Category: Science Cafe

Science Cafe Engineers Enthusiasm – Update

Further to our very interactive Science Cafe in March, My Future My Choice have been back into schools applying some of the research they gleened from the willing Science Cafe participants. Follow the link below if you’d like to see how…

Science Cafe Features on Nature’s Blog Series: Reaching Out

“Soapbox Science is a guest blog hosted by the nature.com Communities team. It is intended to provide a forum for the discussion of science topics including news, the history of science, ethics, details of expeditions or outreach activities and book…

Frankenstein Fuels – notes & links

Stuart Shales was our guest for a great Science Cafe last month at the Tobacco Factory.  During the evening there was a steady flow of information from Stuart and lots of people asked about the sources. Below is the slide…

Synthetic biology: hope and hype

Synthetic biology is an emerging area of scientific research at the interface of biology, chemistry and engineering. Research in this area may deliver cheaper and faster routes to drugs, biofuels and new materials for medical applications. However, synthetic biology also has an ethical…

Life & Nuclear Radiation – the slides

The most recent Science Cafe at the Tobacco Factory featured a fascinating and detailed discussion with Prof Wade Allison Emeritus Fellow, Keble College, Oxford. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the whole slide deck, and although many of the subsequent questions were…

Life and Nuclear Radiation: Chernobyl and Fukushima in perspective

Ever since the Cold War with its threat of nuclear holocaust we have held radiation in awe. But, unlike at other accidents, nobody died of radiation at Fukushima. Something is wrong! The safety of radiation is misunderstood. Wade Allison is…

Like, how do you speak like?

Speaker: Prof. Richard Coates and colleagues Exploring changes in the way we speak the English language. Most of us at some point in our lives have either been perplexed by an instruction booklet clearly written by a non-native English speaker,…

Mars

What’s it like there? Could there be life there and will we ever be able to send people to the planet? Steve will also discuss the physiology of long duration space flight and some of the technical challenges in sending people…

Swords to ploughshares: civilian applications for military technologies?

Whereas in the United States, technologies developed for the military pass into civilian application unless there is a reason why they shouldn’t, this transfer of benefits is less observed in the UK’s military. Dr. Chris Lavers, Subject Matter Expert (Radar…

Dreams – what is the mind trying to tell you while your body sleeps?

Dr Parker is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at UWE, Bristol. She is an internationally respected dream researcher carrying out cutting edge research in both dreams and addiction. This evening, she will cover many aspects of her work on dreams…