Oxford Sparks: bringing science to life
By Oxford University
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Check out our animations about the cutting-edge research taking place at the University of Oxford. From a quick look around the LHC and an underwater adventure to explore the insides of a volcano, to finding out what makes us tick and how we're developing new technology to build quantum computers using light.
|1||CleanVideoPower People: what are we doing with all that energy?||Did you know that you are in charge of a power station? It's true. Every time you flick a light switch, a power station somewhere in the UK will respond and generate that little bit of extra power you need for your light.||5 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoRun for Your Light||You may have heard the word “quantum” bandied around a lot. But what does it mean? In this animation we take a look at how the photon – the quantum particle of light – is being harnessed to help create new technologies like quantum computers.||12 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoWhat Makes You Tick?||How do you know when it's time to wake up or go to sleep? More powerful than any alarm are your circadian rhythms.||12 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoShedding Light on the Situation||Light is more than just light bulbs and sunshine! Researchers at the University of Oxford use different types of light to learn more about all sorts of interesting things.||12 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoGive us a hand||Oxford Sparks explore what chirality is.||18 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoYou've Got a Nerve||In the early 1900s, Charles Sherrington examined microscope slides of muscles, nerves, the spine and the brain and traced the connections between them building a picture of how muscles are controlled. Researchers today still use principles he establishe||5 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoGive Peas a Chance||Nitrogen could be one of the most interesting elements in the periodic table. Find out more about this fascinating element and how research into peas and beans at Oxford could help feed the world! www.oxfordsparks.net/nitrogen.||5 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoA Case of Crystal Clarity||Oxford Sparks presents an adventure in X-ray crystallography. Find out more and read about the science behind the animation at www.oxfordsparks.net/crystal.||5 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoJet Plight||Take a journey through a jet engine with Ossie from Oxford Sparks. Find out more and read about the science behind the animation at www.oxfordsparks.net/jet.||5 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoA spin around the brain||Take a journey around the brain with Ossie from Oxford Sparks. Find out more and read about the science behind the animation at www.oxfordsparks.net/mri.||5 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoA quick look around the Large Hadron Collider||Oxford Sparks presents a visit to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva. Find out more and explore other LHC resources at www.oxfordsparks.net/animations/lhc No protons were harmed in the making of this animation.||15 4 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoTowards absolute zero - a low temperature journey||Oxford sparks presents a ride to the land of the extremely cold. Find out more, and read the science behind the animation at www.oxfordsparks.net/animations/coldchem.||15 4 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoAnother case of heart trouble||Oxford Sparks presents a look at how a single change in DNA can cause the human heart to go wrong. Find out more and read about the science behind the animation at www.oxfordsparks.net/animations/heart.||15 4 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoUnderwater volcano disaster||Oxford Sparks presents a visit to the Stromboli volcano. Find out more and explore other volcano resources at www.oxfordsparks.net/animations/volcano.||15 4 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoRogue planet||Oxford Sparks presents a journey around the planets. Find out more and read about the science behind the animation at www.oxfordsparks.net/planet.||15 4 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Perfect for the gym
Excellent short podcasts pitched at the level of the inquisitive amateur. I listen to them at the gym. Please keep them coming.