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When is a click not a click?

by Wendy Sadler Last week the trackpad on my laptop stopped working. It wouldn’t click and seemed to be stuck down. It was surprising how essential this little piece of technology is to getting anything done, so I went to

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Posted in Biology, Physics, Technology

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

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

Tap Tap Tap – Engineering a Touchscreen Device

By Simon Jones Modern Life is Good Twenty years ago (that’s 1994), people would scarcely be able to imagine that in the near future we would all be armed with small portable devices, capable of transferring sound, images and information

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Posted in Engineering, Technology