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Podcasts 2012

12 December edition

In this edition: Sir Gordon Conway discusses how to feed the world and Vin Chauhan explains what skeletons tell us about Victorian Britain.

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21 November edition

In this edition, expert reflection on Superstorm Sandy from a professor of atmospheric physics, and students from Imperial’s Canoe Club report on their three-month expedition in Peru.

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31 October edition

In this edition, Imperial’s new series of public events kicks off with terrifying consequences for cats, and two of our experts explain how the winners of this year’s chemistry and physics Nobels earned their prizes.

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10 October edition

In this edition, we meet an MBA student whose software package brings webpages to life using audio, and find out what researchers have learned about preventing non-communicable diseases.

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12 September edition

Infection model In this edition: A new strategy for treating bacterial infections and a Paralympian’s advice for students designing sporting equip ment.

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22 August edition

Dr Tina Van De Flierdt in Antarctica In this edition: A glimpse of tropical ancient Antarctica and the science of manipulating light waves.

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1 August edition

Head of NASA and former astronaut, Charles Bolden In this edition: A Boris Bike scheme but for cars, what it means to be an Imperial alumnus and the Head of NASA.

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11 July edition

Model of the Higgs Boson particle In this edition: Imperial scientists celebrate Cern’s big discovery and composers create the soundtrack for a walk around campus.

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20 June edition

Physics student Kadhim Shubber with his skeleton and tandem In this edition, Darwinian ditties emerge from natural selection and a student gets saddled with a skeleton.

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30 May edition

Mars rover In this edition, find out what Nasa’s next Mars rover is looking for and what working with artists can tell scientists about their research.

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9 May edition

Satallite around the planet Jupiter In this edition, we find out how bad badgers in the media affect the way that diseased animals are treated and hear why champagne corks are popping all around the College.

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18 April edition

Pilot Plant In this edition, an update on strategies to prevent malaria transmission, and a visit to the new carbon capture pilot plant opening on campus.

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21 March edition

Graph on chalk board In this edition, a librarian ponders the future of academic publishing, and a mathematician suggests that patterns we see in data might not be as helpful as we think.

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29 February edition

Petri dish In this edition, we discover why neutrinos appeared to be in such a hurry and hear why virus scientists want to publish details of how to create more transmissible strains of bird flu.

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8 February edition

School pupils with a podcast Researchers enlist schoolchildren to measure pollution, a prize-winning essay writer shares his tips, and two experts offer contrasting views on whether Mars’s surface could have harboured life.

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18 January edition

Model of the Higgs Boson particle What secrets will the Large Hadron Collider reveal in 2012? Our latest podcast looks at the year ahead for Cern, plus turning wrapping paper into biofuel, using art to treat mental health problems, and diagnosing traumatic brain injury.

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