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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 24 April 2008
Soil carbon fixing in action ...
Soil carbon fixing in action ...
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Designer Soils

Could the earth beneath your feet be used to help tackle climate change?

Quentin finds out how soil could be the key to trapping carbon and keeping it firmly below ground.

He’s joined by Professor David Manning, School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences, University of Newcastle and Professor Karl Ritz, School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University.

Stealth Warships

The military are always on the look out for new ways to keep their ships, vehicles and aircraft undetected.

Quentin Cooper finds out how state of the art physics and the use of meta materials could create 'invisibility cloaks' for ships at sea.

Quentin is joined by Chris Lavers, Senior Lecture in Sensing and Sensors Technology, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.

Next week: looking back to the future - Dan Dare and post war science ... 
 
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