Science NewsFLASH

Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Mon, 18th Oct 2010

The Comet that Never Was

Comet Holmes (c) Ivan Eder@wikipedia

In this NewsFlash, we discover the new potential vaccine against TB, hear the story of the comet that never was and a way to replace the gold in electrical contacts.  Plus, we celebrate with the winner of this year's Rolls-Royce Science Prize!

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In this edition of Naked Scientists NewsFLASH

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  • 00:20 - New Vaccine Could Protect Against Resistant TB

    A new vaccine against tuberculosis could not only boost the effectiveness of the existing childhood BCG vaccine, but could also offer protection against multidrug resistant forms of the disease...

  • 02:13 - The Comet that Never Was

    In a case of cosmic forensics that could rival even an episode of CSI, scientists have pinpointed a moment 18 months previously when two asteroids collided...



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