Investigating the science behind the headlines and making sense of the everyday issues that matter to us all.
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Network Rail’s New Measurement Train inspects and assesses the condition of every sleeper and rail clip it passes at speeds up to 125mph.
We first found out how powerful data was during the Second World War. But what actually is it? Jem shows us by building his own massive hard drive.
Electricity demand can surge at the end of TV programmes as thousands of people switch on their kettles. Maggie witnesses how National Grid responds to meet this increased demand.
For over a century doctors have been using radiation to cure cancer. Jem demonstrates how increased precision in radiotherapy makes it increasingly safe.
Liz has a degree in biochemistry, Maggie has awards for science communication, and Jem has worked with Wallace and Gromit - and much, much more.