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THE MATERIAL WORLD
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Thursday 16:30-17:00
Quentin Cooper reports on developments across the sciences. Each week scientists describe their work, conveying the excitement they feel for their research projects.
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Thursday 18 October 2007
Pen Hadow at minus 40c
Pen Hadow at -40°c
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ARCTIC SEA ICE

Polar explorer Pen Hadow is teaming up with scientists to lead an expedition to survey the Arctic ice cap.

He will be measuring its thickness, to find out more about the speed it’s melting and further our understanding of its impact on climate change.

Pen and his fellow team member Dr Jaoa Rodriquez from Cambridge University will join Quentin to explain more about the extraordinary world of moving ice.

LEFT HANDEDNESS

Fact: There are 3 times more left handed people in the UK today than in Victorian times. Why?

What causes some people to be left and others to be right handed?

And why does where you live affect the answer?

Professor Chris McManus and Dr Alan Beaton will be telling Quentin more.

NEXT WEEK:   Quentin reports from the Manchester Science Fair ...

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