Tomorrow Today: The Science Magazine

Dive in to the fascinating world of science with Tomorrow Today. Your weekly dose of science knowledge. A show for everyone who's curious -- about our cosmos and how it works.

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Visible yet invisible: The poetry of light


It isn't only physicists who are fascinated by light. Poets too have been entranced by its powers. Photons have mysterious properties. Perhaps this is why we like to light candles when we're feeling contemplative.


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 2019-12-13  5m
 
 

LiFi - The internet of light


Li-Fi, short for "Light Fidelity" is a wireless technology that uses LED light to share data. It is faster and safer than regular WiFi. And it could soon be put into practice.


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 2019-12-13  4m
 
 

Geoengineering the climate


Blanketing the Antarctic ice sheet in artificial snow might sound outlandish. But could geoengineering help to counteract runaway climate change? One thing is clear: many of the ideas could be very risky.


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 2019-11-29  5m
 
 

Climate research in Rwanda


Africa’s first climate monitoring station is located on Mount Mugogo in Rwanda. Scientists there monitor levels of various greenhouse gases. They hope their data will help strengthen Africa’s position at international climate negotiations.


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 2019-11-29  4m
 
 

The female scientists of Gorongosa


In the Gorongosa National Park, young female scientists are cataloguing flora and fauna for a global genetic database. It will enhance our understanding of the diversity of life on earth and the roles different species play.


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 2019-11-15  5m
 
 

How important are the bacteria in our bodies?


This week’s viewer question comes from Osman Maiga in Uganda.


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 2019-11-15  2m
 
 

Harvesting sap with aphids


If sap could be manipulated to make a plant more attractive to various pollinators, it would help secure harvests. A common plant pest is helping researchers in the process.


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 2019-10-26  3m
 
 

Rare earths


Whether hard drives or electric motors, rare earth elements play a key role in a range of technologies. The metals mostly come from China. To ease dependence, researchers at the RWTH Aachen University are working on recycling the precious elements.


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 2019-09-27  4m
 
 

Biodiversity in the Orinoco basin


Travelling up and down the river, Alexander von Humboldt was ravished by the beauty and variety of the landscapes, flora and fauna. Today nature conservationists are battling to preserve the region's many threatened species.


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 2019-09-06  10m
 
 

Alexander von Humboldt in America - Part 4


The Humboldt Current along the coast of Peru is bursting with life. With its nutrient-rich water from the depths, the ocean current discovered by Humboldt is vital for a huge ecosystem. But climate change is now disrupting it.


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 2019-08-23  8m