BBC news: Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver ‘invented’ at Dundee University, Scotland, United Kingdom

 The Dundee University researchers have created a machine which uses ultrasound to lift and rotate a rubber disc floating in a cylinder of water.

It is said to be the first time ultrasound waves have been used to turn objects rather than simply push them.

The study could help make surgery using ultrasound techniques more precise, the physicists said.

Surgeons use ultrasound to treat a range of conditions without having to cut open a patient.

The ability to steer ultrasound waves to the precise spot where they are needed could make those treatments even more effective.

The ultrasound waves could also be used to guide a drug capsule through the body and activate it, for instance right inside a tumour.

Ultrasound waves could already be made to push objects and scientists believed they could also turn them – but the Dundee University team claims to have now proved it.

They used energy from an ultrasound array to form a beam that can both carry momentum to push away an object in its path and, by using a beam shaped like a helix or vortex, cause the object to rotate.

Dr Mike MacDonald, of the Institute for Medical Science and Technology (IMSAT) at Dundee, said: “This experiment not only confirms a fundamental physics theory but also demonstrates a new level of control over ultrasound beams which can also be applied to non-invasive ultrasound surgery, targeted drug delivery and ultrasonic manipulation of cells.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-17760077

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Doctor Who filming – Series 7 Episode 5

 The cast and crew of Doctor Who were filming episode 5 of series 7. They had recently been filming in New York and Cardiff and they were probably have been filming here for the final part of the episode.

They were filming at Box Cemetery, Llanelli. Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston and a Weeping Angel were all on set.

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Adrian Lester on Doctor Who Role (Radio 2)

Adrian Lester talked about the possibility of Doctor Who role in an interview for Radio 2.

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Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock game retail release

The released date is still unknown, but the new Doctor Who game named The Eternity Clock will be have a limited retail release on PS3. You can pre-order it on Amazon for £ 17.99, but the game will be be digitally released on the PlayStation Store.

The PlayStation exclusive was originally set for March, but later it was delayed until sometime in April.

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Virgin Media suspends Doctor Who ad

As announced on The Drum.co.uk, Virgin Media has suspended one of its ads featuring David Tennant, former Doctor Who star, following a complaint by the BBC. A changed version of the ad is being produced.

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John Barrowman – The Doctor and I

 John Barrowman sings “the Doctor and I” from the original Wicked musical with an audience member at C2E2 Chicago 2012

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Doctor Who filming, series 7, Tudor City shoot in New York City

 The cast of Doctor Who shooting in Tudor City in New York City during the night, on April 12, 2012.

Arthur Darvill doing his act.

 Matt Smith and Karen Gillan dramatically exiting a car and running across the street at the Doctor Who Tudor City NYC

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Doctor Who: Jenna Louise-Coleman on sci-fi, secrecy and Steven Moffat

As you already know, Jenna-Louise Coleman is going to replace Karen Gillan as new Doctor Who companion. The next quote is the first part from the interview taken by Radio Times in late March 2012 about the role, the audition and the secrecy she had to keep for some time.

Jenna-Louise Coleman’s audition for the part of the new companion in Doctor Who to replace Karen Gillan’s Amy Pond was shrouded in such secrecy that the show had a codename: Men on Waves.

“I wasn’t allowed to say it was Doctor Who at any point – not talking to my agent, not when I arrived at the audition, and I certainly couldn’t tell anyone at all what I was up to next,” the 25-year-old actress says, admitting that she was surprised at how good a fibber she became.

“When she was auditioning, Karen Gillan had been given a codename – Panic Moon, which is an anagram of Companion – so I worked out that Men on Waves is an anagram of Woman Seven, because this is the seventh series. Weirdly, seven is my lucky number and this is my seventh job.”

The full interview can be found here.

Chameleon Circuit – The Doctor is dying

It is returning through the dark
Doctor, you have met your mark
Your song is ending, sir; don’t cry
When you hear him knock four times

You’re going to regenerate
Some new man saunters away
No time for games, tonight we fight
For the fate of all mankind

I could do so much more

The Time Lords returning
The earth will be burning
The last white point star is
A trap for the master
The doctor is dying
The doctor is dying
The doctor is dying
The doctor is dying

I don’t want to go
I don’t want to go

Wilfred will be by your side
You will always save his life
Hold on now, not long to wait
Till they bring back Gallifrey

I’ll sing you to your sleep

The Time Lords returning
The earth will be burning
The last white point star is
A trap for the master
The doctor is dying
The doctor is dying
The doctor is dying
The doctor is dying

I don’t want to go
I don’t want to go

Just one more thing before you fall
You’ll be getting your reward
Back in time for those you know
Martha, Donna, Jack, and Rose

The Time Lords returning
The earth will be burning
The last white point star is
A trap for the master (x2)
The doctor is dying
The doctor is dying
The doctor is dying
The doctor is dying

I don’t want to go
I don’t want to go

Karen Gillan’s Video Diary From Series 5

Day 1 - A backstage look from Karen Gillan of her time on Doctor Who

Day 2 - More backstage from Karen Gillan

Day 3 - Sandwich time on the set with Karen Gillan and Matt Smith

Day 4 - She’s going under as she films a scene for The hungry Earth where she has to be pulled into the Earth

Day 5 - Hanging around in the set of Doctor Who with Karen Gillan

BBC is searching for all the Daleks known to man

As posted on Metro.co.uk, doctor Who producers have issued a worldwide appeal to borrow back Daleks that have been sold off for the series 7 of Doctor Who.

They require some of the ‘real’ aliens for Season 7, rather than use CGI versions of the metal-encased antagonists.

Executive producer Caroline Skinner explained: ‘We’re collecting every Dalek known to man. It’s going to be great.’

Caroline took to her twitter account to confirm one of the Daleks has already been successfully recruited – Russell T Dalek, which is owned by former Doctor Who screenwriter Russell T. Davies.

She added: ‘Russell T Davies’ Dalek has arrived on set – I’m talking her through her part! (sic)’

Behind the scenes with David Tennant and Richard Branson in Virgin Media commercial

A few days ago a series of Virgin Media commercials were uploaded on Youtube. BBC asked one of them to be removed because it involved time travel and was remembering people about Doctor Who (a BBC trademark) even if David Tennant was playing himself.

For now the video of that specific commercial was made private, but I’ve found this behind the scene video with David Tennant and Richard Branson.