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Podcast: The science of drumming, Imperial inventions and a lost asteroid crater

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In this edition: Keeping beat with the science of drumming, exploring Imperial inventions through the ages, and playing ‘hot or cold’ with asteroids.

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A smart phone with the Entale app on itThe Imperial College Podcast is now also available on the brand new visual podcast app, Entale.

If you have an iPhone, download the app and search for ‘Imperial College Podcast’. You’ll see how our episodes really come alive on the exciting new platform. Download Entale for free on iOS.

Listen to individual chapters:

News: Weird reptiles and ImpFest preview – We explore some of the weirdest endangered reptiles in the world (including one that breathes through its genitals), and look forward to the 2018 Imperial Festival.

Invention dimension – From Alexander Fleming’s microscope to cheap and comfortable bionic arms, Imperial inventions through the ages were on display at the latest Imperial Fringe event.

The science of drumming – Can you keep the beat? Our reporter tests out her skills with a program designed to test the science of drumming, which will be on show at the upcoming Imperial Festival.

Hunting an asteroid crater – How do you lose a 20km-wide, 800,000-year-old asteroid crater? And how do you find it? Dr Matt Genge goes on the hunt.

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

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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Gareth Mitchell

Gareth Mitchell
Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication

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Contact details

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

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