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Explore Big History

Interactively explore the timeline of the universe.

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Squishy Circuits

An activity to do at home to explore the world of circuits. Make two types of dough, one that carries electricity and one that doesn't, to create all sorts of circuits and explore how they work.

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Fowler's Physics

Various applets allowing results to be taken for demonstration purposes.

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How do gecko lizards unstick themselves as they move across a surface?

Gecko use the Van de Waals force to stick themselves to surfaces but how do they unstick themselves. This article provides the answer.

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Line Rider

A fun toy that lets you build a sledge run and then test it out. You'll need a good feel for the laws of motion to get results!

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Seeking the Cosmic Dawn

A look at the results from BICEP2 detector in the south pole which gives evidence for inflation happening at the start of the universe.

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Gecko-inspired suit could have you climbing the wall

Nicola Pugno at the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy has come up with a scheme for an adhesive material and "spider silk" based on carbon nanotubes that could have you sticking to walls like ...

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The End of My Latin

Kaufmann's experimental results on deflection of electrons in an electromagnetic field favoured Abraham's theory, not Einstein and Lorentz, but were eventually proved wrong.

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Micro maniac

Ever wondered what it would look like to microwave soap, wax crayons or even fairy lights? This virtual microwave lets you see the results without any of the mess.

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DC generator action

A diagram showing a dc generator working, on which the frequency of ration is adjustable. The results are seen on an analogue meter, and an oscilloscope screen. Useful description of the commutator.

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