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What we did in March 2018

March has been a very fun and busy month! British Science Week has come and gone, we visited Hong Kong, launched a free Augmented reality resource and our fantastic presenter Zoe returned from maternity leave. Where have we been Free Augmented Reality

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Posted in News, Science Communication

Why do we build medical scanners from sunken battleships?

By Matthew Allen Countless ships were sunk during the first and second World Wars. Many of them remain untouched at the bottom of the ocean; however, some of these ships have since been stripped of their steel, to be used in building

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Posted in Engineering, Physics

The most impressive feats of engineering. . . . . . using Lego.

By Rhys L Griffiths Lego started out as the brainchild of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter from Denmark, who started out making wooden toys in 1932. He decided to name his company “Lego” which is derived from the Danish phrase

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Posted in Engineering

MURFI Rover Trial: UK scientists prepare to drive rovers on Mars

By Leanne Gunn The popularity of science fiction films and books shows us that there is something very exciting about exploring other worlds and planets. For many people this stops at fiction, however, for planetary scientists, like Dr Matthew Balme and

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Posted in Engineering, Exploring Science, Geology, News, Physics, Space

Get creative with coding

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 Activity, Curriculum, Engineering, Exploring Science, Primary, Technology

Looking to Nature for Engineering Inspiration!

By Becca Smithers The natural world is full of incredible feats of engineering honed to near perfection through evolution by natural selection. Humans have the advantage of amazing technology and design so that we can manufacture our own versions of these

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Posted in Biology, Engineering

Batman V Superman – who would win?

by Rhys L. Griffiths Batman vs Superman, who would win? In this blog I take a look at the powers of these superheroes, who I think would win, and how superhero technology and powers are being made a reality by

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Posted in Engineering, Exploring Science, News, Technology

Using heat to do work for us

We can use heat to power lots of different engines and do work for us. In this video, Ruth shows you how you can use heat to power a turbine. Sign up for our newsletter Sign up to our newsletter

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Posted in Engineering, Exploring Science, Physics

The science & engineering of Back to the Future

Despite a number of internet hoaxes over the last year, today – the 21st October, 2015 – is finally the actual date Marty McFly and Doc travelled forward to in the sequel of Back to the Future (released 1989). Those

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Posted in Engineering, Exploring Science, Physics, Technology

The World’s Worst Car Patents and Why They Never Made It!

Here at science made simple we love all things STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and are pleased to have this guest blog all about technology – that for various reasons is not in mainstream use today! Research and images were carried

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Posted in Engineering, Exploring Science