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7-Foot Bubble Chamber

Description of the first particle detector of its type at Brookhaven in which the chamber through which the particles passed was surrounded by a superconducting magnet.

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CCMR - Ask a Scientist

Scientists from Cornell University answer questions on everything from why you can't put metal in a microwave to why gravity is called gravity.

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Bubble Chambers

A simple page giving short but clear details on bubble chamber particle detectors.

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And the mountains shrugged...

An interesting piece telling how infrasound detectors were able to sense the movement of mountains caused by an earthquake.

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Radar, Police

RADAR speed detectors bounce microwave radiation off of moving vehicles and detect the reflected waves.

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Haze-SPAN

These pages detail how to construct an electronic detector that can be pointed at the sun to quantify the amount of haze. A spreadsheet is also supplied to analyse the data.

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IceCube: A Giant Frozen Neutrino Catcher

This article explains how the IceCube detector will look for cosmic neutrinos from small flashes of light under thousands of metres of ice.

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Dance of Chance

How patterns and fractals appear in many areas of the natural world, from originally random processes including metal depostions, termites and bacteria. An attractive non-technical introduction to ...

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IceCube The Next Generation of Neutrino Astronomy

The IceCube Observatory will be looking for neutrinos. Buried under over a 1km of ice, the detector will be looking for flashes of light from the decay of neutrinos.

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Skewered - Marvin and Milo

A Marvin and Milo activity about inertia. All you need is a metal skewer, apple, hammer and an adult to supervise.

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