Naked Science Scrapbook

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Drawing out the facts, the Naked Science Scrapbook brings a visual dimension to the world's most mysterious science.

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http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/video/scrapbook/
Description
Drawing out the facts, the Naked Science Scrapbook brings a visual dimension to the world's most mysterious science.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2016-11-29 18:10
last episode published
2013-11-12 00:00
publication frequency
35.55 days
Contributors
Sarah Castor-Perry, The Naked Scientists author  
Dr Chris Smith owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
31
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Categories
Technology Education Science & Medicine Gadgets Natural Sciences K-12

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
12.11.2013

Where Does the Solar System End? - Science Scrapbook 13.11.12

Launched in 1977 to study the Solar system's gas giant planets, Voyager 1 is still operating. But now it's so far away that the Solar wind has weakened and a deluge of cosmic particles from intergalactic space is assailing it. Now interstellar space a...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
6.10.2013

What is the Higgs boson? - Science Scrapbook 13.10.07

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have found evidence of a new fundamental particle, that could be the much sought-after Higgs boson. In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find out what a Higgs boson actually is, and why finding it could help us un...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
3.10.2013

How do Nerves Carry Information? - Science Scrapbook 13.10.04

What do nerve cells look like, how do they carry information, and how does one nerve connect and communicate with another nerve? Find out in this spine-tingling Naked Science Scrapbook episode...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
15.08.2012

How do we use Microbes to make Biohydrogen? - Science Scrapbook 12.08.16

Hydrogen could be a key clean fuel of the future, powering cars, planes and technology. The challenge facing us before we can switch to this energy-dense fuel has been to produce it cleanly and efficiently. Now a team at the University of Birmingham h...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
29.07.2012

How does the Internet work? - Science Scrapbook 12.07.30

Whether you're watching a YouTube video, downloading an email, buying a birthday present or linking up with friends online, you're sending data across the Internet. But how does"the web" actually work, and what lies behind it? Here, in this Naked Sci...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
24.05.2012

What is a fungus? - Science Scrapbook 12.05.25

Fungi are a biologically important, and often overlooked Kingdom of organisms. In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find out what a fungus actually is, how they live and how they cause and fight disease. Plus we see that many of our favourite meals woul...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
18.05.2012

What is an Alloy? - Science Scrapbook 12.05.18

A lot of the metals we use every day, from car wheels to cutlery, are made from alloys. In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find out how alloys are made and how we change their properties to suit our needs. Plus we discover why alloys have a vital role...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
24.04.2012

What is Jetlag? - Science Scrapbook 12.04.24

Why do we feel tired or awake at the wrong times when we go on holiday to a different timezone? In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find out how your body clock works, how it is disrupted by long distance travel and if there's any way around getting je...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
8.03.2012

What does a data centre do? - Science Scrapbook 12.03.08

When companies can't back up their data themselves, they often turn to data centres. But what do they do? In this Naked Science Scrapbook, supported by 4D Data Centres, we find out how a data centre is designed to minimise environmental impact, and ho...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
17.02.2012

How do lasers work? - Science Scrapbook 12.02.17

From DVD players and supermarket scanners to laser pointers and Bond movies, lasers are part of our lives. But just how do they work? In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find out how excitable atoms produce the laser beams and how those beams are used ...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
10.02.2012

How do thermoelectric generators work? - Science Scrapbook 12.02.10

Huge amounts of energy are lost from power stations and cars as heat. But what if we could harness that heat and turn it into useful electricity? That's what thermoelectric generators or TEGs can help us do. In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find out...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
3.02.2012

How does a microwave work? - Science Scrapbook 12.02.03

Most of us have a microwave oven in our kitchen. They make heating up leftovers and the dreaded readymeal much faster than a conventional oven. In this Naked Science Scrapbook, we find out how the microwave oven produce the microwaves, and how they ac...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
15.12.2011

Why do sprouts make you fart? - Science Scrapbook 11.12.15

Every Christmas, one vegetable divides opinion - Brussels sprouts. Some of us love them, some of us hate them, but eating them can have some embarrassing consequences. In this Naked science Scrapbook, we find out why sprouts cause flatulence and what ...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
24.11.2011

How does autofocus work? - Science Scrapbook 11.11.24

Millions of people now own compact digital cameras and camera phones that will automatically focus on parts of a scene, without having to turn a focus wheel. But how does autofocus work? In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find out how battleship techn...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
26.10.2011

How does DNA fingerprinting work? - Science Scrapbook 11.10.27

How do we tell people apart by using their DNA? From murder investigations to paternity testing, DNA fingerprinting is an essential tool in the modern world. But how is it carried out? Find out in the latest Naked Science Scrapbook!
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
7.10.2011

