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Science, Maths & Technology

Big moon rising

David Rothery doesn't think the supermoon we're due to see on 12th August 2022 deserves that much attention...

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Science, Maths & Technology

Light: Wave-particle duality

One of the most confusing concepts in physics, wave-particle duality is unlike anything we see in the ordinary world.

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Do Christmas lights interfere with your wifi signal?

Beware: Britain's communication regulator warns that your twinkling festive lights might be blocking your wifi signal. Really? Andrew Smith explains why it shouldn't keep you awake worrying...

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Explainer: how hostile is space?

Invisible radiation in space creates a harsh environment to perform science in. This article written in 2014 by Ben Dryer, a Postdoctoral Researcher in Electronic Imaging at The Open University, explains more...

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Science from Early Career Researchers in the School of Physical Sciences

This collection of articles and videos explores how early career scientists within the School of Physical Sciences carry out research to learn more about the world, and space, we live in.

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Back to the Future: Is time travel possible?

Is time travel possible in real life? The simple answer is: Yes!

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Live long and prosper?

How can the crew of the Enterprise walk around and breathe on any planet they encounter?  

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Past-Time Lover: Albert Einstein

This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history? 

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The rotating Moon

Find out more about the Moon’s state of synchronous rotation

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Citizen science and the data avalanche

What crowdsourcing projects can people get involved in? Professor Stephen Serjeant digs into some incredible astronomy and particle physics citizen science.

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How Do Batteries Work?

Batteries are devices that convert chemical energy into electricity, heres an explainer on how a battery works...

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Wild Weather Kitchen Experiments: Avalanches

Ever wondered how avalanches occur? This video reveals the science behind this natural disaster.

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