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Climbing with adhesion

by Mark Kutkosky
Climbing with adhesion
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 720 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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Physical perspective on cytoplasmic streaming

by Ray Goldstein
Physical perspective on cytoplasmic streaming
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 619 views
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Professor Ray Goldstein FRS is the Schlumberger Professor of Complex Physical Systems at the University of Cambridge. Here he describes a biological example of topological inversion, with relevance to engineering problems in human technology.

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Bioinspired genotype–phenotype linkages

by Florian Hollfelder
Bioinspired genotype–phenotype linkages
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 642 views
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Florian Hollfelder is based in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. He is interested in mechanism in chemistry and biology. Here he describes using principles of natural selection to make functional proteins.

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Biomimetic adhesive microstructures

by Stanislav Gorb
Biomimetic adhesive microstructures
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 717 views
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Stanislav Gorb is Professor of Zoology at the University of Kiel, Germany, with an interest in functional morphology and biomechanics. Here he discusses clustering as a form of self-assembly, and applications in adhesion.

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Bioinspired membrane-based systems

by Patricia Bassereau
Bioinspired membrane-based systems
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 615 views
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Directrice de Recherche Patricia Bassereau, Institut Curie Centre de Recherche Laboratorie Physico-Chimie, France, speaks on bioinspired membrane-based systems for a physical approach of cell organization and dynamics: usefulness and limitations.

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00:33:00

Crystals: animal, vegetable or mineral?

by Stephen Hyde
Crystals: animal, vegetable or mineral?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 630 views
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Stephen Hyde is Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and the Research School of Physics and Engineering at the Australian National University in Canberra. Taking the popular children's game as a starting point, he asks whether crystalli....

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00:31:00

Living Crystals

by Yuru Deng
Living Crystals
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 751 views
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Yuru Deng is an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore with a background in dentistry. Here she discusses the enigmatic functions of biological cubic membranes.

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Bioinspiration: something for everyone

by George Whitesides
Bioinspiration: something for everyone
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 615 views
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George Whitesides is the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University. Best-known for his work in NMR spectroscopy, organometallic chemistry, molecular self-assembly and nanotechnology, here he introduces sof....

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Cuckoos and their victims

by Nick Davies
Cuckoos and their victims
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 664 views
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The sight of a little warbler feeding an enormous cuckoo chick has astonished observers since ancient times. It was once thought that cuckoos were unable to raise their own young because of defective anatomy and behaviour, and so other birds were onl....

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Bacterial cell walls, antibiotics and the origins of life

by Jeff Errington
Bacterial cell walls, antibiotics and the origins of life
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 596 views
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The cell wall is a crucial structure found in almost all bacteria. It is the target for our best antibiotics and fragments of the wall trigger powerful innate immune responses against infection. Surprisingly, many bacteria can switch almost effortl....

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01:31:00

Tackling the great challenges of the 21st century

by Various Presenters
Tackling the great challenges of the 21st century
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 793 views
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Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society and Lord Stern, President of the British Academy, discussed the new opportunities – and need – for collaboration between the traditional academic disciplines to respond to the big issues of our time,....

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Ebola: inside an epidemic

by Various Presenters
Ebola: inside an epidemic
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 0 views
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Find out what we have learnt from the outbreak so far (March 2015) and what is being done to ensure continued resilience to epidemic scenarios.

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