How does a fuel cell work? - Science Scrapbook 11.10.07

Fuel cells may be a major energy source of the future, but how do they work? In the latest Naked Science Scrapbook, we find out how to generate electricity from hydrogen, how fuel cells helped man to get to the moon, and how you could use one to heat ...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
23.09.2011

How is cheese made? - Science Scrapbook 11.09.23

Cheese is a major (and tasty) part of our diets and humans have been making it for thousands of years? But how is it made? In this Naked Science Scrapbook, we find out how we go from liquid milk to solid cheese and how the blue mould and pungent smell...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
5.09.2011

Why don't whales get the bends, when divers can? - Science Scrapbook 11.09.06

If a diver surfaces too quickly after a dive, they can get the bends, or decompression sickness, causing excruciating pain and sometimes even death. In this Naked Science Scrapbook, find out what causes the bends, why human divers can get it and why (...
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
11.08.2011

How Does Laser Eye Surgery Work? - Science Scrapbook 11.08.12

Why are some people short sighted and some people long sighted? And how do we use something more usually associated with a Bond villain to correct someone's eyesight? Find out in the latest Naked Science Scrapbook!
Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists author
11.07.2011

How does a plane stay in the air? - Science Scrapbook 11.07.12

Being able to fly off on holiday is something we may take for granted. But how does the big metal tube you're flying in stay up in the air? We'll find out in the latest Naked Science Scrapbook. Plus we'll see that if the plane's engines stop working, ...
Sarah Castor-Perry, The Naked Scientists author
27.06.2011

How does a jet engine work? - Science Scrapbook 11.06.28

Humans have wanted to fly for thousands of years. Modern jet engines allow us to fly more efficiently, at greater speeds than ever before. In this Naked Science Scrapbook, we'll find out how engineers stop the engines from melting at such high tempera...
Sarah Castor-Perry, The Naked Scientists author
31.03.2011

Why does water expand when it freezes? - Science Scrapbook 11.04.01

Why does ice float in the cool summer drink of your choice? And why don't ponds and lakes freeze from the bottom up, killing all the fish? Find out with the latest Naked Science Scrapbook, where we'll see that it's all down to the weird and wonderful ...
Sarah Castor-Perry, The Naked Scientists author
18.03.2011

Can mosquitoes transmit HIV? - Science Scrapbook 11.03.18

Mosquitoes can transmit deadly diseases like malaria.But could they pass on HIV if they drank from an infected person?Find out with the Naked Science Scrapbook!
Sarah Castor-Perry, The Naked Scientists author
4.03.2011

Why are copper compounds colourful? - Science Scrapbook 11.03.04

Copper compounds can be blue, green, yellow, brown and black - so how does it produce so many different colours? We find out the answer to this, plus why copper's flame test is green...
Sarah Castor-Perry, The Naked Scientists author
18.02.2011

How does a lightbulb work? - Science Scrapbook 11.02.18

What's actually going on in a lightbulb when you switch it on? And why are energy saving bulbs more efficient than normal incandescent ones? Find out in the latest Naked Science Scrapbook.
Sarah Castor-Perry, The Naked Scientists author
4.02.2011

Why do Chameleons change colour? - Science Scrapbook 11.02.04

We all know chameleons can change their colour at will, but how do they do it? And is it really because of camouflage?
Sarah Castor-Perry, The Naked Scientists author
21.01.2011

Why do storm clouds have flat tops? - Science Scrapbook 11.01.21

Why is a storm cloud flattened on top? In this episode of the Naked Science Scrapbook, we'll find out what causes cumulonimbus clouds to form characteristic anvil shapes...
Sarah Castor-Perry, The Naked Scientists author
7.01.2011

How Does a Cake Rise? - Science Scrapbook 11.01.07

What makes a cake rise? In this episode of the Naked Science Scrapbook, we'll find out what ingredients cause a baking cake to go from a gloopy mass to a light fluffy sponge...
Sarah Castor-Perry, The Naked Scientists author
25.12.2010

Why does helium make your voice sound funny? - Science Scrapbook 10.12.25

When you breathe in helium, why does your voice sound all funny? Find out in the latest Naked Science Scrapbook!
Sarah Castor-Perry, The Naked Scientists author
18.12.2010

Why do onions make you cry? - Science Scrapbook 10.12.19

Why do you start crying after you've chopped into an onion?
Sarah Castor-Perry, The Naked Scientists author
11.12.2010

Why don't birds get electrocuted on power lines? - Science Scrapbook 10.12.11

Why don't birds get electrocuted when they sit on high voltage power cables? Find out in the latest Naked Science Scrapbook!
Sarah Castor-Perry, The Naked Scientists author