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Waves, water, levitation and stars

Now this is one cool video from New Scientist and the American Physical Society. It’s truly amazing what you can do with some waves and some liquid! This is a prime example of standing waves and resonant frequency. Every material, every object,

Waves, water, levitation and stars

Now this is one cool video from New Scientist and the American Physical Society. It’s truly amazing what you can do with some waves and some liquid! This is a prime example of standing waves and resonant frequency. Every material, every object,

Dimensions: from 3 to 10

If there’s one thing that science depends on, it’s models. From physical models of the planets orbiting our Sun to theoretical models of the behaviour of gravity, models are a necessary part of moving our understanding of the Universe forward.

Dimensions: from 3 to 10

If there’s one thing that science depends on, it’s models. From physical models of the planets orbiting our Sun to theoretical models of the behaviour of gravity, models are a necessary part of moving our understanding of the Universe forward.

100,000 stars

Okay, so let’s be honest: I’m a science geek. And astronomy is pretty high on that list. But how anyone could fail to be amazed at Google Chrome’s ‘100,000 stars’ experiment is beyond me. I mean, just look: If you’ve got

100,000 stars

Okay, so let’s be honest: I’m a science geek. And astronomy is pretty high on that list. But how anyone could fail to be amazed at Google Chrome’s ‘100,000 stars’ experiment is beyond me. I mean, just look: If you’ve got

What’s so interesting about science?

This is a science-based blog, mainly themed around Physics (which just means that Physics is the part of science I like best and can write most about). You might be reading this as a scientist; as someone interested in science;

What’s so interesting about science?

This is a science-based blog, mainly themed around Physics (which just means that Physics is the part of science I like best and can write most about). You might be reading this as a scientist; as someone interested in science;

Building a Rube Goldberg machine

As part of my MSc in Science Communication, I did a group project with Chloe McIvor and Eleanor Saunders. The aim was to produce a creative piece (posters, art, video, exhibit – you name it) that linked back to the

Building a Rube Goldberg machine

As part of my MSc in Science Communication, I did a group project with Chloe McIvor and Eleanor Saunders. The aim was to produce a creative piece (posters, art, video, exhibit – you name it) that linked back to the

Does physics always have to involve maths?

There are lots of reasons to study physics, at school, college or university. It teaches you really handy problem-solving, computer and teamwork skills; you get to use some really awesome equipment (I got to use a laser, a massive 1

Does physics always have to involve maths?

There are lots of reasons to study physics, at school, college or university. It teaches you really handy problem-solving, computer and teamwork skills; you get to use some really awesome equipment (I got to use a laser, a massive 1

Climate change vs. sustainability

So this post is more than a little off-topic, as it’s not at all related to Physics. However, this is something that bothers me, and I needed to write it down in order to clarify my feelings and get it

Climate change vs. sustainability

So this post is more than a little off-topic, as it’s not at all related to Physics. However, this is something that bothers me, and I needed to write it down in order to clarify my feelings and get it