Science Cafe

Adam Walton serves up a slice of science as the cafe opens for business.

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4/10.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of science and technology.

This week he discovers how science is being made accessible through the nationwide Science Cafe movement.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of science and technology.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science.

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10/10.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science.

20080106

Adam Walton and guests look at the scientific menu for 2008.

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Adam Walton visits the Wrexham Science Festival.

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Adam Walton presents the Welsh science magazine.

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Adam Walton and the Science Cafe team come direct from the BBC Wales Here For You roadshow at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, where they will be looking into the science of Doctor Who and getting the audience involved in a few experiments.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

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Adam Walton discusses favourite science books with three guests from the world of science, with subjects ranging from Charles Darwin to the end of the world.

20090215

To mark the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth, Adam Walton visits the National Museum of Wales to discuss Darwin's theory of natural selection and the way it changed the world.

Adam Walton celebrates the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth.

20090329

A special edition of the programme, marking the eleventh annual Wrexham Science Festival.

Adam Walton hears how the Festival is celebrating the International Year of Astronomy.

20090405

Adam Walton examines the science behind the headlines and reveals the latest scientific research in Wales.

Adam Walton examines the science behind the headlines.

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Adam Walton examines the science behind the headlines and reveals the latest scientific research in Wales.

Archaeologists reveal the secrets of ancient life in North Wales.

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Plans have been announced to rebuild the UK's oldest computer.

Adam Walton looks at what it was capable of in its heyday.

Adam Walton looks at what the UK's oldest computer was capable of in its heyday.

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Adam Walton serves up a slice of Welsh science and technology.

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Adam Walton is joined by journalist Rhodri Marsden who casts an eye over the digital landscape.

Adam Walton is joined by journalist Rhodri Marsden who looks at the digital landscape.

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Adam Walton discusses the legacy of 2009 as International Year Of Astronomy.

Adam Walton discusses the legacy of 2009 as International Year Of Astronomy and previews 2010, the International year of Biodiversity.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

Adam Walton examines the science behind the headlines.

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Adam Walton has news of the latest reasearch into tinnitus.

Adam Walton has news of the latest reasearch into tinnitus, the persistent sound of ringing in the ears.

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The science of salt, the importance of pi, coral reefs and the latest technology.

The geology and science of salt, the importance of mathematical constant pi, the latest research into coral reefs and the new technology at the industry shop window CES Las Vegas.

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Sports psychologists in North Wales discuss how our emotions affect sports performance.

Science and technology with Adam Walton. Sports psychologists in North Wales discuss how our emotions affect our sports performance, and how elite athletes can lose social skills.

Science and technology with Adam Walton.

Sports psychologists in North Wales discuss how our emotions affect our sports performance, and how elite athletes can lose social skills.

20100131

Adam Walton reviews Apple's much-anticipated tablet computer, the iPad.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

Adam Walton examines the science behind the headlines.

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Adam Walton has an update on dementia research in Wales and neuro-imaging news from Oxford

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Adam Walton visits the National Museum Cardiff, and learns that scientists there are researching a range of subjects from bivalve molluscs to the Welsh bluestones of Stonehenge.

Adam Walton goes behind the scenes at the National Museum Cardiff.

20100914

Adam Walton visits Swansea University to meet the team behind Bloodhound, the super-car which is aiming to break the 1000 mph barrier and smash the world land speed record.

Adam Walton meets the team behind Bloodhound, the car aiming for the land speed record.

20100921

At Swansea University, Adam Walton meets the team behind Bloodhound, the super-car which is aiming to break the 1000 miles per hour barrier and smash the world land speed record.

Adam Walton meets the team behind Bloodhound, the car aiming for the land speed record.

20101010

Adam Walton meets the team pioneering greener living at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth, as it hosts a Europe-wide debate on reducing fossil fuel dependence.

Adam Walton visits green pioneers at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth.

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Adam Walton talks to cosmologists in Cardiff about how the Herschel and Planck space observatories are shedding new light on our understanding of the Universe.

Adam Walton asks Cardiff cosmologists about the Herschel and Planck space observatories.

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Adam Walton meets scientists working at the cutting edge of research in Wales.

20101102

Adam Walton explores science education in Wales.

Do the changes made to the national curriculum over recent years offer the scope to inspire the next generation of scientists?

Adam Walton asks whether the national curriculum can inspire the scientists of tomorrow.

20101109

Adam Walton meets Lyn Evans, the Welshman behind the Large Hadron Collider, the huge atom-smasher under the Swiss-French border that's expanding our knowledge of astrophysics.

Adam Walton meets Lyn Evans, the Welshman behind the Large Hadron Collider.

20101116

Adam visits Bangor University's Sports Psychology Department to discover how mind training can transform the performance of athletes, sports teams and extreme sportsmen and women.

Adam Walton visits Bangor University's Sports Psychology Department.

20101123

Adam Walton explores the science behind Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey and looks ahead to the next generation of nuclear reactors.

Adam Walton explores the science behind Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey.

20101130

Adam Walton explores science education in Wales.

Are schools doing enough to inspire the next generation of scientists?

Are schools doing enough?

20101207

Adam Walton and his guests review some of the best science books of the last twelve months, including an analysis of Einstein's special theory of relativity.

Adam Walton and guests review some of the best science books of the last twelve months.

20101214

Around 40,000 people in Wales suffer from Alzheimer's Disease.

Adam Walton explores the latest research by Welsh scientists to combat the most common form of dementia.

Adam Walton explores the latest research by Welsh scientists to combat Alzheimer's.

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From oil spills to volcanic ash, Adam Walton looks back over the major science stories of 2010.

Adam Walton looks back over the major science stories of 2010.

20110102

From oil spills to volcanic ash, Adam Walton looks back over the major science stories of 2010.

From oil spills to volcanic ash, Adam Walton reviews the major science stories of 2010.

20110104

Adam Walton talks to Dr Chandra Wickramasinghe, the Cardiff University scientist who controversially believes that life on Earth originated in space.

Adam Walton talks to Dr Chandra Wickramasinghe of Cardiff University.

20110111

Adam Walton meets students at the Cardiff School of Engineering who are designing and building their own racing car in a project called Formula Student.

Adam Walton meets Cardiff Engineering students designing and building their own racing car

20110118

As we contemplate our post-Christmas waistlines, Adam Walton explores food technology with scientists at the Food Centre in Llandysul and asks how useful added value foods can be.

Adam Walton explores food technology with scientists at the Food Centre in Llandysul.

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To mark the International Year of Chemistry, Adam Walton visits the Cardiff Institute of Catalysis to explore its work on clean air, safe water supplies and sustainable energy.

Adam Walton celebrates the International Year of Chemistry.

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Adam Walton explores the world of sound. Scientists at Cardiff's School of Psychology show him how our brains decode loud and soft, irritating and soothing sounds.

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Adam Walton explores the world of sound.

Scientists at Cardiff's School of Psychology show him how our brains decode loud and soft, irritating and soothing sounds.

Adam Walton explores the world of sound with scientists at Cardiff's School of Psychology.

