Science from the Sporran, with the Naked ScientistsAuthor: The Naked Scientists
25 Sep 2018

Science from the Sporran, with the Naked Scientists

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The Naked Scientists have uncovered an extraordinary collection of old film reels featuring experimental scientist Dr Ernest Otherford. He had a penchant for exploring the laws of science using whatever was in his sporran...

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    09.02.26 - Speedy tennis balls - Science from the Sporran

    We present the final outing of this twelveweek featuring the inscrutable Dr Otherford as he succeeds in his efforts to make a simple tennis ball ascend into the air with a most surprising level of rapidity. This he achieves with the sole aid of a ball purportedly obtained from exotic lands.

  • Posted on 02 Mar 2009

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    09.02.19 - Oily Invisibility Cloak - Science from the Sporran

    Subsequent to a typical indulgence in his reveries, the daring nature of Dr Ernest Otherford's character compels him to re-enact one particular jaunt: that is to say, obscurity. Post-haste, the dexterous doctor fashions a circumstance of invisibility within a large Pyrex(R) basin by the witty employment of amber-coloured oil derived from vegetables.

  • Posted on 19 Feb 2009

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    09.02.13 - Balloon Force Fields - Science from the Sporran

    The enthralling conventions that govern a phenomenon commonly described as attraction are mischievously exhibited by the redoubtable Dr Ernest Otherford in this fastidious escapade of escapades. Despite lacking something in the way of good manners, Dr Otherford succeeds in his purpose with three rudimentary items: an inflatable India rubber, an aluminium beverage canister and some disorderly hair.

  • Posted on 12 Feb 2009

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    09.02.05 - Toaster Hot Air Balloon - Science from the Sporran

    In anticipation of explorative feats typically confined to the world of Jules Verne, Dr Otherford devises a dirigible that somewhat lacks a means of manoeuvrability. The esteemed Dr achieves this triumph through the utilisation of such extraordinary objects as a refuse receptacle sack, a segment of cardboard and a peculiar clock-regulated electrical bread heater.

  • Posted on 05 Feb 2009

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    09.01.29 - Flying Toilet Rolls - Science from the Sporran

    A sporting Dr Otherford inspects the qualified merits of a vigorous games technique known as backspin in which a cardboard cylinder, that one hesitates to venture originated from a temple of convenience, is unbound from a rotary swathe of elastic and proceeds along the most remarkable of trajectories.

  • Posted on 29 Jan 2009

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