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Looking inside your heart

... correctly and that the heart muscle is a healthy shape. Tom Crawford volunteered to be a guinea pig… Clare - I’m ... also do 3D images so we can get a 3D model of the heart. Tom - From my point of view, looking at the machine, it kind ...

Simulating Operations

... And it can be very realistic, and very stressful, as Tom Crawford found out when Gareth Wills from Vascular ... see the coronary arteries. And your wire is in the arm… Tom - I can see it inside the… Gareth - This is the forearm ...

Glow in the dark corals

... hearing about the amazing glow in the dark corals, we sent Tom Crawford along to Jorg Wiedenmann's exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition to check them out... Tom - Jörg has brought me inside a very darkly lit room and ...

The algae that started it all

... led to the birth of the science we now call optogenetics. Tom Crawford went to see Cambridge University’s Otti Croze and ... and in these circumstances in extreme conditions... Tom - It’s about minus 10. Well it’s not but it’s ...

Woman pulling metal weight in physiotherapy

Naked mole rat treatment for stroke

... to the cells in their body without using oxygen. He told Tom Crawford more about these fascinating creatures… Ewan - ... animals are workers so it’s a very highly social mammal. Tom - You’ve discovered how they are able to survive ...

Anglerfish

Critter of the Week: Anglerfish

In the final Critter of the Week, Tom Crawford is here to reveal this week’s villainous candidate. Tom - Name: anglerfish, Phylum: chordate. Location: ...

DNA

The Naked Science of a DNA test

... seriously should we take their results? Izzie Clarke and Tom Crawford spoke to Garrett Hellenthal from UCL and Julianna Cintron from 23andMe in order to find out… Tom - Fill the tube with saliva to the black wavy line… ...

Electric eel shocking an arm

The shocking science of electric eels

... The shock can be ten times the power of a TASER! He told Tom Crawford what - in addition to his own pain threshold - ... off you high voltage. It’s really a shocking behaviour! Tom - Nice, you beat me to the pun. So just to re-clarify ...

Size matters when it comes to speed

... that successfully puts a speed limit on most species. Tom Crawford heard how it works... Walter - There is a ... of energy on board, if you will, to ever get there. Tom - Yeah. In terms of maximum speeds, I notice that as you ...

How old is Homo naledi?

... like and where they fit into the timeline of evolution. Tom Crawford spoke to the lead researchers… Lee - I’m ... first archaeological evidence of modern human behaviour. Tom - Homo naledi : is this some sort of primitive human ...

Using lights to send flies to sleep

... sleep simply by flashing a red light in their direction. Tom Crawford went to Oxford University to meet Gero and find out ... linked to a particular characteristic of the nerve cell. Tom - In simple terms, what Gero is saying is that they first ...

Woman running in the sunset

Athletes' Hearts

How does repeated exercise impact your heart? Tom Crawford spoke to St George’s University of London heart ... do very much to pump five litres of blood round the body. Tom - I’m glad that’s true because I’ve heard that ...