The podcast is presented by Gareth Mitchell, a lecturer on Imperial's MSc Science Communication course and the presenter of Click Radio on the BBC World Service, with contributions from our roaming reporters in the Research Communications group.

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archive 2013

11 December 2013

Yosemite rock face Scientists report that pop music can improve the efficiency of solar cells and students tell tales of scaling huge rock faces in California.

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20 November 2013

Crocodile In this edition, a Nobel laureate drops in at Imperial to talk about the science of ageing and students wrestle with the problem of putting motion sensors on crocodiles.

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30 October 2013

Professors Tom Kibble and Tejinder Virdee A special edition with commentary from Imperial scientists on the winners of this year’s Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry and physiology or medicine.

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9 October 2013

Tricycle outside the Royal Albert Hall Expert commentary on the IPCC’s latest climate change report and a ride on Imperial’s public engagement tricycle.

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18 September 2013

Interviewing taking place at the Fringe event Our latest Fringe event explored the science of your identity, with DNA origami, 3D brain images, and a look at stress inside the womb. Gareth Mitchell and Simon Levey were there to capture the evening for the podcast.

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28 August 2013

Billy Wu Vice Provost Debra Humphris and Student Union president David Goldsmith discuss the National Student Survey results, and we visit the Energy Futures Lab to discover new ways of powering motorbikes and guitar amps.

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7 August 2013

Baby in arms of nurse In the latest edition of the Imperial Podcast, we hear from leading researchers in synthetic biology and fetal development.

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10 July 2013

Civil Engineering Student group photo Students get their hands on real construction projects and Imperial researchers take part in a public science exhibition at the Royal Society.

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19 June 2013

The planet Mars In this edition: Insights into antibiotic prescribing and a hypothetical mission to Mars.

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22 May 2013

Aerial view of the Festival In this special edition from the Imperial Festival: An electric motorbike, an intelligent knife, and a trip up the Queen’s Tower.

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1 May 2013

Jumping robots In this edition: a look ahead at the Imperial Festival, where robotic grasshoppers and a plasma globe will be among the many exhibits. Plus, school students hear from women who have led successful careers in space science.

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10 April 2013

A female with her head in her hands In this edition: Dr Anna Andreou talks about her research on headaches and two business leaders discuss diversity in the corporate world.

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20 March 2013

Brain scans In this edition: Scientists launch a project to map babies’ brains and two rock superstars return to their old haunt at Imperial College Union.

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27 February 2013

Meteorite speding towards Earth This edition features the latest research on flu pandemics and asteroid strikes, and we hear from students taking part in a charity bungee jump on campus.

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6 February 2013

In this edition: Imperial College podcast interviews a star and a gets the lowdown on a diamond award for the Faculty of Engineering.

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16 January 2013

Kerry Noble Interviewing Professor Gary Frost In this edition: How signals from the gut affect our appetite and what the future holds for space travel and the economy.

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