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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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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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Star Trek: Science Fact or Science Fiction?

By Matthew Allen Space: the final frontier. This is a science blog about the starship Enterprise. Its mission, to determine whether the science in Star Trek is science fact, or science fiction. To boldly go where no blog has gone before! Whether you’re

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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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Space Made Simple at Cheltenham Science Festival

By Matthew Allen The space made simple team were at the Cheltenham science festival last week, showing off some amazing science demos and talking with families, school children and teachers about Astronomy! The Cheltenham Science Festival is one of the largest and well known

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