Catalyst Volume 25 Issue 1

This issue of Catalyst contains the following articles:

Palaeontology Goes Hi-Tech

Scientists use radiation from across the electromagnetic spectrum to learn more about a fossil dinosaur.

Stephanie Kwolek - Polymer Chemist

Stephanie Kwolek invented the tough polymer Kevlar, used in protective clothing.

Chemistry and Paint

Paint has been developed and used for thousands of years, allowing artists an increasing range of colours and textures.

Brighton Goes Solar

Hundreds of solar panels have been installed by Brighton Energy Co-op on a roof at Shoreham Port.

The One-Footed Ape

Why are some footballers right-footed while others are left-footed? Why can some kick with both feet?

Neptune's Flowers

Seagrass meadows are an important environment in the Mediterranean and around Australia. They support diverse wildlife communities and act as carbon stores.

Water in the Oceans

Sea water, a solution of salt in water, has interesting properties which you can investigate at home.

Where Will Philae Land? Rosetta in Orbit

The Rosetta spacecraft is in orbit around a comet; the scientists controlling the Philae lander must choose a landing site.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine can be purchased from Mindsets.

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Palaeontology Goes Hi-Tech

Palaeontology strives to discover evidence so that we might learn more about the fossil remains of life and understand how they lived, functioned and even died. Scientists at The University of Manchester have been using state-of-the art imaging, chemical analyses and computer modelling techniques to study the...
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Neptune's Flowers

Seagrass meadows are an important environment in the Mediterranean and around Australia. They support diverse wildlife communities and act as carbon stores. This article explains what seagrass is, its value and the human threats to underwater seagrass meadows.The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014...
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Stephanie Kwolek - Polymer Chemist

Stephanie Kwolek invented the tough polymer Kevlar, used in protective clothing and developed a method for demonstrating the production of nylon in the classroom which is still used today.The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 1.Catalyst is a science magazine for students...
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The One-Footed Ape

There has been a great deal of research into footedness in football. However, careful observations of what players do on the pitch reveal that the elite football heroes are much more one-footed than it was previously assumed. David Carey of Bangor University looks into the issue.The article is from Catalyst: Secondary...
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