“science experiments”

Jul
11

Summer Holiday Science – The Physics of Waves

Many of us will be spending our summer holidays on the beach, making sandcastles and dipping our toes in the ocean. But have you pondered questions such as where do breakers come from and why is the sea blue in the first place? These questions can be answered with one word – waves.

By Joanna Aitkens | Physics . Science . Uncategorized
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Aug
06

Will 30 Degree Washing Really Save The Planet?

Are you trying to save the environment by washing your clothes at 30 degrees? If you’re following conventional wisdom you may not be achieving the results you’re after.

By Joanna | Medical Education . Wellness
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Jul
30

Driven by Sunshine – What’s the Future for Solar Transport?

With daily news on declining oil reserves, shrinking rainforests from deforestation, not to mention the effect burning fossil fuels continues to have on the health of our planet, putting the magnificent energy source shining above us to good use, seems worthy of exploration.

By Joanna | Environment . Science
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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
08

Three Iconic Women Scientists

Despite data continuing to suggest that women have it much tougher than men establishing scientific careers, down the years several pioneering female researchers have swept aside such stereotyping to prove that science is by no means just a man’s world. Here are three legendary women from across the scientific spectrum, who have climbed to the […]

By Joanna | Biology . Education . Physics . Science
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From STEM to STEAM – the Advancement of Science Teaching

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”William Arthur Ward Education is always topical & in the news as nations drive to empower their young minds with knowledge and bring forth advancements across all subjects. The ‘STEM’ subjects of science, technology, engineering and math are all currently […]

By Joanna | Education . Science
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As Tough As Diamonds!

So, diamond is the hardest material on Earth, right? Not really, although the element carbon still forms the building blocks of one of the contenders for the crown. 

By Joanna | Environment . Science
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The Sound of Silence

“Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come to talk with you again….And the vision that was planted in my brainStill remainsWithin the sound of silence.” These Simon and Garfunkle lyrics seem rather prescient in the context of current interest in sounds “generated” by cosmic phenomena. Of course, it’s true that without an atmosphere to transmit sound […]

By Joanna | Physics
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