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Best Naked Science podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Naked Science podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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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?…
 
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...…
 
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...…
 
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…
 
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 ex…
 
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...…
 
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...…
 
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 wh…
 
If a diver surfaces too quickly after a dive, they can get the bends, or decompression sickness, causing excruciating pain and sometimes even death. In this Naked Science Scrapbook, find out what causes the bends, why human divers can get it and why (usually) whales don't...By Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists
 
Being able to fly off on holiday is something we may take for granted. But how does the big metal tube you're flying in stay up in the air? We'll find out in the latest Naked Science Scrapbook. Plus we'll see that if the plane's engines stop working, you won't just plummet out of the sky...By Sarah Castor-Perry, The Naked Scientists
 
Why does ice float in the cool summer drink of your choice? And why don't ponds and lakes freeze from the bottom up, killing all the fish? Find out with the latest Naked Science Scrapbook, where we'll see that it's all down to the weird and wonderful water molecules...By Sarah Castor-Perry, The Naked Scientists
 
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