Category Archives: 2008

1st September 2008 – Liquid Crystals

What are they and why are they appearing everywhere? Professor Helen Gleeson from Manchester University helped us understand how something can be both a liquid and a crystal. Normally, we consider matter to have three distinct states: solid, liquid and … Continue reading

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7th July 2008 – Consciousness: What is it? How Might it Work?

Professor John Jefferys from Birmingham University helped us understand what we know about consciousness. Of course some things are not yet known but good progress is being made. Among other areas, Prof Jefferys has been researching how the brain solves … Continue reading

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2nd July 2008 – Daresbury Rocket Competition

Daresbury Rocket Competition at Chester Racecourse In July 2008 Knutsford SciBAr entered several rockets, made by various SciBArians, into a competition to see which rocket could carry a raw egg the furthest without breaking the egg. The winner was Graham … Continue reading

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2nd June 2008 – Lindow Man

A Special SciBar at The Manchester Museum The SciBar included a private visit to the Museum to view the “Lindow Man” exhibit, the naturally preserved body of an Iron Age man which will be in Manchester from April 2008 until … Continue reading

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12th May 2008 – String Theory for Dummies

Dr Richard Battye from Manchester University and Jodrell Bank led our discussion on String Theory. We have touched on String Theory in several topics in the past but this dealt with the basics of the theory itself. We are apparently … Continue reading

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7th April 2008 – From DNA to Organism

Could Humans grow new limbs? Professor Enrique Amaya from Manchester University discussed how DNA makes organisms and how amphibian embryos have an incredible ability to heal following amputations, which is one of the primary reasons why they have been used … Continue reading

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