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Naked Scientists episode

Sun, 18th Jun 2006

Social Insects and Locust-Inspired Car Safety

Locust (c) Arpingstone @ wikimedia

Scratching the itch of curiosity this week is Dr William Foster from Cambridge University, who will be talking about the evolution of social insects and his quest for social beetles in Thailand; Dr Claire Rind from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne flies in the face of current car safety technologies by using knowledge of collision avoidance in locusts; the Conservation Director of Buglife Matt Shardlow will discuss how man-made wastelands can be a haven for rare invertebrates; and Derek Thorne joins Dr Ed Turner in the garden to discover how to make pitfall traps.

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