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Antimatter isn't the stuff of science fiction: it's real and is even produced in Wales. Adam Walton investigates the most powerful (anti)material in the Universe.

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Antimatter isn't the stuff of science fiction: it's real and is even produced in Wales.

Adam Walton investigates the most powerful (anti)material in the Universe.

Adam Walton learns how antimatter is produced in Wales.

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Adam Walton meets science writer Dr Simon Singh. He explains why he's spoken out against alternative therapies and why he believes that UK libel laws threaten science journalism.

20110215

Adam Walton meets science writer Dr Simon Singh.

He explains why he's spoken out against alternative therapies and why he believes that UK libel laws threaten science journalism.

Adam Walton meets science writer and campaigner for UK libel law change Dr Simon Singh.

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Adam Walton explores food technology with scientists at the Food Centre in Llandysul to take a look at 'added value' foods and food safety.

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Adam Walton explores food technology with scientists at the Food Centre in Llandysul to take a look at 'added value' foods and food safety.

Adam Walton explores food technology with scientists at the Food Centre in Llandysul.

20110301

The first Voyager space probe is poised to leave the solar system for deep space.

Welsh astronomers join Adam Walton to reflect on the mission's achievements and its future.

Welsh astronomers join Adam Walton to talk about the first Voyager space probe.

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Sian Pari Huws presents a special edition previewing the first Bangor Science Festival and discussing the growing role that women play in science education and industry.

Sian Pari Huws discusses the growing role of women in science education and industry.

20110315

Adam Walton visits the School of Optometry at Cardiff University to take a closer look at one of the most complex and extraordinary organs in our bodies, the eye.

Adam Walton takes a closer look at one of our bodies' most complex organs, the eye.

20110322

Adam Walton meets distinguished chemist and President of the Learned Society of Wales Sir John Cadogan to discuss Welsh science and chemistry's role in creating a greener planet.

Adam Walton is in conversation with distinguished Welsh chemist Sir John Cadogan.

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Now Spring has sprung and the days are lengthening, Adam Walton explores the biological rhythms which control our waking and sleeping patterns.

Adam Walton explores the biological rhythms controlling our waking and sleeping patterns.

20110405

As the new Creative Industries Building is opened at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, Adam Walton and guests discuss the contribution new technologies can make to artistic creativity.

Adam Walton and guests discuss the contribution of new technologies to artistic creativity

20110412

For over 80 years, researchers at Swansea University have played a key role in our understanding of the atom.

Adam Walton tells the story of Swansea's particle physicists.

Adam Walton explores Swansea University's key role in the history of particle physics.

20110419

Adam Walton and guests turn their eyes to the skies as the Science Cafe broadcasts live from the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno.

Adam Walton broadcasts live from the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno.

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Adam Walton visits the National Botanic Garden of Wales to hear about its scientists' role in making Wales the first nation in the world to DNA barcode all its flowering plants.

Adam Walton shows the National Botanic Garden of Wales' key role in scientific research.

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How effective are scientists at communicating their ideas and research? Adam Walton and guests discuss public perceptions of science.

Adam Walton and guests discuss public perceptions of science and scientists.

20110524

Ahead of his Hay Festival lecture, popular science writer and Oxford University Professor of Physics Frank Close joins Adam Walton to discuss the mysterious neutrino particle.

Adam Walton is joined by particle physicist and popular science writer, Prof Frank Close.

20110531

As the Anglesey Walking Festival gets under way, Adam Walton pulls on his boots and sets off to explore the island's geology, including some of the oldest fossils on Earth.

Adam Walton explores the geology of Anglesey.

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As the Anglesey Walking Festival gets under way, Adam Walton pulls on his walking boots and sets off to explore the island's geology, including some of the oldest fossils on Earth.

Adam Walton pulls on his walking boots and sets off to explore the Anglesey.

20110614

Adam Walton finds out about Aberystwyth University's research into artificial intelligence.

He meets the creators of a robot sailing boat and a robot that learns like a child.

20110621

Adam Walton investigates the future of biofuels with scientists across Wales working on the BEACON initiative, which aims to convert crops into the green fuel of the future.

Adam Walton investigates the future of biofuels and turning crops into fuel for the future

20110628

Adam Walton marks the bicentenary of pioneering scientist Sir William Grove, who combined hydrogen and oxygen into what is now seen as a key power source for the 21st century.

Adam Walton marks the bicentenary of William Grove the Welsh hydrogen fuel pioneer.

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Dr Ben Goldacre, author of the book Bad Science, joins Adam Walton and an audience at the Wrexham Science Festival to discuss pseudoscience, medical quackery and the media.

Dr Ben Goldacre joins Adam Walton at the Wrexham Science Festival to discuss bad science.

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Adam Walton investigates biofuels with scientists across Wales who are working on the BEACON initiative which aims to convert crops into the green fuel of the future.

Adam Walton investigates biofuels with scientists across Wales.

20110816

Adam Walton tests the scientific knowledge of a team of Glyndŵr University experts and a regular team from the Bridge End Inn in Ruabon in the Science Cafe Pub Quiz.

Adam Walton presents a test of scientific knowledge with the Science Cafe Pub Quiz.

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Adam Walton visits a conference at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, to discover new ways that are being developed for the internet to enhance our lives.

Adam Walton visits an internet conference at Glyndwr University in Wrexham.

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Adam Walton visits Cardiff University to explore gravity, and find out why gravitational waves are still proving elusive to science almost a century after Einstein's work on them.

Adam Walton visits Cardiff University to explore gravity and elusive gravitational waves.

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Adam Walton explores our relationship with the moon. We hear how moon rocks differ from rocks on Earth, and how scientists are studying lunar minerals and water.

Adam Walton explores our relationship with the moon.

We hear how Moon rocks differ from rocks on Earth, and how scientists are studying lunar minerals and water.

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Adam Walton encounters cave-dwellers and cannibals as he explores the extraordinary world of spiders.

Adam Walton explores the extraordinary world of spiders.

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Adam Walton delves into the history of telegraphy and wireless, exploring the pioneering work of Welsh scientist David Edward Hughes which helped transform communications.

Adam Walton explores the history of wireless with pioneer scientist David Edward Hughes.

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What makes the ripples on a sandy beach? And why is the sea salty? Adam Walton visits Bangor's School of Ocean Sciences to investigate sea wash, sediment and sticky mud.

Adam Walton visits Bangor's School of Ocean Sciences to explore sea wash, sediment and mud

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Adam Walton explores the science of psycho-acoustics, and explains how our ears and brains work together to provide us with a three dimensional soundscape of the world around us.

Adam Walton explores psycho-acoustics, and how we make sense of the sounds around us.

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Adam Walton meets distinguished Welsh chemist Sir John Meurig Thomas, one of the few people to have had a mineral named after them.

Adam Walton meets distinguished Welsh chemist Sir John Meurig Thomas.

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Adam Walton visits the National Museum in Cardiff for an encounter with 'The Phantom', a rarely-seen fossil of the missing link between dinosaurs and birds.

Adam Walton searches for fossils and meets the missing link between dinosaurs and birds.

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Adam Walton chairs a Climate Change Question Time at Bangor University.

Leading scientists take questions on climate change from an audience at Bangor University.

