Age group

Showing 7 results from a total of 17

| Issue 29

Super cold meets super hot

To keep refuelling its reactor, the EFDA-JET facility fires frozen hydrogen pellets into 150 million°C plasma. But these pellets have an added benefit as well.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Engineering

| Issue 22

Harnessing the power of the Sun: fusion reactors

Renewable, clean, unlimited energy – how can it be achieved? Christine Rüth from EFDA introduces the tokamak, the most advanced fusion device.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Chemistry, Engineering

| Issue 20

Sustainable Energy – without the hot air, by David MacKay

Have you ever wondered how best to make students aware of the issues surrounding our current fossil-fuel-intensive lifestyle? After all, they stand a good chance of seeing fossil fuels perhaps not run out but become unaffordable in their lifetime.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Resources

| Issue 12

Looking to the heavens: climate change experiments

In the second of two articles, Dudley Shallcross, Tim Harrison, Steve Henshaw and Linda Sellou offer chemistry and physics experiments to harness the Sun’s energy and measure carbon dioxide levels.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Earth science, Engineering

| Issue 11

Powering the world

Energy – why is it so important, where do we get it and how much do we use? Gieljan de Vries from the Dutch FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen investigates.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Earth science

| Issue 6

Imagine… sharing ideas in the life sciences

With the help of enthusiastic school students and scientists, the Dutch school competition ‘Imagine’ supports the sustainable production of biodiesel in Mozambique, avocado oil in Kenya and the colorant byxine in Surinam. Daan Schuurbiers and Marije Blomjous, from the Foundation Imagine Life…

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology