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THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO SHOW
« on: 05/11/2004 14:14:20 »
This thread is intended to flag up what is coming up each week on the Naked Scientist radio show.

Do feel free to add questions, particularly those relevant to the topics listed, and we will endeavour to include them in the show

Thanks, TNS
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Re: THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO SHOW
« Reply #1 on: 05/11/2004 14:21:58 »
AIRDATE : 07/11/04

TOPIC
Chemistry of Explosions
Chemist John Emsley and firework manufacturer Ron Lancaster will be discussing the science of explosions and pyrotechnics and physics PhD student Helen Czerski will be dropping in to describe how she is using fast-photography to capture what happens over the split second when a substance begins to explode.

OTHER TOP STORIES
- Why junk food could be damaging your brain
- A new scratch-proof covering for CDs and DVDs
- Why you shouldn't swallow more than one magnet at a time !
 
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Re: THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO SHOW
« Reply #2 on: 09/11/2004 08:15:20 »
AIRDATE : 14/11/04

TOPIC
ORIGINS - Where the Moon came from, where the Earth and sun came from, how life started in a meteorite crater, and the 5% of our genes that separate us from a Chimpanzee.

OTHER TOP STORIES
 - A new device rapidly detects and diagnoses viral infections
 - Bottled water crammed with bugs
 - Cells from a developing foetus trespass into mother's tissues

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Re: THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO SHOW
« Reply #3 on: 19/11/2004 13:56:57 »
AIRDATE : 21/11/04

TOPIC
CLIMATE - this week we are talking with scientists Bruce Moffett and Tom Hill, from UEL, who have discovered cloud-dwelling bacteria that might be reponsible for triggering rain and snowfall. We'll also be chatting with Dr. Brian Gardiner, the 1985 discoverer of the Ozone hole over the Antarctic, about climate change and the consequences of ozone destruction.

OTHER TOP STORIES
 - We'll be getting an update on the SWIFT mission to monitor gamma ray bursts (GRBs) which could provide valuable insights into the origins of our universe
- All about Aloe Vera, and its health benefits
- How transplantation of an ovary to an arm preserved a cancer patient's hormone levels
- and Swedish poets who are seeking to enrich the cultural lives of aliens - by beaming poetry to Vega !

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Re: THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO SHOW
« Reply #4 on: 03/12/2004 15:25:58 »
AIRDATE : 05/12/04

TOPIC

THE SCIENCE OF LIGHT -  We'll be visiting the world famous glow worm caves of Waitomo, New Zealand, and finding out how these creatures helped soldiers read their maps in the trenches during the 1st World War. We'll also be finding out from UCL chemist and Rahman-spectrum expert Prof. Robin Clark how light has been used to detect forged maps, papyri and paintings, some claimed to date back thousands of years, and from Imperial College's Prof. David Phillips we'll be finding out how light can be used to heal all ills, and about his latest invention - a laser powered toothbrush !

OTHER TOP STORIES
- We'll be talking to the Israeli scientists who have made the world's first spider silk in a test tube
- Also, find out how stem cells restored the sight of mice with the rodent equivalent of macular degeneration, a common cause of blindness in humans
- And cut down on your laundry and water bill - scientists invent a self-cleaning suit that can't get dirty

That's all coming up this Sunday, on The Naked Scientists, from 6pm. The show will also be available live over the web via http://www.thenakedscientists.com/listen and in archived format thereafter.

Please post any questions you would like included in the show below.
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Re: THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO SHOW
« Reply #5 on: 15/12/2004 17:26:52 »
AIRDATE : 19/12/04

TOPIC

UFOs, ALIEN ABDUCTIONS & GOVERNMENT COVER-UPS

 -  We'll be talking to the Ministry of Defence's Nick Pope about his work on the UFO desk, set up to investigate sightings over the UK. He'll be lifting the lid on the cases that have so far defied rational explanation, and inviting you to contribute your own experiences and stories.

OTHER TOP STORIES
- We'll also be talking to Prof. John Zarnecki about the forthcoming Cassini-Huygens mission to Titan. John will be talking us through the planned deployment and touch-down procedure for the Huygens probe which begins its collision course with Saturn's largest moon on Christmas Day.

- Why crew members aboard the International Space Station face a slightly less-than-merry Christmas

- And why a drop of red wine should be prescribed for extra Christmas cheer, here on Earth.

That's all coming up this Sunday, on The Naked Scientists, from 6pm. The show will also be available live over the web via http://www.thenakedscientists.com/listen and in archived format thereafter.

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Re: THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO SHOW
« Reply #6 on: 21/12/2004 17:54:56 »
WE'RE OFF AIR FOR A CHRISTMAS BREAK FOR A FEW WEEKS AND WILL BE RETURNING ON JANUARY 9TH

THE NEXT SHOW WILL BE ABOUT ADDICTION AND WHY THE BRAIN HAS CIRCUITS WIRED INTO IT THAT ENABLE US TO BECOME ADDICTED TO THINGS.

WE'LL ALSO BE CHATTING WITH THE MAKERS OF A NEW ANTI-SMOKING VACCINE WHICH MAKES YOU PRODUCE ANTIBODIES AGAINST NICOTINE (AND EVEN COCAINE), PREVENTING 'HIGHS',
 

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Re: THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO SHOW
« Reply #7 on: 20/01/2005 08:38:00 »
AIRDATE : 19/12/04

TOPIC -
PROBIOTICS - WHAT ARE FRIENDLY BACTERIA & HOW DO THEY PROMOTE GOOD HEALTH ?


