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  • 05:53 Science and Fire and Cake

    Science and Fire and Cake

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    To celebrate us reaching a mind bending one million subscribers, we asked our friends Mike and Dave if they could cook up something special for us all. We only insisted that there be cake. And science.00:00 - Introduction00:30 - Making liquid oxygen02:58

  • 54:31 What's the Point of Maths? - with Nira Chamberlain

    What's the Point of Maths? - with Nira Chamberlain

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    All around the world children, and even some adults, ask the question: What is the point of mathematics?. The field of mathematical modelling not only helps answer this question, it can help quench the human thirst for knowledge.Watch the Q&A: https://you

  • 51:46 The 10 Equations that Rule the World - with David Sumpter

    The 10 Equations that Rule the World - with David Sumpter

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    Is there a secret formula for getting rich? For making something a viral hit? For deciding how long to stick with your current Netflix series, job, or even relationship? David Sumpter has the answers.David's book "The Ten Equations: And How You Can Use Th

  • 56:21 The First Billion Years of the Universe - with Emma Chapman

    The First Billion Years of the Universe - with Emma Chapman

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    What happened after the Big Bang? When did the very first stars burst into life? Why are those stars were so unusual, and what they can teach us about the Universe today?Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/9zxsC68PJUIEmma's book "First Light" is available now

  • 32:16 A Series of Fortunate Events  with Sean B. Carroll

    A Series of Fortunate Events with Sean B. Carroll

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    Is simple chance the source of all the beauty and diversity we see in the world? Sean B. Carroll tells the story of the awesome power of chance.Sean's book "A Series of Fortunate Events" is available now: https://geni.us/mPPrdQHWatch the Q&A: https://yout

  • 04:13 Why is Norway Rising? - Christmas Lectures with James Jackson

    Why is Norway Rising? - Christmas Lectures with James Jackson

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    Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeThe Ri is on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheRoyalInstitutionand Twitter: http://twitter.com/ri_scienceand Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/royalinstitutionand Tumblr: http://ri-science.t

  • 07:15 What Did John Snow Know About Cholera? - with James Grime

    What Did John Snow Know About Cholera? - with James Grime

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    Physician John Snow famously figured out the cause of a cholera outbreak using maths and statistics, and thereby helped to disprove the miasma theory of disease - that people get ill from 'bad air'.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSub

  • 05:04 Why Do Volcanic Eruptions Form Mushrooms Clouds? - Christmas Lectures with James Jackson

    Why Do Volcanic Eruptions Form Mushrooms Clouds? - Christmas Lectures with James Jackson

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    Volcanic eruptions form distinctive mushroom clouds when the extremely hot mixture of gas, magma and rocks shoots out of the volcano at high speed.Watch the full third lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1995/planet-earth-

  • 05:41 How Do We Know That the Earth's Magnetic Poles Have Flipped? - Christmas Lectures with James Jackson

    How Do We Know That the Earth's Magnetic Poles Have Flipped? - Christmas Lectures with James Jackson

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    Volcanic rocks contain small bits of iron oxide that get magnetised in the direction of the Earth's magnetic field as they cool. Comparing rocks of different ages reveals the magnetic history of our planet.Watch the full second lecture of the series: http

  • 53:42 John Tyndall: The Physicist Who Proved the Greenhouse Effect - with Paul Hurley

    John Tyndall: The Physicist Who Proved the Greenhouse Effect - with Paul Hurley

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    John Tyndall worked on diamagnetism, explained why the sky is blue and discovered the mechanism for the greenhouse effect. He also gave hundreds of public lectures at the Ri, and was an avid mountaineer and poet. And all this before his beloved wife accid

  • 03:42 What is the Sun Made Of? - Christmas Lectures with James Jackson

    What is the Sun Made Of? - Christmas Lectures with James Jackson

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    What is the sun made of? And can the answers we find there help us figure out what' deep inside our own planet - Earth?Watch the full first lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1995/planet-earth-an-explorers-guide/on-the-ed

  • 1:11:40 The Million Dollar Equations - with Tom Crawford

    The Million Dollar Equations - with Tom Crawford

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    In the year 2000 it was announced that seven of the biggest unsolved problems in mathematics would each be given a $1million prize. Only one has been solved.Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/AFc7kGfLSIcSubscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiS

  • 37:03 The Curious World of Springs | Szydlo's At Home Science

    The Curious World of Springs | Szydlo's At Home Science

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    This week, Andrew takes us on a journey exploring a seemingly simple object - the spring.From pocket-watches, to the suspension of a vintage car, these simple mechanical objects have a huge number of uses still in our modern world, from storing energy to

  • 57:39 The Science of Light and Lasers | Szydlo's At Home Science

    The Science of Light and Lasers | Szydlo's At Home Science

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    The laser is a key part of so much of our modern world, from fibre-optic cabling to eye surgery. The origin story of lasers goes all the way back to the pioneering work of Isaac Newton. Join Andrew as he spins a tale of the the study of light and lasers,

  • 1:01:43 A Brief Introduction to General Relativity - with Anthony Zee

    A Brief Introduction to General Relativity - with Anthony Zee

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    Anthony Zee gives us a tour of gravity through Einstein's Theory of General Relativity.Anthony's book "On Gravity" is available now - https://geni.us/xAf86t.Starting with the discovery of gravity waves, Anthony goes on to explain how gravity can be unders

  • 35:42 The Archimedes Principle | Szydlo's At Home Science

    The Archimedes Principle | Szydlo's At Home Science

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    Andrew explores the well know but perhaps not so well understood Archimedes principle.We start off in ancient Sicily for a surprising dip in the bath with Archimedes, followed by a variety of experiments and demonstrations back in Andrew's basement lab. t

  • 04:01 How Nylon Was Discovered - Christmas Lectures with George Porter

    How Nylon Was Discovered - Christmas Lectures with George Porter

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    George Porter shows how nylon was discovered by chemists, and gives a demonstration of how we can spin nylon threads.Watch the full second lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1976/the-natural-history-of-a-sunbeam/light-and

  • 05:53 What Happens To Sunbeams On Their Journey To Earth? - Christmas Lectures with George Porter

    What Happens To Sunbeams On Their Journey To Earth? - Christmas Lectures with George Porter

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    George Porter shows what happens on a sunbeams journey from the sun to Earth, with some help from John Tyndalls blue sky tube.Watch the full first lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1976/the-natural-history-of-a-sunbeam/f

  • 08:51 What Is It Like To Have Synesthesia?

    What Is It Like To Have Synesthesia?

