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  1. Mars Diffracts! X-ray Crystallography and Space Exploration

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    An epic journey into the role of X-ray diffraction in space! Astrobiologist and intrepid science communicator Lewis Dartnell reveals the crucial role that x-ray crystallography is playing in understanding…

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    • The Greek Legacy - An animated adventure!

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      Often called the "birthplace of civilisation", Ancient Greece heralded numerous advances in philosophy, science, sport and also mathematics. Over six centuries from 600 BC a group of revolutionary…

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      • Crystallography: An Animated adventure

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        X-ray crystallography is arguably one of the greatest innovations of the twentieth century, but not that many people know what it is or how it came about. Join us on an animated journey through…

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        • Ferrofluid - The Magnetic Liquid!

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          Materials scientist and Christmas Lecturer Mark Miodownik demonstrates some of the weird properties of ferrofluid. This liquid is literally 'dripping with magnetism', containing a suspension…

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          • Contact Explosive - Detonating Nitrogen Triiodide

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            Watch Peter Wothers deliver the 2012 Christmas Lectures: http://richannel.org/christmas-lectur... Nitrogen Triiodide is an extremely sensitive explosive compound that, when dry, can be detonated…

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            • Creating a Fireball - Pouring Water on an Oil Fire

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              Watch Peter Wothers deliver the 2012 Christmas Lectures: http://richannel.org/christmas-lectur... Most people know the advice about never putting water on an oil fire. We joined Dr Peter Wothers…

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              • Calcium Carbonate - Disintegrating Quicklime

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                Watch Peter Wothers deliver the 2012 Christmas Lectures: http://richannel.org/christmas-lectur... When water is added to quicklime, a fierce exothermic reaction takes place as calcium hydroxide,…

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                • Michael Faraday's Failure with Fluorine

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                  Prof Frank James, a world-leading expert on all things Faraday, delves into the Royal Institution Archives to reveal one of the very few failures of the great scientist. From 1834 to 1835 Faraday…

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                  • Finding Tiktaalik: Neil Shubin on the Evolutionary Step from Sea to Land

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                    Professor Neil Shubin talks about the discovery of Tiktaalik and one of the greatest evolutionary events in Earth's history: when the very first fish ventured out onto land. Widely known as…

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                    • Colour Mixing: The Mystery of Magenta

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                      Why doesn't magenta appear in the rainbow? The answer lies not in physics but in biology. Science presenter Steve Mould demonstrates the strange phenomenon of colour mixing, in which not everything…

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                      • Mark Thompson - Observing the Orchestra of the Stars

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                        Astronomer and TV presenter, Mark Thompson looks to the skies and points towards the next advancement in space telescopes. Whilst the refracting and reflecting telescopes used by amateurs can see…

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                        • Jim Al-Khalili and the Quantum Robin

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                          We've known for some time that certain animals can navigate the Earth using it's magnetic fields, but the methods by which they do this have remained largely unknown. However, an emerging…

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