Catalyst Volume 19 Issue 3

Articles in this issue of Catalyst include:

Water Power: the Micro-Hydro Revolution

The article looks at a micro-hydroelectric power station on a river in Yorkshire.

Bioluminescence: Learning From Glow Worms

The science of bioluminescence is the main focus of this article.

What's in a Name?

The article looks at the naming system used for biological species, as devised by Linnaeus.

Working in Radiation Protection

The article explores methods of working more safely with radiation.

What is Chemistry?

This article describes the many roles of chemists at work.

Superconductors: Powering the Future, Probing the Past

The uses of superconductors is the main subject of this article.

Designs on Space: the Lifecycle of a Satellite

The article investigates designing, building and testing a spacecraft.

Radiation and Health

This article looks at some warning signs concerning safe use of radiation.

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Superconductors: Powering the Future, Probing the Past

A Catalyst article about the many uses of superconductors. The article looks at what the 1700 magnets at the Large Hadron Collider and power cables in Detroit have in common. Both use superconductors - materials which, when cooled below a certain temperature, lose all their electrical resistance, and display some...

Designs on Space: the Lifecycle of a Satellite

A Catalyst article about designing, building and testing a spacecraft. There are thousands of man-made satellites orbiting the Earth. Some are only a few hundred kilometres above the Earth and complete one orbit roughly every 90 minutes. Geostationary satellites are located around 40 000 kilometres from the surface...

Radiation and Health

A Catalyst article about the safe use of radiation. Radioactive materials are hazardous because they give out ionising radiation. Like many scientific discoveries, radioactivity provokes a mixed reaction. Some seek to commercialise it whilst films and comic books emphasise its harmful effects. The article takes the...

Catalyst Volume 19 Issue 3: Full Magazine

Articles in this issue of Catalyst include:

Water Power: the Micro-Hydro Revolution

The article looks at a micro-hydroelectric power station on a river in Yorkshire.

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