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Why is it so Windy Outside?

By Naomi Dinmore (Intern for SMS) It’s one of those days. Things are flying away, birds are loopier than usual and there’s no point even trying to have a conversation outside (because of the utter howling in your ears). Isn’t that annoying? The

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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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What is Lightning?

By Wendy Sadler Fersiwn Cymraeg. Today’s blog is all about why we get lightning and then you can try an activity related to lightning for yourself at home. First of all take your hands and place them together. Now, while

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How can you throw flames?

By Simon Jones Flame-throwers are fascinating devices, which I’m exploring in this week’s engineering blog. From large scale weapons in the First World War to small scale accomplishments in civil engineering, we can use flame-throwers to make heat and transfer

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Cool chemistry or Hot stuff?

By Rosie Coates We often think of chemistry as being full of explosions but some very useful chemistry happens when reactions get cool. In this post we share a classic endothermic reaction, then show how you can take it one

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