The Material World
Material World: 5th July 2012: Higgs-like particle...07/05/12
Scientists at CERN have discovered a Higgs-like particle. Also, show & tell at the Royal Society: a new method to read fossils, the sound of bubbles and the genetic spread of peoples in the UK
Material World:14th June The Influence of Mathematician...
How the ideas of mathematical genius Alan Turing formed the digital age, and more from ‘So you want to be a Scientist’.
Material World 7th June 2012: Legionnaires’, Venus and...
Why the bacteriology of Legionnaires’ disease makes it so hard to detect, why the Transit of Venus is good for science and the truth behind the illusion of stripes.
Material World 31st May 2012: 80 years of Neutrons & the...
80 years of Neutrons, why helium gas is no laughing matter & the horrible noises we love to hate
Material World 24th May 2012: Perceptions of energy...
Energy generation perceptions, light loving bugs, fast chips, and predicting earthquakes.
Material World 10th May 2012: Alchemy, hormones and Afghan...
The influence of alchemy on modern science, how hormones can determine profit and loss in financial markets and Afghanistan’s schools using astronomy as a way into science.
Material World 3rd May 2012: North Sea wind power, Bending...
Developing North Sea wind power, Bending Gamma rays to help cure cancer, the nature of horrid noises and a hackers guide to hacking.
Material World 26th April 2012: Intelligent travel, cosmic...
How to keep the cars of the future moving on the roads of the future. The origins and dangers of cosmic rays, and what factors determine how you speak?
Material World 12th April :
Titanic telecommunications, undersea earthquakes and do people sound how they look.
Material world 05 Apr Strings, spies and science
Henry Moore’s scientific influence, how to spy on line and is science boring?
MW 29 Mar;Gas Bacteria, Geoengineering, SYWTBAS
Gas eating bacteria, how to save the world and what stripes might do to your figure.
Material World 22 Mar: auctions, marine pharmaceuticals,...
The science and tricks behind closed-bid auctions; searching the ocean depths for medicines; horrible noises; a very short introduction to sleep.
MW 15 Mar; Hominin puzzle, Art, Robots and Avatars
A new set of hominin remains from a cave in China are difficult to fit on the Human family tree, while human-like "Robots and Avatars" assemble at a new exhibition in Liverpool.
MW 8 Mar; Antarctic, Meteors, Noises, Starquakes
Quentin Cooper investigates aliens in Antarctica, a controversial collision that may have changed the climate, why we hate nasty noises and how star-quakes could help us discover habitable planets.
Material World 01 March Science advisers, lab animals,...
Quentin looks in to the role of government science advisers, the use of animals in research, and a 400 million year old forest.
Material World 23 Feb Y-chromosome, Kilogram, Neutrinos,...
Quentin Cooper asks if Y-chromosome degeneration will make men extinct, how to redefine the kilogram, how neutrinos are not so fast after all and how to turn sunshine into fuel.
Material World 16 Feb: Star on the brink of a supernova...
Star on the brink of a supernova explosion; Our global water footprint; New Elizabethans.
Material World 9 Feb Freud, Climate, Vostok, LARES
How would Freud fare as a scientist today?; cold winters and global warming; what's next after Russians penetrate Antarctic Lake Vostok?; and LARES, the disco ball bound for space.
Material World 2nd Feb 2012: A genome ethics survey,...
Quentin discusses sharing genetic information, the link between brain size and how many friends you have, researching emotion in art and what triggered the little ice age.
Material: 26 Jan The next flu pandemic, an Arctic bulge,...
Weighing up the risks and benefits of flu research, a fresh water bulge in the Arctic, how faces affect voices and cutting carbon by widening the Panama Canal.
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