Norovirus; Superheroes; Army underpants

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Winter vomiting bug is with us once again but what can science tell us about this recurrent illness? Quentin Cooper talks to experts in Britain and the US who are looking at the current outbreaks.

James Kakalios, Professor of Physics at Minnesota University, explains how he uses fictional superheroes to further his students' understanding of physics.

Following last week's programme about unsung scientific heroes, Quentin showcases some of the listeners' suggestions.

And he finds out why the British military is employing scientists to design underpants for soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

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Mon 7 Jan 2013 21:00

Winter Vomiting

The winter vomiting bug is with us once again but what can science tell us about this recurrent illness? We talk to the experts, Consultant Medical Virologist David Brown, and Aron Hall from the Viral Gastroenteritis Team at the US Centre for Disease Control & Prevention.

Protective Pants For The Military

Protective Pants For The Military
Why the British military is employing scientists to design underpants for soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

Superhero Physics

Superhero Physics
We hear about the use of fictional superheroes to further our understanding of physics. James Kakalios is Professor of Physics at Minnesota University and thinks the Marvel and DC Universes do have things to show us about the workings of our own.

Unsung Scientific Heroes

Following last week's programme about unsung scientific heroes, Quentin showcases some of the listeners' suggestions.

Inside Science

BBC Inside Science

Adam Rutherford explores the research that is transforming our world.

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