Is the Pineal Gland a Target for Fluoride Toxicity?

Is the Pineal Gland a Target for Fluoride Toxicity?

The talk in May will be delivered by Jennifer Luke. The talk will cover fluoride physiology, its deposition in the human pineal gland and the effects this has on pineal physiology. Usual time, usual place. Jennifer’s PhD. thesis is available here from the University of Surrey’s e-print service.

Bubbles Everywhere

Bubbles Everywhere

Dr Gianluca Memoli will be presenting March’s talk. Gianluca is a bubble scientist, working at the National Physical Laboratory. He studies the close relationship between bubbles and sound and how to exploit it to produce greener fuels, tastier food, and less invasive ways to deliver drugs. Through demonstrations and curiosities, we will explore together the
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Plague!

Plague!

Prof. Petra Oyston of DSTL will be giving the February talk on the topic of plague. Her talk will cover: A brief history of Plague Pandemics and their impact The lifestyle of the bug The evolution of the bug from a stomach bug to the present ‘nasty’ bug Current efforts to develop a vaccine Usual
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Mosquitos

Mosquitos

Jolyon Medlock of the Health Protection Agency returns to Cafe Sci this month on January 8th to talk about mosquitos. He will be covering some of the key topics relating to these pesky biting insects including their life cycle, diseases caused by them, and their distribution and abundance. He will also look at ways in
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The liquid nitrogen show

The liquid nitrogen show

This coming Tuesday 4th December is the world famous liquid nitrogen show, performed by our very own Margaret Clayton. A family friendly event, suitable for children from juniors upwards but equally entertaining for anyone aged nine to ninety-nine.

Books by kyriamaria

A University Technical College for Wiltshire ; Specialising in Science and Engineering for the Defence Industries

At the November meeting, Clive Duggleby (General Manager at the Tetricus Science Park) gave an update on the proposed University Technology College in Salisbury. His presentation is made available below and for more information and to contribute to the consultation for employers, residents, potential students and parents please see their website.

Event times – oops!

Event times – oops!

Due to a small problem with the calendar, some upcoming events were listed as starting at 6pm. Just to confirm that all forthcoming events start at 7pm as usual; doors open at 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm start. The calendar has been updated and now shows the correct times. Sorry about that; the calendar imps
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The Sychrotron

The Sychrotron

Prof Fred Mosselmans and Dr Ed Rial from Diamond light Source will be talking about the Synchrotron. Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.  By accelerating electrons to near light-speed, Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used
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Cuckoo by Tatiana Bulyonkova

Follow that cuckoo, and other stories…

The next Sherborne Science Café will be on Wednesday 26 September 2012, starting at 7:30pm in the Senior Lunch Club Hall Digby Road Sherborne. Dr Phil Atkinson of the British Trust for Ornithology will be talking. With the advent of smaller and smaller tracking devices our understanding of bird migration is undergoing. The talk will
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What’s the problem with Maths?

What’s the problem with Maths?

David Acheson is an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. He now lectures and writes books on mathematics for the general public. He is the author of 1089 and All That, and was President of the Mathematical Association for 2010-11. Why are so many people scared of maths? Above all, the subject is full of
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