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2nd March 2009 – Digitising Sound

Digitising sound – make a cheap violin sound like a Stradivarius Professor Patrick Gaydecki from Manchester University will, with the aid of his demonstration equipment, show us what becomes possible when you digitise sound and how, among other things, you … Continue reading

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6th October 2008 – Mining in Space

What’s out there and how could we get it back here? Dr Benny Peiser from Liverpool John Moores University returns to inform and entertain us, yet again, leading the discussion on Mining in Space. We are talking about minerals in … Continue reading

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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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3rd December 2007 – Old and New Technologies

Old and New Technologies and the Spread of the Minoan Civilisation in Crete Dr. Ina Berg from Manchester University helped us look into the technologies of pottery manufacture in ancient Crete. Her research uses X-ray analysis to determine how the … Continue reading

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