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  • Behind Closed Doors - Backstage Science

    24,888 views 3 years ago
    A little video I made about the "spirit" of our Backstage Science videos - going behind every door and finding out what's going on. More Backstage Science at http://www.backstagescience... Show less
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    • Rutherford Gold Foil Experiment - Backstage Science - Duration: 4 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 323,340 views
      Ernest Rutherford's famous gold foil experiment involves the scattering of alpha particles as they pass through a thin gold foil.

      It led to a better understanding of the structure of atoms.

      I...
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    • Electron Gun - Backstage Science - Duration: 5 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 84,370 views
      We take a close look a how electron guns work with accelerator physicist Lee Jones, from the STFC Daresbury Laboratory.
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    • Feather in Vacuum - Backstage Science - Duration: 4 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 64,306 views
      Dropping a feather and metal balls in a vacuum chamber to see what gravity is really all about... The astronaut David Scott performed a similar experiment on the Moon with a hammer and feather.

      Mo...
    • The World's Most Important Beer Cooler - Duration: 5 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 47,654 views
      Hidden away in a lab near Oxford is a beer cooler which plays an important role in weather forecasting and measuring climate change. The modified cooler is used to calibrate sea surface temperature...
    • Super Intense Laser - Backstage Science - Duration: 5 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 33,945 views
      The Vulcan Laser is one of the most intense in the world. Researcher Ceri Brenner uses it to create plasmas.

      It is a so-called Petawatt Laser and based at the STFC's Central Laser Facility.

      M...
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    • Hydrogen Storage - Backstage Science - Duration: 9 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 29,773 views
      A team from the University of Bath use the neutrons at ISIS to make a breakthrough.

      Special thanks to Valeska Ting and Tim Mays.

      Extra interview footage with Tim at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
    • Particle Accelerators - Backstage Science - Duration: 6 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 25,584 views
      ALICE and EMMA are prototype particle accelerators at the Daresbury Laboratory, run by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

      Peter Williams showed us around during a daily shut d...
    • Behind Closed Doors - Backstage Science - Duration: 49 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 24,888 views
      A little video I made about the "spirit" of our Backstage Science videos - going behind every door and finding out what's going on. More Backstage Science at http://www.backstagescience.com/
    • Brighter than the Sun - Backstage Science - Duration: 5 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 23,535 views
      We take a look at a synchrotron which produces light "100 billion times brighter than the sun - really, really bright".

      The Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron facility, used b...
    • How to make Neutrons - Backstage Science - Duration: 6 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 21,106 views
      One of the world's leading neutron sources is the ISIS facility, in Oxfordshire, UK. We take a look around its cavernous buildings and discover how it works.

      Take a tour of its neighbour facilit...
    • Protein Crystals - Backstage Science - Duration: 5 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 19,978 views
      Creating and studying proteins is a complicated business - in this video we take you behind the scenes with people who do it.

      More Backstage Science at http://www.backstagescience.com/

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    • Powerful Magnets - Backstage Science - Duration: 88 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 19,215 views
      A quick close-up look at quadrupole and dipole magnets, which help steer proton beams at the ISIS facility.

      The beam is ultimately used to create neutrons.

      More about ISIS and neutrons at htt...
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