The University of life

April 28, 2000

(Photograph) - The University of life: The BBC tested the old adage that many scientists cannot even tie their own shoelaces when it challenged five experts to solve taxing problems on a remote mediterranean island. Rough Science, to be broadcast in May, will feature, will feature scientists attempting to make their own toothpaste and insect repellant, as well as generating electricity, using only the island's natural resources and basic tools. According to participant Mike Bullivant, a chemist at the Open University, the project was a great success - even if not every experiment went according to plan.

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