How quantum mechanics help birds find their way

nature video published this video item, entitled “How quantum mechanics help birds find their way” – below is their description. Some birds can sense Earth’s magnetic field, using it to navigate. But precisely how they do this has long remained a mystery. Now, researchers have confirmed that a protein found in bird eyes displays a … Read more How quantum mechanics help birds find their way

The Discovery of Insulin

nature video published this video item, entitled “The Discovery of Insulin” – below is their description. Nearly 100 years since insulin was first used in the treatment of diabetes, Professor Chantal Mathieu, Professor of Medicine at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, takes us through the history, development and future of this life saving drug. Read … Read more The Discovery of Insulin

China and the UK: Making an international collaboration work

nature video published this video item, entitled “China and the UK: Making an international collaboration work” – below is their description. Working with colleagues on the other side of the world can mean a lot of challenges. There are differences in language, in time zone, in culture, even in the practise of doing science. But … Read more China and the UK: Making an international collaboration work

Cancer, ageing, and the importance of the tumour microenvironment

nature video published this video item, entitled “Cancer, ageing, and the importance of the tumour microenvironment” – below is their description. Professor Ashani Weeraratna has been studying the cancer microenvironment in her lab for the past 17 years. Taking into account that the tissues in our bodies change as we age is important when researching … Read more Cancer, ageing, and the importance of the tumour microenvironment

How to tackle global inequities in cancer

nature video published this video item, entitled “How to tackle global inequities in cancer” – below is their description. Cancer can affect everybody, but not equally. Certain people, whether because of their gender, race, education or socio-economic status see worse outcomes from cancer. Access to cancer screening can differ, as well as the quality of … Read more How to tackle global inequities in cancer

Hawaii’s surprise volcanic eruption: Lessons from Kilauea 2018

nature video published this video item, entitled “Hawaii’s surprise volcanic eruption: Lessons from Kilauea 2018” – below is their description. In 2018, Hawaii’s most active volcano took scientists by suprise. Lava started spewing out not from the summit, but 50km away on the lower slopes of the volcano. This unexpected eruption destroyed farmland, roads and … Read more Hawaii’s surprise volcanic eruption: Lessons from Kilauea 2018

How origami is inspiring new kinds of emergency shelters

nature video published this video item, entitled “How origami is inspiring new kinds of emergency shelters” – below is their description. Engineers have come up with a way of designing structures based on the ancient art of origami. The structures can be put up with by inflation, fold up flat for storage and transport, and … Read more How origami is inspiring new kinds of emergency shelters

Flying a helicopter on Mars: NASA’s Ingenuity

nature video published this video item, entitled “Flying a helicopter on Mars: NASA’s Ingenuity” – below is their description. 290 million kilometers away NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has taken the first step towards a new type of space exploration. Hovering 3 meters above the Martian surface before rotating 90 degrees and safely landing – this was … Read more Flying a helicopter on Mars: NASA’s Ingenuity

Less is more: Why our brains struggle to subtract

nature video published this video item, entitled “Less is more: Why our brains struggle to subtract” – below is their description. When solving problems, humans tend to think about adding something before they think of taking something away – even when subtracting is the better solution. Experiments show that this newly discovered psychological phenomenon applies … Read more Less is more: Why our brains struggle to subtract

The quantum world of diamonds

nature video published this video item, entitled “The quantum world of diamonds” – below is their description. Diamonds are dazzling physicists with their powerful quantum properties. A particular impurity — the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centre — allows diamonds to be used for everything from geolocation to diagnosing disease. This animation takes a closer look at these … Read more The quantum world of diamonds

Deep-sea soft robots

nature video published this video item, entitled “Deep-sea soft robots” – below is their description. Is the future of deep-sea exploration soft? Researchers have developed a new type of soft robot designed to cope with the crushing pressures at the bottom the ocean. Inspired by the skull of the Mariana Snailfish, the deepest living fish, … Read more Deep-sea soft robots

How to build a quantum internet

nature video published this video item, entitled “How to build a quantum internet” – below is their description. You’ve probably heard of quantum computers – but what about the quantum internet? Entangling qubits across large distances to form a quantum internet could be one of the most exciting developments in quantum technology, and now a … Read more How to build a quantum internet

How ancient DNA sequencing changed the game

nature video published this video item, entitled “How ancient DNA sequencing changed the game” – below is their description. The past two decades have witnessed extraordinary technological and computational advances in nucleic acid sequencing. Working with ancient DNA, Beth Shapiro has applied next-generation sequencing to look into genomes of the distant past, with the hope … Read more How ancient DNA sequencing changed the game

How a worm showed us the way to open science

nature video published this video item, entitled “How a worm showed us the way to open science” – below is their description. Over the past two decades since the human genome was first sequenced, high-throughput sequencing technologies have transformed biomedical research. Robert (Bob) Waterston was instrumental in pushing for an open science approach to the … Read more How a worm showed us the way to open science

Explaining the icy mystery of the Dyatlov Pass deaths

nature video published this video item, entitled “Explaining the icy mystery of the Dyatlov Pass deaths” – below is their description. A sixty-year-old mystery from Soviet Russia could be explained by studying the science of snow. When nine students died on a hiking trip in the Ural Mountains in 1959 it sparked decades of debate … Read more Explaining the icy mystery of the Dyatlov Pass deaths