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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is the future! Whether you’re exploring the Great Barrier Reef, flying through the Solar System or creating your own Universe, virtual reality offers endless possibilities in science education. Imagine taking a class of children to the surface of Mars, allowing them

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Posted in Science Communication, Space, Technology

Top Space Themed VR Apps for Google Cardboard

By Matthew Allen Google Cardboard is the cheap and affordable Virtual Reality device that turns your mobile phone in to a VR headset. There are hundreds of VR apps on the Google Play and Apple App stores. Let’s take a look at

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Posted in Space

The BIG Event 2016

By Leanne Gunn The BIG Event is a science communication conference bringing like-minded people together to network and share knowledge about working in the science communication sector. Last week I attended my first ever BIG Event and it was a chance

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Posted in Science Communication

Fussing Over Fusion

At science made simple, we are always eager to have guest bloggers featured on our website. This blog is written by Meirin Evans, who is gaining work experience at Cardiff University’s School of Physics & Astronomy during his summer break

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Posted in Chemistry, Curriculum, Exploring Science, Physics

Can I run as fast as The Flash?

By Rhys L Griffiths The Flash has been one of DC Comics most popular heroes since his first appearance in the Golden Age Flash Comic #1 in January 1940. Since then he has battled countless villains with his super speedy

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Posted in Biology, Physics

Engineers, we need you!

The science made simple team are on the lookout for engineers who are willing to be role models for children aged 7-11. Our ‘Who Wants to be a Superhero?’ show features short clips of engineers and scientists who are working on something

Posted in Engineering, News

Different coloured eyes: the beauty of heterochromia

By Becca Smithers Have you ever spotted that some people, cats, dogs, and other animals, have eyes that are different colours? Their left eye may be blue, and their right eye may be brown. How is it possible for an

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Posted in Biology

The Great Popeye Spinach Decimal Point Myth

By Gaz Smith I have an interesting job, which occasionally takes me along unforeseen paths. Let me explain (warning – if you have no knowledge of Popeye and his super-strength inducing spinach-scoffing habit then the following will mean little): recently

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Posted in Exploring Science, Maths

Bend it like Bale…the science of football

by Wendy Sadler You can almost taste the excitement here in Cardiff on the eve of the biggest football event in Wales since, well, pretty much ever! Probably the last thing on the players mind is swotting up on their

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Posted in Exploring Science, News, Physics

Star Trek: Science Fact or Science Fiction?

By Matthew Allen Space: the final frontier. This is a science blog about the starship Enterprise. Its mission, to determine whether the science in Star Trek is science fact, or science fiction. To boldly go where no blog has gone before! Whether you’re

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Posted in Space