Speed, velocity, acceleration

A collection of Catalyst articles about speed, velocity and acceleration.

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Where on Earth?

This Catalyst article is devoted to the use of satellites for navigation.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2002, Volume 13, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Yes, It Is Rocket Science

A Catalyst article looking at the methods used to power rockets. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2002, Volume 13, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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First Flight: the Wright Brothers

A Catalyst article about the Wright brothers who made the first powered flight. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2003, Volume 14, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Physics and Computer Games

A Catalyst article about the video or computer games industry which is now the biggest entertainment-based industry on the planet. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2005, Volume 15, Issue 4.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Diamond's Brilliant Light

A Catalyst article about a brilliant new light source under construction in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside - the Diamond Light Source. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2005, Volume 16, Issue 1.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Investigating RTAs *suitable for home teaching*

A Catalyst article about road traffic accidents (RTAs). 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2006, Volume 17, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Hurricanes

A Catalyst article about Hurricane Katrina which caused many deaths in August 2005, and vast damage along the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico in the USA. 

This article is from GCSE Science Review 2006, Volume 17, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Would You Be a CLEVER Driver?

A Catalyst article about the CLEVER car, which has been designed to be a compact, energy-efficient car. 

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2007, Volume 18, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Silent Flight

A Catalyst article describing how engineers have designed an aircraft which will produce much less noise as it approaches and leaves the airport.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2008, Volume 18, Issue 3.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Body Sensor Networks

A Catalyst article about the use of tiny electronic sensors to monitor the movement of people. 

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2008, Volume 18, Issue 4.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Flying Weightless *suitable for home teaching*

This Catalyst article looks at what it means to say that an astronaut is 'weightless'. 

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2008, Volume 19, Issue 1.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Albert Einstein

A Catalyst article about the life and ideas of Albert Einstein.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2005, Volume 16, Issue 1.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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On Screen: Physics and Computer Games

This Catalyst article looks at how computer games make increasingly sophisticated use of the laws of physics to produce convincing on-screen effects. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2010, Volume 21, Issue 1.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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From Earth to Mars

This Catalyst article describes how a manned trip to Mars and back would be very demanding, both technologically and for the people involved.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2011, Volume 22, Issue 2.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Pedal Power

This Catalyst article explores how cyclists can use physics to explain certain limitations to their performance. 

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2012, Volume 22, Issue 4.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Life Below the Surface

This Catalyst article looks at scuba diving, and how having a knowledge of physics is vital in helping divers to get out of dangerous situations. 

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2012, Volume 22, Issue 4.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Flying Dry

This Catalyst article explores how high-speed photography can reveal how mosquitoes can keep dry while flying in the rain.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2013, Volume 23, Issue 3.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Catching a Comet: the Rosetta Mission

This Catalyst article looks at the Rosetta mission: to rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko where it will study the nucleus of the comet and its environment for nearly two years, and land a probe on its surface.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 24, Issue 4.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Where Will Philae Land? Rosetta in Orbit

Following the successful rendezvous of the Rosetta spacecraft, with comet 67P, this Catalyst article explains how a smaller spacecraft will land on the surface of the comet. 

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 1.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Crash Investigators

This Catalyst article investigates the ideas traffic police use about speed, acceleration and force to determine what happened during road accidents.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 2.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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The Landing - Philae Touches Down

This Catalyst article investigates the launch of the the Philae lander from the Rosetta spacecraft and its landing on Comet 67P.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 3.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Are Airships Making a Comeback?

This Catalyst article investigates whether airships are making a comeback. 

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 3.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Freezing the moment

This Catalyst article explores the technology that allows scientists to take pictures at speeds up to 300 million pictures per second, and how this technology is used by scientists and engineers.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2016, Volume 26, Issue 3.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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