Radioactivity often gets a bad press, but Dr Yan shows how it can be used by archaeologists to date old bones and other organic material.Dr Yan explains radiocarbon dating
Long way down
Jem explores a never used reactor core at the Zwentendorf nuclear power plant in Austria. The only reaction was Jem's big grin.
Dallas is put in the picture by Steve the cameraman in the disused control room of the Hinkley Point B nuclear power station in Somerset, England.
Back in 2009, Dallas asked plasma physicist Professor Nick Braithwaite if nuclear fusion can solve our energy problems.Dallas discusses nuclear fusion
How is electricity made?
Jem demonstrates how "weirdly simple" it is to generate electricity with magnets and wires. It's the principle behind nearly all the electricity generated today.Jem explains how electricity is generated
So You Want To Be A Scientist?
It's not just working scientists who have light bulb moments. Anyone, anywhere can have a brainwave that's worth investigating - including you.Take part in this year's SYWTBAS
Follow the link to find out more, including Prof Brian Cox's video on what makes a good experiment.
- Series Producer
- Paul King
- Series Editor
- Dermot Caulfield
- Liz Bonnin
- Dallas Campbell
- Jem Stansfield
- Yan Wong