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What is Color?

by Daniel Stribling
What is Color?
for 11-14 and upwards,
Teaching modules | 11-14 and upwards | 5 years ago | 1178 views
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FSU undergrad, Daniel Stribling, investigates the intimate relationship between light and color. Daniel discusses the history, physics, and theory of light to engage young learners and encourage them to be excited about science.

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The Royal Society and science fiction 01:11:00

The Royal Society and science fiction

by Farah Mendlesohn
The Royal Society and science fiction
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 585 views
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The lone (mad) scientist is a common trope in science fiction, but hidden away is a fascination with secret and semi-secret societies who work for the future of all mankind. This talk will look at the representation of the Royal Society in science fi....

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Vesuvius: volcanic laboratory or miracle of divine intervention? 01:02:00

Vesuvius: volcanic laboratory or miracle of divine intervention?

by Gillian Darley
Vesuvius: volcanic laboratory or miracle of divine intervention?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 518 views
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Commentaries on Vesuvius have, for some two thousand years, see-sawed between observers' fascination with the phenomenon, as an inexplicable expression of the earth's inner force, and the relationship of the unpredictable mountain to a religious popu....

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Staphylococcus aureus 01:06:00

Staphylococcus aureus. The biography of a bug sometimes super, most often not

by Hugh Pennington
Staphylococcus aureus. The biography of a bug sometimes super, most often not
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 499 views
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Thirty percent of us carryÊStaphylococcus aureusÊup our noses. Boils and infections after surgery bring it to our attention. Mutant clones are called MRStaphylococcus Aureus,ÊorÊMRSA. All these things make it important today.Ê Hugh Pennington CB....

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Women’s work: Dorothy Hodgkin 01:00:00

Women’s work: Dorothy Hodgkin and the culture and craft of X-ray crystallography

by Georgina Ferry
Women’s work: Dorothy Hodgkin and the culture and craft of X-ray crystallography
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 618 views
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The year 2014 was celebrated as the International Year of Crystallography. A number of successful 20th century women scientists, of whom the Nobel prizewinner Dorothy Hodgkin is perhaps the most prominent, achieved their distinction in this field. Wh....

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The medieval science of light: uncovering meaning with an interdisciplinary methodology 01:09:00

The medieval science of light: uncovering meaning with an interdisciplinary methodology

by Tom Mcleish
The medieval science of light: uncovering meaning with an interdisciplinary methodology
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 750 views
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Can science today learn from thirteenth century literature? In the Durham Ordered Universe project, an interdisciplinary team (physicists, medievalists, Latin scholars and historians of science) has engaged with the great medieval English thinker Rob....

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Sir Henry Bessemer FRS: a life and a legacy 01:02:00

Sir Henry Bessemer FRS: a life and a legacy

by Chris Elliot
Sir Henry Bessemer FRS: a life and a legacy
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 736 views
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This lecture aims to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Sir Henry Bessemer by reviewing his scientific and economic achievements in the context of his era, and also in terms of their ongoing impact on the world of today. As well as highlightin....

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Sisters in science: Hertha Ayrton, women and the Royal Society c.1900 00:59:00

Sisters in science: Hertha Ayrton, women and the Royal Society c.1900

by Claire Jones
Sisters in science: Hertha Ayrton, women and the Royal Society c.1900
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 595 views
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Although women were not admitted as Fellows until 1945, by the beginning of the twentieth century there were a number of female scientists working at the margins of the Royal Society and its masculine scientific elite. This talk will introduce some o....

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Physicians, chemists and experimentalists 01:15:00

Physicians, chemists and experimentalists: the Royal Society and the rise of scientific medicine, c. 1600-1850

by Allan Chapman
Physicians, chemists and experimentalists: the Royal Society and the rise of scientific medicine, c. 1600-1850
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 505 views
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The period 1600-1850 saw fundamental changes in how we understand natural processes. Chemistry and medicine especially moved away from classical ideas of 'balance' and 'vital properties' - such as fire and water - to understanding nature as an integr....

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Sacrifice of a genius': Henry Moseley's role as a Signals Officer in WWI 00:42:00

‘Sacrifice of a genius': Henry Moseley’s role as a Signals Officer in WWI

by Elizabeth Bruton
‘Sacrifice of a genius': Henry Moseley’s role as a Signals Officer in WWI
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 1235 views
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Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley (1887-1915) was one of the foremost English physicists of the early twentieth century. Probably best remembered for his immense contributions to chemistry and atomic physics in the years immediately prior to the outbreak o....

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The Great Melbourne Telescope 01:00:00

The Great Melbourne Telescope

by Richard Gillespie
The Great Melbourne Telescope
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 464 views
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A joint project of the Royal Society and the British Association, the Great Melbourne Telescope was the result of both technical and organisational innovation in the design and manufacture of a large telescope. At the completion of its construction b....

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John Evelyn's 'Sylva' and the origins of the modern sustainability discourse 00:53:00

John Evelyn’s ‘Sylva’ and the origins of the modern sustainability discourse

by Ulrich Grober
John Evelyn’s ‘Sylva’ and the origins of the modern sustainability discourse
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 541 views
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The idea of sustainability has deep roots in practically all cultures of the world. The term itself, however, so familiar in today's global vocabulary, was shaped in the 17th century European discourse on timber shortage. Initiated by the newly-estab....

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