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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

Rømer’s speed of light

By Matthew Allen What’s the fastest thing you can think of? A Cheetah? A Formula 1 car? A space rocket? Well, there’s one thing which is faster than all of these and is in fact the fastest thing in the Universe:

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Posted in Physics, Space

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

The Dangers of Travelling through Time

By Rhys L Griffiths The idea of time travel is awesome! To have the ability to be part of the wild west or witness the pyramids be built, to watch The Beatles perform in concert or to have an extra

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Posted in Physics

Blogiau Cymraeg

Yma yn Science Made Simple, rydym wedi ysgrifennu cyfres o flogiau Cymraeg. Felly penderfynon ni grwpio nhw gyda’i gilydd fel nad oes angen i chi edrych yn bell ar gyfer gwyddoniaeth trwy’r Gymraeg.   Rydyn ni’n Science Made Simple, menter gymdeithasol sy’n

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Posted in Activity, Biology, Chemistry, Curriculum, Exploring Science, Physics, Primary, Technology

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

Beth yw Taranau?

Cyfieithwyd gan Meirin Evans. English version. Taranau yw’r sŵn sy’n gysylltiedig â mellt yn ystod storm taranau. Swnio’n ddigon syml, ond pam ydy mellt yn gwneud sŵn?   Mae unrhyw sŵn rydych chi’n clywed wedi’i wneud o ddirgryniadau. Mae’r dirgryniadau’n teithio

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Posted in Activity, Curriculum, Exploring Science, Physics, Primary

Beth yw Mellt?

Ysgrifennwyd gan Wendy Sadler. Cyfieithwyd gan Meirin Evans. English version. Mae blog heddiw’n gofyn pam ydy mellt yn digwydd a gallech chi drio weithgaredd sy’n gysylltiedig â mellt adref. I ddechrau, cymerwch eich dwylo a rhowch nhw at ei gilydd. Nawr,

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Posted in Activity, Curriculum, Exploring Science, Physics, Primary

Ymdrafferthu Ag Ymasiad

Yn science made simple, rydym wastad yn edrych am flogwyr o du allan i’r cwmni i ymddangos ar ein gwefan. Ysgrifennwyd y blog yma gan Meirin Evans, sy’n cyflawni profiad gwaith yn Ysgol Ffiseg a Seryddiaeth Prifysgol Caerdydd yn ystod

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Posted in Chemistry, Curriculum, Exploring Science, Physics

Fussing Over Fusion

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 Chemistry, Curriculum, Exploring Science, Physics