Chaired by Adam Walton.

Adam Walton chairs a 'Question Time' panel on climate change at Bangor University.

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If you're looking for a stimulating stocking-filler, the Science Café has the answer.

Adam Walton invites Welsh scientists to choose their favourite science books of the year.

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From astronomy to biodiversity, Adam Walton and a panel of guests choose their top science stories of the year.

Adam Walton and a panel of guests choose their top science stories of the year.

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Recorded at the Wrexham Science Festival, Adam Walton chairs the Science Café Pub Quiz.

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Adam Walton talks to Welsh-born climate scientist and Nobel Laureate Sir John Houghton about global warming, science, politics and religious faith.

Adam Walton talks to Welsh-born climate scientist and Nobel Laureate Sir John Houghton.

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With a Mayan prophecy predicting apocalypse in 2012, Adam Walton and guests explore the science behind the 'End of the World'.

Adam Walton and guests explore the science behind the 'End of the World'.

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Adam Walton visits a new exhibition devoted to the science of Captain Scott's Antarctic expeditions and talks to Welsh scientists working in polar regions today.

Adam Walton visits a new exhibition devoted to Captain Scott's Antarctic expeditions.

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Adam Walton meets the young Welsh engineers developing the cars of the future, including electric and solar powered vehicles.

Adam Walton meets the young Welsh engineers developing the cars of the future.

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Adam Walton and guests explore the idea that Men are from Mars and Women from Venus.

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Adam Walton visits Bangor University Museum to tell the stories of some of the exhibits.

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From the inventor of the 'equals' sign to particle physics, Adam Walton and guests discuss the lives of some of the great Welsh scientists of the past.

Adam Walton and guests celebrate the lives of some great Welsh scientists of the past.

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Is spring getting earlier, and what effect is it having on plants, birds and insects? Adam Walton explores the science of phenology - the study of nature's calendar.

Is spring getting earlier? Adam Walton explores the science of nature's calendar.

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What are the long-term impacts of making Anglesey an 'Energy Island'? Adam Walton chairs a Question Time event with students of Holyhead High School.

What are the long-term impacts of making Anglesey an 'Energy Island'? With Adam Walton.

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Adam Walton reports from the inaugural Technoteach Event at Glamorgan University, which aims to revolutionise the teaching of computer science and create programmers of the future.

Adam Walton explores a Welsh initiative to create the computer programmers of the future.

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Adam Walton meets the influential paleobotanist Prof Dianne Edwards, whose work on fossils in Wales and China has revealed how early plants colonised the planet.

Adam Walton meets the influential plant fossil scientist Prof Dianne Edwards.

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Adam Walton is joined by Prof John Harries, the Welsh government's Chief Science Advisor, to discuss the implications of the new science policy for Wales.

Adam Walton is joined by Prof John Harries, the Welsh government's Chief Science Advisor.

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From perfume to rotten eggs, why do different odours have such a powerful effect on us? Adam Walton meets Prof Tim Jacob and the team at Cardiff University's Smell Research Lab.

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Adam visits a Welsh company which designs and builds bridges all over the world.

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Adam visits a Welsh company which designs and builds bridges all over the world.

Adam visits a Welsh company which designs and builds bridges all over the world, and discovers how students learn the fundamentals of engineering by creating their own bridges.

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Adam Walton finds out how the Morgan-Botti Lightning Laboratory is used to test the composite material used in modern aircraft by simulating a lightning strike.

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Sian Pari Huws sets sail with Bangor University scientists on the research ship Prince Madog, as they investigate locations for tidal turbines and an artificial reef off Anglesey.

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Adam Walton meets science evangelist and rock guitar physicist Dr Mark Lewney.

Adam Walton meets science evangelist and guitar physicist Dr Mark Lewney. They discuss the relationship between music, maths and science, from good vibrations to string theory.

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Adam Walton explores the life and legacy of Alan Turing, father of modern computing.

This week marks the centenary of the birth of the British mathematician who was the father of modern computer science. Adam Walton discusses the life and legacy of Alan Turing

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Adam Walton meets Cardiff University brain researcher Prof John Aggleton.

Adam Walton meets Cardiff University brain researcher Prof John Aggleton, recently awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Society for his work on learning and memory.

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Adam Walton explores the psychology of Olympic champions.

In the run up to London 2012, Adam Walton visits Bangor University's Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance to explore the mindset and motivation of Olympic champions.

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What contribution can amateur astronomers, botanists and geologists make to our scientific knowledge? Adam Walton and guests discuss the growing interest in Citizen Science.

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Adam Walton previews Wales' biggest celebration of all things scientific, the 2012 Wrexham Science Festival.

Adam Walton previews the Wrexham Science Festival, a celebration of all things scientific.

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Adam Walton chats with wildlife TV presenter Kate Humble at the Wrexham Science Festival.

In front of an audience at the Wrexham Science Festival, Adam Walton is in conversation with wildlife TV presenter Kate Humble.

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At the Wrexham Science Festival, Adam Walton pits a team of Glyndwr University experts against the cream of Wrexham's Pub Quiz League in the Science Cafe Pub Quiz.

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At the Wrexham Science Festival, Adam Walton pits a team of Glyndwr University experts against the cream of Wrexham's Pub Quiz League in the Science Cafe Pub Quiz.

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Adam Walton pits a team of Glyndwr University experts against the Wrexham Pub Quiz League.

At the Wrexham Science Festival, Adam Walton pits a team of Glyndwr University experts against the cream of Wrexham's Pub Quiz League in the Science Cafe Pub Quiz.

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Adam Walton explores the ways scientists learn how climate has changed over the centuries.

Adam Walton visits Bangor University to hear how long-lived marine molluscs are helping scientists discover the changes in Earth's climate over the centuries.

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Adam Walton tells the story of telescopes, from Galileo to super-telescopes of the future.

Adam Walton tells the story of telescopes, from Galileo to the Hubble Space Telescope, and gazes into the future with news of yet-to-be-built super-telescopes.

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Adam Walton takes a trip to the coast to explore the science of the seaside.

Science and technology magazine. Adam Walton takes a trip to the seaside to explore the science of sand dunes, seagulls and crabs in rock pools.

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Adam Walton discusses the legacy of Neil Armstrong and the future of manned spaceflight.

Adam Walton discusses the legacy of Neil Armstrong and the Apollo astronauts, and looks to the future of manned spaceflight and robotic space exploration.

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As the Arctic ice melt increases, Adam Walton asks how this will affect our climate.

As Arctic sea ice reaches its lowest-ever recorded level, Adam Walton and guests discuss the implications for global climate.

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How do we work out exactly how old an object is? Adam Walton plays the dating game and discovers how scientists age bones, rocks and stars.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

20121002

Sian Pari Huws investigates computer programs designed to help people on the Autistic Spectrum develop their communication skills.

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Adam Walton explores the science of photonics, where the spectrum of light can be manipulated and utilised in a wide range of applications from barcodes to telecommunications.

Adam Walton explores photonics, the science of using light to transmit information.

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Adam Walton explores the history and science of animal domestication.

