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00:35:00

Ideas Come from Many Places

by Oliver Smithies
Ideas Come from Many Places
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 773 views
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Come share with me the memories of where ideas have come from during my life - from childhood to old age. You may find it helpful in encouraging your own brains to come up with new ideas. They won't all be useful - as I have found in this case of min....

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00:35:00

A Random Walk in Science

by Steven Chu
A Random Walk in Science
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 881 views
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I will discuss my random walk in science, from my graduate student on postdoctoral years testing the Weinberg-Salam-Glashow theory of electro-weak forces, and then to energy transfer in condensed matter systems, the spectroscopy of positronium, laser....

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00:31:00

Where am I From? Where Are You Going?

by Ryoji Noyori
Where am I From? Where Are You Going?
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 636 views
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Scientific research is a never-ending 'journey of knowledge'. There is more meaning in experiencing various encounters and making a good journey itself than reaching the destination. Basic science has eternal cultural value; it has served to heighten....

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My 4/5 Rule for Reliability of a Hypothesis

by Harry Kroto
My 4/5 Rule for Reliability of a Hypothesis
for 14-18 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-18 and upwards | 4 years ago | 13854 views
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A brief explanation on the best way to test the validity of your hypothesis

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01:13:00

Harry Kroto: The Goo-You-Wiki World

by Harry Kroto
Harry Kroto: The Goo-You-Wiki World
for 14-19 and upwards18-22 and upwards22 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards18-22 and upwards22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 1563 views
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00:09:00

Reviewing science history

by Harold Kroto
Reviewing science history
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 4945 views
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An small review of science history

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00:28:00

Canoeing in the Arctic, a Scientist’s Perspective

by Peter Agre
Canoeing in the Arctic, a Scientist’s Perspective
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 884 views
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As scientists, our livelihoods are supported by teaching and research, but we also have the opportunity to make observations beyond our usual confines and share these with non-scientific citizens. Growing up in my native state of Minnesota, I have al....

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01:02:00

The importance of science: an outsider’s perspective

by Bill Bryson
The importance of science: an outsider’s perspective
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 647 views
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Award-winning author Bill Bryson speaks to Professor Jim Al-Khalili about his personal experiences and perspectives on science, from childhood and his school years, through to writing the highly successful 'A Short History of Nearly Everything' and e....

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00:54:00

Francis Crick: anti-vitalist activist

by Christine Aicardi
Francis Crick: anti-vitalist activist
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 617 views
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In the course of his scientific career, Francis Crick changed research fields several times. In almost 30 years at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, he worked on protein crystallography, molecular genetics, developmental cell biol....

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01:11:00

(Re)Inventing science publishing: the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

by Various
(Re)Inventing science publishing: the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 934 views
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Philosophical TransactionsÊis the worldÕs first and oldest scientific journal. Still published by the Royal Society, it is about to mark its 350th anniversary, and was instrumental in establishing many forms and facets of modern scholarly publishin....

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00:49:00

Is Science Magic?

by Tony Ryan
Is Science Magic?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 988 views
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How does the reality of science reflect its portrayal in films, TV and other popular media?

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00:51:00

My sister Rosalind Franklin

by Jenifer Glynn
My sister Rosalind Franklin
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 793 views
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Jenifer Glynn discusses her bookÊMy Sister Rosalind Franklin. With the help of family letters and memories, the book puts Rosalind Franklin's DNA work in the context of her other achievements, and Rosalind herself in the context of her family.

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Harry Kroto’s 5 Days of Opening Minds – Lecture 5

by Harry Kroto
Harry Kroto’s 5 Days of Opening Minds – Lecture 5
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 6 years ago | 1748 views
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Part 5, Final, Harry Kroto's lecture series: 5 Days of Opening Minds

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01:02:00

Harry Kroto’s 5 Days of Opening Minds – Lecture 2

by Harry Kroto
Harry Kroto’s 5 Days of Opening Minds – Lecture 2
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 6 years ago | 2134 views
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Part 2 of Harry's '5 Days of Opening Minds' series.

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00:45:00

Science Advice and Policy Making

by John Cadogan
Science Advice and Policy Making
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1057 views
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Professor Sir John Cadogan was awarded the RSC Lord Lewis Prize 2010 in recognition of his distinguished research in organic chemistry and his wide-ranging, distinctive and significant contributions in industry and public service.

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01:00:00

Our Light Materials

by Howard Colquhoun
Our Light Materials
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1205 views
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In the 21st century, even the toughest of metals are now being replaced by synthetic carbon-based materials that are so strong, light, and resistant to high temperatures that they can be used in the construction of high-performance aircraft.  How....

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01:13:00

Bringing Science to the Olympics

by David Hassall
Bringing Science to the Olympics
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1253 views
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Dr David Hassall, Director of Inhaled Sciences at Glaxo Smith Klein, gives a talk on how the provision of services presents a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for GSK to use its science expertise and make a material contribution to London 2012.

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00:41:00

Science for all: popular science in the age of radio

by Peter Bowler
Science for all: popular science in the age of radio
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 993 views
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How do you get ordinary people to take an interest in science? This was already becoming a problem for the scientific community in the early twntieth century.  But rather than letting outsiders do the job, the scientists took an active role.  They ....

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00:58:00

The Notorious Sir John Hill: Georgian Celebrity Science and Attacks on the Royal Society

by George Rousseau
The Notorious Sir John Hill: Georgian Celebrity Science and Attacks on the Royal Society
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1031 views
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No man in Georgian England ever attacked the Royal Society more savagely than Sir John Hill (1714-1775), and no one in his era was more notorious for public scandal. This talk sketches Hill's multi-faceted life and assesses his attacks on the Royal S....

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01:26:00

UK research: building bridges, building prosperity

by Vince Cable
UK research: building bridges, building prosperity
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 777 views
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World leading in quality and impact, UK research is helping us to identify new sources of energy for a more sustainable future and to seek cures for deadly and delibitating diseases.  New and profound insights allow us to unearth the secrets of our ....

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00:59:00

An audience with Professor Sir Harry Kroto

by Harry Kroto
An audience with Professor Sir Harry Kroto
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 7 years ago | 6367 views
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Staff and students at the University of Sheffield ask the Nobel Prizewinner about his life, work and science

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01:00:00

Shakespeare the metallurgist, Eliot the spectroscopist: the cultural journey of the chemical elements

by Hugh Aldersley-Williams
Shakespeare the metallurgist, Eliot the spectroscopist: the cultural journey of the chemical elements
for 22 and upwards,
Lectures | 22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1094 views
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From the moment of their discovery, each of the chemical elements has embarked on a journey into our culture. Over millennia and decades, they have gained meaning through encounter and manipulation. Those long known, such as gold, silver, iron and su....

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Ruder Boscovic, the eighteenth-century polymath

by Ivica Martinovic
Ruder Boscovic, the eighteenth-century polymath
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 7 years ago | 1242 views
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Roger Boscovich (1711-1787) was a true polymath, making original contributions in science, technology and the humanities. He was born in Dubrovnik but spent much of his working life in Rome, at the Collegium Romanum. This lecture will introduce his l....

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How to film the Earth from space

by Alex Baker
How to film the Earth from space
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 9 years ago | 1200 views
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Two University of Sheffield students have recorded a video of the Earth from the edge of space, using homemade equipment and on a shoestring budget.

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