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OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science – Nuclear waste

Updated Wednesday 23rd October 2013

This week: Nuclear waste, exoplanets, synthetic biology Olympics and the clock change.

Nuclear power plant Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Jarous | Dreamstime.com In BBC Inside Science, Dr Adam Rutherford, colleagues and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

On this week's episode:

  • Hinkley nuclear power station: Discussion on the pros and cons of UK's first nuclear plant in a generation.
  • 1000 exoplanets: Dr Stuart Clark, astronomer, on passing the 1000 exoplanets tally but still no twin for Earth.
  • iGEM competition: A visit to students at Imperial, finalists in the iGEM competition, who use biology to tackle world problems.
  • Show us your instrument: Marek Kukula from the Greenwich Observatory shows us the GMT clock and Adam visits BBC basement to view GTS created by BBC.

Listen to Inside Science

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 24 October 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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