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Bubble colours

Find out how the properties of light waves give bubbles their colour.

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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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The physics of a popping bubble were never so gorgeous

Beautiful patterns on colour formed on bubbles caused by the interference of light waves.

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Luis Alvarez: Master Inventor

Luis Alvarez built the first bubble chamber to track particles which eventually won him a Nobel prize.

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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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National Solar Observatory

Details on the observatories and the advanced technology solar telescope with results of the long term investigation of the sun and archive facilities.

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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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Resistor color code

An animation of current flow through a resistor in which you can change the factors that are denoted by the coloured bands on the resistor and observe the results of your changes.

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