Gyroscopes

by Robbie Hamilton on

In Germany 1817, German astronomer Johann Bohnenberger created, the first device that resembled what we know as a gyroscope today, He called it ‘The Machine’. 

Solar Radiometers, Light Mills and Scintillating Curiosity

by WENDY HAMILTON on

During the latter half of the 19th century, Sir William Crookes was conducting research on Thallium. While trying to ascertain the atomic weight of Thallium, he noticed that...

A Matter of Life and Death

by WENDY HAMILTON on

There are numerous remarkable true survival stories — yet few can match that of , the Russian doctor who performed surgery on himself to save his own life....

Which microscope is best for you?

by WENDY HAMILTON on

When choosing a microscope, there are many questions to ask: who is it for? What is the intended application? What is your price range? What kind of magnification...

Why Lego Is Such A Brilliant STEM Toy

by WENDY HAMILTON on

Lego Is Great For Learning LEGO is one of the world's most popular toys, and there's a good reason for that. The coloured blocks from that famous Danish...

The Perfect Gift For Geeks and Science Lovers

by WENDY HAMILTON on

Christmas is coming and the stress is mounting, what are you going to gift to the mad crazy geeky science-enthusiast in your life? Well, read on, because we...

About Chemistry Sets

by WENDY HAMILTON on

A chemistry set is a small collection of chemicals and associated scientific apparatus, typically glass or plastic ware, designed for the user to perform experiments or demonstrations in the...

The Magic Of Witches, Broomsticks & Fly Agaric Mushroom

by WENDY HAMILTON on

It is almost Halloween and as if to remind me, the grass outside my home is littered with beautiful red 'toadstools' and while I've been interested in fungi...

How do I help my child enjoy chemistry?

by WENDY HAMILTON on

Chemistry is a great subject because it can be taught in a stimulating and exciting manner. We can get our hands dirty, enjoy weird and wonderful reactions and...

Hero's Spectacular Steam Turbine

by WENDY HAMILTON on

Almost two thousand years before the world entered the industrial era, Hero, a Greek inventor, invented the Steam Engine! Hero’s ‘Aeolipile’, more commonly known as ‘Hero’s Engine’ is...