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Podcast: Shopping habits, chocolate fountain maths and genomic medicine

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In this edition: How we shop now and in the future, the fluid dynamics of chocolate and how sequencing thousands of genomes is improving medicine.

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News: Volcanic mush and the sound of Mars – We find out what really underlies volcanoes, and hear the first ever sounds recorded on Mars.

Shopping habits – Is the high street dying? Will we all shop with voice technologies and get recommendations in-store using facial recognition? And what does this mean for our privacy? We explore the future of shopping.

The maths of chocolate fountains – At the recent Xmaths Imperial Lates event, one of the most popular displays was a metre-tall chocolate fountain, which mathematicians used to share the importance of fluid dynamics.

Genomic medicine in action – We hear about the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre’s contribution to the 100,000 genomes project, and how it is already providing benefits to patients with rare blood disorders.

The podcast is presented by Gareth Mitchell, a lecturer on Imperial's MSc Science Communication course and the presenter of Click Radio on the BBC World Service, with contributions from our roving reporters in the Research Communications group.

Reporters

Bernadeta Dadonaite

Bernadeta Dadonaite
School of Professional Development

Maxine Myers

Maxine Myers
Communications and Public Affairs

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Tel: +44 (0)7561 451 724
Email: maxine.myers@imperial.ac.uk

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Gareth Mitchell

Gareth Mitchell
School of Professional Development

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

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Hayley Dunning

Hayley Dunning
Communications and Public Affairs

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 2412
Email: h.dunning@imperial.ac.uk

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