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A weekly programme about work in the world of science
Rain Like Bullets by F. P. Bowden, C.B.E., F.R.S. of the Research Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Solids,
University of Cambridge
When modern aircraft fly at very high speed through a rainstorm, the impact of the raindrops may be great enough to shatter the radar domes and damage the metal structure. Dr. Bowden speaks about some recent studies of this effect that have been made in his laboratory, and about other new problems that arise when travelling at speeds of a few thousand miles an hour.


Unknown: F. P. Bowden, C.B.E., F.R.S.


Introduced by Roy Hay
Constance Spry : Decorative Hower arrangements on the show bench
Fred Streeter 's
HEUANTHEMITM the rock rose
James Bruce : Some of the points judges look for at local shows


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: Constance Spry
Unknown: Fred Streeter
Unknown: James Bruce


Arranged and introduced by Bill Hartley including:
How Much a Mile?: Gibson Martin works out the cost of running the average medium-sized car
The Le Mans 24-hour Race: A report direct from the circuit on the practice and prospects for tomorrow's event Does Racing Improve the Breed?: William Heynes. Chief Engineer of Jaguars, gives his answer to this topical question
The Insurance Consultant: The motorist on holiday
Tips on the care of your car: Fan-belt adjustment
The week's motoring news and other items of topical interest
Edited by H. Saunders-Jacobs


Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Edited By: H. Saunders-Jacobs

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