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Solar flares and other solar storms can cause power cuts, damage electronics and even disrupt GPS signals. So understanding and predicting ‘space weather’ has become as important as forecasting weather on Earth. This is the job of Dr. Lisa Baddeley, a space physicist at the University Centre in Sval More...
NEW ANIMALS IN HEAT
These colourful and intriguing images show animals and insects in a way that we’d never see them naturally. They are thermograms, made by measuring the infrared radiation the subject emits. Thus the pictures you see here show the distribution of heat around the bodies of animals and insects: hotspot More...
NEW Mighty Mites
These hairy, multi-legged, eyeless creatures look like alien monsters from a horror movie. But they are in fact mites that measure barely a millimetre in length, magnified by the power of the electron microscope. Mites are tiny arachnids that are distantly related to spiders and scorpions. There ar More...
Although we may have found them difficult to understand at school, mathematical equations govern the world we live in. The alarm clock that wakes you in the morning has its time set automatically by a radio signal that was developed from equations that described electromagnetism. The car that takes More...