Tagged: environment

scientist 41: the earth scientist – British Antarctic Survey and the ionosphere (2013)

Dr Ingrid Cnossen is an earth scientist who works for the British Antarctic Survey. She studies the ionosphere, a layer of the upper atmosphere where satellites orbit the earth. Related podcasts Professor John Pyle works on computer...

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scientist 40: the science presenter – the ugly animal society – Simon Watt (2013)

Hear about a fun campaign to save the ‘ugly’ animals. Simon Watt of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society tell us that ugly animals face extinction because the cute creatures, like cuddly pandas, “steal all the glory”. He...

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scientist 37: the farmer – catchment sensitive farming (2013)

A government initiative to help farmers keep the water supply free of pollutants. We visit a farm in Duxford, England where Andrew Down from ‘Natural England’ explains what is meant by “Catchment Sensitive Farming”. Environment...

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scientist 36: the research biotechnologist – Alan Tunnacliffe & the bdelloid rotifer (2013)

Professor Alan Tunnacliffe of the Cambridge University Department of Chemical Engineering tells why the bdelloid rotifer has fascinated top biologists. This microscopically tiny invertebrate lives in rain puddles. The creature can survive without water for millions of years, and by now...

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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...

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scientist 29: the eco-home builder – solar panels by Polysolar (2013)

Pete McKeown, director of Cernunnos Homes and Hamish Watson, director of Polysolar tell Chris Creese about their special solar panels and offer some smart ideas for using solar energy. Follow-up link: Cernunnos Homes www.cernunnos-homes.co.uk Polysolar...

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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...

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scientist 27: the conservation scientist – Andrew Balmford has Wild Hope (2012)

Speaking to The Science show’s Chris Creese, the author of “Wild Hope” explains what ecosystems do for us, and how we can help ourselves by helping the environment. Cambridge conservation scientist, Andrew Balmford, explains why there’s hope...

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scientist 26: the ecology researcher – Marten Scheffer critical transitions (2012)

The Science Show’s Chris Creese reports from the Ecological Society of America conference in Portland, USA. She chats with ‘critical transitions’ expert Marten Scheffer (Netherlands). They talk about Marten’s book and a collaboration on a film...

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scientist 22: the bird watcher – Cambridgeshire wetland birds (2012)

Learn about wetlands and bird habitats as Chris Creese grabs binoculars and speaks with Peter Herkenrath, Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Bird Club. Follow-up links: Cambridgeshire Bird Club cambridgebirdclub.org.uk. Bird watching sites in Cambridgeshire www.cambridgebirdclub.org.uk/topsites.html Local nature reserves by Cambridge...

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Ensuring quality wheat – CAMGRAIN 105science

This podcast is about what happens when wheat leaves the farm. We take up the story after the August crop harvest and speak with Dr Andrew Wingate who tells how CAMGRAIN deliver quality assured wheat. Ideas in...

The ionosphere – 105science

Dr Ingrid Cnossen is an earth scientist who works for the British Antarctic Survey. She studies the ionosphere, a layer of the upper atmosphere where satellites orbit the earth. Link to show podcast – see...

Reducing heat loss from houses -105science

A scientific look at ways to reduce our use of energy in the home while still staying warm! We’ll meet a building scientist and ask how does a house lose heat? On the same...

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...

Cambridge Science Festival Preview – 105science

In the Cambridge Science Festival, Nick Crumpton tells why mammals are better than dinosaurs. And researcher Dr Andrew Holding tells of the Skeptics in the Pub discussion group and of Bright Club, where scientists collide with humour. Guests...

Solar panel technology in Cambridge – 105science

Solar panel experts tell Chris Creese about their special panels and offer some smart ideas for using solar energy. Pete McKeown, Director of Cernunnos Homes (http://www.cernunnos-homes.co.uk/) and Hamish Watson, Director of Polysolar (http://www.polysolar.co.uk). Our...

‘Wild Hope’ – the book on conservation – 105science

Cambridge conservation scientist, Andrew Balmford, says why there’s hope for saving the planet. Speaking to The Science show’s Chris Creese, the author of “Wild Hope” explains what ecosystems really do for us, and how we can help...