised...
Naked Scientists 14.10.14 - Will Climate Change Cost the Earth?
What does climate change have in store for the future? What will it mean for the man, or woman, in the street? How will it hit the global economy, and what can businesses do to fight back? This week, we hear the perspectives of a climate specialist,...
Naked Scientists 14.10.07 - Powering the Future
For years we have relied on fossil fuels to produce the light, heat and energy we need to live and work. But these supplies are diminishing, and polluting our environment. So can renewable resources step into the breach annd produce enough energy to...
Naked Scientists 14.09.28 - Alien Hunters: The Search for ET
This week, is there anybody out there? We're pushing at the boundaries of science in the search for ET. We take a magnifying glass to the big questions: what is life, where can we find it and could we ever communicate with it? Plus, the blood test...
Naked Scientists 14.09.21 - Can you 3D-print me a new kidney?
This week, are we on the verge of being able to print a new kidney or liver? And will every home soon have a machine in it to make medicines so we don't need to head off to the chemist for a dose of antibiotics? This is the world of 3D printing and...
Naked Scientists 14.09.16 - Hack Attack!
Have you been hacked? This week we examine the risks from public WiFi, why the Internet of Things is jeopardising the security of your home, the threats frequently lurking inside innocent-looking documents, what your mobile phone says to...
Naked Scientists 14.09.02 - Nuclear Fusion
This week, we're exploring Nuclear Fusion, the power source of the sun. What is it and how can it help us on Earth? We'll be visiting JET, a big fusion reactor and we'll be discussing how we can recreate this fusion process here on Earth. Plus, how we...
Naked Scientists 14.08.26 - The Naked Scientists in New Zealand
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Naked Scientists 14.08.19 - Personalised Medicine
This week we're talking about gene sequencing and how to keep that information safe.
Naked Scientists 14.08.12 - Food for Thought!
The Naked Scientists have food on the brain this week, as we hear about how sound can affect taste, why our mood can be changed by what we eat, and we try out some unusual flavour combinations. And in the news; why grizzly bears may help us in the...
Naked Scientists 14.08.05 - The brightest light in the Universe
This week, we hear how one of the brightest lights in the Universe is helping scientists to build better jet engines, fight off antibiotic resistant bacteria and read the biochemical make-up of long-dead dinosaurs. Plus, how fears and phobias can pass...
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