Tagged: chemistry

scientist 69: the science author – Michael Freemantle says WW1 was the chemists war (2014)

Scroll down for the recording. Additional notes by Roger Frost – with thanks to Dr Freemantle.  The First World War, that began in 1914, put chemists to work. Their chemicals could harm as well as...

scientist 34: the atmospheric scientist – John Pyle & atmospheric ozone (2012)

We visit the Centre for Atmospheric Science in Cambridge University and speak to Professor John Pyle about modelling the lower atmosphere using supercomputers. Follow-up link: Centre for Atmospheric Science atm.ch.cam.ac.uk See also ‘the earth...

scientist 28: the ice chemist – Robert Mulvanney at British Antarctic Survey (2012)

We hear how British Antarctic Survey scientists drill ice to discover how the world has changed over thousands of years. Dr. Robert Mulvaney of the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge talks to the Science Show’s Roger...

scientist 16: the chocolatier – making chocolate (2012)

Chocolatier Cheryl Brighty of Artistry in Cocoa, tells Nicola Terry how chocolate is made from a cocoa pod. Follow-up link: Artistry in cocoa www.artistryincocoa.co.uk Tagged biology, making chocolate, cocoa, chemistry, artistryincocoa, Nicola Terry 19/05/2012

scientist 12: the materials scientist – properties of materials (2012)

Stuart Dye from Granta Design in Cambridge explains how the company help engineers choose materials to make a product. Tagged engineering, chemistry, materials, choosing, physics, Granta Design, Cambridge, Nicola Terry, Stuart Dye 22/01/2012

scientist 10: the entrepreneur – purifying water from fracking shale (2012)

Roger Frost speaks with Matt Bruff of Altela Inc, a Denver company making technology that turns the most polluted water useful again. The company licence large-scale water recycling plants that handle the massive quantities...

scientist 07: the gardener – weeds and herbicides (2012)

As the season switched from spring to summer we look at weedkillers. How do weedkillers (aka herbicides) work? How can a weedkiller target one plant and not another? Roger Frost asked plant scientist, Chris Creese...

World War One, the Chemists War, Michael Freemantle – 105science

World War One, the Chemists War, Michael Freemantle – 105science

How the First World War, that began in 1914, put the world’s chemists to work making chemicals to harm as well as heal though overall with horrific outcomes. The author of two books about...

The big questions in science – 105science

The big questions in science – 105science

Answers to the most intriguing questions in science today. The author of a riveting book called “The Big Questions in Science” explains how they researched How did life begin? Why do we dream? And...

Keeping bees, honey and making chocolate – 105science

Keeping bees, honey and making chocolate – 105science

Keeping bees and making honey: Long-time beekeeper Steve Poyser tells us how honey bees work and how nectar turns into the stuff we buy. The Science Show’s Roger Frost asks about clear versus creamed...

Drug discovery special – 105science

Drug discovery special – 105science

DifiniGEN is a new Cambridge University spin-off company who have a process for growing human liver cells. CEO Dr Marcus Yeo explains how their cells are used by pharmaceutical companies, to test if a newly discovered drug...

A Cambridge chemist talks about drug discovery. Plus ‘Cambattery’ building a better battery – 105science

A Cambridge chemist talks about drug discovery. Plus ‘Cambattery’ building a better battery – 105science

How drugs for medicine are discovered and improved by chemistry. Sean McKenna, a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, describes techniques that take the guesswork out of making pills. Followed by: What’s on in Cambridge...

Modelling chemistry of the atmosphere – 105science

Modelling chemistry of the atmosphere – 105science

We visit the Centre for Atmospheric Science in Cambridge University and speak to Professor John Pyle about modelling the atmosphere using supercomputers. See www.atm.ch.cam.ac.uk We talk about Norovirus and how to avoid it. See www.sturff.org We...

The British Antarctic Survey measure global warming – 105science

The British Antarctic Survey measure global warming – 105science

Dr. Robert Mulvaney of the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge talks to the Science Show’s Roger Frost who finds out that not all global warming is his fault or ours. We hear how British...

Purifying water from the energy business + Alzheimer’s disease and memory – 105science

Purifying water from the energy business + Alzheimer’s disease and memory – 105science

Experimental psychologist Brianne Kent talks to Chris Creese about Alzheimer’s disease; memory and why love is a drug. We also hear from Matt Bruff of Altela Inc, a Denver company making technology that turns the most polluted...

Making chocolate + Jargon and words in science – 105science

Making chocolate + Jargon and words in science – 105science

Chocolatier Cheryl Brighty of Artistry in Cocoa, tells Nicola Terry how chocolate is made from a cocoa pod. Cambridge science teacher Dr William Hirst talks to Roger Frost explaining that learning the language of science can...