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Naked Science Scrapbook

Summary: Drawing out the facts, the Naked Science Scrapbook brings a visual dimension to the world's most mysterious science.

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 Where Does the Solar System End? - Science Scrapbook 13.11.12 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 02:58

Launched in 1977 to study the Solar system's gas giant planets, Voyager 1 is still operating. But now it's so far away that the Solar wind has weakened and a deluge of cosmic particles from intergalactic space is assailing it. Now interstellar space awaits. But where does the Solar system end and this new frontier begin?

 What is the Higgs boson? - Science Scrapbook 13.10.07 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 05:09

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have found evidence of a new fundamental particle, that could be the much sought-after Higgs boson. In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find out what a Higgs boson actually is, and why finding it could help us understand the structure of the universe a little bit better...

 How do Nerves Carry Information? - Science Scrapbook 13.10.04 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 06:40

What do nerve cells look like, how do they carry information, and how does one nerve connect and communicate with another nerve? Find out in this spine-tingling Naked Science Scrapbook episode...

 How do we use Microbes to make Biohydrogen? - Science Scrapbook 12.08.16 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 05:19

Hydrogen could be a key clean fuel of the future, powering cars, planes and technology. The challenge facing us before we can switch to this energy-dense fuel has been to produce it cleanly and efficiently. Now a team at the University of Birmingham have developed a way of harnessing the power of microbes to make it for us...

 How does the Internet work? - Science Scrapbook 12.07.30 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 05:32

Whether you're watching a YouTube video, downloading an email, buying a birthday present or linking up with friends online, you're sending data across the Internet. But how does "the web" actually work, and what lies behind it? Here, in this Naked Science Scrapbook episode supported by 4D Data Centres, all is revealed...

 What is a fungus? - Science Scrapbook 12.05.25 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 05:34

Fungi are a biologically important, and often overlooked Kingdom of organisms. In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find out what a fungus actually is, how they live and how they cause and fight disease. Plus we see that many of our favourite meals wouldn't be the same without them.

 What is an Alloy? - Science Scrapbook 12.05.18 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 06:45

A lot of the metals we use every day, from car wheels to cutlery, are made from alloys. In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find out how alloys are made and how we change their properties to suit our needs. Plus we discover why alloys have a vital role to play when we fly off on holiday...

 What is Jetlag? - Science Scrapbook 12.04.24 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 06:01

Why do we feel tired or awake at the wrong times when we go on holiday to a different timezone? In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find out how your body clock works, how it is disrupted by long distance travel and if there's any way around getting jetlag.

 What does a data centre do? - Science Scrapbook 12.03.08 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 05:03

When companies can't back up their data themselves, they often turn to data centres. But what do they do? In this Naked Science Scrapbook, supported by 4D Data Centres, we find out how a data centre is designed to minimise environmental impact, and how they can prevent personal information from being stolen...

 How do lasers work? - Science Scrapbook 12.02.17 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 05:05

From DVD players and supermarket scanners to laser pointers and Bond movies, lasers are part of our lives. But just how do they work? In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find out how excitable atoms produce the laser beams and how those beams are used to perform surgery, send information through the internet and even measure the distance to the moon!

 How do thermoelectric generators work? - Science Scrapbook 12.02.10 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 05:30

Huge amounts of energy are lost from power stations and cars as heat. But what if we could harness that heat and turn it into useful electricity? That's what thermoelectric generators or TEGs can help us do. In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find out how they exploit a temperature gradient to produce power and how they're already powering space exploration.

 How does a microwave work? - Science Scrapbook 12.02.03 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 04:36

Most of us have a microwave oven in our kitchen. They make heating up leftovers and the dreaded readymeal much faster than a conventional oven. In this Naked Science Scrapbook, we find out how the microwave oven produce the microwaves, and how they actually cook the food, plus how popcorn played a key role in the invention of the microwave oven...

 Why do sprouts make you fart? - Science Scrapbook 11.12.15 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 04:47

Every Christmas, one vegetable divides opinion - Brussels sprouts. Some of us love them, some of us hate them, but eating them can have some embarrassing consequences. In this Naked science Scrapbook, we find out why sprouts cause flatulence and what makes sprout-induced gas such an offensive addition to the Christmas table...

 How does autofocus work? - Science Scrapbook 11.11.24 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 04:56

Millions of people now own compact digital cameras and camera phones that will automatically focus on parts of a scene, without having to turn a focus wheel. But how does autofocus work? In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find out how battleship technology has found its way into cameras and why some autofocus cameras use ultrasound to figure out what to focus on...

 How does DNA fingerprinting work? - Science Scrapbook 11.10.27 | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 05:27

How do we tell people apart by using their DNA? From murder investigations to paternity testing, DNA fingerprinting is an essential tool in the modern world. But how is it carried out? Find out in the latest Naked Science Scrapbook!


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