Razor

Razor

From dark matter detectors and quantum computers to Mars rovers and radical climate change solutions, Razor talks to the world’s leading scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians, and startup entrepreneurs to find out how they're working to build a better future for us all.

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  • #RAZOR - Carbon Recycling

    🌏 As the world wakes up to the climate change crisis, scientists are looking for ways to cool our world. Part of the problem is our reliance on fossil fuels - transport accounts for 25% of global CO2 emissions 🔥

    RAZOR’s Emma Keeling is in Iceland to visit Carbon Recycling International who are ...

  • Formula E - the future of motor racing? #RAZOR

    Formula E is entering its 7th season. Can this fledgling, but already multi-million dollar sport match its petrol cousin for power and excitement?

    Motorsports have long been a way of testing new technologies for manufacturers. Formula E is also changing perceptions of electric vehicles, which i...

  • Formula E and harvesting water from air: #RAZOR​ full episode

    By 2050 the global population is expected to reach almost 10 billion. Demand for food could rise by 60%, further impacting already depleted land and oceans. So where will all the extra food come from? It could be insects. 🍲 🐜

    Formula E is entering it’s 7th season. Can this fledgling but already ...

  • #RAZOR: Carbon Recycling - Manufacturing renewable methanol from CO2

    As the world wakes up to the climate change crisis, scientists are looking for ways to cool our world. Part of the problem is our reliance on fossil fuels - transport accounts for 25% of global CO2 emissions.

    RAZOR’s Emma Keeling is in Iceland to visit Carbon Recycling International who are con...

  • #RAZOR: Chang’e-5 - A new era of lunar exploration - Andrew Coates

    👩‍🚀 China’s Chang'e-5 mission has returned from the moon and brought with it some of the youngest moon samples yet. 🚀

    🌑 CGTN Europe spoke with Andrew Coates, a professor at University College London, about what those samples could mean for the international scientific community. 🤔

    Read more: ht...

  • #RAZOR - Solar Sail

    We're all used to the idea of solar energy being harnessed to produce electricity, and to humankind's ongoing efforts to make it logistically feasible as a replacement for our dwindling fossil fuels. But the concept of the solar sail requires a different type of thinking.

    Imagine something whic...

  • #RAZOR : The science show you need in your life

    Razor is the cutting-edge science and technology show which doesn’t shy away from the complexities of real science.

    From dark matter detectors and quantum computers to Mars rovers and radical climate change solutions, we talk to the world’s leading scientists, technologists, engineers, mathemat...

  • #RAZOR - Plastic-hungry fungus rebuilds a community

    All over the world, biotech startups are cleaning up our toxic way of living by discovering new ways of harnessing the power of nature. But instead of fighting against the status quo, one London company is changing it from within by working alongside local communities to create a more sustainable...

  • #RAZOR: Vertical farming

    For the past century, industrial farming practices and the globalization of our food supply have caused great damage to environmental systems and contributed to the climate crisis. So how do we feed a growing population safely and sustainably? Indoor vertical farming could be part of the answer. ...

  • #RAZOR: solar sail

    We're all used to the idea of solar energy being harnessed to produce electricity, and to humankind's ongoing efforts to make it logistically feasible as a replacement for our dwindling fossil fuels. But the concept of the solar sail requires a different type of thinking.

  • #RAZOR full episode: vertical farming and recycling plastic

    This week’s episode of RAZOR – the science show you can’t afford to miss – takes you from the farm to the stars, with a little planet-protecting plastic recycling along the way.
    🥬 Super-efficient tray-based indoor farming
    ☀️ Sunbeam-powered spacecraft
    ♻️ Globe-saving chemical recycling of plastic...

  • Using nature to construct a greener future - #RAZOR

    Shocked by the construction industry’s carbon footprint, Ehab Sayed founded a bio-manufacturing company to produce sustainable building material… out of fungus.

