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 contributions from our roaming reporters in the Research Communications group.

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2009 Podcasts

December edition

In the December edition: Imperial experts discuss climate change ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and using drama to explore the morality of being vaccinated

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November edition

In the November edition: phoning in your findings and chasing birds on the Silwood Park campus

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October edition

In the October edition: superfast computers, in praise of lichens and engineering for cricket success

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September edition

In September’s edition: Robot wars and solving crimes at an Imperial Summer School, diagnosing the causes of doctors’ misdiagnoses and part two of our interview with Sir Gordon Conway

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August edition

In August’s edition: what can be done to help 950 million people living in hunger, why you should feel in safe hands when you step onto an aeroplane and why dark energy may be key for the fate of the universe

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July edition

In July’s edition: a day in the life of the world’s largest fusion facility, entrepreneurial pizzas at midnight and a natural fix for climate change

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June edition

In June’s edition: plant scientists reach for the sky, medics show their creat ive side and smoothing out the science of rubbing

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In the light of the tragic circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the French airliner over the Atlantic Ocean on 1 June, the College decided to withdraw the original version of the June podcast, which included an interview with Dr Arnab Majumdar on aviation safety. The Imperial podcast will cover this important topic in a future edition. The podcast above is the new version .

May edition

In May’s edition: sustainable students study climate change in Antarctica, help power firms make money from energy efficiency and zoom around the world in zero emissions cars

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April edition

In April’s edition: Turning buses into portable air pollution detectors, making nuclear fission more efficient and quick genetic testing for drug suitability

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March edition

In March's edition: Calculating the secret of happiness, exploring what makes us human with the help of friendly robots, and understanding synaesthesia, the condition that makes some people see sounds as colours

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February edition

In February's edition: uncovering the hormonal basis of hunger, boosting the healing power of stem cells and making computer software work across languages and cultures

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January edition

In January's edition: 'Snowball Earth' provokes heated debate, postgraduate opportunities at Imperial and what physics can tell us about our climate

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