The Science Show’s Nicola Terry visits building scientist David Crowther’s house in Cambridge. David explains how a heat pump, underfloor heating and good insulation keep the house warm.
And with news of the discovery of ‘another’ Mona Lisa, Roger Frost talks to local inventor Lawrence Robinson about the OSIRIS infra-red camera which can ‘see’ under the paint of paintings – with thanks to www.opusinstruments.com.
Nicola reviews ‘The Epigenetics Revolution’ by Nessa Carey, explaining that even the environment can affect how genes are expressed. And we also learn why tortoiseshell cats are nearly always female. Finally Roger tells of a BBC program on the cute, but venomous Slow Lorus. “Natural World: Jungle Gremlins of Java” is on BBC iplayer.
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Events in Cambridge
- ‘What was life like in the Ancient World’ by Dr Michael Scott, University of Cambridge. Friday 10th Feb 5.30-6.30pm at Lady Mitchell Hall. See http://www.talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/30610
- ‘IBM Watson from Jeopardy! to health care: could a quiz-show winning computer advise your doctor?’ A talk by Dr David Gondek on Friday 17 February 2012, 17:30-18:30 at the Babbage Lecture Theatre on the Cambridge New Museums Site. See http://www.talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/35621