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    Can you imagine if each word had its own colour, or you could 'see' different types of music?Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeAlso, see more synesthesia visualisations from Diggery here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChpgc

  • 04:19 What Happens After A Supernova Explodes? - with Jen Gupta

    What Happens After A Supernova Explodes? - with Jen Gupta

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    When massive stars explode, we get some very strange new celestial objects from their remains.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeIn this short clip from her talk 'The Universe Beyond Visible Light', astrophysicist Jen Gupta exp

  • 05:04 What Happens Inside A Black Hole? - with Jerome Gauntlett

    What Happens Inside A Black Hole? - with Jerome Gauntlett

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    What would happen if you were to cross the event horizon and venture into a black hole?Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeIn this short clip from his talk on black holes, theoretical physicist Jerome Gauntlett explains spaghett

  • 03:35 Why Do We Gain Fat?  with Eugenia Cheng

    Why Do We Gain Fat? with Eugenia Cheng

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    In this short clip from her talk 'How To Think Like A Mathematician', Eugenia Cheng explains how a whole web of interconnected factors cause us to gain fat. Watch the full talk: https://youtu.be/8emPcpfqPRUEugenia's book "The Art of Logic" is available no

  • 03:53 Projecting Sunlight Pictures Onto Plants - Christmas Lectures with George Porter

    Projecting Sunlight Pictures Onto Plants - Christmas Lectures with George Porter

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    George Porter shows how we can project pictures onto geranium leaves using sunlight.Watch the full third lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1976/the-natural-history-of-a-sunbeam/a-leaf-from-nature?utm_source=youtube&utm_m

  • 02:27 How Does Convection Work? - Christmas Lectures with George Porter

    How Does Convection Work? - Christmas Lectures with George Porter

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    George Porter demonstrates the process of convection, helping to solve the age-old problem of why sauces on our plate stay hot while everything else gets cold.Watch the full fourth lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1976/

  • 02:56 Making Heat Engines - Christmas Lectures with George Porter

    Making Heat Engines - Christmas Lectures with George Porter

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    George Porter shows how we can make heat engines by harnessing the power of sunlight, and what we can use them to do.Watch the full fifth lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1976/the-natural-history-of-a-sunbeam/making-lig

  • 02:39 Can We Make Fuel Out Of Sunlight? - Christmas Lectures with George Porter

    Can We Make Fuel Out Of Sunlight? - Christmas Lectures with George Porter

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    George Porter shows how we can make a type of fuel by shining light on a substance.Watch the full sixth lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1976/the-natural-history-of-a-sunbeam/survival-under-the-sun?utm_source=youtube&ut

  • 34:43 How Photos Were Taken 100 Years Ago | Szydlo's At Home Science

    How Photos Were Taken 100 Years Ago | Szydlo's At Home Science

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    Andrew uses a Victorian era camera to demonstrate the full process of photography from setting up the camera to exposing the photographic paper. Of course, it wouldn't be Andrew Szydlo without an explosion, so of course some magnesium flash powder is used

  • 07:10 A Quick Introduction to Epigenetics - with Nessa Carey

    A Quick Introduction to Epigenetics - with Nessa Carey

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    Epigenetic modifications change the likelihood of gene expression, and through it create phenotype changes, without altering the DNA sequence itself.Watch the full talk: https://youtu.be/9DAcJSAM_BANessa's book "The Epigenetics Revolution" is available fo

  • 03:23 At home science - How to make play dough - ExpeRimental #15

    At home science - How to make play dough - ExpeRimental #15

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    Make home-made play dough and learn about mixtures, solutions and chemical reactions in this fun and simple science activity to do with children. Download the info sheet with recipe and full instructions here: http://bit.ly/PlayingPlayDough ExpeRimental i

  • 58:25 Will Computers Ever Think Like Human Beings? - with Vint Cerf

    Will Computers Ever Think Like Human Beings? - with Vint Cerf

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    The rise of artificial intelligence has seen computers beating chess experts and performing incredibly complex tasks. But why cant they think the same way we do?Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/Gwa38tzo2NcWe have built incredibly powerful, multi-layered, n

  • 05:33 Could You Outrun a T-Rex? - with David Hone

    Could You Outrun a T-Rex? - with David Hone

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    In this highlight clip from his talk 'How the Tyrannosaurs Ruled the World', palaeontologist David Hone explains how the legs of T-Rex made them such good long distance runners.Watch the full talk: https://youtu.be/f-jD7kQvyPsDavid's book "The Tyrannosaur

  • 39:16 Chemical Electricity | Szydlo's At Home Science

    Chemical Electricity | Szydlo's At Home Science

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    Starting with the Ris own Michael Faraday, Andrew explores the varied and sometimes explosive chemistry of batteries and electricity. From the pioneering work of Volta, right up to most recent Nobel prizes, join Andrew Szydlo for this exciting electrical

  • 44:41 How to Fix a Leaking Tap with Chemistry | Szydlo's At Home Science

    How to Fix a Leaking Tap with Chemistry | Szydlo's At Home Science

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    Andrew explores some of the chemical and mechical causes for leaking taps as well as explaining the inner mechanisms of various taps.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeChapters:00:00 - Introduction02:53 - The chemistry of limes

  • 31:20 The Chemistry of Coins | Szydlo's At Home Science

    The Chemistry of Coins | Szydlo's At Home Science

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    Andrew shows around some of the more unusual glasswear in his collection, before taking a look at the chemisty of a simple copper coinSubscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeChapters:00:00 - A tour of an unusual chemical apparatus09

  • 1:22:22 The Magic of Chemistry - with Andrew Szydlo

    The Magic of Chemistry - with Andrew Szydlo

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    Subscribe for more science videos :http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Help us transcribe this lecture: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=0g8lANs6zpQ If you were able to make a substance change colour, or turn from a solid to a liquid, would that be magic? A

  • 04:52 Can All The Universes Fit In The Multiverse? - with Sean Carroll

    Can All The Universes Fit In The Multiverse? - with Sean Carroll

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    Getting your head around the implications of the many worlds theory can be an almost incomprehensible task.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeIn this short clip from the Q&A following his talk on quantum mechanics, theoretical

  • 06:40 Bringing Dinosaurs Back To Life - Christmas Lectures with Simon Conway Morris

    Bringing Dinosaurs Back To Life - Christmas Lectures with Simon Conway Morris

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    Simon Conway Morris shows what the world would have looked like when ancient animals like the Brachiosaurus were alive.Watch the full second lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1996/the-history-in-our-bones/the-fossils-com

  • 04:50 Becoming A Pterodactyl - Christmas Lectures with Simon Conway Morris

    Becoming A Pterodactyl - Christmas Lectures with Simon Conway Morris

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    Simon Conway Morris demonstrates how awesomely huge pterodactyls were, with a little help from some members of the audience. Watch the full fourth lecture of the series:https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1996/the-history-in-our-bones/innovation

  • 06:02 Rewinding 65 Million Years - Christmas Lectures with Simon Conway Morris

    Rewinding 65 Million Years - Christmas Lectures with Simon Conway Morris

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    Simon Conway Morris turns back the clock 65 million years to find out how the configuration of the continents has changed.Watch the full third lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1996/the-history-in-our-bones/the-great-dyi

