Adventures In Science

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0101Volcanoes20080421 (BBC7)
20120826 (BBC7)

Ben Silburn recalls the volcanic eruption in Martinique that killed 30,000 people.

Ben Silburn journeys to the magma-creating centre of the Earth, recalling how a volcanic eruption in Martinique killed 30,000 people.

0102Fire In The Sky - Comets2001010220010327
20080422 (BBC7)
20081028 (BBC7)
20090915 (BBC7)
20090916 (BBC7)
20100615 (BBC7)
20120902 (BBC7)

Ben Silburn investigates the ocean-making power of the galaxy's 'dirty snowballs' from the mysterious Oort Cloud, beyond Pluto.

Ben Silburn investigates the galaxy's 'dirty snowballs' from the mysterious Oort Cloud.

It's said that much of our oceans are created from comets hitting the Earth millions of years ago.

Ben Silburn investigates.

`Dirty snowballs' originating in the mysterious Oort Cloud beyond Pluto, comets fall into the sun due to the gravitational effects of passing stars and the rest of the galaxy.

0103Blood2001010920080423 (BBC7)
20120909 (BBC7)

Ben Silburn climbs on a red blood cell on its journey from the heart and around the body.

Ben Silburn climbs aboard an oxygen-delivering red blood cell on its journey from the heart and around the body.

0103Protons *2001010920010328
20080424 (BBC7)
20081030 (BBC7)
20090917 (BBC7)
20090918 (BBC7)

Ben Silburn travels deep underground to a cold science laboratory in Geneva to discover more about protons and the Big Bang.

Ben Silburn has an atom's-eye view of a tiny subatomic particle called a proton, as it races around an accelerator deep underground.

Its journey ends in a violent collision and the resulting debris may well answer questions about how the universe was created.

Deep underground in a lab in Geneva, scientists try to discover more about the Big Bang.

Deep underground in a laboratory in Geneva, scientists attempt to discover more about the Big Bang.

With Ben Silburn.

From 2001.

0104A Red Blood Cell - Blood *2001011620010329
20080423 (BBC7)
20081029 (BBC7)
20090916 (BBC7)
20090917 (BBC7)

When our red blood cells die they go to our spleen.

Yet what happens before that? Ben Silburn reveals all.

Ben Silburn jumps aboard a red blood cell as it travels from the heart, through the lungs and around the body of an athlete running in an international event.

Ben Silburn climbs on a red blood cell on its journey from the heart and around the body.

Ben Silburn climbs aboard an oxygen-delivering red blood cell on its journey from the heart and around the body.

0104Protons2001011620080424 (BBC7)
20100617 (BBC7)
20120916 (BBC7)

Deep underground in a lab in Geneva, scientists try to discover more about the Big Bang.

Deep underground in a laboratory in Geneva, scientists attempt to discover more about the Big Bang. With Ben Silburn. From 2001.

Deep underground in a laboratory in Geneva, scientists attempt to discover more about the Big Bang.

With Ben Silburn.

From 2001.

0105 LASTVoyager Space Probes2001012320010330
20080425 (BBC7)
20081031 (BBC7)
20090918 (BBC7)
20090919 (BBC7)
20100618 (BBC7)
20120923 (BBC7)

Billions of kilometres away in space, two man-made objects send signals back to Earth.

Billions of kilometres away in space, two man-made objects still send signals back to Earth. Ben Silburn reports. From 2001.

Ben Silburn examines the Voyager probes which are moving steadily towards interstellar space, away from the pull of the Sun.

Ben Silburn catches up with the Voyager space probes, now some 11 million kilometres distant from the Earth and still sending information back to us.

Billions of kilometres away in space, these man-made objects still send signals back to earth.

Ben Silburn reports.

From 2001.

Billions of kilometres away in space, these man-made objects send signals back to Earth.

Billions of kilometres away in space, two man-made objects still send signals back to Earth.

0201The Morning After The Night Before2002122620010320
20080428 (BBC7)
20081103 (BBC7)
20090921 (BBC7)
20090922 (BBC7)
20100621 (BBC7)
20130414 (BBC7)

Ben Silburn follows the rollercoaster ride of alcohol through our bodies.

Ben Silburn follows the rollercoaster ride of alcohol through our bodies and discovers whether science can cure a hangover.

Ben Silburn follows alcohol through our bodies to find out why its chemicals give us such pleasure and pain.

Ben Silburn visits the human body to discover what happens to us after over-imbibing.

He also investigates whether a hangover can be cured.

0202Supermassive Black Holes2003010220010327
20080429 (BBC7)
20081104 (BBC7)
20090922 (BBC7)
20090923 (BBC7)
20100622 (BBC7)
20130421 (BBC7)

Once the stuff of sci-fi, Ben Silburn explores the centre of the galaxy.

Once the stuff of sci-fi, Ben Silburn explores the centre of the galaxy and the most spectacular objects in the universe.

Ben Silburn explores 'the most spectacular objects in the universe', once merely the stuff of science fiction.

Ben Silburn investigates the phenomenon of the black hole, a body in space with a gravitational force so powerful that not even light can escape.

0203Recalling The Past2003010920010403
20080430 (BBC7)
20081105 (BBC7)
20090923 (BBC7)
20090924 (BBC7)
20100623 (BBC7)
20130428 (BBC7)

Ben Silburn journeys around our brain's neural network to discover how it creates and stores memories.

Ben Silburn investigates the human memory.

We may pride ourselves on our ability to remember past events, but how accurate are the details we record?

0204Flu2003011620010410
20080501 (BBC7)
20081106 (BBC7)
20090924 (BBC7)
20090925 (BBC7)
20100624 (BBC7)
20130505 (BBC7)

Ben Silburn goes to war. His enemy is the flu virus and the human body is the battlefield.

Ben Silburn goes to war. His enemy is the influenza virus and the human body is the battlefield. With Professor John Oxford.

Ben Silburn goes to war.

His enemy is the influenza virus and the human body is the battlefield.

With Professor John Oxford.

His enemy is the flu virus and the human body is the battlefield.

His enemy is the influenza virus and the body is the battlefield.

Ben Silburn investigates the flu virus and its battles with the human nervous system when it enters the body.

0205 LASTMusic - Sound2001012320030123
20080502 (BBC7)
20081107 (BBC7)
20090925 (BBC7)
20090926 (BBC7)
20100625 (BBC7)
20130512 (BBC7)

From a violin to your brain, Ben Silburn traces the journey of an acoustic wave.

From a violin to your brain, Ben Silburn traces the journey of an acoustic wave through our inner ear.

Ben Silburn traces the journey of an acoustic wave through our inner ear.

Ben Silburn joins a musical note on its journey from an orchestra to an ear, and finds out how to block out the coughing of the person next door.