As the National Museum Wales launches a new exhibition exploring animal domestication, Adam Walton considers the wolf lurking within your pet dog.

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Adam Walton discovers a secret underground world when he meets fungus expert Lynne Boddy.

Adam Walton explores the secret world of fungi. He discovers that toadstools are the tip of a huge 'living iceberg' and reveals the chemical warfare that's raging beneath our feet.

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Adam Walton hears new research into the mystery of the bar-headed goose and its migration.

Adam Walton hears about the remarkable migration of the bar-headed goose and how it flies over the Himalayas. New research led by scientists from Bangor has unveiled some secrets.

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Adam Walton explores dietetics, the science of food nutrition and healthy eating.

Adam Walton explores dietetics, the science of food nutrition. He hears how our dietary needs change as we get older, and how healthy eating for some can be unhealthy for others.

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Adam Walton visits Aberystwyth University to investigate the new miracle material graphene

Adam Walton meets the Aberystwyth University scientists who are working on the new 'miracle material' graphene, which could transform electronics and materials science.

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Adam Walton explores the psychology of beauty with a neuroscientist and a dancer.

What is beauty? What happens in our brains when we see something beautiful? Adam Walton meets the Bangor University neuroscientist working with a dancer to discover the answer.

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Adam Walton discusses the importance of the Higgs Boson particle with Welsh physicists.

Adam Walton meets Welsh physicists to discuss the discovery of a particle which appears to be the elusive Higgs Boson, a missing link in our understanding of the cosmos.

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Adam Walton and guests suggest some science books to fill your Christmas stocking.

If you're looking for a stimulating stocking-filler, Science Café has the answer. Adam Walton invites Welsh scientists to choose their favourite science books of the year.

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Adam Walton meets Professor Mike Bruford, who won the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for his work on the genomes of endangered species such as pandas and orang-utans.

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Adam Walton explores how supercomputing power is being used in Wales for science and the environment.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

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How do penguins hunt squid under Antarctic sea ice? How does a whale shark navigate the ocean depths? Adam Walton discusses these and more with Prof Rory Wilson from Swansea Univ.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

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Should scientists be more involved in government? Adam Walton and guests discuss the Geek Manifesto, a campaign for the public and politicians to understand science better.

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Adam Walton discovers how our addiction to technology is creating 'endangered elements'.

Our demand for hi-tech gadgets like smartphones is causing a worrying shortage of the materials they're made from. Adam Walton and guests discuss the issue of endangered elements.

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Adam Walton visits the Welsh factory producing the revolutionary Raspberry Pi computer.

Adam Walton visits the Welsh factory where the revolutionary Raspberry Pi computer is being made, and discovers how it's being used to inspire the programmers of the future.

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As what we're eating makes the news, Adam Walton considers the mysteries of digestion with a panel of experts.

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On the 60th anniversary of Watson and Crick's discovery of DNA's double helix, Adam Walton and guests discuss the progress made in understanding animal and plant genomes.

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From wildlife and wild weather to how we perceive reality, Adam Walton previews the 2013 Bangor Science Festival.

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Adam Walton meets freshwater ecologist and chairman of the RSPB, Prof Steve Ormerod, to discuss conservation, environmental change and a lifelong fascination with birds.

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Adam Walton is in conversation with Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the astronomer who discovered pulsars and who has also been a great advocate for women in science.

Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the astronomer who discovered pulsars and advocate for women into science, joins Adam Walton in conversation at the Bangor Science Festival.

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Adam Walton meets Marc Abrahams, the man behind the Ig Nobel Prizes rewarding scientific achievements which first make people laugh and then make them think.

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Adam Walton finds out more about a typical Easter indulgence, Chocolate, examining the chemistry, the psychology, the nutrition and how it could have affected you.

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Adam Walton explores the mysteries of birdsong.

Do birds learn their songs or are they born with them? Adam Walton considers one of the sounds of Spring and discovers how birds adapt their songs to urban environments.

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Adam Walton meets Welsh scientists developing revolutionary new materials, from bulletproof ceramics, to containers that store nuclear waste for millennia without corroding.

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Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, a futurologist and an influential science communicator. Adam Walton meets him in New York to talk about 'big physics' and future technology.

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Adam Walton talks to four Welsh scientists taking very different approaches to tackling the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.

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Adam Walton explores Wales's contribution to space science. He visits a North Wales company whose products are crossing the solar system and discovers Nasa's Welsh connection.

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Adam Walton joins the Aberystwyth Bioblitz, a scientific marathon to identify as many of the University campus's plant and animal species as possible in 24 hours.

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Ahead of his appearance at the Hay Festival, mathematician Marcus du Sautoy joins Adam Walton to explain how maths is at the heart of nearly everything we do.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

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Catalysts are materials which enable and speed up chemical reactions; Adam visits the Cardiff research institute where they are developing catalysts for a greener planet.

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On the 25th anniversary of its publication, Adam Walton and guests discuss Stephen Hawking's bestseller, A Brief History of Time.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology, talking to forensic science experts and visiting a mocked-up crime scene.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2013061820130623 (RW)

Adam Walton talks to a top team of science educators about how to raise standards in the classroom.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2013062520130630 (RW)

Adam Walton talks to beekeepers in Wales.

Adam talks to beekeepers in Wales, exploring some of the reasons behind the massive decline of honey bee colonies.

2013070220130707 (RW)

Adam Walton looks at efforts to counter the threat pests and diseases pose to Welsh trees.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2013070920130714 (RW)

Adam Walton discusses the mysteries of human digestion with Rhiannon Harris, a senior lecturer in nutrition and dietetics and Dr John Morton, a principal lecturer in biology.

Adam is joined by Rhiannon Harris and Dr John Morton. Plus, the story of Alexis St Martin.

Adam is joined by Rhiannon Harris, a senior lecturer in nutrition and dietetics and Dr John Morton, a principal lecturer in biology. Plus, the story of Alexis St Martin.

2013071620130721 (RW)

Adam Walton gives a guide to the Cardiff Science Festival.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2013072320130728 (RW)

Adam Walton and guests discuss the search for extra-terrestrial life (SETI) and the recently set up UK SETI Research Network.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2013073020130804 (RW)

Adam Walton hears about the future of computer games and how gaming technology is being adapted for future use in business and medicine.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2013080620130811 (RW)

The National Eisteddfod is not just an arts festival - there is plenty of science on offer too. Adam Walton explores the Eisteddfod's Science and Technology Pavilion.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2013081320130818 (RW)

Adam Walton explores the link between science and the arts, as he hears about some of the events taking place at the Green Man festival.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2013082020130825 (RW)

Adam Walton visits the National Plant Phenomics Centre, a new laboratory at Aberystwyth University.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2013082720130901 (RW)

Director of Plantlife Cymru, Dr Trevor Dines, takes Adam Walton to some of North Wales' important botanical sites and talks about his career spent protecting and promoting plants.

20130903

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For 60 years Bardsey Bird Observatory has been monitoring bird migration. On its diamond jubilee, Adam Walton visits Bardsey to explore the observatory's work.

On its diamond jubilee, Adam Walton visits Bardsey to explore the bird observatory's work.

