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    Nuclear Power in Western Europe

    Rian Patel Moving away from America’s horrific use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the war, President Eisenhower of the US delivered his ‘Atoms for Peace’ speech in 1953, to the UN. Three years later, the world’s first full-scale, civil nuclear power plant opened in the...
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    The Crucial Need For Carbon Capture, Utilisation, And Storage

    Rian Patel To roughly offset the carbon footprint of the life of an average 47-year old living in the UK, one would have to plant 2,250 trees. And then let them grow for 50 years, costing time, money, and land. Carbon dioxide is a long-lasting greenhouse gas that traps...
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    The Science Show Episode 5 – Winter Special

    Matthew Bird Settle down, relax, and join Matthew, Rian, and Philippa for a celebration of all things science in wintertime – learn which countries are making the nice list for climate action, stay updated on the latest news from the science world and learn some fun, festive, and science...
  • Can UK Homes Be Powered By Offshore Wind By 2030?

    Rian Patel “Wind farms couldn’t pull the skin off a rice pudding,” Boris Johnson, then Mayor of London, said in 2013. Seven years on and a lot has changed. Johnson, as Prime Minister, now proclaims his desire to see the UK as the “Saudi Arabia of Wind Power”, having...
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    The Science Show Episode 3 – Black History Month

    Matthew Bird Join Matt, Feyin and Rian for the latest episode of The Science Show, celebrating Black History Month. Feyin interviews Professor Sarah Sharples and Dr Stacy Johnson, while Rian catches up with Kundai, the Welfare Secretary of Nottingham’s Women’s Engineering Society. And, as ever, Matt brings us the...
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    The Science Show Episode 2 – Space Week

    Matthew Bird Join the science squad (that’s Matthew, Roma, and Rian) for this week’s episode of the Science Show all about space! Dive into a black hole, discover some weird space facts and learn about a pretty cool astronomy hotspot on campus… Remember to vote for your favourite science...
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    Cleaning Up Our Space Junk

    Rian Patel Space is a fabric with many colours and quirks. Lighting up an otherwise black abyss, stars shine light that reflects off planets, moons, and even our tiny satellites and telescopes that we launch beyond our atmosphere. Everything in space is out on show. Yet with our naked...