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Atom pieces and dendrochronologists – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 28 February 2018 | 4 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

From big cats to tiny sub-atomic particles, this quiz will test your scientific know-how!

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What a corker! News

by Pat, 4 October 2013 | 0 comments

Cross-section of cork bark.

Written by Sarah Kellett Bottles of champagne may send corks sky high, but spacecraft take cork as far as Mars. Their success depends on it. Cork reached new heights as part of the protective aeroshell that insulated the Mars rovers Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity from the intense heat of entering the Martian atmosphere.

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