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What happens when you hurl your homework in the air?

... you will need: -  A rectangular (preferably hardback) book - An elastic band to hold the pages together  How to do the experiment: 1 - Take the book and put the elastic band around it to keep the pages together.  2 - Hold the book in your hands so that the book is flat and the spine is ...

The Kindle - Amazons e-Book reader

Paperless Paperbacks?

... on November the 19th, Kindle is Amazon's electronic book reader, this is the device that we've all been waiting ... and you would be able to search through it and look at any book you wanted. Well, the kindle offers you the opportunity ... same time a lot of people saying this isn't quite the e-book reader that maybe we've been hoping for, that we still ...

From textbooks, to peer reviewed papers...

Steve Jones - The Selfish Gene at 40

... a quote from The Selfish gene, Richard Dawkins' landmark book that was first published in 1976. I caught up with ... of genetics at UCL - Steve Jones, to find out how the book, and the ideas in it, were received when it first came ... which isn't to deny the fact that it's a very important book in the public perception of genetics. Kat - From what I ...

A user viewing an electronic page on an eBook-reading device - a $100 Laptop prototype

Tech Update - E-Books and E-Readers

... in there's nothing better than to curl up with a good book.  Of course there has been lot of tech excitement ... around the launch of the latest version of Amazon's E-book reader with a bigger screen.  Lot of excitement about ... a couple of British entrants into the market; two E-book Readers due out maybe later in the year, one from a ...

How To Improve your Memory

... here's Ron Hale-Evans from the US, who has written the book Mind Performance Hacks. Hello Ron. Ron - Hi Dr Chris. ... to have you with us. Come on then, tell us about your book. What's it all about? Ron - Well it's about improving ... call hacks. Chris - This is not just a glorified self help book. These things actually do work don't they. Ron - Yes, I ...

Seeing Red

One day someone will write a book that explains consciousness. The book will put forward a theory that closes the "explanatory ... have to contain this particular amount of energy." In my book Seeing Red I put forward a theory of consciousness. Now, ...

A girl with a lollipop

How Many Licks...?

... us how we can work it out for ourselves.  He's written a book and it's called "How many Licks" and it's been published ... out of the physics world and say, "Right.  Let's write a book in which we try and look at some of these complicated ... a good idea to just put a clutch of these problems into a book for math. Chris -   And the name "How Many Licks," how ...

Protein Origami: Pop-up Books & Nature's Polymers

... even involve killing the cell. And just as the pop-up book is made from pieces of card glued to the page in the ... up its completed 3D shape. And just like opening a pop-up book, most of the time the protein folding works smoothly, ... to inserting a wrongly shaped piece of card in the pop-up book. This causes the mature protein to go out of shape or ...

Dolphins

What makes a mammal?

... Collection in central London for a chat about his new book on this very subject - I, Mammal. Liam - You look it up ... unique jaw joint... And I figured that each chapter of the book would describe fairly independently how each of these ... to try and move beyond that... Kat - This is a scientific book obviously! Liam - Yes, exactly. Well, I did end up ...

An Xbox controller.

Gaming grief

Dr. Pete Etchells from Bath Spa University has written a book called Lost in a Good Game: Why we play video games and what they can do for us. He told Chris Berrow how the book came about. Pete - Part of the book is about my dad and my dad died when I was 14 of motor ...

A Gecko

Gecko Glue

... large surface area of the paper in contact with the other book to enable the maximum amount of friction to occur. Ginny - So, the two books that goes page from book one, page from book two, page from book one, page from book two, all the way ...

Earth

On the future: Prospects for Humanity

... future? This tricky topic is being tackled in a new book, called - On The Future - by Professor Lord Martin Rees, ... and because of advancing technology. Izzie - And in your book you also mention the report of the Intergovernmental ... and I think we do have a future. And what I say in this book is that the best solution to the climate problem is to ...

A multi-volume Latin dictionary (Egidio Forcellini: Totius Latinitatis Lexicon, 1858-87) in a table in the main reading room of the University Library of Graz. Definitely an old book!

