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| Issue 20

More than meets the eye: the electromagnetic spectrum

Claudia Mignone and Rebecca Barnes take us on a tour through the electromagnetic spectrum and introduce us to the European Space Agency’s fleet of science missions, which are opening our eyes to a mysterious and hidden Universe.

Ages: 14-16;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space
                 

| Issue 20

Neutrons and antifreeze: research into Arctic fish

Matthew Blakeley from ILL and his colleagues from ESRF and elsewhere have discovered how antifreeze in Arctic fish blood keeps them alive in sub-zero conditions. He and Eleanor Hayes explain.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Biology, Chemistry
               

| Issue 19

Van Gogh’s darkening legacy

The brilliant yellows of van Gogh’s paintings are turning a nasty brown. Andrew Brown reveals how sophisticated X-ray techniques courtesy of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France, can explain why.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Chemistry
             

| Issue 19

What is chemiluminescence?

Glowing jellyfish, flickering fireflies, fun glow sticks; Emma Welsh introduces the beautiful and mysterious world of chemiluminescence.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry
               

| Issue 17

Science is cool… supercool

When we cool something below its freezing point, it solidifies – at least, that’s what we expect. Tobias Schülli investigates why this is not always the case.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics
       

| Issue 17

Stage lights: physics and drama

Imagine sending music across the room by laser. Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? But Alessio Bernardelli’s students did just that – and then developed a play to explain the science behind it. Here’s how to do it.

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

| Issue 16

Solar cars: the future of road transport?

Ever dreamed of a car that needed no fuel and produced no pollution? Mico Tatalovic investigates the solar car.

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

| Issue 15

The ALMA Observatory: the sky is only one step away

Claudia Mignone and Douglas Pierce-Price take us on a trip to the Chilean Andes, to the site of ALMA, the world’s largest radio astronomy facility, which is set to discover the secrets of our cosmic origins.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space
             

| Issue 14

Spectrometry at school: hands-on experiments

Nataša Gros, Tim Harrison, Irena Štrumbelj Drusany and Alma Kapun Dolinar introduce a selection of experiments with a simple spectrometer designed especially for schools – and give details of how to perform one of the activities.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry