Category Archives: Scibars

Uranium, A Case of Dr Jekyll or Mr Hyde?

Uranium has largely been relegated to nuclear energy and weapons development, but researchers from the University of Manchester think it could do so much more. The scientists discovered that it’s capable of new unprecedented reactions. “What makes uranium unique is … Continue reading

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Investigating poisoning

Monday 11 June 2018 Dr Ian Watson will give a presentation on laboratory support in poisoning, from a clinical toxicology perspective. This will cover an historical perspective, the analytical methods and examples of cases. Dr Watson is now retired, but … Continue reading

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Made to be measured: The revolutions in analytical science for the real-time analysis of the human body

Monday 8 October 2018 Analytical science has made an enormous impact on the understanding of the biological and chemical processes within the human body. This has been achieved via the application of a vast range of techniques. However, many of … Continue reading

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Life And Death Of Stars

Monday 9 April 2018 Speaker: Chris Sweetman, Macclesfield Astronomical Society The evolution of stars and their life span involves many phases, processes and factors that have a bearing on the duration and eventual outcome for them. This talk covers how … Continue reading

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Histopathology and the science behind treating breast cancer

Monday 12 February 2018 If you say you’re a pathologist, people think your job is just all about dealing with dead bodies and autopsies. It isn’t, we help save lives and cure cancer too. In this talk Roger Hunt will … Continue reading

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What would you do with 180,000 computers?

Monday 8 January 2018 Terry Hewitt – Honorary Professor of Computer Science – Bangor University As part of my career I have been lucky enough to manage some of the most powerful supercomputers in the UK. Powerful equates with expensive … Continue reading

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From Apollo to the Space Shuttle

Monday 13 November 2017 Rod Woodcock will talk about his visits to Cape Kennedy between 1971 & 1981 when he watched 5 rocket launches and was given rare access to all areas around the Cape.The photos he took will give … Continue reading

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The world of spam

Spam has been a huge part of online life for over 20 years. Now a major source of malicious activity, it’s more likely to try to infect you with ransomware or steal your online identity as it is to advertise … Continue reading

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Clouds and Thunderstorms

Monday 12 March 2018 Clive Saunders writes “We live in Mellor, which is a wonderful place for cloud spotting – and a popular location for thunderstorms. Before boundary changes, we were in the wettest place in Cheshire! In the talk … Continue reading

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DNA and Archaeology

Monday 9 October 2017 The discovery in 1989 that small amounts of ‘ancient’ DNA are sometimes preserved in the bones and teeth of skeletons has led to many new developments in archaeology. These include the ability to identify the family … Continue reading

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