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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 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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Hydrogen and Future Energy Sources

Where will our energy come from in the future? Find out about hydrogen fuel cells and other ideas that might change the way we produce energy.

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How Hydrogen Cars work

Hydrogen fuel cells are one of the most exciting green technologies around. Here's how hydrogen powered cars work.

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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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Fossil Fuels - Coal, Oil and Natural Gas

There are three major forms of fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas. All three were formed many hundreds millions of years ago before the time of the dinosaurs - hence the name fossil fuels.

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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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Newtonian Mountain

Shows cannonball projected off mountain. Different speeds produce different results. I particularly liked the "touch" when the ball completed an orbit and returned to where it left the mountain!

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Diffraction of light

Historical background and online tutorials on diffraction in which you can vary wavelength and aperture width, and see the results as wave fronts, and as an intensity graph. Explanations include the ...

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