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NGC 6744 Galaxy

The Dark Universe

... matter exists... Catherine - So, let's think about our own Milky Way galaxy. So, we've got stars that are spinning around in our own Milky Way galaxy and you can look how fast they're moving ... If there wasn't a big halo of dark matter around our own Milky Way galaxy, all the stars would just simply fly out ...

How do magnets work?

... which makes a little tiny electromagnet. Now on its own this doesn’t make something even magnetic. These little ... here is lots and lots of tiny little metal nuts. On their own they’re not stuck to each other; whereas you bring a ... problematic, and these iron nuts are the same. On their own they don’t stick to each other but because they have ...

Colonise Mars to save the human race?

... But I think... Chris - Planets that are outside our own Solar System. Ryan - Yes, exactly. Chris - Yeah, distant ... a little bit uncomfortable, the idea that this makes our own planet is disposable or that we're giving up on it. So, I ... to preserve ourselves because we've caused problems on our own planet, on planet Earth that we automatically have the ...

Sand

What happens to sand in an earthquake?

... which is akin to being a liquid.  Dave Ansell brought his own demonstration of this to the studio. Dave -   What I've got here is my own very little sand pit.  I have a box full of sand.  You ...

 Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. Tight crop showing reactors 4, 3, 2 and 1, reading left (South) to right (North). Area shown is approximately 600 by 350 metres. Made based on [http://w3land.mlit.go.jp/WebGIS/ National Land Image Information (Color...

Fukushima Reactor Review

... at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and explain how his own work fits in with this week's Nuclear Science Question ... at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and explain how his own work fits in with this week's Nuclear Science Question ...

Fresian (Holstein) Cows

Microbes and Muck - Making cattle eco-friendly

In western countries, the average person eats their own weight in meat every year, which means that livestock ... Jamie -   Or we can tweak the forage.  So what our own researchers do is try to understand how the microbes ...

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 ...

Ships in harbour

Can shipping get greener?

... motivation, what's the encouragement for the people that own ships, the people that run ships to actually do any of ... But one of the problems is that people don't typically own a ship for 25 years and then scrap it at the end. People ...

A whale breaching.

Whales and solar storms: a surprising link

... magnetic field, and they use that as essentially their own internal GPS system, while they're making these really ...

future city

Sustainable cities

... to get that sort of quiet time that we need to support our own health and wellbeing. Chris - What about other things ...

The Raspberry Pi was carefully put in a polystyrene box, ready for take off!

Pi in the sky thinking

... up onto the borders of space to collect data for their own analysis... Pi in the sky thinking ...

Prospecting the Gravity Field

... every bump, every different mass around the Earth has its own bit of gravitational attraction towards it. If you ...

Magnetic Meteorites

... now. And that freezing process is thought to drive our own Earth's magnetic field. So, as that continues to freeze ...

An inflatable turbine

Lets Go Fly a Turbine...

... of the tether is less daunting in terms of lifting its own weight.  Our design is very unique.  We use kind of a ...

The Science of Snowflakes

... crystals away and look at them. Better make sure it's your own car though! Meera - So there you go. A nice family ...

01 The Solar System PIA10231, mod02

A recipe for the solar system

... lives. So, not just stars in different stages on their own, but also the planets as well. Graihagh - So, we've ...

power plant

Do we need Nuclear Power?

... Energy ad Climate change website to help you make up your own mind. Ron Bailey, Parliamentary consultant of the ...

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 ...