High speed rail; Radioactive waste; Universe within us; Quantum Biology.

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Quentin Cooper speaks to Professor Roderick Smith, the Head of the Future Rail Research Centre at Imperial College, London about the engineering advances needed for high speed rail. Also on the programme; what now for nuclear waste? Dr. Richard Shaw, the leader of the Radioactive Waste Management Programme at the British Geological Survey, explains what will happen now with Britain's radioactive waste. Professor Neil Shubin, from the University of Chicago, presents his idea that the one place where the universe, the solar system and the planet merge is inside our bodies. And finally Dr Luca Turin, from the Fleming Biomedical Research Sciences Centre in Greece, and Tim Jacob, Professor of Physiology at Cardiff University, discuss the controversial theory that the way we smell involves quantum physics.

Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz.

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The Engineering of High Speed Trains

The Engineering of  High Speed Trains

Quentin Cooper speaks to Professor Roderick Smith, the Head of the Future Rail Research Centre at Imperial College, London about the engineering advances needed for high speed rail.

 

Professor Roderick Smith

 

HS2: 20 reasons why it can take 20 years to build a railway

 

What Now for Radioactive Nuclear Waste

Dr. Richard Shaw, the leader of the Radioactive Waste Management Programme at the British Geological Survey, explains what will happen now with Britain's radioactive waste.

 

Dr. Richard Shaw

 

Cumbria nuclear project rejected by councillors

 

 

How Our Evolution Is Linked To That Of The Universe

Professor Neil Shubin, from the University of Chicago, presents his idea that the one place where the universe, the solar system and the planet merge is inside our bodies.

 

The Universe Within, by Professor Neil Shubin, is published by Allen Lane.

 

Neil Shubin

Quantum Biology

Quantum Biology

Dr Luca Turin, from the Fleming Biomedical Research Sciences Centre in Greece, and Tim Jacob, Professor of Physiology at Cardiff University, discuss the controversial theory that the way we smell involves quantum physics.

 

Image: Luca Turin

 

 
Luca Turin

 

Professor Tim Jacob

 

'Quantum smell' idea gains ground

 

Quantum biology: Do weird physics effects abound in nature?

 

 

 

Inside Science

BBC Inside Science

Adam Rutherford explores the research that is transforming our world.

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