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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Can you use poo to generate power?

By Rhys L Griffiths and Peri Jones Everybody poops. In fact the human race produces over 1,000,000 tonnes of the stuff every day. With fossils fuels running out and concerns growing over the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, could

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Posted in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Technology

Why don’t birds on power lines get electrocuted?

By Matthew Allen Have you ever wondered why birds sitting on power lines don’t get electrocuted? We’re always told as children to stay away from electric wires and plug sockets (and rightfully so!), but how are birds able to sit on

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Posted in Physics

5 Million Steps Challenge for The Flying Seagull Project

Staff from science made simple, The Institute of Physics Wales, and Las Cumbres Observatory are teaming up to walk 5 million steps between Friday 15th September and Saturday 14th October. This challenge will raise money for The Flying Seagull Project. If

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The Great American Solar Eclipse

By Peri Jones On the 21st August 2017, the Moon covered the Sun in the sky across America for the first time in 26 years. For the past few years, ‘America 2017’ had been a common topic in the Jones

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Posted in News, Space