Media attention to the IRonBONE project

Our latest trip to the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory caught the eye of the BBC. Check out the piece broadcasted on the 8th of December of 2016, featuring our collaborators Maria Paula Marques, Luís Batista de Carvalho, Ana Vassalo from the University of Coimbra and Giulia Festa from the University of Rome.

HOT Project at BBC!

Following our experiments at ISIS (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK), we have been getting some media attention. Our project was one of the researches focused on the BBC World Service show Science in Action that was broadcasted yesterday (12th of November of 2015). You can stream the show here. Our burned bone research is mentioned in minute 11:40. You can also listen to the interview here:

The piece was published online here and our research is also highlighted at the ISIS website here.

Our thanks go to Jonathan Webb, Jack Stewart and all the wonderful team at Science in Action as well as to Emily Mobley at the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

Burned bones project at ISIS

It is no secret that one of the major objectives of the HOT project is to better understand heat-induced changes on human skeletal remains. This week, we are giving a major step to achieve that goal by using inelastic neutron scattering to document changes in both unburned bones and experimentally burned bones.
After a successful application, beamtime was attributed by ISIS at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK) to our project from the 4th to the 8th of November of 2015 to use the MAPS instrument. Maria Paula Marques (PI), Luís Batista de Carvalho and David Gonçalves, along with ISIS instrument scientist Stewart Parker, are making the analyses which can be followed live at the ISIS website. Visit the website to know more about the proton accelerator that we are using.