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Polarising Sunglasses

Polarised Sunglasses

What is polarised light, where does it come from, how are polarising lenses made and why are they better than normal sunglasses? ...
From Chemistry to Life

From Chemistry to Life

The emergence of life might be due to the stepwise construction of increasingly sophisticated sets of self replicating molecules ...
Graphics Tech

Graphics Tech

Image quality for real-world simulations depends on the techniques used to render images. Here are some of the methods used ...
Quantum Physics in a Nutshell

Quantum Physics in a Nutshell

Quantum Physics is the science of the very small. It has revealed the construction and behaviour of the atomic and sub-atomic worlds ...
orbital cycles

The Climactic Effects of Earth’s Orbital Cycles

There are three orbital features that combine to shape the Earth's natural climate cycles, known as the Milankovitch cycles ...
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Saturated Fats, Trans Fats and Unsaturated Fats Explained

Ingesting trans-fat and saturated fat increases blood cholesterol, but the level of cholesterol you have depends upon a combination of factors ...
13.79 Billion Years in a Nutshell

13.79 Billion Years in a Nutshell

The age of the universe is estimated to be 13.7965 billion years. Here is a high level breakdown of the stages that led from there to here ...
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Spanish Volcanoes & Potentially Pointless Pumice Properties

I didn’t know there were volcanoes in Europe or that I’d be stood in the middle of them… Someone has been keeping quiet about this! ...
Fay Dowker and Causal Set Theory

Fay Juggles with Causal Sets

Fay Dowker is attempting to extend Causal Set Theory to learn about time and gravity and make a bridge with quantum theory ...
How Gravitational Waves are Detected

How Gravitational Waves are Detected

The LIGO detector is an instrument that uses laser pulses to measure minute ripples in space-time caused by gravitational waves ...