Engaging Curious Minds
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Amateur Stargazers could discover new planet

In a study undertaken by ANU, amateur stargazers can help discover a new planet which lies beyond Pluto. Professor Brian Cox will launch this inititaive shortly, on 28th March. To learn more on how to be part of this finding, read:...

How we study space

Allan Adams delivers an engaging TED talk on the how and why we study space by ‘listening’ to it. There are links to 12 other talks including Gravitational Waves, Black Holes and Quasars. This site useful for space enthusiasts and all Year 11 Physics...

Handle – the research robot from Boston

Boston Dynamics has shown off their latest robot which in their own words has the best of both worlds: “Handle is a research robot that stands 6.5 ft tall, travels at 9 mph and jumps 4​ ​feet vertically. ​It uses electric power to operate both electric and...

Arctic ice could disappear by the year 2100 A.D.

Scientists at Exeter University have recently published a paper in Nature which claims that, at current rates of global warming, the ice over the Arctic circle could disappear within 100 years. This could have devastating consequences not just for the wildlife, but...

New advances in detection of lung cancer at WEHI

Scientists at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne have discovered the first evidence of basal stem cell DNA repair process for lung cancer. This finding would go a long way for early detection of lung squamous cell carcinoma. WEHI continues to make brilliant...

Satellite launched to photograph planet Earth

Europe’s Copernicus satellite program has launched a new satellite whose primary purpose is to monitor the environment of Earth. This venture would assist in town planning, agriculture and future predictions of energy requirements. Watch its progress and read...

Skateboards, drones and now flyboards!

Flyboards are not designed for the fainthearted and we do not recommend any student try this at home. However, as an engineering invention, they are are fascinating. Watch Franky Zapata using jet engines on flyboard do speed tests near Marseille....

Space and Time

At this site you will interesting and informative articles on a range of topics such as Gravitational Waves, Travels to Mars, Speeding Cars, Asteroids, the Square Kilometer Array and Space Salad. A must visit for all science students....

The power of 10

An intricate view of the order of magnitude of objects from Micro to Macrocosmos. A most useful resource for all science students, particularly those in Year 10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEdpSgz8KU4...