PODCAST: How do you build a super sewer
What do you do when a city outgrows its 150 year old sewer system? Build a super sewer of course! We talk to Dr Brian Sheil about the mammoth Thames Tideway Tunnel Project.
ANIMATION: How do unborn babies and mothers communicate via the placenta?
The placenta is a fascinating organ, which allows communication between mother and foetus through the release of bubble-like vesicles. Could the messages within these vesicles provide an early warning of diseases such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia?
PODCAST: Are bats superheroes or villains?
Bats have a bit of a bad reputation, but are they really villains? Or could they, in fact, be superheroes? Find out in our new episode of the Big Questions podcast.
ANIMATION: Can we make a sensor that can match a sniffer dog?
When it comes to sensing potentially-dangerous vapours, sniffer dogs are still considered the gold standard. In this animation we learn about chemiresistive sensors, a new type of sensor that may be able to match the noses of our furry friends...
ANIMATION: Positioning in challenging environments
From driving to crop harvesting, many aspects of our modern lives rely on GPS. But, high frequency radio waves have a flaw. They are blocked by solid objects like buildings. Watch to see how university of Oxford scientists have a new technology...
ANIMATION: When did cats arrive in Britain?
Ever wonder where our feline friends came from and how long they have been by our sides? A team from Oxford University, is using ancient cat DNA from archaeological sites to find out, following cats on a journey through time
PODCAST: Why are athletes using Ketones?
Ketones. It’s the buzz word in the fitness world at the moment and known as the alternative energy source. With the Tour de France set to start in a few weeks we want to know: Why are athletes using #ketones ?
ANIMATION: Hardy Crops To Tackle Food Insecurity
Our world is getting more and more densely populated. By 2050 there’ll be nearly 10 billion people on our planet and agricultural demand is predicted to rise by 70%. So how will we ensure that every human alive gets the food they need?
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