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Imperial Podcast: diabetes news, festival preview, and women in space

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robotic grasshopper

Our latest podcast features a look ahead at the Imperial Festival, where robotic grasshoppers and a plasma globe will be among the many exhibits.

The podcast is presented by Gareth Mitchell, a lecturer on Imperial's Science Communication MSc course and the presenter of Click Radio on the BBC World Service, with help from the Communications and Public Affairs Division pod squad.

Download the complete podcast (mp3)

Or listen to individual chapters

  • News: diabetes and galaxies - A new study highlights how sugary drinks can increase type 2 diabetes risk and a new galaxy that could be the last ever discovery from the Herschel space telescope.
  • Robots inspired by nature - Dr Mirko Kovac will show visitors at the Imperial Festival how animals are teaching engineers to make robots that can move across outdoor terrains.
  • Women in Space Science - Scientists from Imperial and Nasa told school students about their exciting careers at an event at the American embassy.
  • What is plasma? - PhD student Arthur Turrell on an unusual state of matter, and what it could do for us.

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Gareth Mitchell

Gareth Mitchell
Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 8766
Email: g.mitchell@imperial.ac.uk

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Sam Wong

Sam Wong
School of Professional Development

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Email: press.office@imperial.ac.uk
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