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Cloud and bubble chambers

A good explanation of early particle detectors: cloud and bubble chambers. Aimed at A level students.

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Why Do Clouds Stay Up?

Clouds can be as heavy as an airplane so how to they stay in the air?

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Past Notable Women of Computing

A list of women who played a notable role in computing.

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Why are clouds white?

Find out why clouds appear white.

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Notable Women of Computing & Mathematics

This site contains a list of links to, and biographies of, notable women in Mathematics and computing.

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How do Thunderstorms Work?

Article on the science of thunder and lightning. But how do clouds come by all this energy, and couldn't we put it to good use?

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Why Nuclear Bombs Create Mushroom Clouds

Heating and convection cause the signature shape of nuclear blasts.

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Lightning, an example of a natural capacitor

A fast moving animation showing charge separation and lightning between storm clouds and the ground

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Observing the world of particles

Introduction to earlier particle detectors including nuclear emulsions, cloud, bubble, and multiwire chambers.

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The history of computing science

This site gives an interesting account of the development of computers from the early abacus to the modern PC, via Charles Babbage and Alan Turing's machines.

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