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Bigger and stronger: the next Large Hadron Collider

... much closer to those seen during the ‘Big Bang’. Tom Crawford heard about the project from physicist Carsten ... we are limited in the ultimate energy of these colliders. Tom - Can we not upgrade or extend the current Large Hadron ...

Boy showered in ice water

How do things become Popular?

... one of them, and that’s because they all went viral. Tom Crawford decided to find out if there’s any science behind ... imitate others and leads all sorts of things to catch on. Tom - You mentioned there steps and these six factors. So ...

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 ...

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The Poincare problem solved!

... Pointcare problem but then refused the $1 million reward! Tom Crawford went along to the Millennium Bridge in London to ... I think most suspension bridges are anyway, so it's fine. Tom - It's quite windy today, but I'm feeling quite safe ...

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 ...

Many using phone

Fake News: Why is it spreading?

... Indiana University has made it his mission to find out. Tom Crawford heard how... Filippo - Here what we wanted to look ... So we built a model to study that particular question. Tom - What did you find out then? Was the high quality ...

Fruit fly

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 ...

Hawker jet aeroplane

Climate Change will increase Turbulence on Flights

... flying less comfortable and potentially more dangerous. Tom Crawford heard how it’s happening from atmospheric ... as much severe turbulence as there has been historically. Tom - So you gave us an example of severe turbulence saying ...

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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 ...

Blueberries

Mythconception: Do antioxidants really keep you young?

In this week's myth, Tom Crawford questions his choice of new year resolution as he ... and their sworn enemy, the all-conquering antioxidants… Tom - We’re now well into the new year - how are those ...

Could we use maths to talk to aliens?

... daily lives. But would aliens be able to understand it? Tom Crawford spoke to Professor Ian Stewart from the University ... what’s important might set things up in a different way. Tom - It almost sounds to me like you’re saying the maths ...

Drone in the sky

AI researchers sound alarm against killer robots

... for a ban on the use of AI in managing weapons systems. Tom Crawford spoke to Peter Clark, founder of the Resurgo ... intruder’s must be destroyed - pow, pow, pow, pow, pow Tom - Is this a case of a robot with a gun just walking ...

A house mouse

Men and women may feel pain differently

... 'his n' hers', painkillers in the not too distant future. Tom Crawford spoke to Jeff. A study on mice has shown males and ...

Apollo astronaut on the Moon

What Would Peeing on the Moon Look Like?

... somehow pee standing on the moon? Is it even possible? Tom Crawford put this astronomical question to Dr. Chris ...

What do fish and aircraft have in common?

... to develop improved aircraft designs, as he explains to Tom Crawford... What do fish and aircraft have in common? What do ...

Clock face

Just give me a second...

... now have all of this extra time, here's Naked Scientist Tom Crawford with everything you need to know about the leap ...

Music tastes linked with brain type

... think, with the tunes most likely to resonate with them. Tom Crawford went to see the lead researcher David Greenberg to ...

Are fingerprints unique?

This week, Tom Crawford put Helen's question under the magnifying glass to ...

Human heart seen in a cardiac surgery operating room

Growing Human Hearts

... dimensional model of a human heart, as he explains to Tom Crawford... Scientists have produced the first 3D, beating ...

An ant walking

Do Ants Feel Pain?

... way as humans do? And what does it have to do with robots? Tom Crawford gets some ant-sight  from the University of York's ...

A volcano

Volcanoes may have ended the Roman Empire

... Belfast was one member of that team, and she spoke to Tom Crawford. Evidence links volcanoes to the fall of the Roman ...

Oil refinery pump

Methane to Methanol

... into something cleaner, and a bit more useful: methanol. Tom Crawford heard how... A new method to turn greenhouse gas ...

Phytoplankton - the foundation of the oceanic food chain

Plankton Change Genes to Combat Climate Change

... which use a genetic trick to adapt, as he explained to Tom Crawford... How are organisms in the Arctic coping with ...

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