  • 03:51 The Recipe For Life - Christmas Lectures with Simon Conway Morris

    The Recipe For Life - Christmas Lectures with Simon Conway Morris

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    Simon Conway Morris gives us a demonstration of the quantities of chemical elements needed to create life.Watch the full fifth lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1996/the-history-in-our-bones/feet-on-the-ground-head-in-th

  • 59:16 Christmas Lectures 2019: How to Bend the Rules - Hannah Fry

    Christmas Lectures 2019: How to Bend the Rules - Hannah Fry

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    In the second lecture of the 2019 Christmas Lectures, Hannah Fry shows how data-gobbling algorithms have taken over our lives and now control almost everything we do without us even realising. Watch more Christmas Lectures: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-l

  • 59:21 Christmas Lectures 2019: How Can We All Win? - Hannah Fry

    Christmas Lectures 2019: How Can We All Win? - Hannah Fry

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    In the third and final lecture of the 2019 Christmas Lectures, Hannah Fry looks at why maths can fail and asks what the limits of maths are. Watch more Christmas Lectures: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&u

  • 02:21 How We Harness the Energy of a Chain Reaction - Christmas Lectures with Eric M Rogers

    How We Harness the Energy of a Chain Reaction - Christmas Lectures with Eric M Rogers

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    Eric M Rogers demonstrates how we can harness the power of uranium-235 atoms, with help from a giant mousetrap.Watch the full fifth lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1979/atoms-for-enquiring-minds/atoms-and-energy?utm_so

  • 04:49 Tricks of Perspective - Christmas Lectures with Eric M Rogers

    Tricks of Perspective - Christmas Lectures with Eric M Rogers

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    Eric M Rogers gives us a warning about the way we attach new unfamiliar knowledge to old familiar things that we already know.Watch the full sixth, and final, lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1979/atoms-for-enquiring-mi

  • 03:13 Acrobatic DNA Replication - Christmas Lectures with Alison Woollard

    Acrobatic DNA Replication - Christmas Lectures with Alison Woollard

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    Alison Woollard demonstrates how DNA replicates when it divides, with some acrobatic help from the Infinity Elites cheerleaders. Watch the full second lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/2013/life-fantastic/am-i-a-mutant?u

  • 03:14 Glow In The Dark Worm Genes - Christmas Lectures with Alison Woollard

    Glow In The Dark Worm Genes - Christmas Lectures with Alison Woollard

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    Alison Woollard shows how we can use special genes to make worms' muscle cells glow in the dark. Watch the full first lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/2013/life-fantastic/where-do-i-come-from?utm_source=youtube&utm_medi

  • 02:35 Living Medicines - Christmas Lectures with Alison Woollard

    Living Medicines - Christmas Lectures with Alison Woollard

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    Alison Woollard explains how we can now use cell therapy to create living medicines, with help from Natalie Mount from Cell Therapy Catapult.Watch the full third lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/2013/life-fantastic/coul

  • 47:59 Why Do Things Spin? - with Hugh Hunt

    Why Do Things Spin? - with Hugh Hunt

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    Why does a spinning top stand up? Why doesn't a rolling wheel fall over? And how does a falling cat always manage to land on its feet?You can find more of Hugh's work on his website here: http://www2.eng.cam.ac.uk/~hemh1/From topspin in tennis, to angular

  • 51:33 What Happened At The Beginning Of Time? - with Dan Hooper

    What Happened At The Beginning Of Time? - with Dan Hooper

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    Were learning more and more about the recent history of our universe, but how much do we really know about its very first few seconds?Dans book "At The Edge Of Time" is available now - https://geni.us/noTSAWatch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/Vjkj0m9YgcAEver s

  • 05:28 Liquid Nitrogen Fossilisation - Christmas Lectures with Simon Conway Morris

    Liquid Nitrogen Fossilisation - Christmas Lectures with Simon Conway Morris

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    Simon Conway Morris shows how animals became fossilised, speeding up the process using liquid nitrogen.Watch the full first lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1996/the-history-in-our-bones/staring-into-the-abyss?utm_sourc

  • 02:04 How Helium Changes our Voice - Christmas Lectures with Eric M Rogers

    How Helium Changes our Voice - Christmas Lectures with Eric M Rogers

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    Eric M Rogers demonstrates how helium can change our voice with comedic effect.Watch the full third lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1979/atoms-for-enquiring-minds/electrified-atoms?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&

  • 05:42 What Are Pentaquarks and Why Are They So Rare?

    What Are Pentaquarks and Why Are They So Rare?

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    In 2015, researchers at the Large Hadron Collider found data suggesting the existence of super-rare, super-elusive particles called pentaquarks. Tara Shears explains how our investigation into these particles has the potential to revolutionise our lives i

  • 05:19 Offering A Plant A Radioactive Cocktail - Christmas Lectures with Eric M Rogers

    Offering A Plant A Radioactive Cocktail - Christmas Lectures with Eric M Rogers

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    Eric M Rogers puts real radioactivity to use, demonstrating how a tomato plant drinks up radioactive water.Watch the full fourth lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1979/atoms-for-enquiring-minds/atoms-that-explode?utm_sou

  • 01:57 Water Rockets - Christmas Lectures with Eric M Rogers

    Water Rockets - Christmas Lectures with Eric M Rogers

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    Eric M. Rogers gives a brief explanation of water rocket with a demonstration to cap it all off.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeWatch the full second lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1979/

  • 04:04 Properties of Liquid Nitrogen - Christmas Lectures with EM Rogers

    Properties of Liquid Nitrogen - Christmas Lectures with EM Rogers

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    Eric Rogers explores some of the properties of liquid nitrogen in this clip from his first Christmas Lecture in 1979.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeWatch the full first lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-

  • 07:01 The Mechanics of the Piano - Christmas Lectures with Charles Taylor

    The Mechanics of the Piano - Christmas Lectures with Charles Taylor

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    What makes a piano produce a sound?Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeWatch the full fifth lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1989/exploring-music/scales-synthesizers-and-samplers?utm_source=yo

  • 1:23:29 Metal Mayhem - with Andrew Szydlo

    Metal Mayhem - with Andrew Szydlo

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    Chemistry teacher and science demonstration virtuoso Andrew Szydlo is back at the Ri, for an unforgettable evening exploring the exciting world of metals.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeMetals make up the bulk of the Periodi

  • 06:16 The Phenomenon of the Missing Fundamental

    The Phenomenon of the Missing Fundamental

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    Why do some higher frequencies sound like they have lower pitch than lower frequency sounds? Engineer and music lover Shaun Fitzgerald explores the phenomenon of the missing fundamental.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeShaun

  • 05:42 Tyndall's Experiments on Resonance - Christmas Lectures with Charles Taylor

    Tyndall's Experiments on Resonance - Christmas Lectures with Charles Taylor

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    Charles Taylor recreates John Tyndall's experiments demonstrating resonance.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeWatch the full second lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1989/exploring-music/the-

