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Wave crashing

Making waves

... world. But how do we study them and why do they matter? Tom Crawford went along to Cambridge University’s Maths department to meet ...

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 Clare Ward-Jones; I ...

Solve this and you'll win $1 million...

... Dollars. Graihagh Jackson spoke to Cambridge University's Tom Crawford to find out what these problems are... Tom - So, yeah. These are ...

Hands on a fence

Game theory: The prisoner's dilemma

... game theory to model early human behaviour and he spoke to Tom Crawford... Sergey - In our models we included two different types of ...

The blast lab

... in an explosion. Bill and his PhD student David Sory showed Tom Crawford around their bomb lab... Tom - Here we are at Imperial or more ...

Simulating Operations

... first. And it can be very realistic, and very stressful, as Tom Crawford found out when Gareth Wills from Vascular Perspectives got him ...

A knotted rope

Scientists tie the nano-knot

... to bend and entwine short strings of carbon-rich molecules. Tom Crawford heard how from lead author David Leigh... David - What my ...

Why are fingerprints unique?

This week, Tom Crawford put Helen's question under the magnifying glass to try and find out ... are unique and if so, whether the same applies to toeprints? Tom - The movies say that if your fingerprints are found at the scene of the ...

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 ...

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 Kyriacos Leptos to ...

Are electronic personal assistants the future?

... is: will we spend all of our time talking to gadgets? Tom Crawford spoke to tech expert and Angel Investor Peter Cowley to find out what ...

Do roast potatoes give you cancer?

... brown or black, to help to reduce the amount of acrylamide. Tom Crawford spoke to Jasmine Just at Cancer Research UK… Jasmine - ...

The science of faster bicycles

... riders, there’s some serious science behind the bikes as Tom Crawford has been finding out. But first, a flashback to five years ago… ...

The Science of Wimbledon tennis

... - And it’s a match of the titans today. Georgia Mills and Tom Crawford have come armed with their top tennis facts. It's anyone’s guess who ...

The Nuts and Bolts of Fertility

How do you make a baby? Tom Crawford and Georgia Mills have been finding out; here’s the “nuts and ... about the cells that make reproduction possible… Tom - Men produce sperm non-stop throughout their life. It takes about two ...

Navier Stokes: equation to rule them all

... the body. Fluids expert and mathematician Keith Moffatt took Tom Crawford down to the deep dark depths of Cambridge's maths lab... Tom - ...

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: everywhere from the ...

DNA

The Naked Science of a DNA test

... how seriously should we take their results? Izzie Clarke and Tom Crawford spoke to Garrett Hellenthal from UCL and Julianna Cintron from 23andMe ...

A variety of pills

Can a pill make you fitter?

... run for a much longer period of time and gained less weight! Tom Crawford spoke to senior researcher Weiwei Fan to find out how it all works. ...

Branching pattern in tissues

How do tissues grow?

... arise in tissues such as the lungs, kidneys and pancreas. Tom Crawford spoke to researcher Edouard Hannezo... Edouard – We are a team ...

Smiling laptop

Are Internet Filters Really Keeping Children Safe?

... because of blocking or ‘overblocking’ of useful content. Tom Crawford spoke to Oxford University’s Victoria Nash… Victoria - Our ...

An ant walking

Can ants feel pain?

Tom Crawford went crawling around for the answer with York University's Eleanor ... but feeling no pain is what’s known as nociception. Tom - I find it hard to separate the idea of feeling pain and just reacting to ...

What would happen if I peed on the moon?

... Messenger from the University of Glasgow was on hand to help Tom Crawford with Michael's question. Chris - The answer depends on the ...

Line of cocaine

Cocaine addiction leads to iron build up in the brain

... the team don’t yet know what the iron is doing there. Tom Crawford spoke with lead author Dr Karen Ersche... Karen - We found, for ...

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 - Politely, one ...