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Rømer’s speed of light

By Matthew Allen What’s the fastest thing you can think of? A Cheetah? A Formula 1 car? A space rocket? Well, there’s one thing which is faster than all of these and is in fact the fastest thing in the Universe:

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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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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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Science and Space Made Simple at the Mercury Transit

By Matthew Allen On the 9th of May, 2016, a very special event occurred in our Solar System. The planet Mercury passed in between the Earth and the Sun, an event known as the Transit of Mercury. science and space made

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How to safely view the Mercury Transit

By Natasha Mendes On Monday 9th May 2016 between 12:00 Noon and 7:30pm the transit of Mercury across our Sun will be visible in the UK. Our new science made simple branch in Milton Keynes will be hosting a free

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Searching for Other Worlds

Here at science made simple we are keen to inspire not only the next generation of scientists but also the next generation of science communicators. Supporting work experience students each year is an important part of what we do.  Our

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