Tagged: technology

checking a TV remote controller

visitors this year: 87 An infrared remote control unit sends messages, using infrared ‘light’ to recorders and televisions. Point a remote controller at a light sensor and it may be able to pick up the...

scientist 57: the gastroenterologist – Stephen Middleton Smart pill for IBS (2013)

visitors this year: 238 An electronic medical procedure offers an innovative way for doctors to find out what’s going on inside the intestine. The ‘SmartPill’ is a tablet-sized device with sensors to take measurements...

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scientist 56: the motor vehicle development manager – Nissan LEAF electric car (2014)

visitors this year: 249 The technology behind the world’s best selling electric vehicle. Called the Nissan LEAF, it’s a car to drive across town with the thought that you’re not polluting, or adding to the traffic...

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

visitors this year: 230 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:...

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scientist 25: the computer scientist – big aims for the tiny Raspberry Pi computer (2012)

visitors this year: 281 Cambridge University’s Dr Rob Mullins and Alex Bradbury, developed the inexpensive Raspberry Pi computer to bump start computing, much like the Acorn BBC Micro did thirty years ago. Follow-up link:...

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scientist 23: the engineer – Bloodhound the fastest car on earth (2012)

visitors this year: 164 Roger Frost finds out about Bloodhound, an engineering initiative for students to build the world’s fastest car. He speaks with Ian Galloway, Bloodhound’s Education Professional Development Director about the bid...

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scientist 18: the data logger company – agriculture (2012)

visitors this year: 229 Roger Frost meets Tony Peloe from Cambridge firm, Delta-T, who supply plant and environment monitoring equipment to plant growers and researchers. Follow-up link: Delta-T www.delta-t.co.uk Tagged biology, Nicola Terry, physics,...

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

visitors this year: 259 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...

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scientist 04: the technical specialist – mobile phone signal reception (2012)

visitors this year: 278 Chris Cox  of IPACCESS in Cambourne explains to Roger Frost how mobile phones talk to radio masts; how signals decrease inside buildings and how femtocells (aka ‘small cells’) can improve a weak...

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Choosing a guitar – 105science

visitors this year: 75 With many different types of guitars, we find out how much more is involved in the sound we get from various models, and whether or not this impacts on the...

The Nissan LEAF electricity powered car – 105science

visitors this year: 37 About the technology behind the world’s best selling electric vehicle. Called the Nissan LEAF, it’s a car to drive across town with the thought that you’re not pumping out pollution, or adding...