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Mar
26

Which Bright Spark Thought Of This?

Suspended three metres up in the air above a crowd of expectant onlookers at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, a man sits quietly inside a metal mesh sphere. The operator at the control desk on the ground turns some dials to deliver a high-voltage charge of approximately 270 kV, which the visitors can see arcing […]

By Joanna | Physics . Science
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Mar
25

Snow On The Slide

Back in March 1910, two avalanches struck in in the Cascade and Selkirk Mountain ranges in less than a week: on 1 March, the Wellington avalanche killed 96 people in Washington State, United States; three days later, 62 railroad workers were killed in the Rogers Pass avalanche in British Columbia, Canada.  Lives were lost on […]

By Joanna | Physics . Science
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How About a Bit of DIY Science?

They say that 'citizen science' is the new black.  These days, the involvement of science hobbyists and keen amateurs is much in demand across a whole range of disciplines; their enthusiasm, powers of observation and insightful analysis can make an invaluable contribution to numerous research projects.

By Joanna | Astronomy . Biology . Physics . Science
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Big Bang Science Can Only Get Better

It seems that geek really is chic right now! Cult US sitcom Big Bang Theory picked up three accolades – more than any other programme – at the Critics' Choice TV Awards in Los Angeles recently. Not only was the show named best comedy series, stars Simon Helberg and Kaley Cuoco scooped awards for best […]

By Joanna | Science
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June – An Inventive Month

Down the years, June has been a prolific month for inventions: for instance, on 20 June 1840, Samuel Morse – inventor of Morse Code – was granted a patent for telegraphy signal; almost four years later on 15 June, Charles Goodyear received patent number 3,633 for vulcanizing rubber, a process that enabled the production of […]

By Joanna | Science
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Mozart, Bird Song and IQ

Listening to music makes you smarter, right? ..Well, probably. Ever since a landmark 1993 paper1 in the journal Nature, popular belief has been that listening to classical music increases your intelligence – the so-called ‘Mozart effect’. The researchers reported that people enjoyed brief improvements in their visual-spatial skills immediately after listening to a sonata by […]

By Joanna | Anatomy . Environment . Science
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Our Man Felix hits the Big Time!

Check this out!  That's our man Felix Fernandez on the bill!!  What a year it's been Felix!

By Joanna | Fitness . Sports
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Google’s Doodle Honors Invisible Wave

If you go to Google.com today, you’ll see a moving wave image instead of the usual Google logo.    So what’s behind this animated image in Google’s corporate colours of red, blue yellow and green?

By Joanna | Education . Physics . Science
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