  • 09:34 How Does an Organ Work? - Christmas Lectures with Charles Taylor

    How Does an Organ Work? - Christmas Lectures with Charles Taylor

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    Charles Taylor goes inside a church organ to see how the different sounds are produced.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeWatch the full fourth lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1989/exploring

  • 09:41 Demonstrating Resonance with Chladni Figures - Christmas Lectures with Charles Taylor

    Demonstrating Resonance with Chladni Figures - Christmas Lectures with Charles Taylor

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    Charles Taylor recreates the famous Chadni figures and shows how vibrating plates are used to make music in various instruments.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeWatch the full third lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org

  • 43:49 The Psychology of Magic - with Gustav Kuhn

    The Psychology of Magic - with Gustav Kuhn

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    Gustav Kuhn performs magic to illustrate the neuroscience and psychology of how we can be duped by misdirection and optical illusions.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeGustav's book "Experiencing the Impossible" is available t

  • 03:57 The Viral Origins of the Placenta

    The Viral Origins of the Placenta

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    During an ancient viral infection, a protein was embedded into the human genome, allowing the placenta to develop as it has.This animation was produced by Diana Gradinaru, supported by the Genetics Society in celebration of their 100th anniversary in 2019

  • 02:13 Demonstrating How Sound Can't Travel Through a Vacuum - Christmas Lectures with Charles Taylor

    Demonstrating How Sound Can't Travel Through a Vacuum - Christmas Lectures with Charles Taylor

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    Sound cannot travel in a vacuum as is demonstrated in this clip from Charles Taylor's first 1989 Christmas LectureSubscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeWatch the full first lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lec

  • 55:05 How Are Skyscrapers Engineered? - with Roma Agrawal

    How Are Skyscrapers Engineered? - with Roma Agrawal

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    How high can we build skyscrapers with the help of new materials and technologies?Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeBuy Roma's book "Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures" now - https://geni.us/UcXf3Roma Agrawal delv

  • 51:53 How to Do Maths Without a Calculator - with Rob Eastaway

    How to Do Maths Without a Calculator - with Rob Eastaway

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    Knowing how to quickly estimate sizes and numbers is a useful everyday application of maths.Buy Rob's book "Maths on the Back of an Envelope" now - https://geni.us/yaeUJwHow many cats are there in the world? What's the chance of winning the lottery twice?

  • 07:09 Why is There More Matter Than Antimatter in the Universe?

    Why is There More Matter Than Antimatter in the Universe?

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    LHCb has observed CP violations in charm quarks. What implications does this have on our quest to find out why there's more matter than antimatter in the universe?Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeTara Shears is Professor of P

  • 04:42 Shocking Pickled Pumpkins! Halloween Science

    Shocking Pickled Pumpkins! Halloween Science

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    Its Halloween, which means its time we put more pumpkins in peril. This year, our inventive presenter and experimenter Dan Plane finds out what happens when you run an electric current through pumpkins pickled in different compounds.Subscribe for regular

  • 27:50 Q&A: How Are Skyscrapers Engineered? - with Roma Agrawal

    Q&A: How Are Skyscrapers Engineered? - with Roma Agrawal

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    What's the hardest material to build a building out of? How would we build structures on the moon? Roma Agrawal answers audience questions following her talk.Watch the talk: https://youtu.be/cSyNqwbUB8kBuy Roma's book "Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our

  • 31:53 Q&A: Delightful and Dangerous Liquids - with Mark Miodownik

    Q&A: Delightful and Dangerous Liquids - with Mark Miodownik

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    What's wrong with liquid soap? What does alcohol do to your body? Mark Miodownik answers audience questions following his talk.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeMark's new book "Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances

  • 56:05 Delightful and Dangerous Liquids - with Mark Miodownik

    Delightful and Dangerous Liquids - with Mark Miodownik

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    From life sustaining water and powerful kerosene, to intoxicating wine and weird liquids soap, liquids are all around us and share some rather interesting characteristics with each other.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeMark'

  • 08:25 How to Create the Perfect Floating Ball Illusion - The Science Behind Jeff Koons' Art

    How to Create the Perfect Floating Ball Illusion - The Science Behind Jeff Koons' Art

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    No wizardry or sleights of hand are involved in creating this illusion of a perfectly balanced basketball floating in pure water.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeFran's has been a science presenter for the BBC and Channel 4,

  • 09:55 Can You Guess What These Balloons Will Do? - with Greg Foot

    Can You Guess What These Balloons Will Do? - with Greg Foot

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    If you had to predict what will happen when these two balloons are connected, what would you guess? Would the air flow from the big ball to the small one or vice versa?Learn all about science communication with Greg's new free course: https://www.youtube.

  • 1:25:34 Investigating the Periodic Table with Experiments - with Peter Wothers

    Investigating the Periodic Table with Experiments - with Peter Wothers

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    We celebrate 150 years of the Periodic Table and Mendeleev's genius by braving the elements from Argon to Zinc in this demonstration filled show.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeYou can pre-order Peter's book "Antimony, Gold,

  • 06:21 Tensile Strength Challenge: Cotton vs. Steel - Christmas Lectures with Charles Stirling

    Tensile Strength Challenge: Cotton vs. Steel - Christmas Lectures with Charles Stirling

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    There are situations where cotton is stronger than steel.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeWatch the full fifth lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1992/our-world-through-the-looking-glass/in-t

  • 04:18 Burning Lightning into Wood: Lichtenberg Figures

    Burning Lightning into Wood: Lichtenberg Figures

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    Lichtenberg figures are formed by running a electricity across a non-conductive surface. Natasha explains the science behind them.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeLichtenberg figures are beautiful branching patterns that can

  • 02:42 Your Nose Can Tell Left From Right - Christmas Lectures with Charles Stirling

    Your Nose Can Tell Left From Right - Christmas Lectures with Charles Stirling

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    The handedness of molecules can change how they smell, Charles Striling demonstrates this using the carvone molecule.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeWatch the full fourth lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas

  • 11:04 How Pasteur Demonstrated Molecular Asymmetry - Christmas Lectures with Charles Stirling

    How Pasteur Demonstrated Molecular Asymmetry - Christmas Lectures with Charles Stirling

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    Louis Pasteur showed how some molecules are optically asymmetrical by investigating tartaric acid compounds present in wine.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeWatch the full third lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/chr

  • 05:20 The Hidden Significance of Shell Chirality - Christmas Lectures with Charles Stirling

    The Hidden Significance of Shell Chirality - Christmas Lectures with Charles Stirling

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    Snails with right-handed shells cannot mate with those with left-handed ones. But you can predict the presence of oil in a location by looking at their ratios. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeWatch the full second lecture of

  • 04:02 Memory Tricks with Chirality - Christmas Lectures with Charles Stirling

    Memory Tricks with Chirality - Christmas Lectures with Charles Stirling

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    Do you remember which way the Mona Lisa faces? Or the Queen on a 10p coin? Test your memory and ability to tell left from right in this clip from the 1992 Christmas Lectures.Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibeWatch the full fir

  • 01:54 The Guthrie Test - Christmas Lectures with Walter Bodmer

    The Guthrie Test - Christmas Lectures with Walter Bodmer

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    A version of the newborn blood spot test or Guthrie test is to this day administered for early detection of diseases such as PKU, sickle cell disease and cystic fibrosis. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full sixth

  • 05:02 What is Consciousness?