2013091020130915 (RW)

Adam Walton and a panel of experts consider the new generation of recreational drugs.

As a major international conference on the subject comes to Swansea, Adam Walton looks at novel psychoactive substances, better known as 'legal highs'.

2013091720130922 (RW)

Adam Walton meets Professor Julie Williams, Wales's new chief scientific advisor.

Adam Walton meets Professor Julie Williams, Wales's new chief scientific advisor, to discuss her new role, her scientific career and her groundbreaking work on Alzheimer's disease.

2013092420130929 (RW)

Adam Walton explores the Maker Movement, which aims to promote a DIY approach to robotics.

Adam Walton explores the Maker Movement, which aims to promote a hands-on, do-it-yourself approach to computers and robotics.

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As the sun reaches a period of maximum activity, Adam Walton visits a solar observatory.

As the sun reaches a period of maximum activity, Adam Walton visits a solar observatory in Cardiff and discusses sunspots and solar flares.

2013100820131013 (RW)

Adam Walton previews the Girls in Science conference in Cardiff.

Adam Walton previews the Girls in Science conference in Cardiff, designed to encourage girls and young women to take an interest in science.

2013101520131020 (RW)

Adam Walton visits Swansea's sleep lab for the latest research into sleeping and dreams.

The importance of a good night's sleep and the reason we have dreams is explored by Adam Walton as he visits Swansea University's sleep lab.

2013102220131027 (RW)

Adam Walton looks back to the early days of computing in Wales.

Adam Walton looks back to the early days of computing in Wales and reunites one of Wales's first programmers with the first Welsh-built computer.

2013102920131103 (RW)

Adam Walton explores equine science and the close connection between humans and horses.

2013110520131110 (RW)

Adam Walton commemorates the centenary of the death of biologist Alfred Russel Wallace.

Alfred Russel Wallace was a Welsh biologist who, along with Darwin, devised the theory of evolution through natural selection. Adam Walton commemorates the centenary of his death.

Alfred Russell Wallace was a Welsh biologist who, along with Darwin, devised the theory of evolution through natural selection. Adam Walton celebrates the bicentenary of his birth.

2013111220131117 (RW)

Sizzle or Fizzle? As astronomers wait to see if Comet Ison will be one of the great astronomical events of the decade or a damp squib, Adam Walton takes a closer look at comets.

Adam Walton and guests take a closer look at comets, as astronomers wait for Comet Ison.

2013111920140323 (RW)

Why do animals herd together? And how do they decide who is the leader? Adam Walton visits the SHOAL Project at Swansea University to explore its work on packs, flocks and schools.

2013111920131124 (RW)

Adam Walton visits the SHOAL Project at Swansea University to explore its work on packs.

Why do animals herd together? And how do they decide who is the leader? Adam Walton visits the SHOAL Project at Swansea University to explore its work on packs, flocks and schools.

2013112620131201 (RW)

Adam Walton presents a history of industrial Wales in four objects.

A history of industrial Wales in four objects - Adam Walton visits the National Museum Wales's Collections Centre at Nantgarw and asks the curators to select their favourite items.

2013120320131208 (RW)

Adam Walton invites Welsh scientists to choose their favourite science books of the year.

If you are looking for a stimulating stocking-filler, Science Cafe has the answer. Adam Walton invites Welsh scientists to choose their favourite science books of the year.

2013121020131215 (RW)

Adam Walton learns about the latest genetic research and treatment options for dementia at a special forum held at Cardiff University's School of Medicine.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2013121720131222 (RW)

Adam Walton looks back at some of the science highlights of 2013, from the rise of the Raspberry Pi to diseases affecting trees in Wales.

20140107
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Adam Walton is at Aberystwyth University to hear about a project that looks at the computer modification of the human face.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

20140114

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

20140121
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Adam Walton learns more about the technology that is revolutionising medical procedures.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

20140128
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Adam Walton speaks to Dr Hazel Prichard an exploration geologist from Cardiff University's School of Earth and Ocean Sciences.

2014012820140422 (RW)

Adam Walton meets Cardiff University exploration geologist Dr Hazel Prichard.

Adam Walton meets Cardiff University exploration geologist Dr Hazel Prichard, who travels the world in search of precious metals like platinum.

2014012820140202 (RW)

Adam Walton meets Cardiff University exploration geologist Dr Hazel Prichard, who travels the world in search of precious metals like platinum.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2014020420140209 (RW)

Adam Walton looks back at some of the most significant science stories of the past fifty years, to mark half a century of BBC Wales.

2014021820140223 (RW)

Adam Walton considers the circle, the simplest of geometric shapes, and its important role in maths, physics and biology.

2014022520140302 (RW)

To mark the International Year of Crystallography, Adam Walton learns more about this breakthrough science and how it is being used in Wales to advance cancer treatment.

2014030420140309 (RW)

From feathers to the Welsh-built wings of the giant Airbus A380 and a 60 year-old mystery concerning millionaire aviator Howard Hughes, Adam Walton explores the science of flight.

2014031120140316 (RW)

Adam Walton meets some of the scientists who will be showcasing their research in the 2014 Bangor Science Festival.

2014032520140330 (RW)

Adam Walton is in conversation with neurobiologist Professor Yves Barde.

Adam Walton is in conversation with neurobiologist Professor Yves Barde, one of the new 'Science Stars' boosting the profile of Welsh science.

2014040120140406 (RW)

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2014040820140413 (RW)

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2014041520140420 (RW)

Global warming is bad news for many plant and animal species but potentially good news for others - Adam Walton and guests discuss the winners and losers of climate change.

2014041520140420 (RW)

Adam Walton and guests discuss the winners and losers of climate change.

Global warming is bad news for many plant and animal species but potentially good news for others - Adam Walton and guests discuss the winners and losers of climate change.

2014042220140427 (RW)

From aeronautics and the space industry to microscopic structures mimicking nature, Adam Walton joins an international conference in north Wales showcasing new materials research.

2014042920140504 (RW)

Ahead of his appearances at the Machynlleth and Hay Festivals, Adam Walton talks to comedian and writer Robin Ince about psychology, psychiatry and falling in love with science.

20140506
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Adam Walton meets Paul Granjon, a Cardiff-based performance artist and robot designer who is exploring our relationship with machines.

20140506

Adam Walton meets Paul Granjon, a Cardiff-based performance artist and robot designer who is exploring our relationship with machines.

2014051320140518 (RW)

From seashells on the seashore to the discovery of several new species of slug, Adam Walton explores the fascinating world of molluscs.

2014052020140727 (RW)

Adam Walton travels the South Wales valleys with geologist and writer Ted Nield to discover how ancient veins of rock could give clues to the planet's future.

2014052020140525 (RW)

Adam Walton travels the South Wales valleys with geologist and writer Ted Nield to discover how ancient veins of rock could give us clues about our planet's future.

2014052720140601 (RW)

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology. Adam meets Maggie Philbin and the Teen Tech Team when they visit Wrexham.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2014060320140608 (RW)

Adam Walton explores extremes in science, including the effects of working in space on the human body, and acid loving micro-organisms.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

20140615

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2014061720140622 (RW)

Adam Walton and guests discuss science communication and women in science, as they preview the forthcoming Soapbox Science event in Swansea.

