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  1. Greenhouse (1992 Video)

    Subject
    Chemistry; Environmental science
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 30 min., 1997 sale: £27.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Shows an example of the scientific process being used on a problem: observations - the earth’s past temperatures using oxygen isotopes in ice cores; the quantity of greenhouse gases and the increases;...

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  2. Radiocarbon Dating for Archaeology (3 Parts) (1976 Video)

    Subject
    Archaeology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. b&w. 26, 32, 23 min.

    1: Introdes radioactivity. An experiment using 56Mn shows how the decay of radioactive isotopes can be detected. Introduces the concept of half-life. Explains the theory behind radiocarbon measurements. 2:...

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  3. Electrons and Atoms (1988 Video)

    Producer
    Ted Smith
    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Demonstrates some classic physics experiments relating to the properties of electrons, showing that electrons travel in straight lines and carry momentum when they interact with objects. J J Thompson, the...

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  4. Pictures in a Patient (1983 Video)

    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 28 min., 2000 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    In the 1950s mobile x-ray units were to be found in many cities in Britain and for the first time x-rays were freely available. Since then there have been significant developments in the technology....

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  5. Superheavy Elements: Search for the End of the Periodic Table (2011)

    Subject
    Chemistry
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 89 minutes), $24.95

    The periodic table is changing. Ken Moody, Chief Scientist for Radiochemistry, explains that recent discoveries of new elements have extended the periodic table beyond what was thought possible, and...

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  6. Squid and Its Giant Nerve Fibre, The (1975 Film, Video)

    Producer
    J E Gilpin-Brown
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    A brief account of Professor J Z Young’s discovery of the giant nerve fibres of the squid in the 1930s and emphasises the importance of these structures to the animals themselves. Shows some of the many...

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  7. Dating: The Radiocarbon Way (2010)

    Subject
    Archaeology; Chemistry; Physics

    What is carbon 14? What is a radiocarbon date? Is it the same as a calendar date? What does radiocarbon dating measure and why does it take a long time? How does an accelerator mass spectrometer measure...

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  8. Role of the Cell Membrane, The (1969 Video)

    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Hire Sale, Videocassette. VHS. sd. col. 18 min.

    Shows pseudopodial formation by an amoeba and the way such structures may take in solid materials phagocytically. This is followed by the action of contractile vacuoles in ridding protozoa of excess water,...

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  9. Silicones (1989 Video)

    Producer
    Andrew Crilly; Jack Koumi
    Subject
    Chemistry
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min., 1997 sale: £95.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Silicones can be tailored at the molecular level for a diversity of applications, including moulded silicone-based materials, adhesives, sealants, coatings and lubricants that are used in motor cars, in...

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  10. S281 Videocassette 1 (1993 Video)

    Producer
    Cameron Balbirnie
    Subject
    Astronomy; Physics
    Distribution
    AVAILABLE ONLY AS PART OF COURSE MATERIALS, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 76 min., 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    3: Studies the formation of protostars through computer modelling of galactic cloud collisions filmed at the University of Wales, Cardiff. Support video. 4: Explains the forces that are balanced within a...

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