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Tackling common vaccine questions

... need to have got rid of those antibodies in order for your own antibodies to be made in the body. But in order to make your own antibodies you also need to have your immune system to be ... rid of the antibodies from the mother and having your own immune system sufficiently active that you can generate ...

Abstract art of an atom

What is spin?

... Sun then the spin is as if the planet is spinning on its own axis as it revolves around the Sun. So just like the ... other words the sum of electrons going clockwise on their own axis, and some are going anticlockwise. But in certain ... of a fridge magnet, it's holding itself up against its own weight against the gravitational force and that's all ...

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Rocketry in WW2

... were working on weapons, the Nazis were developing their own. They were working on rockets. Weapons that could be ... 1930, he and his small group successfully launched their own rocket, what they called a Kegeldüse, which was a small ... because human beings often try to take control of their own narratives, right? We might ask ourselves, "did von Braun ...

FRIDGE LARGE

Menu labels impact calorie content

... aren't even aware of the nutritional information of their own food and drink, that given that information they can know ... think how many restaurants don't even know what's in their own food and drink, let alone the consumers. Chris - How were ... those restaurants? Dolly - We didn't look at this in our own study, so the evidence is pretty weak on the impact on ...

Ampoules and vials of vaccine

How would a COVID-19 vaccine work?

... to be very careful, in the sense that you have to use your own sense and scientific knowledge to create a vaccine which ... in that you inject the DNA or RNA and you allow your own body to make parts of the virus that can protect you and ... and you put that genetic message into the body, and our own cells pick that up and decode it, and then show that to ...

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 ...

Computer generated image of Red blood cells travelling in a blood vessel

QotW: Can transfusions change your blood type?

... the time the bleed was under control, she had bled all her own A cells and she only had the O transfused cells. So we ... O red cells gradually disappeared and were replaced by her own newly produced A cells. That situation is very different ...

a computer screen full of computer code

The power of algorithms

... you get online with Twitter or Facebook or so forth. They own your content in very specific ways and they have very ... or the states, or the nations that have their own models that they're working with, their own algorithmic systems of thinking. And, most of the time, ...

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 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 Nobel Prize medal on a black background.

Hiding treasure from Nazis

... Denmark. And the Nazis had a rule that no one could own a Nobel Prize after pacifist Carl von Osseitsky won the ...

TOILET

QotW: Why do I need to pee more as I near the toilet?

... holding on to a pee you will find it has a mind of its own”. So to relieve Charlie of his question, I asked ...

gorilla

Gorillas need their space

... although in a gentle way that hints at parts of our own human nature. While their relatives the chimpanzees get ...

STOCKS

COVID-19 and the economy

... available. So we thought, let's go out and collect our own data. Adam - And what have you found? What is the impact ...

A close up of an open pocket watch

The ticking of the Trinity Clock

... time, but in 1726 the new master of the college wanted his own fancy clock and that turned out not to be a great clock ...

Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) researchers unveiled the first direct visual evidence of the supermassive black hole in the centre of galaxy Messier 87.

First images of a black hole

... one was a lot further away, though, than the one in our own galaxy. Do you think they’re saving the best till last? ...

Grain growing in a field

Stopping swarming locusts

... therefore smellier than anything you may produce on your own is actually critical to how this mechanism would work. ...

Hand Washing

App shown to help with OCD symptoms

... it’s really personalised medicine because it’s their own hands that they’re watching wash or touch these ...

An outline of a human head, filled with connections like vessels or nerves.

Your brain on origami

... with. And it was almost like they were mapping onto their own brain what they were looking at, and pretending they were ...