2014061720140622 (RW)

Adam Walton and guests discuss science communication and women in science.

Adam Walton and guests discuss science communication and women in science, as they preview the forthcoming Soapbox Science event in Swansea.

20140624

Adam Walton explores self-perception at Bangor University's psychology department, including research into the value of smiles and the amount of make-up to wear for optimum appeal.

2014062420140629 (RW)

Adam Walton explores self-perception at Bangor University's Department of Psychology.

Adam Walton explores self-perception at Bangor University's psychology department, including research into the value of smiles and the amount of make-up to wear for optimum appeal.

2014070120140706 (RW)

As a major conference comes to Cardiff, Adam Walton joins delegates from all over Europe and America to discuss the importance of museum natural history collections.

20140701

As a major conference comes to Cardiff, Adam Walton joins delegates from all over Europe and America to discuss the importance of museum natural history collections.

2014070820140713 (RW)

This week Adam Walton focuses on events at the Cardiff Science Festival.

2014071520140720 (RW)

Adam Walton previews the Wrexham Science Festival.

As the Welsh science festival season continues, Adam Walton previews the Wrexham Science Festival.

2014072920140803 (RW)

Adam Walton and guests illuminate the science of light, from the energy emitted by a star to the lens that creates a lighthouse beacon.

2014072920140803 (RW)

Adam Walton and guests illuminate the science of light.

Adam Walton and guests illuminate the science of light, from the energy emitted by a star to the lens that creates a lighthouse beacon.

20140805

Adam Walton explores the Science Pavilion at the 2014 National Eisteddfod of Wales, held in Llanelli.

2014080520140810 (RW)

Adam Walton explores the Science Pavilion at the 2014 National Eisteddfod in Llanelli.

Adam Walton explores the Science Pavilion at the 2014 National Eisteddfod of Wales, held in Llanelli.

2014081220141116 (RW)

Adam Walton and guests explore the role of social media in science research and communication. Plus scientists take up the challenge to summarise their work in 140 characters.

20140812
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Adam Walton and guests explore the role of social media in science research and communication. Plus scientists take up the challenge to summarise their work in 140 characters.

20140812

Adam Walton and guests explore the role of social media in science research and communication. Plus scientists take up the challenge to summarise their work in 140 characters.

20140819

Adam Walton visits the National Trust-run Plas Newydd on Anglesey to learn more about clever lightbulbs and pioneering energy schemes.

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Adam Walton joins the team at the Conwy bird and nature reserve.

2014082620140831 (RW)

Adam Walton joins the team at the Conwy bird and nature reserve to study changes in migration patterns.

20140826

Adam Walton joins the team at the Conwy bird and nature reserve to study changes in migration patterns.

2014090220140907 (RW)

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2014090920140914 (RW)

Adam Walton learns more about Wales's native lizards, toads and newts.

2014091620140921 (RW)

Adam Walton investigates the non-native species damaging the countryside and coastline.

Adam Walton investigates the non-native species that are damaging the nation's countryside and coastline.

2014092320140928 (RW)

Adam Walton talks to scientists who are conducting fascinating research into parasites.

2014093020141005 (RW)

Adam Walton's guest is ultrasound imaging pioneer Professor Peter Wells, who was awarded the Frank Whittle Medal for his outstanding achievements in medical engineering.

2014100720141012 (RW)

Adam Walton looks at the science of volcanos. What happens during an eruption and how good have efforts to forecast them become?

2014101420141019 (RW)

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2014102120141026 (RW)

Jeremy Grange visits Bangor University's School of Biological Sciences.

Jeremy Grange visits Bangor University's School of Biological Sciences to explore their work on the evolution of venoms and comes face to face with venomous snakes.

2014102820141102 (RW)

Adam Walton speaks to a scientist working on a mechanism for building quantum computers.

Adam Walton speaks to the Welsh scientist working on a new mechanism for building quantum computers.

2014110420141109 (RW)

Adam Walton visits Swansea University to meet the theoretical particle physicists investigating the fundamental structure of the universe.

2014111820141123 (RW)

Adam Walton explores advances in robotics as Welsh experts meet in Bangor.

Adam Walton explores advances in robotics and artificial intelligence as Welsh experts meet in Bangor.

20141125
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A psychologist and a top team of scientists road test educational toys and talk about their value and appeal.

2014120220141207 (RW)

Adam Walton joins the Science Made Simple team, who take interactive shows to schools and festivals to show that science can be accessible and fun.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2014120920141214 (RW)

Adam Walton and guests select their favourite popular science books for Christmas reading.

20141209
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Adam Walton discusses developments in space science, including Welsh research into detecting black holes with gamma ray bursts.

20141223
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Adam Walton presents highlights from the programme in 2014.

20141230

Adam Walton presents highlights from the programme in 2014, from dodos to robots, toads to geology.

2015010620150111 (RW)

Adam Walton marks the start of the International Year of Light.

Adam Walton marks the start of the International Year of Light with a discussion about the properties of light and the ways it is used in science.

20150120

Adam Walton meets Nobel Prize-winning geneticist Sir Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

20150127
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Alan Daulby explores the world of ice, from the ice shelves of the Antarctic to microscopic life that thrives in sea ice.

20150203
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Adam Walton explores the science of epidemiology, examining the current Ebola outbreak, HIV/Aids and historical epidemics in Wales.

20150203

Adam Walton explores the science of epidemiology, examining the current Ebola outbreak, HIV/Aids and historical epidemics in Wales.

2015021020150215 (RW)

Adam Walton hears how new technology and social media are being used to reinterpret national history and heritage and preserve it for the future.

2015021720150222 (RW)

Adam Walton talks to 94-year-old Bill Williams about his remarkable career in chemistry.

20150217

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

20150224
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Adam Walton finds out about the upgraded Large Hadron Collider, and the first Welsh teachers to visit the CERN research institute near Geneva.

2015030320150308 (RW)

Adam Walton visits Newport to hear about creative use of technology in sound and music.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2015031020150315 (RW)

Adam Walton previews the Hidden Worlds exhibition, part of the Bangor Science Festival.

2015031720150322 (RW)

Adam Walton discusses astronomy and the Welsh scientists tracking the recent solar eclipse.

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Adam Walton visits Glyndwr University's innovative optoelectronics centre, where science meets business.

2015032420150329 (RW)

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2015040720150412 (RW)

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

20150414
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Adam Walton explores the science of addiction and self-control.

2015042820150503 (RW)

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2015050520150510 (RW)

Adam Walton hears about Blodwen, the Neolithic skeleton found in Llandudno's Little Orme.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology and hears about Blodwen, the Neolithic skeleton found in Llandudno's Little Orme.

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Adam Walton discusses dark matter and bringing back the mammoth with some of the scientists visiting the annual Hay Literature Festival.

2015060220150607 (RW)

Adam Walton visits Bangor University's School of Ocean Sciences to find out about the Seacams project, which maps the sea floor around Wales.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2015060920150614 (RW)

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2015061620150621 (RW)

Exploring the work of mathematician John Forbes Nash, one of the developers of game theory

Explaining the work of mathematician John Forbes Nash, one of the developers of game theory and whose name was given to the Nash equilibrium.

