TB vaccine, satellites, Lake Ellsworth, Antarctic station

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Failures in science and lessons learnt: Professor Helen McShane, the head of the TB Vaccinations Programme at Oxford University, explains what can be learnt from the only TB vaccine trial in more than 40 years. Professor Martin Siegert, Professor of Geosciences at Bristol University and Chief Scientist on the Lake Ellsworth Project drilling into a pristine lake in Antarctica, explains why the mission had to be abandoned. The latest British satellite will be controlled by a mobile phone. Dr. Chris Bridges, from the Surrey Space Centre and Surrey University, and Stuart Martin, CEO of Satellite Applications Catapult, tell Quentin Cooper how it will all work.

And Dr Anna Jones, Senior Tropospheric Chemist at the British Antarctic Survey, talks about the new moveable Halley research base.

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Mon 11 Feb 2013 21:00

TB Vaccine Trial

Professor Helen McShane, the head of the TB Vaccinations Programme at Oxford University, explains what can be learnt from the only TB vaccine trial in more than 40 years.

 

Professor Helen McShane

Satellite Science

Satellite Science

Dr. Chris Bridges, from the Surrey Space Centre and Surrey University, and Stuart Martin, CEO of Satellite Applications Catapult, explain how the latest British satellite will be controlled by a mobile phone.

 

Image credit:  Dr Christopher P. Bridges

 

Dr Chris Bridges

 

Mobile phone controlled satellite

 

Satellite Applications Catapult

 

Lake Ellsworth Drilling Failure

Professor Martin Siegert, Professor of Geosciences at Bristol University and Chief Scientist on the Lake Ellsworth Project, explains why the mission had to be abandoned. 

 

Professor Martin Siegert

 

Lake Ellsworth

 

New Antarctic Station

What’s claimed to be the world’s first fully re-locatable research facility has just officially opened. Quentin Coopert interviews Senior Tropospheric Chemist at the British Antarctic Survey Dr Anna Jones to find out more.

 

British Antarctic Survey

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