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Author: The Naked Scientists

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The materials that make the world around us receive the "Master Chef" treatment to transform them into tasty, bitesized scientific morsels engineered to feed your hunger for knowledge... MaterialChef is brought to you by The Naked Scientists at Cambridge University.
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MaterialchefThis week we look at a strong and solid material, concrete. Looking at the foundations of this this scientific delicacy we will explain what concrete is, how it works and what properties the material has that make it so ubiquitous in our buildings and transport infrastructure.Guest: Dave Costen, Milbank Concrete ProductsMusic: Dan-O, at http://danosongs.com. Filming: Alex Parkyn-Smith. Copyright the Naked Scientists.Image: Aali R. Alizadeh
In this instalment we look at a playful and plastic material, pottery. Smashing our way through this scientific delicacy we will explain where pottery comes from, how it works and how to get the best from a mouldable, malleable and creative medium...Guest: Katharina Klug, www.katharina.klug-art.comMusic: Dan-O, at http://danosongs.com. Filming: Alex Parkyn-Smith. Copyright the Naked Scientists.
This week we take a peek at an impressive and palatable product, paper, we whizz, blitz and bash our way through to find to out where paper comes from, how it is made and what makes it positively perfect.Guest: Peter Burford, http://www.thepapertrail.org.uk/Music: Dan-O, at http://danosongs.com. Filming: Alex Parkyn-Smith. Copyright the Naked Scientists.
This week we have a gander at the glorious and glistening material, glass. We cook up a scientific delicacy to explain where glass comes from, how it is made and what effect temperature has on this shatteringly-shiny and sumptuous substance...Guest: Stewart Hearne, http://www.stewarthearn.comMusic: Dan-O, at http://danosongs.com
MaterialchefThis week we have at a wholly wonderful material, wood. Chomping through this scientific delicacy we will explain where wood comes from, how it works and how to get the best from a vivacious, versatile and marvellous medium...Guest: Donato CinicoloMusic: Dan-O, at http://danosongs.com. Filming: Alex Parkyn-Smith. Copyright the Naked Scientists.
This week we take a look at the seductive and slinky raw material, rubber, cooking up in the process a scientific treat to explain where rubber comes from, how vulcanisation works and what gives this stretchy industrial staple its unique properties...Music: Dan-O, at http://danosongs.com. Filming: Alex Parkyn-Smith. Copyright the Naked Scientists.
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