- We'll be talking to Reading University's Prof. Glenn Gibson who has built an artificial intestine in his lab to find out how what we eat and how the drug we take affect the bacterial flora and fauna that thrive inside each of us

- We'll also be chatting with Birmingham University's Lynne Macaskie about 'bioremediation' - how bacteria can be used to clean up the environment including dissolving oil slicks, breaking down toxic organic substances, mining minerals, attacking old concrete and cleaning up radioactive contamination.

OTHER TOP STORIES
- We'll also be talking to Prof. John Lee about his new programme Anatomy for Beginners on Channel 4 in which they will dissect human bodies to display the anatomy as they reveal it.

- And Prof. John Zarnecki will be giving us an update on what the Cassini-Huygens mission has discovered on Titan


That's all coming up this Sunday, on The Naked Scientists, from 6pm. The show will also be available live over the web via http://www.thenakedscientists.com/listen and in archived format thereafter.

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Re: THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO SHOW
« Reply #8 on: 28/01/2005 12:11:43 »
Hi Dr Chris,

Heard you filling in for Dr Karl/Carl last night on Radio 5 Live,  
tried to ring in without success. Thanks for a great show Chris, you did extremeley well...gosh !!..you know soooo much !!!. When you were explainging the rotation of the moon I was shouting at the radio as I thought if that lady just went to her fruit bowl and used an apple in orbit around an orange, always keeping the same side facing the orange... then she could have seen for herself that the apple was spinning as it orbited the orange....anyway....thanks again Dr Chris..

ps: Did being called a pointy headed boffin on numerous occassions piss you off ?;)


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Re: THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO SHOW
« Reply #9 on: 28/01/2005 12:47:34 »
Hi Neil

well thanks. I was actually extremely tired last night after being out on the razzle and I felt I was doing a really lame job...especially the moon business. I knew I could've done tha better but my brain was feeling stodgy from a hard week's work and a night out on the town !

Anyway, your kind words are welcome !

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Re: THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO SHOW
« Reply #10 on: 02/02/2005 19:05:26 »

AIRDATE : 06/02/05

TOPIC

STEM CELLS - WHAT THEY ARE, WHERE THEY COME FROM, & HOW THEY WORK

 -  We'll be talking to stem cell experts Prof. Roger Pedersen and Dr. Huseyin Mehmet about the controversial topic of stem cells including the use of embryonic and adult stem cells for the remediation of a range of diseases.

OTHER TOP STORIES
- We'll also be finding out scientists have made in a few days what takes nature millions of years - Petrified Wood (nothing to do with it being scared, just fossilised) - that might be a useful tool for industry.

- How roof gardens are helping Beijing clean up its act, or at least its air, in time for the 2008 Olympics

- and how venus flytraps snap shut...

That's all coming up this Sunday, on The Naked Scientists, from 6pm. The show will also be available live over the web via http://www.thenakedscientists.com/listen and in archived format thereafter.

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Re: THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO SHOW
« Reply #11 on: 05/03/2005 12:00:31 »
AIRDATE : 06/03/05

TOPIC

HYPNOSIS - IS IT REAL, OR JUST A STAGE ACT ?

 -  We'll be talking to research psychologists Peter Naish and Tannis Laidlaw, who have devoted their careers to understanding how hypnosis works, what brain scans of hypnotised individuals are revealing about its effects on the brain, how it can lower stres, boost health, and increase survival amongst sufferers of HIV and breast cancer.

OTHER TOP STORIES
- We'll also be finding out how scientists have thawed out 30,000 year old frozen bacteria from Alaska, raising the prospects of finding life on Mars,

- A new way to repair teeth, which could do away with the drill,

- and how unlocking the mechanism by which insects detect smells could lead us to a new generation of insect repellents...

That's all coming up this Sunday, on The Naked Scientists, from 6pm. The show will also be available live over the web via http://www.thenakedscientists.com/listen and in archived format thereafter.

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Re: THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO SHOW
« Reply #12 on: 18/04/2005 08:44:17 »
Chris, it's great to hear you on Radio 5 Live so often....

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Re: THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO SHOW
« Reply #13 on: 18/04/2005 18:07:02 »
Yes, I do a weekly science round-up for them. I also do a weekly live appearance for Radio National Australia, but you're not likely to be able to pick that up in London !

Chris

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Re: THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO SHOW
« Reply #14 on: 04/11/2005 18:17:36 »
AIRDATE : 06/11/05

TOPIC

REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER

- On this week's show an explosive round up of science news stories and guest interviews including Chemist John Emsley who will discuss the best bomb making recipes and the science of explosives, Jacqueline  Akhavan who is a pyrotechnics expert, and Mark Shrope will be joining us from Florida, US, to describe his recent aeroplane flight through the eye of Hurricane Rita.

OTHER TOP STORIES

- Researchers discover the gene for sydelxia

- An EGG to detect a porky pie - Texan researchers find that meaasuring the electrogastrogram (EGG), an index of stomach activity, is a sensitive way to predict whether someone is lying

...and KITCHEN SCIENCE - two scientists from our team will be live in someone's kitchen doing a science experiment that you can try at home. Be the first one through on the phone with the correct observation and you could win this week's star prize - Encyclopedia Britannica on DVD.

That's all coming up this Sunday, on The Naked Scientists, from 6pm. The show will also be available over the web as a podcast - http://www.thenakedscientists.com/podcast

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