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Verdict: The National Science and Engineering Competition

March 23, 2014


Amongst the thrills of this year’s Big Bang Fair at the NEC (which, by the way, is huge) were scattered many keen competitors for the annual National Science and Engineering Competition(NSEC), defending their projects with pride. The competitors were of all ages and interests and brought with them a huge range of fascinating projects, from research […]

Nuffield Research Project

August 30, 2013


Over the course of the summer, I have been working in a Molecular Biology Lab at the University of Portsmouth. The research has involved looking at gene expression in the differentiation of neuron cells, trying to understand the timings and locations of genes of which little is currently known. Working in this environment on these […]

Trip to the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory-1st March 2013

March 3, 2013


Fresh from a visit to the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, the subject of this entry is particle accelerators. On arrival at the lab, it became clear that it is much more than just a lab, it’s in fact part of a whole complex of buildings dedicated to research at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, […]

Ultrasound in Medicine-A Revolution in Diagnosis from Acoustics-23rd January 2013

February 16, 2013


Professor Francis Duck gave this intriguing lecture to a particularly large crowd the other day, giving us an insight on the developments of Ultrasound. It was a great lecture, demonstrating a union of Physics and Biology that I hadn’t considered before. A quick biography of Professor Francis Duck: He is a visiting Professor at Royal […]