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Ramachandran 01:20:00

Brain function: synesthesia and phantom limbs

by Vilayanur Ramachandran
Brain function: synesthesia and phantom limbs
for 22 and upwards,
Lectures | 22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 1393 views
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Professor Ramachandran examines problems that lie at the interface between neurology and psychiatry. He explains how phantom limbs may be used as a probe to understand brain functions and will also discuss synesthesia, a condition in which sounds and....

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RS Silva 01:01:00

Carbon electronics

by Ravi Silva
Carbon electronics
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 914 views
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From structure and topology, to mechanical and electronic properties, a seemingly simple change in bonding between carbon atoms can conceive a plethora of material types. With diamond and graphite known since antiquity, better understanding of the sy....

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RS Huppert 01:02:00

Carbon storage: caught between a rock and climate change

by Herbert Huppert
Carbon storage: caught between a rock and climate change
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1113 views
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Bakerian Prize Lecture by Professor Herbert Huppert FRS Institute of Theoretical Geophysics at the University of Cambridge.    Since the formation of the Earth, the global mean surface temperature, carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane content of the at....

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RS Wulf 00:47:00

Chasing Venus: the race to measure the heavens

by Andrea Wulf
Chasing Venus: the race to measure the heavens
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1140 views
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New York Times Best Selling and award-winning author Andrea Wulf tells the extraordinary story of the first global scientific collaboration set amid warring armies, hurricanes, scientific endeavour and personal tragedy. On 6 June 1761 and 3 June 1769....

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Leakey 01:07:00

Climate change and extinction

by Richard Leakey
Climate change and extinction
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 896 views
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Today countless protected areas for biodiversity are maintained at huge public and private expense. The question we must consider is whether our protection strategies actually protect when the real threats are related to the current climate change. M....

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Lovelock 01:05:00

Climate change on the living Earth

by James Lovelock
Climate change on the living Earth
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 970 views
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Observations from around the Earth suggest that even the gloomiest predictions of climate change from the 2007 IPCC report may underestimate the seriousness of the changes due this century. In this lecture, Professor James Lovelock discusses the cons....

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Aderin 00:47:00

Climate change: space and our own planet.

by Maggie Aderin
Climate change: space and our own planet.
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 924 views
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Dr Maggie Aderin develops instruments that monitor climate change. Find out about these and other missions that are making science count in the battle against climate change. With practical experiments to show how climate change works Maggie shows ho....

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Climbing 00:26:00

Climbing with adhesion

by Mark Kutkosky
Climbing with adhesion
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 693 views
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Mark Cutkosky is Fletcher Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford. Here he discusses climbing robots and how they can take their cue from nature.

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Wilmut 01:04:00

Cloning, stem cells and regenerative medicine

by Ian Wilmut
Cloning, stem cells and regenerative medicine
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 704 views
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Extraordinary opportunities to study the molecular mechanisms that cause inherited diseases are being provided by new methods of producing stem cells. Hear about not only the potential value of these new methods, but also how their development was pr....

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Sahakian 01:07:00

Cognitive enhancing drugs: neuroethical issues

by Barbara Sahakian
Cognitive enhancing drugs: neuroethical issues
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 1384 views
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Cognitive enhancing drugs are used to treat neuropsychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. These drugs improve the quality of life and wellbeing for patients and their families.

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Communicating with light 01:04:00

Communicating with light

by Polina Bayvel
Communicating with light
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 612 views
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Most of the data we generate and receive (whether emails, tweets, videos or mobile calls) are now carried by optical fibres, which use light to transmit vast quantities of information over trans-oceanic distances. The use of hundreds of wavelengths ....

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Keating 00:17:00

Complex Quantum Systems and Number Theory

by Jonathan Keating
Complex Quantum Systems and Number Theory
for 22 and upwards,
Lectures | 22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 1055 views
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The last few years have seen the emergence of remarkable connections between fluctuation statistics in complex quantum systems and some long-standing and important problems in number theory, such as the distribution of the primes. They are still myst....

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