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The Great American Solar Eclipse

By Peri Jones On the 21st August 2017, the Moon covered the Sun in the sky across America for the first time in 26 years. For the past few years, ‘America 2017’ had been a common topic in the Jones

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Could Ego the Living Planet really exist?

By Rhys L Griffiths Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 recently made its way to our cinema screens and introduced brand new characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of those characters is Ego the Living Planet, a sentient planet

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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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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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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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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

Light Show in the Sky

By Emma Wride What are the Perseids? The Perseids meteor shower is a spectacular display of shooting stars that occurs annually with the peak of the shower during mid-August. They are known as the Perseids because the radiant (the point

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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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