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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 ...

A rabbit

3D-printed rabbit with its own DNA blueprint

... use exactly the same molecule as biology uses to store our own blueprints, but we don't use natural DNA. But we have the ... we really did, is 3-D printed objects, which contain their own building instruction or blueprint within this 3-D printed ... you replicate a plastic rabbit? 3D-printed rabbit with its own DNA blueprint ...

Fire by Soreen D

London's burning: the Great Fire

... was reliant on small organisations, parishes to have their own firefighting equipment and that was part of the big ... happened in this fire, everybody was so busy saving their own property and running away from the fire, that they ... literally a perfect storm this, wasn't it? Did it make its own weather as well? Because when we've seen examples of fire ...

Red Cross Sticker

Is freeze-dried blood the future?

... if you could send soldiers to war with a packet of their own blood in their backpack? Ready to use at a moments ... best condition. Smith - And also, it's better to have your own blood isn't' it, if you can? Krishnaa - Absolutely!  If ... the opportunity of wandering around with a bag of your own dry blood in your backpack, if anything were to happen to ...

Called EksoVest, the wearable technology elevates and supports a worker’s arms while performing overhead tasks.

Exoskeletons, and Metal Organic Frameworks

... we think that an ant can lift between 10 and 50 times its own body weight. For a human, that would be the equivalent of ... huge and they can weigh a hundred kilos on top of your own body weight. Chris - So it’s almost like an external ... do that, you need something that’s actually got it’s own power. There are a number of exoskeletons that are being ...

eLife

Why does fog cloud driver judgement?

... then what happens to the driver is they perceive their own speed being lower and therefore, you accelerate to match ... that it's not only perception going on.  We have also our own motivations.  For example, if we are in a hurry, if we ... in the simulation, all the drivers over estimate their own speed.  With our findings, we could think of some ...

Bento Lab

Philipp Boeing - A lab for everyone

Kat - Imagine all the kit you need to start your very own molecular biology lab, packed down into the size of a ... And if you fancy getting your hands dirty with your very own laptop-sized lab, visit their website - ... Bento Labs Imagine all the kit you need to start your own molecular biology lab, packed down into the size of a ...

A plate of cooked pork chops. Photo courtesy of Stu Spivack

Science of Sustainable Living

... with businesses and organisations and citizens in our own town. Chris -   So, why wouldn't food be sustainable? ... to processing, the transport, to even cooking in our own kitchens and industrially, and waste in the end of life ...

Plane landing on Runway

Landing: The evolution of avionics

... could completely go to sleep. The aeroplane would find its own way there, with very modern avionics and would even land ... you get guided to within a mile or so of of the enemy your own radar can then guide you to it and you shoot it down. ... communicating through it. You're able to find your own targets. Somebody on the ground might send you a message ...

Close up of smartphone in hand

Google delays DIY smartphone initiative

... lend me your speaker, etc. And also, people who make their own bits, but the downsides are, it will be a bit bigger ... used. There's an open source car, so you can build your own car using components, print your own components. There are drones, robots and a number of ...

Drone swarms

Can you trust a robot soldier?

... weapons systems will fly out or drive out, find their own targets and kill them without human intervention. Katie - ... weapons, not terminators. The more they work on their own, the more they are likely to come upon unpredictable ...

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 ...

this is a picture of some Yorkshire puddings

Analysing the oven

... company when the oven that’s cooking your lunch has its own PhD student! Chris Smith spoke to Jamie Davidson from the ... Davidson, University of Cambridge This oven comes it's own PhD student... Analysing the oven ...

Hot air balloon

Make your own hot air balloon

Here is the answer to how to make your own bin-bag hot air balloon.  Part 1, in which we set up the ... Scientists Kitchen science: DIY hot air balloon Make your own hot air balloon ...

Honda FCX prototype; the V Flow F.C. Platform and the hydrogen tanks.

The Challenge of Hydrogen Storage

... storage of compressed hydrogen within these tanks has its own set of problems which Alex Bhevan is trying to overcome. ... But there's another fundamental issue for those hoping to own a hydrogen car. Alex -   You're used to the fact of ...

energy recycling stairs

Stairs that give you a leg up!

... right? Lena - That’s right. So, you're using your own power to stretch the springs. When the tread lowers by ... can keep people active, independent and living in their own homes. Katie - So it sounds like these stairs would give ...

VST Snaps Gaia en Route to a Billion Stars

Going for Gaia

... Way is made up of maybe a hundred billion stars like our own Sun and they make up most of the mass in the disc of the ... bottom line ambition for the Gaia mission was to set our own galaxy up as a rosetta stone. Let's do something that we ...

Another type of coin

Stephen Chambers - Selling synbio

... to give them confidence that they can start up their own business and that it is possible. We have a large number ... this technology in? Stephen - Well just to talk about my own ecosystem and the companies that I'm interacting with, I ...

Why are robotics so tricky?

What about the robotics?

... commands? Philip - Exactly.  It's almost like having your own recipe.  You have to do everything in the right order ... so this is actually where robots start to come into their own.  Because we can say for four buttons - pick up one ...

Integrated circuit chip

Organs on Chips

... the right physical environment, and let them undergo their own developmental process in our chips, just like they did in ... to see that the cells are programmed to undergo their own developmental protocol, if you give them the right ...

Steacie Science and Engineering Library at York University

James Field - Life in a library

... that would produce an enzyme and then it would delete its own genome and grow a shell so that it could safely transport ... synthesised, the different companies will each have their own set of screening procedures to make sure you're not ...

A rocket, with space shuttle attached, blasting off from Earth

Liftoff: How to launch a rocket

... in Cambridge. So what's the mission plan? We set up our own little launch pad in the courtyard. We placed our long ... 3, 2, 1, LIFTOFF! The Naked Scientists launch their own rocket with the help of some friends. Liftoff: How to ...

A Rolls-Royce Trent900 Jet Engine

New Metals in Jet Engines

... way entirely different to just testing the material on its own.  Does that introduce new hurdles, new problems? Dave - ... that's by way of them being rather brittle which has its own challenges then in both manufacture and in use. Ben -   ...

A gamer wearing a virtual reality headset.

Seeing inside cells with VR

... in my lab. We managed to purify an immune cell from her own blood. Then we imaged that cell and then she got the opportunity to kind of go inside her own immune cell in virtual reality. It's quite a powerful ...

A Rolls-Royce Trent900 Jet Engine

Cleaning up plane pollution for the future

... could be pulled up rather than operating under their own thrust in the airports. And a more rational flight path ... a multi-pronged approach. Yes, let's try to reduce our own flying a bit. Putting a tax on aviation fuel which is ...