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Cloning

by Various Presenters
Cloning
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 11927 views
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Why is cloning such hot science? What are the potential benefits? And are there other ways of achieving them? What are stem cells, and why do many scientists say that embryonic cells are required for this work?

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Women in Nanotechnology

by Various Presenters
Women in Nanotechnology
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1201 views
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The Women in Nanotechnology project (WomenInNano) was a 3 year EU Research Project with the aim of finding out ways to support and encourage women working in Nanotechnology. In 2008 the Vega Science Trust was asked to make a short film documenting th....

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The Epidemic of Mad Cow Disease (BSE) in the UK

by Roy Anderson
The Epidemic of Mad Cow Disease (BSE) in the UK
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1216 views
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Roy discusses the disturbing events of the then (1997) recent history of the BSE epidemic and some of the crucial mistakes which contributed to the epidemic are highlighted.

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There Ain’t Nothing Nowhere

by David Miller
There Ain’t Nothing Nowhere
for 18-22 and upwards,
Discussions | 18-22 and upwards | 11 years ago | 864 views
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With his innate ability to explain the most abstract and complex concepts of modern physics in accessible terms David Miller convinces even the most sceptical that 'empty space' is teeming with a new cast of fundamental characters from virtual photon....

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Life in Space

by Helen Sharman
Life in Space
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1042 views
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Helen Sharman, the UK's first astronaut, gives a vibrant account of her personal experience of life in space using models and film to illustrate the key scientific concepts involved in spaceflight. Among other things she discusses the way Newton's Th....

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Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe?

by Various Presenters
Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe?
for 18-22 and upwards,
Discussions | 18-22 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1257 views
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There have been many arguments for and against GM Foods, but the question still stands - are they potential saviors of mankind or a disaster waiting to happen? This award winning video covers a range of important issues, discussed by scientists with ....

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Nanotechnology

by Various Presenters
Nanotechnology
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1010 views
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What is nanotechnology? Will it change the world, as some have promised? What is all this about molecular machines in our blood? Let the Next Big Thing video on Nanotechnology explain all!

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Forever Young – How long can we live?

by Various Presenters
Forever Young – How long can we live?
for All ages,
Discussions | All ages | 11 years ago | 1334 views
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How long can we live, and how long do we want to live? Why do we change as we get old, and is there anything we can do to stop it? In this video the panel discuss ageing and some of the recent remarkable scientific advances that suggest ageing may no....

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Risk – How good are we at assessing it?

by Various Presenters
Risk – How good are we at assessing it?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1060 views
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A presentation assessing and explaining risk without causing unjustified panic and a discussion on the role of science in risk assessment, prevention and communication.

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Defying Death

by Various Presenters
Defying Death
for All ages,
Discussions | All ages | 11 years ago | 1189 views
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We can now expect to live longer than ever before, and if we get ill, we expect to be made better! However new threats continue to emerge.This presentation discusses tuberculosis and flu, new dangerous versions of old diseases, smoking and other life....

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The Theory of Everything

by Various Presenters
The Theory of Everything
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 956 views
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Are we on the verge of that holy grail of science, a single theory that explains everything from planets to atomic particles, and if we ever get there, will it be the end, or the beginning of physics?  Physicists have theories covering everything fr....

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Endless Energy

by Various Presenters
Endless Energy
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1248 views
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How green are you prepared to be? Burning fossil fuel is choking our planet with carbon dioxide, but would you stop using petrol or allow wind farms to be built in your back yard? Is it finally time for renewable energy to stop being the alternative ....

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