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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 ...

Hands on a fence

Game theory: The prisoner's dilemma

... understand we’re going to do a little experiment of our own in the studio... Tom -  Indeed we are Georgia - it’s ... both snitch, which is what you should do to maximise your own personal benefit here, your total time in jail is ... individual level, then you’re using it to maximise your own individual benefit. Because by always snitching you’re ...

Gingerbread men

How does food give us energy?

... us our sugar. If we scale it up to what happens in our own bodies, we use sugars and our own internal heat source and the oxygen we breathe in to get ...

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 ...

A girl with a lollipop

How Many Licks...?

... So, it's commonly said that an ant can carry 50 times its own weight and if that's true, how many would you need to ... 20 milligrams in mass and if they can carry 50 times their own weight then that means that they can each carry a gram.  ... in from this but... Chris -   We won't judge it by your own standards Aaron.  It's all right. Aaron -   Okay.  So ...

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 ...

A show of raised hands

Life as a scientific group leader

... is why she says three - "as well as be a mother; to be my own postdoc because I can't afford one; to be a lab ... a moving train; and, suddenly, you have to stand on your own two feet and - it sounds to me - from this that so many ...

going on a ghost hunt

Dissecting a ghost hunt

... Goldsmiths University in London. Chris - The Earth’s own electromagnetic field is constantly fluctuating. That ...

The Science of Wimbledon tennis

... and to celebrate we’re having a rally of our very own! Female - And it’s a match of the titans today. Georgia ...

Long exposure image of a question mark in neon lights

De-bunking that suspicious science...

... physiologist Bill Colledge who all brought in their own myths. Ben - Right. Mine’s actually more of a science ...

TEAM

Bee-keeping scientists!

... and I made the very rookie mistake of not zipping up my own bee suit the other day, and I can tell you that that was ...

Researchers test a portable brain scanner

The neuroscience of a good impression

... our diaphragm and vocal cords do, but that's to make your own voice. So put me in the shoes of someone trying to change ...

The Naked Scientists blow up a hydrogen balloon at Perth Science Festival

Australia launches national science week

... doing other things - publishing papers, and doing their own science. Getting out and communicating science is ...

Statistics and graphs

Ten statistical commandments

... in eLife and I go through a lot of manuscripts both for my own education. And as part of my role, I go through many ...

Windsbach Boys Choir

The Science of the Voice

... lot of people on the other side of the Atlantic have their own distinct way of sounding. David - We have the basic ... acoustic signature.  He can't because of the shape of his own tubes are different to Tony Blair's. Chris - So why is he ...

Image of nuclear power station on a sunny day

Are we ready for the next Chernobyl?

... Lynne had, effectively, developed a weapon of her own - this hydroxyapatite And this is how Joe Hilltrek fits ... which have half lives of about 29 years. So left to their own devices, they would decay away to low levels but, ... the actual site but in that general region. We put our own source of strontium in there that wasn’t radioactive so ...

Mathematical biologists are exploring the origins of cooperation in microbes.

Modelling microbial public good

... actually does get to keep some of the benefits from its own production of whatever useful resource it makes. The ...

Sumatran orangutan at the Orang rehabilitation centre, Buket Lawang, Sumatra.

King of the swingers

... situation is a human being and that's why I turned to our own species, if you like, to try and get some insight into ...

Using Radiation in Medicine

... giving someone a radiation dose and it's not without its own risks, as has been made quite clear today. So we have to ...

What does space sound like?

... remember those whistlers given off by lightning from our own blue planet. Well… Bill - The Voyagers also detected ...

Eggs in an egg box, with faces

How to unboil an egg

... can look at them in greater detail in laboratories like my own which focuses for example on cancer research. Chris - So, ...

False colour SEM of Salmonella bacteria

Laser tweezers picking up bacteria

... up a bacterium which is actually quite a challenge in its own right because they move very, very fast.  It's like a ...

Happy / Sad

Could you charm your way into space?

... that's the best thing because 9 months, you're on your own. No one can come to help you. Kat - And presumably, no ...

Old couple in love

Maths to maintain a relationship

... mathematical couple and they based the paper on their own table at their wedding. They borrowed an idea from ...

Shining light on early cancer

... tea, you can just swallow this thing and it makes it’s own way through your gastrointestinal tract taking photos on ...