Tagged: technology

scientist 33: the entrepreneur – Felix Baumgartner’s skyjump (2012)

Our guest Anmol Sood of Hildago was on the team that monitored Felix Baumgartner health as he jumped from the edge of space and reached a speed of over 800 mph. Based in Cambridge...

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

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: Learn about the Raspberry...

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

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 to break the world...

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

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, technology, datalogger, data logging, pyranometer, soil humidity, Delta-T,...

scientist 14: the home insulation advisor – heat loss from houses (2012)

Nicola Terry hitches a ride on the Heatseekers vehicle in Cambridge as speaks with Dawn Morley.  Dawn explains how their infra red camera is able to see where a house loses its heat. They...

scientist 13: the architect – Cambridge eco-homes (2012)

Roger Frost visits a super-insulated city home that minimises its use of energy and has a garden for insulation on the roof. He talks to architect Jeremy Ashworth about the ways that his building...

scientist 11: the building scientist – home energy use (2012)

Science Show reporter Nicola Terry asked a local environmental scientist Dr Ray Galvin to tell us about houses and heat loss. He offers a scientific look at ways to reduce our use of energy...

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

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 signal. Follow-up link IP...

scientist 03: the inventor – making an IR camera for art museums (2012)

When the news told of the discovery of ‘another’ Mona Lisa, Roger Frost visited local inventor Lawrence Robinson of OPUS Instruments.  He learned about the OSIRIS infra-red camera which had been used to verify...

Choosing a guitar – 105science

Choosing a guitar – 105science

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 price. Are we just...

Civil Engineering with Professor Robert Mair – 105science

Civil Engineering with Professor Robert Mair – 105science

Asking someone to send you an “engineer” will conjure up all sorts of people who build and fix things. But today’s show is about civil engineers. Professor Robert Mair of the University of Cambridge...

Aerodynamics – Professor Holger Babinsky – 105science

Aerodynamics – Professor Holger Babinsky – 105science

This week we find out about aerodynamics and what it involves. We meet Professor Holger Babinsky at Cambridge University Engineering Department. He talks about wind tunnels and the need for bumps on aeroplane wings.  Listen to the...

The Nissan LEAF electricity powered car – 105science

The Nissan LEAF electricity powered car – 105science

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 to the traffic noise...

SmartPill comes to Cambridge and we play the Science Fact and Fiction quiz – 105science

SmartPill comes to Cambridge and we play the Science Fact and Fiction quiz – 105science

A new pill can diagnose you from the inside out. A new 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...