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The Material World

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How do trace metals find their way into polar ice in regions when there is no evidence of volcanic activity nearby? Scientists studying volcanoes have recently discovered that they are a source of tiny nanoparticles, which could be responsible for everything from cloud formation reflecting solar radiation back into space to seeding distant patches of barren ocean with nutrients. Quentin Cooper looks at the microscopic end of the earth-shattering volcanic activity.

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Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Peter McHugh

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