    What is Consciousness?

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    Where is it? Can it be measured? Replicated? Created? Marcus du Sautoy puzzles the problem of consciousness. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Brain imagining techniques have shown that our minds work differently when we're a

  • 05:01 How Does Hedonic Adaptation Affect the Pursuit of Happiness? - with Joe Gladstone

    How Does Hedonic Adaptation Affect the Pursuit of Happiness? - with Joe Gladstone

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    In this clip from a longer talk, Joe Gladstone explains what hedonic adaptation is and how it can hinder us becoming more happy. Watch the full talk: https://youtu.be/6Gpxjeq2CJ8 Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Hedonic adap

  • 04:15 How Does Gel Electrophoresis Work? - Christmas Lectures with Walter Bodmer

    How Does Gel Electrophoresis Work? - Christmas Lectures with Walter Bodmer

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    Gel electrophoresis is used to study DNA and other complex molecules with the help of electricity. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full third lecture of the series: https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/19

  • 02:04 How to Extract DNA at Home - Christmas Lectures with Walter Bodmer

    How to Extract DNA at Home - Christmas Lectures with Walter Bodmer

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    It is easy to extract DNA from something like strawberries at home, as Walter Bodmer demonstrates in this clip from his second Christmas Lecture. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full second lecture of the series:

  • 02:46 A Basic Explanation on Why (Almost) All Tortoiseshell Cats Are Female -  with Walter Bodmer

    A Basic Explanation on Why (Almost) All Tortoiseshell Cats Are Female - with Walter Bodmer

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    Tortoiseshell cats almost all female because the genes coding for fur colour are on the X chromosomes - the black fur gene on one and the orange one on the other. In each cell, only one X chromosome is activated, giving a patchwork pattern. Subscribe for

  • 56:56 Christmas Lectures 2018: What Makes Me, Me? - Alice Roberts and Aoife McLysaght

    Christmas Lectures 2018: What Makes Me, Me? - Alice Roberts and Aoife McLysaght

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    What makes humans human? And what makes every person an individual? Watch more Christmas Lectures: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_term=description Due to copyright restrictions, we are not able to inc

  • 59:21 Christmas Lectures 2018: What Makes Me Human? - Alice Roberts and Aoife McLysaght

    Christmas Lectures 2018: What Makes Me Human? - Alice Roberts and Aoife McLysaght

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    In the second lecture of the 2018 Christmas Lectures Alice Roberts and Aoife McLysaght explore human evolution. Watch more Christmas Lectures: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_term=description Due to co

  • 59:40 Christmas Lectures 2018: Where Do I Come From? - Alice Roberts and Aoife McLysaght

    Christmas Lectures 2018: Where Do I Come From? - Alice Roberts and Aoife McLysaght

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    In the first lecture of the 2018 Christmas Lectures Alice Roberts and Aoife McLysaght explore the tree of life and see where humans come from. Watch more Christmas Lectures: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social

  • 07:25 How Not to Put Out a Metal Fire - with Steve Mould

    How Not to Put Out a Metal Fire - with Steve Mould

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    It's a terrible idea to try to extinguish burning metal with a water or CO2 fire extinguisher. Steve Mould shows why. Subscribe for regular science videos from the Ri: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe and be sure you check out Steve's channel - https://www.youtu

  • 03:13 Early 3D Movement Analysis - Christmas Lectures with Leonard Maunder

    Early 3D Movement Analysis - Christmas Lectures with Leonard Maunder

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    Today's impressive motion capture technology couldn't exist without the work done in the 1970s and 80s. One such example is the CODA, demonstrated here in 1983. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full sixth lecture o

  • 02:59 The Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction - Christmas Lectures with Ian Stewart

    The Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction - Christmas Lectures with Ian Stewart

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    Ian Stewart demonstrates the classic oscillating BZ reaction as an example of symmetry breaking or non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectur

  • 01:36 Can Objects Have Personalities? - with Bruce Hood

    Can Objects Have Personalities? - with Bruce Hood

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    As humans, we sometimes project our thoughts and emotions onto things that aren't human. In this clip from the 2011 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "Meet Your Brain", Bruce Hood shows how we can interpret shapes as having their own "personalities", just by the way the

  • 07:31 Can Blind Birds Navigate? - Monthly Mailbag #8

    Can Blind Birds Navigate? - Monthly Mailbag #8

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    Do birds needs eyes to navigate? Can pigeons use the Earth's magnetic field for homing? Jon answers questions from the comments. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Check out the original talk by Jim Al-Khalili that sparked the

  • 03:40 How Jets Are Used to Attitude Control Satellites - Christmas Lectures with Leonard Maunder

    How Jets Are Used to Attitude Control Satellites - Christmas Lectures with Leonard Maunder

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    Controlling the orientation of an object is called attitude control. Leonard Maunders shows how small jets are used to control the attitude of satellites. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full second lecture of the

  • 07:26 A Boy, a Robot and a Buzz Wire - Christmas Lectures with Leonard Maunder

    A Boy, a Robot and a Buzz Wire - Christmas Lectures with Leonard Maunder

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    Robots are remarkably good at some things that humans are not naturally so adept at. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full fourth lecture of the series: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1983/machines-in

  • 03:02 What Keeps Airplanes Up? - Christmas Lectures with Leonard Maunder

    What Keeps Airplanes Up? - Christmas Lectures with Leonard Maunder

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    How do airplane wings generate lift? Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full fifth lecture of the series: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1983/machines-in-motion/under-control?utm_source=youtube&utm_medi

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  • 08:01 Surface Area to Volume Ratios - Christmas Lectures with Philip Morrison

    Surface Area to Volume Ratios - Christmas Lectures with Philip Morrison

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    The mathematicians of Lilliput assumed that Gulliver would need 1728 times as much food as an individual Lilliput. Philip Morrison shows why this is not true, using surface area to volume ratios. Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectu

  • 03:46 How Is Black Fire Made?

    How Is Black Fire Made?

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    Sodium flames can appear black in the light of a sodium lamp. Natasha explains the physics behind it. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe --- A very special thank you to our Patreon supporters who help make these videos happen,

  • 04:42 Visualising Resonance - Christmas Lectures with Leonard Maunder

    Visualising Resonance - Christmas Lectures with Leonard Maunder

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    What does resonance look like? Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full third lecture of the series: http://rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1983/machines-in-motion/vibration?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_

  • 03:45 Checking the Weather Report in 1985 - Christmas Lectures with David Pye

    Checking the Weather Report in 1985 - Christmas Lectures with David Pye

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    Computers had come a long way by the 1980s. With only a few gadgets you could even get the weather report right to your computer screen without having to wait for the evening news. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the

  • 05:06 How Do Maglev Trains Work? - Christmas Lectures with Leonard Maunder

    How Do Maglev Trains Work? - Christmas Lectures with Leonard Maunder

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    Maglev stands for magnetic levitation which is how these trains hover and are pushed along the tracks. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe While only three countries currently have operational maglev trains, China, Japan and So

  • 05:50 Why is Cracking a Whip So Loud?

