Catalyst Volume 18 Issue 1: Full Magazine

This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles:

Wave Power

To tackle climate change, one potential major energy resource has remained untapped until now: wave power.

Science and Engineering Apprenticeships

This resource describes the different apprenticeships schemes in science and engineering.

TB or not TB

Badgers can transmit tuberculosis to cattle, but is a cull of badgers a solution to the problem?

Hubble Explores a Barred Spiral Galaxy

 The Hubble telescope takes dramatic photographs of distant galaxies. But how do scientists know the shape of their galaxy?

QTC - Making the Most of a Novel Material

Quantum Tunnelling Composite is a material whose resistance decreases dramatically under pressure. How does it work, and what uses will it have?

It Must Be True- I Read It in the Paper!

Scientists publish their results in journals, but only after they have undergone peer review.

Hydrogels – Water- Absorbing Polymers

This article explores hydrogels which are polymers with the unusual property of being able to absorb huge quantities of water.

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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