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scientists talk about their work and tell how maths, physics, chemistry and biology are put to use in ways they never told us about at school. Our scientists work in health, business and in University research but they also use science in places we had never thought of. Collect the set of 70 and share to drive STEM education & careers. Interviews by Roger Frost, Chris Creese and the Cambridge 105 radio science show team.

scientists talk about their work and tell how maths, physics, chemistry and biology are put to use in ways they never told us about at school. Our scientists work in health, business and in University research but they also use science in places we had never thought of. Collect the set of 70 and share to drive STEM education & careers. Interviews by Roger Frost, Chris Creese and the Cambridge 105 radio science show team.
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scientists talk about their work and tell how maths, physics, chemistry and biology are put to use in ways they never told us about at school. Our scientists work in health, business and in University research but they also use science in places we had never thought of. Collect the set of 70 and share to drive STEM education & careers. Interviews by Roger Frost, Chris Creese and the Cambridge 105 radio science show team.

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scientist 70: the biotechnologist – biosciences for Africa BFA (2014)

11/19/2018
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A Cambridge project seeks to improve farming practices in Africa by sharing advances in biotechnology. They’re called Biosciences for Farming in Africa (www.b4fa.org). Chris Creese meets one of their founders Dr David Bennett. There’s a ‘demonstration...

Duration:00:11:44

scientist 69: the science author – Michael Freemantle says WW1 was the chemists war (2014)

11/11/2018
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The First World War, that began in 1914, put chemists to work. Their chemicals could harm as well as heal … but on balance the outcome was … horrific. As the author of two...

Duration:00:26:26

scientist 68: the crop scientist – Julian Little & products for farming (2014)

8/14/2018
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This podcast concerns 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....

Duration:00:21:47

scientist 67: the guitarist – guitar types & quality (2014)

8/7/2018
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With many different types of guitars, we find out how much more is involved in the sound we get from various models, and whether or not this impacts on the price. Are we just...

Duration:00:24:18

scientist 66: the science journalist – report from the MRC LMB Cambridge (2014)

8/6/2018
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Dr Chris Creese and Roger Frost tour the LMB-MRC open day exhibition and learn about body clocks and worms. Follow-up link Read more at Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology www.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk

Duration:00:10:04

scientist 65: the cytologist – Melina Schuh oocytes and reproduction (2014)

8/5/2018
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The topic is meiosis in mammalian oocytes, or how we make the eggs that make our babies. Molecular biology research happens at the Medical Research Council lab of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. The LMB...

Duration:00:12:29

scientist 64: the molecular biologist – Hugh Pelham at MRC LMB Cambridge (2014)

8/4/2018
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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. On the occasion of the Medical Research Council centenary, and a visit by...

Duration:00:08:50

scientist 63: the molecular gastronomist – Peter Barham on gastronomy (2014)

8/3/2018
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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”...

Duration:00:14:41

scientist 62: the science writer – big questions in popular science (2013)

8/2/2018
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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 butler? Science writer...

Duration:00:27:31

scientist 61: the grain business manager – Andrew Wingate wheat and flours (2014)

7/31/2018
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CAMGRAIN is a farmer-owned central storage co-operative, set up 20 years ago to provide facilities for storing, analysing, cleaning and distributing grain to the food industry such as those who mill, brew and make...

Duration:00:21:13

scientist 60: the astronomer – Paul Fellows explains why (2014)

7/30/2018
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What is about the study of the stars that captivates so many? Paul Fellows of the Cambridge Astronomical Association fills us in and updates us on news. Hear about dark matter, isotopes, space probes and...

Duration:00:21:11

scientist 59: the psychiatrist – Karen Ersche cocaine addiction (2013)

7/29/2018
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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...

Duration:00:17:51

scientist 58: the archaeologist – John Creese ceremonial pipes (2013)

7/28/2018
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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. Interviewer Roger Frost asks how is archaeology distinguished...

Duration:00:20:51

scientist 57: the gastroenterologist – Stephen Middleton Smart pill for IBS (2013)

7/27/2018
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An electronic 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 your gut and...

Duration:00:13:42

scientist 56: the motor vehicle development manager – Nissan LEAF electric car (2014)

7/26/2018
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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 polluting, or adding to the traffic noise. We speak with...

Duration:00:27:41

scientist 55: the cancer researcher – Hayley Whittaker – prostate cancer markers (2014)

7/25/2018
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Every year 41,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK. Dr Hayley Whitaker is a Cancer Research UK scientist who specialises in prostate cancer. We hear about her quest for better screening for...

Duration:00:23:04

scientist 54: the anesthetist – Dr Kentish is an anesthesiologist (2013)

7/24/2018
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Have you ever had surgery in an operating theatre? If like us you wondered what the anaesthetist does while you’re out, hear Dr Jessica Kentish tell what her work entails. We met Dr Kentish on her...

Duration:00:15:17

scientist 53: the civil engineer in aerodynamics – Prof Holger Babinsky (2014)

7/23/2018
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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. Follow-up link...

Duration:00:18:34

scientist 52: the civil engineer – Robert Mair on Crossrail and Westminster (2014)

7/22/2018
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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...

Duration:00:27:15

scientist 51: the climate physicist – Tim Palmer predicts climate change (2015)

7/21/2018
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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...

Duration:00:10:19