    Why is Cracking a Whip So Loud?

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    Cracking a whip causes a small sonic boom as the end travels faster than the speed of sound. Top science bloke Marty Jopson explains the science behind this phenomenon. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe The key to how a whip

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  • 05:09 How to Make a Fire Tornado (A Wee One)

    How to Make a Fire Tornado (A Wee One)

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    Fire tornadoes occurring in nature look cool but are terrifying and very dangerous. We made one on a smaller scale - still cool, less AAAARGH. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Dan knows of two ways of building a tabletop fir

  • 09:07 How Do Nerve Cells Carry Information? - Christmas Lectures with David Pye

    How Do Nerve Cells Carry Information? - Christmas Lectures with David Pye

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    What is action potential and how does it help nerves carry information, such as pain or pleasure signals? Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1985/communicati

  • 08:01 Optical Fiber Cables - Christmas Lectures with David Pye

    Optical Fiber Cables - Christmas Lectures with David Pye

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    In 1985, fiber optic cables were just starting to get widely adopted. David Pye shows the principles behind them and how old telephone cables were swapped out for new ones. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lec

  • 03:08 Firefly Signalling - Christmas Lectures with David Pye

    Firefly Signalling - Christmas Lectures with David Pye

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    Fireflies use their bio-luminescence to communicate with each other to find a mate. And to lure unsuspecting prey with false signalling. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture:http://www.rigb.org/christmas-l

  • 07:44 What is Bandwidth - Christmas Lectures with David Pye

    What is Bandwidth - Christmas Lectures with David Pye

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    How are signals transmitted and processed and what's the role of bandwidth within it? Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1985/communicating/no-man-is-an-isla

  • 05:11 Using Radar to Detect and Identify Movement - Christmas Lectures with David Pye

    Using Radar to Detect and Identify Movement - Christmas Lectures with David Pye

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    Radars can be used to detect and identify all sorts of moving objects. David Pye demonstrates a handheld one and also shows how birds and planes can be detected. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http:

  • 05:26 How to Make a Simple Battery

    How to Make a Simple Battery

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    The first ever electrical battery used just copper, zinc and brine-soaked cardboard. Dan Plane shows you how to build your own. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe --- A very special thank you to our Patreon supporters who help

  • 06:20 Looking for Dark Matter - Christmas Lectures with Frank Close

    Looking for Dark Matter - Christmas Lectures with Frank Close

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    Frank Close looks at how observations from galaxy rotation and gravitational lensing can imply the existence of dark matter. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/wat

  • 04:08 What Keeps a Nucleus Together? - Christmas Lectures with Frank Close

    What Keeps a Nucleus Together? - Christmas Lectures with Frank Close

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    Positive charge repels other positive charges. So what kind of force keeps the proton filled nucleus from exploding apart? Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch

  • 05:03 How to Store Food with Science

    How to Store Food with Science

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    Eggs - to refrigerate or not to refrigerate? What about tomatoes or potatoes? Rice? Bananas? Lisa dons her food detective hat and shares the correct food storage methods for some common foods. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRib

  • 05:18 Visualising Antimatter with Bubble Chambers - Christmas Lectures with Frank Close

    Visualising Antimatter with Bubble Chambers - Christmas Lectures with Frank Close

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    You can use a bubble chamber to visualise the passage of negatively charged electrons and their positively charged antimatter counterparts - positrons. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb

  • 02:16 The Cloud Chamber - Christmas Lectures with Frank Close

    The Cloud Chamber - Christmas Lectures with Frank Close

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    The cloud chamber is an incredible piece of equipment that allows us to visualise ionising radiation. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1993/the-cosmic-onio

  • 03:59 Liquid Nitrogen and the Leidenfrost Effect

    Liquid Nitrogen and the Leidenfrost Effect

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    Why do scientists and demo presenters often choose not to wear protective gloves when handling liquid nitrogen? This is due to a little nifty phenomenon called the Leidenfrost effect. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe The Lei

  • 03:58 Electron Microscopy - Christmas Lectures with Frank Close

    Electron Microscopy - Christmas Lectures with Frank Close

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    What does the world look like at an atomic level? Frank Close dons his 'atomic spectacles' and takes a look at copper and iron atoms. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lec

  • 04:33 Fractals: The Geometry of Chaos - Christmas Lectures with Ian Stewart

    Fractals: The Geometry of Chaos - Christmas Lectures with Ian Stewart

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    Using a simple set of mathematical rules, a very intricate geometry can be created in the form of fractals. The Sierpinski triangle is a famous example. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.rig

  • 07:45 The Monty Hall Problem - Christmas Lectures with Ian Stewart

    The Monty Hall Problem - Christmas Lectures with Ian Stewart

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    Ian Stewart explains the Monty Hall problem and its solution. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe The Monty Hall problem became infamous in the 1990s where newspaper columnist and puzzle solver Marilyn vos Savant offered a solu

  • 03:37 How To Make Bath Bombs

    How To Make Bath Bombs

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    Bath bombs are surprisingly simple to make. Using just citric acid powder, bicarbonate of soda and water, you produce that vigorous fizzing reaction. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe --- A very special thank you to our Patre

  • 08:15 The Mathematics of Locomotion - Christmas Lectures with Ian Stewart

    The Mathematics of Locomotion - Christmas Lectures with Ian Stewart

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    The scof all living things is governed by nerve impulses that follow a pattern of travelling waves. This is true for the trot of a horse, the tripod gait of an ant, the undulating movement of the millipede and even the slither of a snake. Subscribe for re

  • 02:13 What is Loop Quantum Gravity - with  Carlo Rovelli

    What is Loop Quantum Gravity - with Carlo Rovelli

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    Quantum particles exist in space-time, but quanta of gravity are different - they are woven together to make space time itself. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe In this short clip from his talk on the Physics and Philosophy

  • 08:02 What's a Laserdisc? - Christmas Lectures with RV Jones

    What's a Laserdisc? - Christmas Lectures with RV Jones

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    Laserdisc was the very first optical disk, able to hold recordings of images, audio and video. RV Jones explains the mechanism of how it works. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb.org/chr

  • 04:38 Liquid Metal Embrittlement - Gallium vs. Aluminium

    Liquid Metal Embrittlement - Gallium vs. Aluminium

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    Bringing gallium and aluminium together has some interesting and occasionally rather explosive results, as Dan found out in this little tale from the prep room. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Liquid metal embrittlement is