2015062320150628 (RW)

Adam Walton explores Cardiff's new £44-million neuroimaging centre Cubric, the first of its kind in Europe.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2015063020150705 (RW)

Adam Walton visits three archaeological digs, finding out how technology reveals the past.

2015070720150712 (RW)

With scientists warning that Earth is on the brink of the sixth mass extinction in its history, Adam Walton finds out what caused the other five.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2015072820150802 (RW)

Adam Walton visits the Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre in Llanelli to meet ecologist and musician Brian Briggs of the group Stornoway.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

20150728
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Adam Walton enters the science pavilion at the National Eisteddfod in Meifod to learn more about the science of music.

20150811

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

20150901

Adam Walton visits the site of a 300 million-year-old fossil forest at Brymbo near Wrexham.

2015090820150913 (RW)

Adam Walton goes moth-trapping as he previews National Moth Night 2015.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2015091520150920 (RW)

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

20150922
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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2015092920151004 (RW)

Adam Walton visits the Migneint blanket bog in Snowdonia.

20151006

Adam Walton visits the Photonics Academy in Bangor where innovative new musical instruments are being developed using laser light sources.

2015102020151025 (RW)

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

20151110
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Adam Walton and guests discuss one of the more radical and controversial suggestions for preventing global warming, geoengineering the planet's atmosphere and climate.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2015112420151129 (RW)

Adam Walton explores psychology.

Adam Walton explores psychology, from improving general happiness to analysing failings in health care.

2015120120151206 (RW)

Adam Walton visits the National Museum Wales in Cardiff to see the pioneering geological maps of William Smith.

20151201

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

20151208
20151215

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology. In this week's programme, Adam and guests discuss Einstein's Theory of General Relativity.

20151222

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

20160105

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2016011220160117 (RW)

Adam Walton explores recent research into DNA, including the possibility of using genetic techniques to measure biodiversity.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

2016011920160124 (RW)

Adam Walton chats to Welsh neuroscientist and comedian Dean Burnett.

Adam Walton chats to Welsh neuroscientist and comedian Dean Burnett about his work and his new book exploring 'the idiot brain'.

20160202

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

20160223

Adam Walton hears from the team behind the FameLab science communication competition.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

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Adam Walton meets artists and scientists at the Moving Minds exhibition in Wrexham.

Adam Walton meets artists and scientists at the Moving Minds exhibition in Wrexham as he explores the mind's relationship with brain, body and world.

2016053120160605 (RW)

Adam Walton visits the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University to learn about coral bleaching.

Adam learns about coral bleaching at the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University.

01/02/201120110206

Adam Walton explores the world of sound with scientists at Cardiff's School of Psychology.

01/03/201120110604

The first Voyager space probe is poised to leave the solar system for deep space.

Welsh astronomers join Adam Walton to reflect on the mission's achievements and its future.

Welsh astronomers join Adam Walton to talk about the first Voyager space probe.

01/05/20122012050120120506
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Is there anybody out there? And if there is, what do they look like? Adam Walton and guests explore the possibility of life on other planets and the science of astrobiology.

Adam Walton explores the chances of life on other planets and the science of astrobiology.

01/08/201020100804
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Adam Walton examines the science behind the headlines.

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Dr Ben Goldacre joins Adam Walton at the Wrexham Science Festival to discuss bad science.

03/01/201220120108

Adam Walton talks to Welsh-born climate scientist and Nobel Laureate Sir John Houghton.

03/04/201220120408

Adam Walton is joined by Prof John Harries, the Welsh government's Chief Science Advisor.

03/05/201120110507

Adam Walton shows the National Botanic Garden of Wales' key role in scientific research.

04/01/201120110109
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Adam Walton talks to Dr Chandra Wickramasinghe of Cardiff University.

04/10/200920091007
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Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology, this time exploring logic.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science, this time exploring logic.

05/04/201120110409

Adam Walton and guests discuss the contribution of new technologies to artistic creativity

05/07/200920090708
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Adam Walton meets the young Welsh engineers developing the cars of the future.

07/06/201120110611

Adam Walton pulls on his walking boots and sets off to explore the Anglesey.

07/09/201020100912

Adam Walton goes behind the scenes at the National Museum Cardiff.

07/12/200820081210
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08/02/201120110213

Antimatter isn't the stuff of science fiction: it's real and is even produced in Wales.

Adam Walton investigates the most powerful (anti)material in the Universe.

Adam Walton learns how antimatter is produced in Wales.

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Adam Walton explores biorefining, and how various crops are being cultivated that could be used by industries for future products such as fuels, textiles and cosmetics.

Professor Iain Donnison of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) in Aberystwyth who is leading the BEACON bio-refining research, shows Adam some of the crops, including miscanthus and clover which are being grown for future use in bio-refining.

Aberystwyth University is working on the BEACON project in partnership with Bangor and Swansea Universities, and in the programme we also hear from Professor Steve Kelly from Swansea and Dr Robert Elias from Bangor.

The BEACON project is building links with industry in Wales, the UK and internationally to develop fuels and products which could benefit our future needs in transport, health and foods.

Adam Walton investigates biofuels with scientists across Wales.

09/11/201020101114

Adam Walton is in Switzerland to meet Dr Lyn Evans, the Welshman behind the Large Hadron Collider, the huge atom-smasher under the Swiss-French border.

Adam Walton meets Dr Lyn Evans, the Welshman behind the Large Hadron Collider.

10/01/201220120115

Adam Walton and guests explore the science behind the 'End of the World'.

10/05/200920090513

How the North Atlantic Oscillation could help scientists predict future weather patterns.

10/05/201120110514

Adam Walton and guests discuss public perceptions of science and scientists.

11/01/201120110123
11/04/201020100414
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Adam Walton's guest is Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, President of the Institute of Physics and the astronomer who in 1967 discovered pulsars.

Adam Walton's guest is Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

11/10/200920091014

Lyn Evans of CERN has an update on the repairs to the Large Hadron Collider.

12/04/200920090415
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For over 80 years, researchers at Swansea University have played a key role in our understanding of the atom.

Adam Walton tells the story of Swansea's particle physicists.

Adam Walton explores Swansea University's key role in the history of particle physics.

12/07/200920090715
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13/12/200920091216
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If you're looking for a stimulating stocking-filler, the Science Café has the answer.

Jeremy Grange invites Welsh scientists to choose their favourite science books of the year.

14/02/201220120219
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Adam Walton finds out about Aberystwyth University's research into artificial intelligence

14/09/201020100919
14/12/200820081217

Adam Walton discusses favourite science books with three guests from the world of science.

15/02/200920090218

Adam Walton celebrates the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth.

15/08/201020100818

Adam Walton presents a 'space special', including a look at Aberystwyth University's involvement in the next mission to Mars.

Adam Walton looks at Aberystwyth University's involvement in the next mission to Mars.

15/11/200920091118
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Adam Walton explores psycho-acoustics, and how we make sense of the sounds around us.

