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How to be a Naked Scientist

... audio perfected. It was very strange at first hearing my own voice on repeat during editing and I also noticed in the ... about the key parts of the show. It was bizarre to hear my own voice on the cow myth, as it was broadcast live on BBC ... myth about cows last week, I set about writing one of my own. I researched a few and discovered that lots of things I ...

Beer

The Art & Science of Homebrewing

... brew master to ferment the finest beers in your own home. A good brewer needs to know the proper method of ... basic scientific understanding to get started. Making your own beer requires that you seek balance in the recipe and ... get used to particular recipes and want to make them your own. You ask questions such as, “How much coriander should ...

Scientist in lab

Living in a material world

... are known for getting salt and sugar confused in their own kitchens, so you can't rely on your eyes alone. There are ... between them. In the same way that you can look at your own internal bone structure by using X-rays, materials ...

Jobi the detection dog

Dog doctors

... Dogs' noses also function rather differently than our own. When a dog inhales, a fold of tissue within their ... provide every doctor's surgery in the country with their own dedicated dog, research is ongoing involving the ...

Ripples on water - wonderful stuff

Wonderful Water

... seems to make sense. Not water - oh no - water does its own thing and when it turns in to a solid it floats! This ...

Brussels sprouts

Should we eat Brussel sprouts all year round?

... sprout... Love them or loathe them, we all have our own opinion on that festive staple, but there's more to this ...

Quicksand warning sign

What is Quicksand?

... to escape, as a Dutch scientist found when he produced his own home-made variety in the laboratory. Daniel Bonn was on ...

Spinning Tennis Ball

Spintronics: a new spin on electronics

... we can think of electron spin as a planet spinning on its own axis during the orbit. There are two ways this can happen ...

Plastic - a polymer

Rachel O'Reilly: polymer chemist

... two Fellowships. It was at Cambridge I first set up my own research group, looking at new routes to create materials ... my efforts, as well as trying to find time to carry out my own research! In terms of scientific next steps, creating new ...

Breaking the unbreakable: Solving the problems of plastics and plants

... Hundreds of millions of years ago, plants developed their own incredibly sturdy material. When they adapted from a ...

View over the Bristol Channel, England from The Naked Scientists Space Balloon

Sending a balloon to space

... we bought off the Internet made more noise of its own than it picked up from the environment, so that was a ... pet dogs inspired a surge of animal owners to submit their own. The stand-out winner, though, was a lady from Cape Town ...

Fresh fruit and vegetables at a food market

Putting food under the microscope

... inoculate them and give them a vaccine to produce their own antibodies to specifically reduce the archaea in the ... explains Bronwen Percival. Each farm will have its own microbial footprint that can impart specific flavours to ...

Citizen Science: Science Needs YOU!

... important during pandemics, and you can contribute your own data too. There are many of these projects available, and ... Citizen scientists are capable of formulating their own opinions from the evidence, and it is infinitely ...

Figure 1b: Spiderman toy hanging from a glass plate, attached using the Gecko-tape. The contact area is about 0.5cm2 with a carry load of >100g. This toy has been attached to several surfaces before this photo was taken.

Biomimetics: Borrowing from Biology

... for the Gecko to stick to pretty much any surface. If your own hand had the same sticking power, it would be able to ... circulation and re-filling of the vessels. And just as our own circulatory system plays a key role in transport and ...

Fuelling our future

... said. A century ago, Germany, who does not have their own crude oil reserves, identified the weakness of fossil ...

Smog over Santiago in Chile. This can be caused by nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere.

Nitrogen - The Bad Guy of Global Warming

... globe, do we really want to stop artificially creating our own useful nitrogen compounds? Why would we want to go back ...

Hydrogen car

Making life better on a global scale

... electricity. Though initially the concept of using your own waste to help make power for everyone seemed strange, it ...

Natural Remedies

... in South America had, for centuries, been purifying their own powerful plant alkaloids in the form of the paralysing ...

Nanocrystal solutions

No need to change the lightbulb - we already have

... proportion of the LED's blue output, whilst emitting their own red and green light. The blue, red and green lights ...

Layers of various circular materials

Re-imagining Our Relationship with Materials

... and the environment we have to live in. Imagine your own materials, change the world As we become ever more ...

Photovoltaic Cell

Catching Energy From the Sun

... of these device types are incredible inventions with their own particular advantages and disadvantages. Each material ...