Free Fridge Magnets

The Open University has joined up with Bang Goes the Theory to offer free DNA fridge magnets.

You can get a set here.

Mr G

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How risky are you?

Tonight’s Bang Goes the Theory showed a brilliant experiment where people (MP’s in this case) judge risk by the words used to describe it. It can be easy to sway people to be for or against something by the wording. (That is one of the things I researched and discussed for my MSc in Science course…)

You can catch the episode on iPlayer for the next month.

As part of the episode Bang, along with Lab UK launched The Big Risk Test for you the GB public to take part in.

Apparently I’m best at taking Social risks… not too surprising considering my job is one with lots of social interactions needed.

Mr G

Sources: BBC Bang Goes The Theory, BBC YouTube

Homemade Spacecraft

You might have seen something similar on the BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory (first series) – but this father and son team just sent a video camera up into space using a balloon.

They used an iPhone so they could find it again using the “Find My iPhone” GPS feature.

This is a YouTube version – the original was Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo. [WordPress cannot embed Vimeo yet!!]

Enjoy!!

Mr G