  • 11:50 The Golden Angle - Christmas Lectures with Ian Stewart

    The Golden Angle - Christmas Lectures with Ian Stewart

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    Thr golden angle is a mathematical concept, closely related to the golden ratio and Fibonacci numbers. Where can you find it and how is it formed? Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb.org/

  • 05:39 Types of Oscillators - Christmas Lectures with Philip Morrison

    Types of Oscillators - Christmas Lectures with Philip Morrison

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    What are the similarities and differences between pendulums and spring oscillators? Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture:http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1968/gullivers-travels/beyond-the-map?u

  • 05:51 The Mathematics of Walking and Gait - Christmas Lectures with Philip Morrison

    The Mathematics of Walking and Gait - Christmas Lectures with Philip Morrison

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    Just like the extent of the swing of a pendulum is proportional to the length of the pendulum, the pace of an animal walking is proportional to the length of the leg of the animal. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the

  • 03:38 Properties of Resistors - Christmas Lectures with Philip Morrison

    Properties of Resistors - Christmas Lectures with Philip Morrison

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    What's the relationship of a resistors size to its electrical resistance? And how does resistance change when resistors are set in a series or in parallel? Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.

  • 03:19 Visualising Brownian Motion - Christmas Lectures with Philip Morrison

    Visualising Brownian Motion - Christmas Lectures with Philip Morrison

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    Philip Morrison uses a microscope and a model made of small ball bearings and a magnetic field to demonstrate Brownian motion. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/w

  • 04:08 What Happens Inside a Proton Collision? - with James Beacham

    What Happens Inside a Proton Collision? - with James Beacham

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    Proton collisions are not like car crashes because quantum is weird. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe In this clip from his lecture on particle physics, James Beacham explains why proton collisions observed in a particle acc

  • 04:16 Seeing in the Dark - Christmas Lectures with RV Jones

    Seeing in the Dark - Christmas Lectures with RV Jones

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    How to keep an eye on intruders in total darkness? RV Jones gets a helping hand from an infrared camera. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1981/from-magna-c

  • 02:28 The Doppler Effect - Christmas Lectures with RV Jones

    The Doppler Effect - Christmas Lectures with RV Jones

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    Police sirens change pitch when going past us due to the Doppler effect. This phenomenon can also be used to measure speeds, even of faraway objects, like stars. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http:

  • 03:20 The Laser Eavesdropper - Christmas Lectures with RV Jones

    The Laser Eavesdropper - Christmas Lectures with RV Jones

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    RV Jones demonstrates the hottest spy gadget in espionage stories at the time - a laser eavesdropper. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1981/from-magna-cart

  • 05:01 Velocity of a Bullet - Christmas Lectures with RV Jones

    Velocity of a Bullet - Christmas Lectures with RV Jones

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    RV Jones demonstrates a way to measure the speed of an air rifle pellet with a method similar to one that has been used to measure the speed of molecules – and even the speed of light. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch

  • 04:33 Measuring the Average Foot - Christmas Lectures with RV Jones

    Measuring the Average Foot - Christmas Lectures with RV Jones

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    How can one estimate the average length of a foot? RV Jones shows a simple yet elegant demonstration. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1981/from-magna-cart

  • 02:04 Non-Euclidean Geometry of a Sphere - Christmas Lectures with Philip Morrison

    Non-Euclidean Geometry of a Sphere - Christmas Lectures with Philip Morrison

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    According to Euclidean geometry the angles of a triangle add up to 180 degrees. Philip Morrison shows an example of where this isn't true, and non-Euclidean geometry applies. Watch the full lecture: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1968/gulliv

  • 02:13 What We Eat Matters - by Giles Yeo

    What We Eat Matters - by Giles Yeo

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    Is a calorie a calorie? Does it matter if we eat corn or corn syrup? Giles Yeo explains the nutritional difference between different foods and why it matters. Watch the full talk: https://youtu.be/pOJYTMe_bp4 Calories in have to be less than calories out

  • 59:24 We Need to Talk About Physics - with Helen Czerski

    We Need to Talk About Physics - with Helen Czerski

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    Helen Czerski explores the everyday oddities that shed light on some of the most important science of our time. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the Q&A here: https://youtu.be/nAWHJViVfcU When we hear about physics, we

  • 04:33 The Science of Vortex Rings

    The Science of Vortex Rings

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    How are smoke rings formed? Natasha heads to the prep room to test out air cannons. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe A toroidal vortex ring is formed when a fast moving fluid moves through a relatively still other or differe

  • 05:47 Why do Shower Curtains Billow Inwards? - Monthly Mailbag #13

    Why do Shower Curtains Billow Inwards? - Monthly Mailbag #13

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    For his last ever Mailbag, Jon tries to get to the bottom of the mystery of why shower curtains seem to want to grab you when you have a shower. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe We've all been there. You're trying to have a

  • 1:42:57 The Chemistry of Fire and Gunpowder - with Andrew Szydlo

    The Chemistry of Fire and Gunpowder - with Andrew Szydlo

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    Andrew Szydlo gives a spectacular demo-filled talk of explosive science using gunpowder, energetic reactions and quite a few flames. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe The talk was filmed on the eve of Bonfire Night, also know

  • 04:10 Brann the Clever Raven - 2017 CHRISTMAS LECTURES

    Brann the Clever Raven - 2017 CHRISTMAS LECTURES

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    Crows are known as some of the best problem solvers of the animal kingdom. In this clip from the 2017 CHRISTMAS LECTURES, Sophie Scott sets Brann the raven a tough puzzle. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the full lect

  • 05:07 Ape Communication - CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2017

    Ape Communication - CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2017

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    Laryngoscopy of an Opera Singer - 2017 CHRISTMAS LECTURES

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    Musical Wooden Blocks - with Charles Taylor

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    Haptic Technology Demonstration - with Danielle George

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    What Happens During a Space Walk - with Kevin Fong and Dan Tani

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    Bioluminescence - with David Attenborough

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    Facial Character Analysis - with Heinz Wolff

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    The DNA Code - with Alison Woollard

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  • 02:45 How We Learn to Interpret Speech - Charles Taylor

    How We Learn to Interpret Speech - Charles Taylor

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  • 08:17 How Would We Communicate with Alien Life? - with Carl Sagan

    How Would We Communicate with Alien Life? - with Carl Sagan

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    Making Machines Speak - with David Pye

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    Sign Language in a Mirror - with Charles Stirling

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  • 03:51 Simulating Tastes and Smells Using a Digital Lollipop - with Danielle George

    Simulating Tastes and Smells Using a Digital Lollipop - with Danielle George

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  • 01:13 The Phone Book from 1880 - with Gareth Roberts

    The Phone Book from 1880 - with Gareth Roberts

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    In 1880, there were so few telephones in London that it was possible for '1' to be your phone number. In this clip from the 1988 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "The home of the future", Gareth Roberts takes a look at a small, red book – the London telephone directory

