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A bottle of Champagne and a glass

The Poincare problem solved!

... and to find out why the Millennium Bridge was in fact its own millennium maths problem... Katie - Turns out when this ... resonance, resonant frequencies, and each object has its own resonant frequency and it just happened that the ...

5kg shown on the dial of a scale.

Encyclopaedia corner: black holes and kilograms

... And then from those measuring companies would make their own standards. And that's how they'd calibrate weighing ... iridium, because that doesn't rust and won't change on its own. Phil - Now scientists, I know, love to be precise. Adam ... the kilogram on eBay. Wouldn't that be fun? Adam - Yeah. I own the kilogram. Deal with it. Phil - That's fantastic. Adam ...

FameLab

FameLab: 3 minute science stars

... to Vietnam, Thailand, so people are all competing in their own countries and then they come to the UK to compete in the ... and build their confidence in talking about their own research to a public audience.  If they want to carry on ...

Albert Einstein

General relativity, 100 years on...

... force of gravity.  Naturally he started work on his own theory and sure enough, he cracked it. Mass causes space ... hugely popular, hugely influential.  Whereas Einstein's own work marketing the theory didn't actually appear in ...

Giles Yeo's gut

Getting quizzical and spilling guts in the studio...

... one of their stomachs is for holding food for their own consumption, whilst the second one is to hold food to be ... TIE BREAK To the nearest 10, how many multiples of their own body weight can a dung beetle move at one time? Chris - ... compared to body weight. They can pull 1,141 times their own body weight. Chris - They follow the stars to work out ...

Teenagers

How is science education changing?

... wasn't anything where we were actually conducting our own scientific investigations of stuff that isn't known about ... not only are these students becoming scientists in their own right, but also, this is a great potential for professors ...

Manchester Science Festival

The Manchester Science Festival

We are very proud to announce that our very own Chris Smith has become the first person to win the Josh ...

Stephen Hawking's PhD Thesis Acknowledgements Page

Reading Hawking's thesis

... a lot of the symbols and notations are all done in his own hand. Georgia - Have you ever read it? Arthur - I have ...

Are we really short of scientists?

Is there a shortage of scientists?

... other professions. It's also fun. It's interesting in its own sake. It doesn't have to be for a STEM occupation ...

Investigating the secrets of the violin

... violins, but it's pretty hard. Each violin has its own distinct sound even when building like for like because ...

The 12 inch refracting telescope paid for by the Duke of Northumberland in 1833. It was the first telescope to see Neptune, however it didn't actually prove it was there first so didn't get the credit.

Science of Stargazing & Telescope Technology

... telescopes.  This idea was brought about by our own Isaac Newton, here in Cambridge.  The idea here is that ...

A red apple in a tree

Mythconception: Newton's Apple

... leading to such a great idea. As a clincher, Newton’s own notes show that he was grappling with ideas about gravity ...

Johannes Kepler, c. 1610

Kepler the Man and Kepler the Mission

... over 2000 candidate exoplanets, yet Johannes Kepler's own contributions are often forgotten. Stuart clark, author ...

Brexit

Can British science survive Brexit?

... on their governments, as much as we try to persuade our own, so that some common sense agreement can be reached so ...

How does NASA select astronauts?

... career objective for me. Chris - Would you pass your own assessment and selection criteria, do you think? Anne - ...

One of the lives claimed by the eruption of Vesuvius

How volcanoes affect human health

... and African plates on the east. So, Africa has got its own plate. Europe is made of a mishmash of lots of small ...