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Mini DC Generator

This publication, from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) explains how a generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. To understand how this happens, students need to know something about magnetic fields and what happens when a conductor such as copper wire is moved within a magnetic field....

Lunar Exploration

Produced by the Royal Astronomical Society, this information booklet looks at how our knowledge of the Moon has been built up through observation, unmanned exploration and the lunar landings of the Apollo missions. Sections include: * Experiments on the Moon * Moon rocks * Structures on the lunar surface * Beneath...

Infrared Astronomy

Produced by the Royal Astronomical Society, this booklet describes the advances and uses of infrared astronomy. Using this wavelength to observe the universe allows astronomers to visualise phenomena such as dust clouds involved in the formation of new stars and identify elements present in the atmosphere of...

Quick Guide: Medical Applications of Physics

Produced by triple science support, this quick guide looks at magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and is a simplified summary of complex ideas for the busy practitioner teaching out of subject or needing a refresher.

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Quick Guide: Esters

Produced by triple science support, this quick guide looks at naturally-occuring esters, industrial production and uses of esters. It is a simplified summary of complex ideas for the busy practitioner teaching out of subject or needing a refresher.

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Quick Guide: Green Chemistry

Produced by triple science support, this quick guide looks at our use of chemicals which is inevitable, whatever their source. Green, or sustainable, chemistry develops chemicals and processes capable of performing vital functions, while minimising social and...

Quick Guide: Exoplanets

This quick guide, from triple science support, describes exoplanets, which are planets that orbit stars outside of our solar system.

This is a resource produced by current experts in the field of astronomy to provide teachers with an understanding of...

Quick Guide: Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Produced by triple science support, this quick guide looks at radioactive waste and examines the options for its disposal. It is a simplified summary of complex ideas for the busy practitioner teaching out of subject or needing a refresher.

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Quick Guide: Disasters and Diseases

Produced by triple science support, this quick guide looks at the microbial species that are a special danger to human communities when arrangements for water supply and sewage disposal fail.

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Quick Guide: The Evolution of Human Behaviour

Produced by triple science support, this quick guide looks at what makes humans special. There is a lot of debate among researchers about which mental (or cognitive) abilities separate humans from chimpanzees.

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