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OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science – Chemical weapons

Updated Thursday 19th September 2013

This week: chemical weapons, crowd-sourcing weather, fingerprint ID and a dinosaur drill.

WMD symbols on world map Creative commons image Icon Via Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 under Creative-Commons license In BBC Inside Science, Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

On this week's episode:

  • Chemical weapons: their history, future, and the huge bills that come with detecting and destroying them
  • Climate data: how an app is collecting climate data from its users to improve its models
  • Fingerprint biometrics: clocking in to work or unlocking your phone—how does that work?
  • Dinosaur drill: the careful process of digging up dinosaur fossils without damaging them

Listen to Inside Science

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 19 September at 16:30 to listen to this week's programme. More information and a link to listen again later will be available from the BBC's Inside Science pages.

 

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