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24/04/2015 - 11:25
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Mon 27 April The Digital Human BBC Radio 4, 4:30-5:00pm Aleks Krotoski continues her exploration of what technology can tell us...
24/04/2015 - 09:56
Submitted by James Lloyd
For a quarter of a century, the Hubble Space Telescope has been circling the Earth, looking out into space. The telescope has sent back some stunning images over the years, changing the way we think...
23/04/2015 - 10:45
Submitted by James Lloyd
As anyone who’s heard any of the Focus team in the shower will tell you, singing is a complicated thing to get right. Around 100 different muscles in the chest, neck and face work together to...
22/04/2015 - 16:38
Submitted by James Lloyd
A new breed of colour-changing invisible inks could make it easier to tell whether what you’re buying is the real deal or just a dodgy knock-off. The inks, under development at Northwestern...
20/04/2015 - 15:55
Submitted by James Lloyd
Few things are more distracting on screen than an actor’s mouth moving and different words coming out. But thanks to a new technology developed by Disney Research, dubbed foreign language films...
20/04/2015 - 15:17
Submitted by Alice
Dinosaurs are cool. Everyone knows that. (And quite frankly, anyone who doesn’t think they’re cool probably isn’t worth knowing.) Like many people, an early memory of dinosaurs is...
16/04/2015 - 16:38
Submitted by James Lloyd
Ever wanted to build a humongous human pyramid? Well now you can perfect your technique thanks to a team of physics students in the UK. Ow! That's my face you're standing on!   The...
15/04/2015 - 15:37
Submitted by James Lloyd
This blurry snapshot might not look like much, but it is in fact a historic photo taken by NASA's New Horizon space probe on its approach to Pluto. Shot at a distance of around 71 million miles (...
15/04/2015 - 10:07
Submitted by James Lloyd
You’ve probably heard of the Great Red Spot, but how about the Great White Spot? This is Saturn’s gigantic storm system, which periodically unleashes a series of tempests that wrap around...
14/04/2015 - 12:43
Submitted by James Lloyd
BBC Focus, Immediate Media’s market-leading science and technology title, is on the hunt for a talented online editor to lead the development of its web and social media presence. This is a new...
13/04/2015 - 16:16
Submitted by James Lloyd
Previously, water on Mars has always been found as ice or water vapour. Now, results from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover have shown that salty liquid water could exist just beneath the surface....
10/04/2015 - 15:53
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Sun 12 April The (Half) Life of Strontium BBC Radio 4, 4:30-5:00pm A poetic meditation on the 38th element in the Periodic Table,...
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