    Read more: https://stories.cgtneurope.tv/plastic-hungry-fungus-rebuilds-a-community/index.html

    Subscribe to #RAZOR Youtube Channel - ...

  • Onion Collective: Women transforming a community - #RAZOR

    How one harbor town is being transformed by a female-led social enterprise dedicated to social redevelopment rather than private gentrification.

    Read more: https://stories.cgtneurope.tv/plastic-hungry-fungus-rebuilds-a-community/index.html

    Subscribe to #RAZOR Youtube Channel - The Science sho...

  • Solar powered hand - the prosthetic that returns the sense of touch - #RAZOR

    RAZOR’s Emma Keeling travels to the University of Glasgow to meet Professor Ravinder Dahiya – the director of the Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) unit. He and his engineers have created a solar-powered super-capacitor made of graphene that is capable of powering prosthetic ha...

  • How does a quantum computer work? #RAZOR

    We're already well into the digital age but soon, we could be going super-digital with the development of quantum computers that are tens of thousands to millions of times faster than current computers. Where a normal computer solves a complex maze by going down one path a time, a quantum compute...

  • Flying to the edge of space using only solar power - RAZOR

    Raphaël Domjan is an eco explorer and for his latest project, SolarStratos, he has built an electric plane powered by solar panels. The hope is to reach an altitude of 80,000 feet, setting a record for being the first manned solar plane to reach the stratosphere.

    The aim of SolarStratos is to s...

  • What if the SARS-CoV-2 virus takes hold in animal populations?

    Emma Keeling finds out what it means for humans if the SARS-CoV-2 virus takes hold in animal populations. In Denmark the virus shifted from humans to mink and back to humans, mutating in the process. Mink are the only animals known to have passed the virus to humans. It didn’t cause severe illnes...

  • Resolution, revolution, animal COVID and green aviation: #RAZOR full episode

    This week's episode of RAZOR examines a microscopy resolution revolution, the SARS-CoV-2 virus in animal populations and a solar plane attempting to reach the stratosphere.

  • #RAZOR: Revolutionary microscopy

    Cryogenic Electron Microscopy, a technique for imaging biological molecules, has recently broken resolution records to enable visualization of the individual atoms that make up proteins for the first time. Frankie McCamley visits the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge to find out mo...

  • #RAZOR - Declining eyesight improved by recharging the body’s tiny powerpacks

    Ageing and illness are seen as inescapable facts as cells in our body malfunction and die over the passage of time. But this may not be inevitable.

    Scientists in the ageing field have started to look at the role of mitochondria, the battery pack of every living cell. Shini Somara is at UCL to fi...

  • #RAZOR: Flying to the edge of space using only solar power

    Most people try to protect our planet by recycling, but for Raphael Domjan that's not enough, the Swiss explorer plans to demonstrate the power of renewable energy by flying to the edge of our planet's atmosphere – powered only by the sun.

    "I will be so high that I will need the spacesuit," exp...

  • 3D Bio Printing - #RAZOR

    Patients on life-saving dialysis treatment often have to wait for donor organs that are severely limited in supply. RAZOR’s Jo Colan is in The Netherlands where scientists are 3D printing living kidney tissue in a process called bio-printing. Their hope is that one day, they'll be able to 3D prin...

  • #RAZOR: Chang’e-5 - A new era of lunar exploration

    Named after the Chinese goddess of the moon, the Chang’e-5 mission roars towards its target - the lunar surface. It’s the People's Republic of China’s first ever sample return mission, and if successful, it will be the third country to complete it. The mission seeks to collect around 2 kilograms ...

  • International collaboration in space - #RAZOR

    🇨🇳 🇪🇺 China's lunar 🌑 landing is being hailed as a victory for international cooperation. But why? 👩‍🚀

    🌑 One reason is that European scientists will be able to access the youngest lunar rocks ever brought to Earth. 🇨🇳 🇪🇺

    CGTN Europe spoke with Silvio Sandrone from Airbus Defence and Space ab...