Category Archives: 2005

5th December 2005 – Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality – what’s virtual about it? Terry Hewitt, Director of Research Computing at Manchester Computing, University of Manchester led our discussion. Terry explored the role of virtual reality, and some important perception issues were addressed. He also showed how virtual … Continue reading

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7th November 2005 – The Mind, The Self, The Brain

The mind, the self, the brain – which is the real you? And who’s really in charge? Dr Martin Farrel of Manchester University led the discussion on “Self” – What does it seem to be? What is it? Exploring your view and … Continue reading

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3rd October 2005 – Ancient DNA and Archaeology

Ancient DNA and Archaeology – What can we use it for? Dr Ken Brown from Manchester University led us into a discussion on ancient DNA.  How do we get this DNA? Where from? Is it any use? What can we … Continue reading

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5th September 2005 – Titan Landing & Deep Impact

Landing on Titan and the Deep Impact comet mission Professor Ian Morison from Jodrell Bank returned to Knutsford SciBar after his very successful visit in December on “Hunting Aliens”. What an interesting job Professor Morison has; straight from hunting aliens … Continue reading

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1st August 2005 – Antimatter

Antimatter – does it matter? Professor Roger Barlow of Manchester University High Energy Physics Department led the discussion on “where’s all the antimatter gone?”. Could we fly to another planet only to be annihilated  when we find it’s made of … Continue reading

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4th July 2005 – Ice Ages

Ice Ages – should I buy a new anorak? Dr Simon Robinson from Manchester University led this discussion on the history and causes of various Ice Ages and their impact on climate. Are we heading for a new Ice Age … Continue reading

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