Does nature do it better?
This week we’re looking to nature to solve some of today’s biggest problems - from climate change to water shortages. We hear how spiders hold the key to making the strongest material known to man and how insect ears have inspired the world's smallest microphone. Plus, why Bruce Willis might be making you fat, the Arctic ice sheets that are melting despite headlines to the contrary, and why thousands of languages are on the brink of extinction...
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How would you like to email your GP, a good idea or bad idea?
The Daily Mail published an article titled 'Myth of ARCTIC
meltdown' and we wondered how this squared with the global
Seven thousand languages are spoken worldwide. But why are many on the brink of extinction, and which ones?
Ironically, action movies make us reach for the popcorn
more often, a new study has shown...
What is biomimicry and how can we copy nature?
Spider silk has a range of useful properties that could be used
in a huge range of applications. But can we make it artificially?
How do insects sense sound? We hear from a scientist using this information to design the world's smallest microphone...
How one beetle inspired a project that made deserts green
If you should accidentally relocate an ant or a bee, in your car for example, would they join another colony or simply die?