Looking for Life On Mars

Professor Andrew Coates Wednesday, 23 September 2020 The Rosalind Franklin PanCam team Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London https://www.gresham.ac.uk/ Mars has changed since it formed 4.6 billion years ago. When life started on Earth ~4 billion years ago, Mars was habitable too, with volcanism, a magnetic field, surface water and a thick atmosphere. Today, […]

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How to make the world add up

Tim Harford Credit: Árni Torfason for PopTech Tuesday 22 September When was the last time you read a grand statement, accompanied by a large number, and wondered whether it could really be true? In this talk, Tim Harford drew on his experience as both an economist and presenter of the BBC’s radio show ‘More or […]

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Puzzle Place

Many years ago, I was lucky enough to work in “Launch Pad” in the science museum. There were lots of wonderful activities and the following blog posts are about the activities. Launch Pad has been replaced by the equally wonderful “Wonderlab” https://science-projects.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ch2.pdf https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/home https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/wonderlab-equinor-gallery Puzzle Place There were several challenging puzzles contained within this exhibit […]

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The grain pit

Many years ago, I was lucky enough to work in “Launch Pad” in the science museum. There were lots of wonderful activities and the following blog posts are about the activities. Launch Pad has been replaced by the equally wonderful “Wonderlab” https://science-projects.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ch2.pdf https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/home https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/wonderlab-equinor-gallery The grain pit The grain pit consisted of a number of […]

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The hangover problem

Many years ago, I was lucky enough to work in “Launch Pad” in the science museum. There were lots of wonderful activities and the following blog posts are about the activities. Launch Pad has been replaced by the equally wonderful “Wonderlab” https://science-projects.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ch2.pdf https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/home https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/wonderlab-equinor-gallery The hangover problem This simple exhibit allowed an investigation into the […]

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Sound dishes

Many years ago, I was lucky enough to work in “Launch Pad” in the science museum. There were lots of wonderful activities and the following blog posts are about the activities. Launch Pad has been replaced by the equally wonderful “Wonderlab” https://science-projects.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ch2.pdf https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/home https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/wonderlab-equinor-gallery Sound dishes This exhibit consisted of two large dishes (you can […]

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Flight test

Many years ago, I was lucky enough to work in “Launch Pad” in the science museum. There were lots of wonderful activities and the following blog posts are about the activities. Launch Pad has been replaced by the equally wonderful “Wonderlab” https://science-projects.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ch2.pdf https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/home https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/wonderlab-equinor-gallery Flight test This exhibit consisted of a model aeroplane in front […]

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The magnetic river

Many years ago, I was lucky enough to work in “Launch Pad” in the science museum. There were lots of wonderful activities and the following blog posts are about the activities. Launch Pad has been replaced by the equally wonderful “Wonderlab” https://science-projects.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ch2.pdf https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/home https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/wonderlab-equinor-gallery The magnetic river https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI_HFnNTfyU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_QBl6-_jJU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvfz51moMaQ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_motor When a piece of […]

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The fluidised bed

Many years ago, I was lucky enough to work in “Launch Pad” in the science museum. There were lots of wonderful activities and the following blog posts are about the activities. Launch Pad has been replaced by the equally wonderful “Wonderlab” https://science-projects.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ch2.pdf https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/home https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/wonderlab-equinor-gallery The fluidised bed The fluidised bed was just a large bowl […]

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