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Ball-and-stick model of the salicylic acid molecule.

Making your own Aspirin

... that humans and possibly many other animals make their own anti-inflammatory chemicals. The person who's made that ... that you've discovered that humans make that are their own aspirin? Gwen - It's linked to the finding that salicylic ... you have a headache, don't take an aspirin - make your own! It seems that humans can manufacture their own Salicylic ...

planets

Exoplanet atmosphere explored by astronomers

... since scientists detected the first planet outside our own solar system. These are called exoplanets and, since ... that we might not even see on any other planets in our own solar system. Firstly we confirmed that there is water in ... warms up, it can actually drive strong winds around our own planet. It’s how things like hurricanes work on the ...

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 ...

Trappist-1

Is there life on TRAPPIST-1?

... amount of certainly, that they must be rocky. Izzie - Our own home, planet Earth, is also a rocky planet, so are ... and Mars. But how similar is this system compared to our own? Amaury - They're remarkably similar. When we had large ... Astronomers explore a planetary system very similar to our own. Is there life on TRAPPIST-1? ...

Insulin pump

New Ways to Monitor Diabetes

... diabetes.  This leaves patients unable to control their own blood glucose level and causes serious complications ... Ben -   At the moment, diabetics tend to monitor their own blood glucose level by a very old method of pricking ...

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 ...

Tomatoes on the vine

Perfecting the Tastiest Tomato

... of Florida, explained to Chris Smith that it was his own displeasure at the inferiority of shop-bought tomatoes ... - If you're of a certain generation and you've grown your own tomatoes, or had access to them, you realise that some of ...

Smoking

What are the effects of medicinal cannabis?

... has been on CBD and THC. Interestly, the body has its own cannabinoid system. And actually, one of the first endogenous cannabinoids, the body’s own cannabinoids was a drug called anandamide, which is ...

 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 ...

There are many different sorts of beer

The Secrets of Beer

... people can actually learn how to design and create their own beers.  I have a very active research programme.  I ... on the East Coast at MIT. He says, "I sometimes brew my own beer.  When I open a bottle of beer that I've brewed, ...

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 ...

A Chocolate Fix is Actually Good For You!

... vessel function that may be protective? We've done our own research in this area and shown that the potent effects; ... it. But actually the evidence for this is pretty weak. Our own studies show that, where we have tested the idea ...

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 ...

Giles Yeo's gut

Getting quizzical and spilling guts in the studio...

... one of their stomachs is for holding food for their own consumption, whilst the second one is to hold food to be ... TIE BREAK To the nearest 10, how many multiples of their own body weight can a dung beetle move at one time? Chris - ... compared to body weight. They can pull 1,141 times their own body weight. Chris - They follow the stars to work out ...

 MOF-74 resembles a series of tightly packed straws comprised mostly of carbon atoms (white balls) with columns of zinc ions (blue balls) running down the walls. Heavy hydrogen molecules (green balls) adsorbed in MOF-74 pack into the tubes more...

Metal Organic Frameworks

... directed towards Gas Storage, this is a big theme, and our own research group work with Diamond in fact on developing ... at the Diamond synchrotron, which we can't do in our own labs here. What this allows you to do is to actually get ...

Teenagers

How is science education changing?

... wasn't anything where we were actually conducting our own scientific investigations of stuff that isn't known about ... not only are these students becoming scientists in their own right, but also, this is a great potential for professors ...

William FW25 F1 Car

The Cambridge Science Festival

... Jim - It's extremely popular. And we've got building your own fantasy seeds, which you can use to build various motifs ... them out, they're toasting them and we've even got our own tasting panel so they can try different mix and brands of ...

cleaning products

Poisons in the home

... foods, or does the problem come when you’re making your own tinned food? Robert - I think the mass market, the ... Katie - Wow. So if you’re thinking about making your own tinned foods you do need to be exceptionally careful. ...

As useless as a chocolate teapot: part 2

... integrity. It doesn't actually slump too quickly of its own accord unless you actually push it or it's trying to support its own weight like the lid was. Chocolate is made out of fat and ...

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 ...

Keeping our Rivers Clean at the Sewage Treatment Works

... that eat the bacteria.  It's a whole ecosystem on its own.  So things like the carbonaceous treatment happens at ... after the biological treatment, they all have their own settlement tanks and that's where we take the biomass, ...

Artists impression of the surface of an exoplanet

Probing an exoplanet atmosphere

... around what we think is a rocky planet outside our own solar system. Chris - Why is that a big milestone? John - ...

Plane on Runway

Propulsion: Prepare for takeoff!

... and Izzie Clarke embarked on the maiden flight on our own airline FlyNaked! Marika Ottman spoke with Justin Burrows ...