Momentum, collisions, explosions

A collection of Catalyst articles about momentum, collisions, and explosions.

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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.

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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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Drink Driving

A Catalyst article about preventing drink driving.

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

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Investigating RTAs

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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Journey into Inner Space

A Catalyst article about physicists working at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider who hope to have received the first results from what is probably the biggest, most expensive and most ambitious scientific experiment ever carried out. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2007, Volume 17, Issue 4.

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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Mission to Mercury

A Catalyst article about BepiColombo, a spacecraft which will visit Mercury, powered by a revolutionary new rocket engine technology using ion engines and using a slingshot manoeuvre to accelerate it. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2010, Volume 20, Issue 4.

publication year
2010 to date

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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 date

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The Moon, an Optical Illusion and an Iceberg: Did These Sink the Titanic?

This Catalyst article uses physics to investigate the possible causes of the sinking of the Titanic. 

This article is from Catalyst Secondary Science Review 2012, Volume 23, Issue 2.

publication year
2010 to date

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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.

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

publication year
2010 to date

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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 date

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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 date

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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 date

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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 date

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