Life Solved returns for exciting new series

Nuclear power mythbusting, the future of Extended Reality, information as the fifth form of matter, and how satellite imagery can help save lives and fight crime are some of the global challenges addressed in the new series of the University of Portsmouth podcast Life Solved, which returned this Autumn.

In each weekly episode, researchers talk in-depth about the work they’re doing and how new ideas and innovations are changing everyday life for the many.

With the ideas unpacked in straight-talking chat, Life Solved is set to spark conversation for curious thinkers and those who like to be in the know on the latest innovations in technology, medicine, the environment, social theory and beyond.

Research at the University of Portsmouth was rated as world-leading in the latest national assessment of the quality and impact of research in UK universities and is home to several high-profile innovation hubs, which feature in series 9, including the Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality (CCIXR), Revolution Plastics, and the Research Group in Breast Health.

The Life Solved podcast helps lift the curtain on the incredible strides our staff and students are making

Professor Jeremy Howells, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, said: “I am proud to say the University is leading the way in many areas of research, both nationally and internationally. The Life Solved podcast helps lift the curtain on the incredible strides our staff and students are making, and gives the public a chance to hear how these achievements impact their day-to-day lives.”

Life Solved continues on Thursday (29 September) with a special episode, where we chat to some of the brilliant minds featured in the new edition of SOLVE. The magazine shares in-depth articles and research highlights from across campus.

You can listen to Life Solved on all major podcast players, via Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts or other apps. Just search for ‘Life Solved’ and press the subscribe button.

Life Solved is also available to stream via the University of Portsmouth website.

Life Solved S9E4: Global Impact

Individual episodes will be available on the below release dates:

Nuclear Power: Mythbusting and Smart Diagnosis by Victor Becerra

Thursday 9th September 2022

Extended Reality: The Future of Culture, Services and Business

Thursday 15th September 2022

Understanding Missing Persons ft. Professor Karen Shalev-Greene

Thursday 22nd September 2022

Global Impact: A SOLVE Magazine Showcase ft. Nils Niderstrasser, Professor Adrian Hopgood, Dr Nizar Ibrahim, Dr Patricia Shamai, Dr Jovana Radulovic

Thursday 29th September 2022

How Satellite Imagery Can Help Save Lives and Fight Crime ft. Professor Richard Teeuw

Thursday 6th October

Smart textile design for women’s bodies ft. Dr Jenny Burbage

Thursday 13th October

Information is the fifth form of matter ft. Dr Melvin Vopson

Thursday 20th October

Bringing Maritime History to Life ft. Ann Coats

Thursday 27th October

Using extreme environments to tackle the obesity crisis ft. Dr Ant Shepherd

Thursday 3rd November

Sewage and water quality ft. Dr Fay Courceiro

Thursday 10th November

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