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02/07/2009

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 02 July 2009

Quentin Cooper Reports from the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition.

Pupils from the Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys describe some of their experiments: real physics research while studying for A-Levels. Teacher Dr Becky Parker discusses how all 6th form physics departments could be as successful as hers.

Ecologists of the Evolution Megalab appeal for people to go out and count snails to help them with their international investigations into climate change and predation.

The vets of the Royal Veterinary College teach students what to feel for up a cow's rear end - James Herriot style - using advanced virtual-reality computer simulation.

Also, as the summer air starts to get a bit hazy, researchers from Imperial College demonstrate the next generation of small mobile air-quality detectors for monitoring traffic fumes.

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