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Discover the role the sun plays in creating new life.
An in depth look at how light is structured.
How does electromagnetic radiation and ultrasounds enable us to investigate the inside of a body?
One of the more difficult measurements is to find out how much blood the heart is actually pumping and how efficiently it does it. We shall try and find out all these things without spilling a drop!
In this lecture we will endeavour to measure the efficiency of the human engine and compare it with that of a small petrol driven generator.
During this course of lectures you, the audience, will get some impression of the personality and mood of the speaker, try to identify the clues on which you base your conclusions!
Man is really a tube about 10 metres long, if one considers the path between mouth and anus in which all our food is digested. So how can we explore the inside of this tube?
Tissue in bulk is quite a good conductor of electricity which makes it a good source of diagnostic information
In the final talk of his 1974 CHRISTMAS LECTURE series, Professor Eric Laithwaite explores the concept of scientific invention.
In his fifth lecture, Laithwaite uses the concept of analogies (fairy stories) as a way to explain complex topics in science.
In this lecture, Laithwaite used the behavioural gyroscopes in an attempt to challenge the validity of Newton’s Laws of motion and the laws of thermodynamics.
Through the title of this third lecture and the theme of chess running through Alice's adventures, Professor Eric Laithwaite introduces the concept of 'odds and evens'.
In his first lecture, Professor Eric Laithwaite explores the concept of 'reflection', from concepts of the smallest particle to those of the whole universe.
Taking Lewis Carrol’s twins as his starting point for his second lecture, Professor Eric Laithwaite explores the principles of symmetry in engineering.
Sir David brings his lectures to an end with a look at how both animals and humans use language to communicate.
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