The Smell of Old Books?

... which we perceive by the sense of olfaction. An odour of a book is a complex mixture of odorous volatiles, emitted from ... fragrant aliphatic alcohols. A typical odour of 'old book' is thus determined mixture of fragrant volatiles and is ... the same. What is the smell of old books? The older the book, the better it smells. I’m not talking about the old ...

The Science of Well-being

... meaningful. Felicia Huppert takes us on a tour of her new book, The Science of Well-being, in which she and her ... Taking a dynamic cross-disciplinary approach, this book sets out to explore the most promising routes to ... researchers, practitioners and policy advisors. The book is divided into five sections. In Part 1: Evolution and ...

Plane flying through light clouds

Absurd answers to common problems

... get to interview Randall while he was on tour for his new book, ‘How To’. During his brief stop in Cambridge, he ... an hour before his sold-out talk to chat about his new book. Randall - This is sort of a guide to bad ideas for how to do things. It's not a particularly useful self-help book. I'm the sort of person who's always coming up with ...

Science of the Big Bang Theory

... and author from LA. Here he tells us about his latest book... Dave - You must take a deep breath to say the entire title of the book Chris. It is, "The Science of TV's The Big Bang Theory: ... screwdrivers. I thought it would be fun to write a little book explaining some of those science references and just ...

Fourier series equations written on blackboard

The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

... Cambridge University mathematician Bobby Seagull about his book, The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers... Chris - Bobby, you’ve got a book sitting there, is this it, is this the new tome that you ... I couldn't do it at school, what's the point of it. And my book is almost like a soft manifesto showing that actually ...

Little Changes

Meet the Rinkidinks

Tiffany - I wrote this book because I thought that currently the way that evolution ... make them a better fit. What I wanted to do is write a book which is very simple aimed at young children which told ... order to explain it. Kat - And what are your hopes for the book? Tiffany - Well, I really hope that primary school ...

DNA

Higher fatal flu risk for CRISPR twins

... the sequence is synonymous to a word processor for a book, the book being DNA, which allows scientists to not only read the book, but to also edit a specific ‘passage’ of the book. ...

A nerve cell

How do cells know what to grow into?

... gene expression: if you imagine the genome as a big book with recipes for proteins, gene expression is where some ... into RNA, which is kind of like copies of pages of a book and those are used directly to produce the proteins. So ... are expressed by determining which of the pages in the book of the genome are used to make proteins. Chris - I get ...

A representation of the evolution of the universe over 13.77 billion years.

A brief history of A Brief History of Time

... Hawking released what was to be his seminal science book, A Brief History of Time . It has sold millions of ... to never making it past the first few pages, earning the book the accolade of being the most popular unread tome of ... possibly do the content, nor impact, of this famous book justice. “A Brief History of Time” was Professor ...

Everyone who ever lived

... the way. This genetic journey is the subject of a new book - A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived - by ... interbred with Neanderthals. Now I argue in the book that that means that they were not a different species ... Kat - I found this mind bending when I was reading the book. There's so many amazing things in there. You're digging ...

Cover page of Charles Darwin's Descent of Man (1871).

This Week in Science History - The Descent of Man

... earlier, it was still an influential and controversial book. In 1871, Queen Victoria was on the throne in Great ... Origin of Species in 1859, Darwin began working on another book that would allow him to discuss further how humans ... from other animals, not specially created. In the book, Darwin also makes the comparison of mental ...

Specimen of Oxynoe olivacea feeding on Caulerpa racemosa.

How does evolution produce new genes?

... that do the copying make a mistake, it's like me copying a book - I've got a book opened in front of me and I'm reading off the book and making a new copy in a second book, I might ...

"Whats Science Ever Done for Us?" What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life and the Universe

... Science ever done for us" is also the title of a new book that's out at the moment. It's been written by Professor ... joining us on the naked scientists to tell us about your book. Why have u written this? And don't say to make money ... addictive. Helen -   I don't know if this is in your book but one of my favourite bits in one of the shows is when ...