Mike Follows

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    Is relativity creating cracks in the periodic table?

    23 December 2015

    Mike Follows shows how relativity has affected gold and mercury, and asks if it will affect elements yet to be discovered

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    What ignited the Hindenburg?

    3 July 2015

    We look at the theories behind the cause of the German airship disaster

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    Is thorium the perfect fuel?

    8 May 2014

    Mike Follows discusses the advantages nuclear reactors fuelled by liquid thorium salts may offer over the ones currently used to power homes and businesses

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    Chemistry with lasers

    1 July 2012

    The Lasers for Science Facility in Harwell, UK, lets chemists see and manipulate chemical and biological systems. This research has a direct impact on our everyday lives.

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    Research at ISIS

    1 November 2011

    ISIS acts as a super-sensitive microscope. Researchers working at the cutting edge of science use neutrons to find out where atoms are inside materials and what they are doing