Clip description Keywords
Fibre optic lasers used to monitor bone healing
Fibre optic lasers used to monitor bone healing

Duration: 01:32

A West Midlands surgeon plans to implant tiny fibre optic lasers to check the progress of healing bone fractures.

 
Gamma rays treat brain tumours - the electromagnetic spectrum
Gamma rays treat brain tumours - the electromagnetic spectrum

Duration: 04:38

A description of gamma rays as part of the electromagnetic spectrum and their use in treating brain tumours.

 
Hubble 'eye in the sky'
Hubble 'eye in the sky'

Duration: 01:41

The giant Hubble Space Telescope was delivered into orbit by the shuttle Discovery in April 1990. Although dogged by early technical problems, repairs and upgrades resulted in stunning images of deep space.

 
Infrared - the electromagnetic spectrum
Infrared - the electromagnetic spectrum

Duration: 03:00

A description of infrared radiation and its use in thermal imaging for the diagnosis of Raynaud's Syndrome.

 
Jem on making vortex cannons
Jem on making vortex cannons

Duration: 02:47

A description of the factors that stabilise smoke rings and some historical experiments into vortex cannons.

 
Light reflects from a cat's eyes
Light reflects from a cat's eyes

Duration: 00:28

The presenter shines a torch into the eyes of a cat to demonstrate reflection.

 
Looking back in time
Looking back in time

Duration: 06:06

Brian Cox explains the way light from stars and galaxies takes time to travel to Earth. Looking at distant objects sees them as they were; the further away the further back in time.

 
Measuring the speed of light
Measuring the speed of light

Duration: 03:42

Brian Cox explains how scientists first measured the speed of light.

 
Medical uses of  X-rays - the electromagnetic spectrum
Medical uses of X-rays - the electromagnetic spectrum

Duration: 04:12

A description of the uses of X-rays, both as a diagnostic tool and in radiotherapy to treat cancer.

 
Melting Glass
Melting Glass

Duration: 02:57

How a microwave oven can be used to melt glass is demonstrated along with an explanation of how it works.

 
Microwave Power
Microwave Power

Duration: 06:06

The electricity needed to power a remote controlled helicopter is supplied by a beam of microwaves.

 
Microwaves - the electromagnetic spectrum
Microwaves - the electromagnetic spectrum

Duration: 02:04

How microwaves can be used in a linear accelerator to generate high energy X rays for use in radiotherapy.

 
Mobile phones to be allowed in hospitals
Mobile phones to be allowed in hospitals

Duration: 01:50

A report about mobile phone restrictions in hospitals in England. People may now be allowed to use their mobile phones while on the wards.

 
Oliver Lodge and radio signals
Oliver Lodge and radio signals

Duration: 02:56

Jim Al-Khalili recreates Oliver Lodge's 1894 experiment to demonstrate how an alternating current can generate radio waves.

 
Radio waves and MRI scans - the electromagnetic spectrum
Radio waves and MRI scans - the electromagnetic spectrum

Duration: 02:33

How the use of radio waves in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans gives detailed 3D images of the human body.

 
Retroreflective material in road safety
Retroreflective material in road safety

Duration: 02:34

A report about the reflection of light from different types of retroreflective safety clothing.

 
Spectroscopy and how we know what stars are made of
Spectroscopy and how we know what stars are made of

Duration: 06:08

Brian Cox explains how we can analyse starlight using spectroscopy and prove the universe is made from the same 92 chemical elements as are found on earth. This can be proved by analysing starlight using spectroscopy.

 
Use of mirrors to light a room
Use of mirrors to light a room

Duration: 02:44

An investigation into the use of mirrors to increase light levels in a room.

 
Using  microwaves to power a remote controlled helicopter
Using microwaves to power a remote controlled helicopter

Duration: 05:29

A magnetron from a microwave is converted to produce microwave energy to power a model helicopter.

 
Varicose veins operation by radio waves
Varicose veins operation by radio waves

Duration: 02:09

A Yorkshire hospital has begun offering a new varicose vein surgery which is done in a day and is reputedly pain-free.

 
Varicose veins operation by radio waves
Varicose veins operation by radio waves

Duration: 01:27

A Bristol hospital has become the first in the West of England to offer new varicose vein surgery which is done in a day.

 
Wireless technology helps deaf
Wireless technology helps deaf

Duration: 00:26

New innovations designed to help people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

 
X-rays
X-rays

Duration: 02:12

How x-rays are used in medicine and the possible dangers of their use.

 

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.