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How NASA Has Improved Your Home & Lifestyle

Whilst looking to the stars and researching new technologies, the work done by NASA has actually benefited our everyday lives more than you might think! Find out below some of the things we can thank NASA for. This content has

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Explore the universe in your hand!

By Matthew Allen Can you imagine what it would be like to hold a miniature model of Jupiter in your hand? Well, now you can with our latest free app, Our Universe AR! The idea of being able to hold a model

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When Emma met Tim Peake

By Emma Wride On Thursday 13th October, Tim Peake flew from Houston to Cardiff to start his 10 day UK post-flight tour. Techniquest were delighted to be the first stop on his tour, inviting members of science centres, universities and even some

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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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Should Britain continue funding the European Space Agency?

By Rhys L Griffiths “The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe

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A Canadian in Cardiff

By Parker McLean All About Parker! Over the Past month and a half, I have been lucky to be an intern at science made simple right here in Cardiff. Back in Canada, I spend my days studying in the Science

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What do we look like from the other side of the universe?

 by Zoë Gamble This blogpost has been inspired by Dr Chris North who delivered an engaging talk on this topic at Cardiff University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy Sixth Form Conference 2013 Space is big. Really, really big! The earth,

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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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