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Let the Floodgates Open

If you’ve been following so far, we know why it’s useful to know where river water goes when it enters the ocean, why we can build a model of the situation in the lab, what the most important variables in the problem are and what the experimental setup looks like. 657 more words

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Exploring Saturn's Newest Ring

Saturn is one of the most well-known planets in the solar system, perhaps owing to its distinctive set of rings. The largest of these rings, the H-ring, was only discovered as recently as 2009 and cannot be seen from Earth. 870 more words

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Why can't you tickle yourself?

Live interview with BBC Radio Oxford answering a question from primary school student Darcy…

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Optogenetics: the algae that started it all

It may seem like science fiction, but with optogenetics scientists can control the behaviour of animals by simply shining a light into their brains. And believe it or not this technology began… in algae! 166 more words

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Simulating Operations

Doctors need to practice for years to get good at performing often very tricky procedures, but rather than make mistakes on real patients, modern technology means it’s now possible to rehearse complicated operations using simulators first. 163 more words

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Equations Stripped: Newton's Law of Gravity

I strip back some of the most important equations in maths so that everyone can understand…

Newton’s Law of Gravity not only explained why apples fall to the ground, it also laid the foundations for modern-day physics by using equations to describe the world around us.

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The Blast Lab

How much damage can an explosion cause and how can we measure it? Explosives expert Bill Proud is developing techniques for testing how different materials respond to the shock waves caused by a blast. 198 more words

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