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Bovine TB
15th April, 2021
There’s still a whole herd of things we don’t know about bovine TB, its nature, spread and the effects of badger culling: could culling reduce it - or make it worse?
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A smart race
5th April, 2021
Nanorobot swarms are the stuff of sci-fi films, but smart dust is being developed now.
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Resistance
23rd March, 2021
The idea of competition between bacteria and fungi was not started by Alexander Fleming - and it's still being studied: as antimicrobial resistance.
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Performing dogs and molecular roulette
10th March, 2021
How do we make chemicals? How can computer modelling help us with protein folding and what can we learn from the molecules of the past?
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Geoengineering
5th March, 2021
Geoengineering the climate would mean venturing into new technology with huge consequences. But what might those consequences be and is there an alternative solution to anthropogenic climate change?
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Discovery
25th February, 2021
The discovery of carbon nanotubes is indistinct, they were produced before their nano identity or properties were recognised.
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