16/05/201020100519
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16/11/201020101121

Adam Walton visits the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science at Bangor University to discuss the latest research into sports psychology.

Adam Walton visits the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science at Bangor University.

17/01/201220120122

Adam Walton visits a new exhibition devoted to Captain Scott's Antarctic expeditions.

17/04/201220120422

Adam Walton explores a world of sex and violence in the animal kingdom, as he attends an international conference of animal behaviour experts in Aberystwyth.

Adam Walton attends an international conference of animal behaviour experts in Aberystwyth

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Adam Walton broadcasts live from the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno.

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Adam Walton visits Cardiff University to explore gravity and elusive gravitational waves.

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Archaeologists reveal the secrets of ancient life in North Wales.

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Adam Walton explores food technology with scientists at the Food Centre in Llandysul to take a look at 'added value' foods and food safety.

Adam Walton explores food technology with scientists at the Food Centre in Llandysul.

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Adam Walton meets distinguished chemist and President of the Learned Society of Wales Sir John Cadogan to discuss Welsh science and chemistry's role in creating a greener planet.

Adam Walton is in conversation with distinguished Welsh chemist Sir John Cadogan.

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Welsh science and technology.

Adam Walton uncovers some of the secrets of cell development.

Plus news of an exhibition celebrating the top inventions of the 21st century.

Adam Walton serves up another slice of Welsh science and technology.

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Adam Walton explores inspiration, and asks three scientists from different disciplines, working in Wales, what inspired them to pursue a scientific career.

Adam Walton asks scientists in Wales what inspired them to pursue a scientific career.

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From perfume to rotten eggs, why do different odours have such a powerful effect on us? Adam Walton meets Prof Tim Jacob and the team at Cardiff University's Smell Research Lab.

Adam Walton meets Prof Tim Jacob and the team at Cardiff University's Smell Research Lab.

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Adam Walton is joined by particle physicist and popular science writer, Prof Frank Close.

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Adam Walton visits the National Museum in Cardiff to explore the world of spiders.

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Adam Walton explores our relationship with the Moon.

We hear how Moon rocks differ from rocks on Earth, and how scientists are studying lunar minerals and water.

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Adam Walton marks the bicentenary of William Grove the Welsh hydrogen fuel pioneer.

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Why are some people particularly attracted to dangerous sports and activities? And do men and women perceive hazards differently? Adam Walton explores our understanding of risk.

Why are some people particularly attracted to dangerous sports and activities?

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Now Spring has sprung and the days are lengthening, Adam Walton explores the biological rhythms which control our waking and sleeping patterns.

Adam Walton explores the biological rhythms controlling our waking and sleeping patterns.

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Adam Walton is joined by journalist Rhodri Marsden who looks at the digital landscape.

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Adam Walton meets scientists who are exploring the effects of sound on animal species.

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With John Grattan, professor of geo-archaeology at Aberystwyth University, Adam Walton searches the Cambrian Mountains for a Bronze Age copper mine.

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Adam Walton explores the rise of computer coding.

Adam Walton explores the rise of computer coding and the growth of hands-on expertise with computer technology.

Dr Ben Goldacre20110910

Adam's guest is writer Dr.

Ben Goldacre, scourge of pseudoscience and medical quackery.

He's in conversation with Adam at an event recorded in front of an audience at the 2011 Wrexham Science Festival.

Ben Goldacre is a medical doctor whose weekly Bad Science column in the Guardian newspaper specialises in exposing spurious scientific claims and debunking medical quackery.

Over the years he's cast a critical eye over the pharmaceutical industry, homeopathy, lifestyle nutritionists, media coverage of science stories and the perception that pills are the answer to complex social problems.

His mission is to create better public understanding of how proper, evidence-based science actually works.

Ben Goldacre joins Adam in front of an audience at the 2011 Wrexham Science Festival for a wide-ranging conversation about dodgy journalism, alternative therapies, the placebo effect and his legal battle with Matthias Rath, the doctor and entrepreneur who was involved in promoting vitamin pills as an alternative to antiretrovrial drugs in treating South Africa's AIDS epidemic.

Dr Ben Goldacre joins Adam Walton at the Wrexham Science Festival to discuss bad science.

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With the World Half Marathon approaching, Science Cafe goes on the run with the Cardiff University team researching what motivates people to exercise.

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Adam Walton visits the National Trust-run Plas Newydd on Anglesey to learn more about clever lightbulbs and pioneering energy schemes.

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Adam Walton takes a look at the anniversary of the discovery of plutonium.

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Adam Walton joins the fun at the Salter’s Festival of Chemistry

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Adam Walton discusses the difficulty of predicting the future of science and technology.

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Following the celebration of Back to the Future Day, Adam Walton discusses the difficulty of predicting the future of science and technology.

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Adam Walton and guests review some of the science stories that hit the headlines in 2015.

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Adam Walton finds out about anti-matter - the opposite of regular matter.

William Grove Bicentenary20111016

William Grove was the Welsh lawyer who devised the hydrogen fuel cell, an invention which would eventually take human beings to the Moon.

On the bicentenary of his birth, Adam Walton and guests look back at Grove's life and his scientific legacy.

On 22nd October 1842, the distinguished physicist and chemist Michael Faraday received a letter from a young Welsh lawyer.

It contained a sketch and description of an invention called a 'gas battery' which turned hydrogen and oxygen gases into electricity and water.

This invention would eventually become the hydrogen fuel cell, the technology which provided water and power for the Apollo missions to the moon and for the space shuttles which have taken astronauts into space for the last thirty years.

And the lawyer-scientist's name was William Grove.

Born in Swansea on 18th July 1811, Grove combined his legal career with a series of remarkable scientific achievements.

Three years before the hydrogen fuel cell, he had invented the nitric acid battery which powered the expanding telegraph system.

And Grove's theory of the correlation of physical forces is widely regarded as a precursor to one of the most important ideas in physics, the conservation of energy.

So, how did a magistrate's son who studied Classics at university and then law became such an outstanding scientist? Joining Adam to discuss William Grove's life and legacy are barrister and environmental lawyer William Wilson who co-authored a recent biography of Grove; Dr.

Iwan Morus, historian of science at Aberystwyth University; and Dr.

Timothy Davies, Lecturer in Electronic Engineering at Swansea University.

They explore how Grove put himself on a collision course with some of the most influential scientists of his day as he set out to reform the Royal Society.

And we ask why, after just a few years of devoting his life to science, Grove put it all aside and returned to his career as a barrister.

'William Grove - The Lawyer Who Invented the Fuel Cell' by John Wilson, William Wilson and James M.

Wilson is published by Metolius Ltd.

The life and legacy of William Grove, the scientist who invented the hydrogen fuel cell.

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At Techniquest in Wrexham he meets a 'squidgy scientist' and an engineer who's creating a greener racing car.

Professor Sir Martin Evans off Cardiff University, recent winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine, also features.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of science and technology.

He looks at pseudo-scientific claims made by companies and discovers how research in Wales is at the forefront of the battle against bluetongue.

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Adam Walton serves up another slice of science and technology.

This week he discovers how science is being made accessible through the nationwide Science Cafe movement.