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Today’s physics news: Wearable technology in the classroom, and some questions from an AMA with Stephen Hawking

By SophieH | 28 Jul, 2015 | 0 Comments

    Wearable technology in the classroom: what’s available and what does it do? There’s little stopping teachers experimenting with ‘wearables’ such as virtual reality headsets in lessons. Journalist David Nield explores what’s out there. The Guardian ( Teacher Network) Renewable energy poses challenge for Tokyo The world’s largest wind turbine looms over the port […]

Today’s physics news: Earth 2.0, and an origami bridge

By SophieH | 24 Jul, 2015 | 0 Comments

Earth’s twin is found, but it’s a long-haul relationship Nasa has discovered the first Earth-like planet potentially capable of supporting life, in a constellation of the Milky Way more than 8,400 trillion miles away. The Times If we discover extraterrestrial life, what happens next? Fifty years ago the era of robotic exploration of our solar […]

Today’s physics news: A village on the moon, a #guardianscienceinsix vine and a ‘space’ pool plan

By SophieH | 23 Jul, 2015 | 0 Comments

    The world’s most charismatic mathematician On a late September day in 1956, John Horton Conway left home with a trunk on his back. He was a skinny 18-year-old, with long, unkempt hair – a sort of proto-hippie – and although he generally preferred to go barefoot, on this occasion he wore strappy Jesus […]

Today’s physics news: A new ‘blue marble’ pic, and 10 groundbreaking university research projects

By SophieH | 22 Jul, 2015 | 0 Comments

New ‘blue marble’ picture delights A new, full snapshot of our planet has been captured by a Nasa satellite. Such images, which show the Earth in its entirety, are known as “Blue Marbles”. The latest of these was captured by the US DISCOVR earth observation satellite, which was launched in February this year. BBC Grit […]

Today’s physics news: Hawking leads $100m hunt for alien life, and a campaign to preserve Armstrong’s spacesuit

By SophieH | 21 Jul, 2015 | 0 Comments

    Campaign begins to preserve Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit A fundraising campaign has been launched to preserve the spacesuit that Neil Armstrong wore when he became the first person to walk on the moon. The US National Air and Space Museum in Washington wants to raise $500,000 to help safeguard the spacesuit and build a […]

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