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David Willetts, Martyn Poliakoff, Mary Bownes

David Willetts' speech to the AAAS

... as a fellow by the most esteemed scientists in one’s own country is often the honour they cherish most – and ... effort exceeds that of any other country, including my own. Nevertheless I believe that we have some distinctive British strengths which complement your own. And I am confident that alongside the US, Britain is the ...

Four antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)

The Event Horizon Telescope project

... of the shadow cast by the black hole at the centre of our own galaxy, as he explains to Georgia Mills... Shep - There's ... something like that? Shep - Well, in a paradox of their own immense gravity, black holes, which by definition are ... one of these black hole shadows is in the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy and radio waves are the perfect medium ...

Researchers can benefit from making their research findings freely available online...

In the open

... are reading your work and then referring to it on their own work, siting it. There are a lot of studies that show ... to be more likely to cite it and refer to it in their own work. Chris - What about the question though that people ...

Airbus prediction of the cabin of an aircraft of the future

The future of flight

... you just want to immerse yourself to connectivity and your own social media then there'll be a full entertainment area. ... I could be sitting on a flight in the future, pairing my own TV in front of me from my own body heat.  thank you. Colin -   That exactly would be ...

Picture of rechargeable batteries.

Storing energy using nanopillars

... material is a conductive polymer. So each material has its own function. They can help each other synergistically to ... is two different materials, so each material has their own function and they help each other synergistically to ...

Chicken

A sound way to help distressed animals

... suggest that the average meat eater consumers their own body weight in meat every year. And as the demand ... into a number of much easier to read waves that have their own frequency, phase, and amplitude values. These acoustic ...

Agamemnon Otero from Repowering London

Empowerment through solar power

... Dominic - So, is the money going to the individuals who own these cells or is it all going to the cooperative? ... who have come to us have actually come of their own accord. It started outside my house in Brixton and has ...

Colourful image of the Universe

How do you simulate a universe?

... civilizations also attained the ability to run their own simulations? Well then we've got simulations within ... to simulate a universe that is indistinguishable from our own. And in that case it seems somewhat arrogant to assume ...

Roger Hutchinson in his observatory

Photographing the gas giants

... a bit more for me? Roger - Well, when you see it with your own eyes for the first time, it kind of blows you away. ... it to anyone. You don't need to go mad and have your own observatory in the back yard to do it either. You can ...

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 ...

Keeping Reactors Running

... it gas.  It's actually in a completely new phase of its own! This new phase means that each unit of this water can ... heat than either steam or liquid water can carry on its own.  So, as you increase the temperature which will burn in ...

Kat in the University of Southampton's wind tunnel

Racing aerodynamically

... So, if I go twice as fast, the wind drag I get from my own speed is 8 times the amount of power I need to go that ... have a lot of people in a line, the one person on their own. Kate - All I'm hoping to see is lots of pelotons of ...

Making a Microphone

... does.  To find out how microphones do that, we asked our own Dave Ansell if he could build one from scratch, and to do ...

The Juno spacecraft will arrive in orbit around Jupiter in 2016

Finding our way through space

... presto; but what about navigating in space? Even in our own solar system the distances are measured in millions or ...

Big Bend Power Station

Using maths to solve power problems

... with Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution who own the network or distribute energy through towns like ...

Figure 1: The Andromeda Galaxy

The Naked Scientists Dream Gadgets

... have a time machine... Chris -   I thought you'd say your own black hole. Dominic -   Well black hole might be quite ...

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 ...

construction building site

Sustainable housing in action

... Gavin - We are recycling water. We are generating our own electricity and heat through our energy centre which ...

Electricity

Powerful vibrations

... of cars driving past.  Plus, Dave Ansell tests his very own piezo-electric crystal he made at home! Sohini -   So, ...

Cyanobacteria, one of the sources of oxygen on the early Earth

Green Solar: the power of algae

... algae, which naturally harvest the sun's energy for their own energy needs, offers a more natural alternative to solar ...

Colourful socks hanging on a washing line

Pedal-powered washing machine

... Because the machine likes to move around and do its own thing, you've got to work with it - creating this ...

Solar storm impacting the Earth's Magnetosphere - RAL Space

Radiation shields in space

... with you. Chris - So, you have a spacecraft which has its own magnetic field. It's generating a bit like the Earth's ... the moon doesn't have an overall magnetic field of its own. It would appear that for the eons that it is being ...

 Radar device. The two paddle-shaped structures are antennae: one is a transmitter, the other is the receiver. The transmitter emits radar pulses, which reflect off nearby objects and are picked up by the receiver. The latency, or time delay, between...

How does a radar work?

... University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory has his very own radar to demonstrate how this craft-y system works... ...

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 ...