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Life through a lens

Humans have changed their view of the world through lenses, we see further and closer thanks to the power of this wonderful invention, could you imagine life without lenses?

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Measure the Pulfrich Effect

Using the Pulfrich Effect, it's possible to calculate the difference in speed in how quickly your eyes communicate with your brain. Why not have a go?

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Why were David Bowie's eyes two different colours? article icon

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Why were David Bowie's eyes two different colours?

The short answer is that they weren't - but there's a lot more to it than that. Kevin Hunt explains.

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Bang Goes The Theory 4: Episode 3

In the latest episode of the series, the team look at a 1000mph car, make homemade glues and puzzle commuters with an optical illusion.

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Daresbury SRS: Cool stuff, nice pictures and real science article icon

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Daresbury SRS: Cool stuff, nice pictures and real science

Initial results from the synchrotron radiation source show confirm an Egyptian link for the Roman paint.

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It's a long long way to Charcot Island

Mark Brandon travels to the Falkland Islands to board the research ship that will take him to the Antarctic.

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Flights of fancy: Why do some wings shine? article icon

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Flights of fancy: Why do some wings shine?

Professor Roy Sambles, an optical physicist, describes research into the proteins that create a metallic appearance on the wings of moths and butterflies

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Descartes: Introducing Dualism

Derek Matravers introduces Descartes and Dualism.

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