The Father of Electricity – Fun Facts About Michael Faraday

When asked “Who is Michael Faraday?” Your likely response would be “Why he is the Father of electricity! A leading chemist and physicist. The founder of electromagnetic induction” and you’d be right of course, but there is much more to Michael Faraday. Read on for five facts about Faraday you may not have known. Faraday […]

The Life of Sir Patrick Moore

On the 9th December 2012, famous astronomer Sir Patrick Moore passed away at age 89. This was a man who was close to the heart of many an amateur astronomer, thanks to the fact that he presented the BBC’s influential programme The Sky at Night for over 50 years, but he was also a man […]

What A New Space Race Would Accomplish

With NASA struggling to stay alive and the world mired in economic trouble, interest in astronomy, cosmology and other space-related sciences seems to have waned in the public eye. Yet, the knowledge we glean from space research can help us with practical applications here on Earth, as Huntingdon Life Sciences shows us. Perhaps what we […]

10 Cool Facts About Space Research

This post is a guest contribution by Rachel. 1) International space stations, sent up into space to carry out research, orbit the earth at around 350km high. Passenger aeroplanes only reach around 9km high. 2) We have achieved much in space research: putting a man on the Moon, and exploring Mars. However, there is still […]

Physics Nobel Prize 2010

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 was awarded jointly to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov “for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene”. Graphene is a form of carbon. As a material it is completely new – not only the thinnest ever but also the strongest. As a conductor of electricity it performs as well […]