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Compound benefits: Creating new materials to aid cleaner energy generation

Prof David Sholl

Materials scientist Prof David Sholl explains how new hi-tech metal hydrides and metal-organic frameworks can be used to increase the efficiency of nuclear power stations and  to capture carbon dioxide emissions in coal-fired power plants. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 144      30 min 40 sec
Waiter, there's cesium in my soup: The health implications of radioactivity

Assoc Prof Tilman Ruff

Associate Professor Tilman Ruff explains how radiation from nuclear energy sources can affect the human body and our health. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 143      30 min 50 sec
Radiation for the rest of us: The alpha, beta and gamma of atomic interaction

Physicist Dr Roger Rassool discusses the basic physics behind the radioactivity produced -- and sometimes leaked -- in the production of nuclear power. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 131      25 min 14 sec
What seems to be the antimatter?: Where experimental particle physics meets cloud computing

Associate Professor Martin Sevior
Tom Fifield

Physicist Associate Professor Martin Sevior and software engineer Tom Highfield explain how commercial cloud computing can be enlisted in the service of answering questions about the origins of the universe. With science host Shane Huntington.

Episode 69      33 min 41 sec
Geothermal Energy from Uranium Deposits

Prof Mike Sandiford
Dr Sandra McLaren

Geothermal energy is most frequently associated with volcanic activity. However, new research suggests the possibility of producing commercially viable geothermal energy from uranium deposits. Prof Mike Sandiford and Dr Sandra McLaren discuss the science behind this endeavor to produce clean energy. With host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 22      31 min 12 sec
Geopolitics of Climate Change

Dr Peter Christoff

Dr Peter Christoff explores the global politics of climate change with Sian Prior.

Guest: Dr Peter Christoff, School of Social and Environmental Enquiry.

Topic: Geopolitics of Climate Change

Episode 3      19 min 38 sec
Nuclear Power: Cure or Curse

Assoc Prof Martin Sevior
Associate Professor Martin Sevior speaks with Jacky Angus and weighs up nuclear power in an energy-hungry and rapidly warming world.

Guest: Assoicate Professor Martin Sevior, School of Physics.

Topic: Nuclear power: Cure or Curse