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    Chameleon Communications - with Sir Colin Blakemore

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    How Ants Defend Their Home Trees - with Sue Hartley

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    Plants may seem passive and defenceless, but they have plenty of ways to fight off attackers. In this clip from the 2009 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "The 300 Million Year War", Sue Hartley demonstrates a particularly gruesome strategy used by some plants to protec

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    Trying Out Battery Powered Welding - with Saiful Islam

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    How Encryption Keys Work - with Chris Bishop

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    How to Speak Backwards - with Eric Laithwaite

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  • 02:20 How Stick Insects Use Camouflage - with Richard Dawkins

    How Stick Insects Use Camouflage - with Richard Dawkins

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    Mimicry vs Language - with Sir David Attenborough

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    Some animals have the physical equipment to mimic human speech, but that doesn’t mean they have the brain to understand human language. In this clip from ‘The language of animals’ (1973) Sir David Attenborough chats with a greater Indian hill myna. Subscr

  • 02:29 Using a Cell Phone in 1985 - with David Pye

    Using a Cell Phone in 1985 - with David Pye

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  • 06:58 What is special relativity?

    What is special relativity?

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  • 03:11 Exploding Acetylene Pumpkins! Halloween Science

    Exploding Acetylene Pumpkins! Halloween Science

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    Levitating pumpkins! Halloween science

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  • 05:23 What to Do About Space Debris?

    What to Do About Space Debris?

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  • 56:29 Why Dirt and Microbes Could Be Good for Us - with B Brett Finlay

    Why Dirt and Microbes Could Be Good for Us - with B Brett Finlay

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    Q&A - Why Dirt and Microbes Could Be Good for Us - with B Brett Finlay

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  • 05:29 What Eclipses Have Done for Science

    What Eclipses Have Done for Science

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  • 45:08 The Physics of Life: How Water Folds Proteins - with Sylvia McLain

    The Physics of Life: How Water Folds Proteins - with Sylvia McLain

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    Q&A - The Physics of Life: How Water Folds Proteins - with Sylvia McLain

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    Humphry Davy's Potassium Volcano

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  • 04:00 What is Symmetry in Physics?  With Tara Shears

    What is Symmetry in Physics? With Tara Shears

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    How the Tyrannosaurs Ruled the World – with David Hone

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  • 07:12 Why Doesn't the Earth Fall into the Sun? - Monthly Mailbag #7

    Why Doesn't the Earth Fall into the Sun? - Monthly Mailbag #7

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  • 03:55 The Chemistry of Heavy Water, Argon & Flamingos – Monthly Mailbag #6

    The Chemistry of Heavy Water, Argon & Flamingos – Monthly Mailbag #6

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    Why is Multitasking So Hard? Psychology for Kids – ExpeRimental #25

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    Amazing Body Illusions! Psychology for Kids - ExpeRimental #24

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    Artificial Intelligence, the History and Future - with Chris Bishop

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    How To Make An Ames Room Illusion - Psychology for Kids - ExpeRimental #23

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  • 00:57 The Hollow Mask Illusion - ExpeRimental Extra! [NO AUDIO]

    The Hollow Mask Illusion - ExpeRimental Extra! [NO AUDIO]

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  • 05:47 How To Make a Hollow Mask Illusion - Psychology for Kids - ExpeRimental #22

    How To Make a Hollow Mask Illusion - Psychology for Kids - ExpeRimental #22

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  • 05:52 How To Remember Things - Psychology Experiments for Kids

    How To Remember Things - Psychology Experiments for Kids

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    The Double Slit Experiment - Monthly(ish) Mailbag #4

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    How Fusion Reactors Control Plasma - 2016 CHRISTMAS LECTURES

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    Antimicrobial Resistance: The End of Modern Medicine? with Dame Sally Davies

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    Explaining Thermodynamics - Monthly(ish) Mailbag #3

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    Jon answers questions from the comments sections, all about thermodynamics. What actually powers a ‘perpetual’ dippy bird (0:29)? Are there any non-transitive systems (1:33)? How does NASA’S EM drive work if it breaks the first law of thermodynamics (2:45

  • 54:50 A Journey to the Centre of the Sun - with Lucie Green

    A Journey to the Centre of the Sun - with Lucie Green

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    Did the Big Bang Break the Laws of Thermodynamics? With Sean Carroll

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    A Mercury Hammer and the Third Law of Thermodynamics

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  • 02:30 Crystal Structure and the Laws of Thermodynamics

    Crystal Structure and the Laws of Thermodynamics

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    Crystals bring order out of chaos. Does their formation violate the laws of thermodynamics? Materials chemist Dr Suze Kundu explores the relationship between crystals and entropy, with footage from the Ri Archives channel. Watch more classic archive foota

  • 03:17 What is the Third Law of Thermodynamics?

    What is the Third Law of Thermodynamics?

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    Valeska Ting explains the relationship between entropy, temperature and absolute zero. Watch all four laws films: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbnrZHfNEDZxmZmL3fZHPTeoUO8amBox2 Enter our survey about our videos and win £100: https://www.surveymo

  • 01:36 Michael Faraday's Electric Frogs

    Michael Faraday's Electric Frogs

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  • 02:13 Entropy and the Arrow of Time

    Entropy and the Arrow of Time

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    As we experience it, time flows in a single direction. But entropy, and its description in the second law of thermodynamics, is one of the few physical phenomena to imply an actual arrow of time. Day 16 of our advent calendar: http://www.rigb.org/christma

  • 04:05 Does This Reaction Break the Second Law of Thermodynamics?

    Does This Reaction Break the Second Law of Thermodynamics?

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    In the 1950s, Russian chemist Boris Belousov reported a bizarre reaction. A reaction that oscillates between two states. Could it be violating the second law of thermodynamics? Andrea Sella investigates. Day 13 of our thermodynamics advent calendar: http:

  • 04:08 What is the Second Law of Thermodynamics?

    What is the Second Law of Thermodynamics?

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    What is entropy? Why is it always increasing? And what does that even mean? Dr Valeska Ting explains the second law of thermodynamics. This is the day 12 of our 2016 advent calendar on thermodynamics. Watch all the films here: http://www.rigb.org/christma

  • 02:09 Why Thermodynamics Matter to Particle Physicists - with Suzie Sheehy

    Why Thermodynamics Matter to Particle Physicists - with Suzie Sheehy

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    Why do we need the first law of thermodynamics? What use is it? Dr Suzie Sheehy explains what it means to a particle physicist. Day 9 of our advent calendar. Watch all the videos here: http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/supercharged-fuelling-the-futur

  • 03:36 Energy! The Song - with Jonny Berliner

    Energy! The Song - with Jonny Berliner

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    A majestic musical tribute to the first law of thermodynamics, and energy itself. Day 7 of our thermodynamics advent calendar: http://www.rigb.org/advent?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=201612_channel_advent With a disco beat and infuria


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