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Illuminating stuff! Luminescence: Light without heat

Shedding some light To understand this impressive sounding example of light we’re going to need to understand what light is. Light is a form of energy transfer, with different amounts of energy giving different colours.  The light we see is

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Earth Hour Science

At 20.30 UK time today millions of people all over the world will be taking part in Earth Hour by switching off their lights.  We think this is a great idea not just because we think raising awareness of our

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