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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 09 October 2008
Speckled bush cricket ...
Speckled bush cricket ...

During the Autumn Material World is broadcasting four programmes made in association with the Open University.

For more information about this programme, click here Material World/Open University

Programme One: Speckled Bush Crickets

In the first programme, Quentin Cooper joins Dr David Robinson from the Open University as he hunts for speckled bush crickets at Wittenham Clumps, near Didcot in Oxfordshire.

David’s work is concentrating on recording the ultrasonic calls between male and female crickets and the technologies used to measure and record them.

Quentin also visits the Natural History Museum to see living and dead examples of bush crickets and interviews cricket expert Judith Marshall.

Each programme follows the scientist as they work on a specific project, giving the listener insights into the particulars of scientific research.

Future Material World / Open University programmes will be in November and December.
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