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Cancer can occur when the regulation of cells in the body goes astray. Any tissue can be affected but some are more likely to become cancerous than others.
The body protects itself against infection by bacteria, viruses, molds and parasites by having a system for recognising these invading organisms as foreign.
How can we isolate and study genes one at a time?
Living matter is made from a complex mixture of chemicals, some small like salts, sugars and fats and others large and complicated such as protein and DNA.
Everybody looks different, apart from identical twins, and many of the differences are inherited.
How do animals move on land, sea and in the air, and we shall look in particular at how the understanding of human locomotion contributes to the growing and important subject of biomechanics.
How is our knowledge of fluid dynamics harnessed in setting machines in motion?
In his fourth lecture, Leonard Maunder explores the various ways in which systems can be controlled by monitoring inputs and outputs and adding self regulation.
Leonard Maunder explores the different types of vibration to which machines and structures are susceptible.
How do Newton's laws apply to motion both familiar and strange, from bows and arrows to rockets and gyroscopes.
In his first lecture of the series, Maunder explores the kinematics that make up the geometry of motion.
Our ability to make very precise measurements has impacted the progress of science in innumerable positive ways, but is it possible to take it too far?
Both in peace and in war men need to know where they are on the surface of the earth, and, nowadays, in space.
In his fourth lecture, RV Jones investigates measurement on very large scales. How are waves used to measure the distance between stars or how fast celestial objects are moving in relation to us?
It is now possible to measure things on very small scales, but how small can we go and how much of this can be automated by computers?
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