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Casting light on solar wind: simulating aurorae at school

By Philippe Jeanjacquot and Jean Lilensten

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The aurorae are one of the wonders of the natural world. Using some simple apparatus, they and related phenomena can easily be reproduced in the classroom.

Cracking the mystery of how our planet formed

By Jérôme Ganne and Vincent de Andrade

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Studying the chemical composition of some of the planet’s oldest rocks has revolutionised our understanding of how our continents formed.

Propping up the wall: how to rescue a leaning tower

By Susan Watt

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Civil engineer John Burland talks about the perils and practicalities of supporting some of the world’s most iconic buildings.

La construcción de un sismógrafo desde cero

By Panteleimon Bazanos

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¿Sabías que puedes utilizar los viejos altavoces de un aparato de alta fidelidad para detectar terremotos? Y también para hacer algunos fáciles experimentos en el aula. Aquí se explica cómo.

Movers and shakers: physics in the oceans

By Susan Watt

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Contrary to the popular saying, deep waters are often far from still – which is just as well for marine life. Activities using simple water tanks are a good way to find out about the physics at work beneath the waves.

Cool and hot science for a bright future

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Science in School is published by EIROforum, a collaboration between eight of Europe’s largest inter-governmental scientific research organisations. This article reviews some of the latest news from the EIROforum members (EIROs).

Agujeros negros, magnetismo y cáncer

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EIROforum, que publica Science in School, es una colaboración entre los ocho centros de investigación guberamentales más importantes de Europa . Este artículo revisa algunas de las últimas investigaciones de los centros miembros de EIROfoum (EIROSs).

Homo sapiens- ugrožena vrsta?

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Ova godina je proglašena Internacionalnom Godinom Biodiverziteta. Tokom 2010. vlade će nastojati da postignu sporazum o novom cilju zaštite biodiverziteta, koji će biti određen u oktobru na skupu u Negoji. Da li će nam ovo omogućiti ne samo da spasimo kitove i tigrove, već i našu vrstu? Marlene Rau istražuje.

Radioactividad en el aula

Luis Peralta, profesor en el Departamento de Física de la Universidad de Lisboa y Carmen Oliveira, profesora de Física y Química de Bachillerato en el Instituto Casquilhos de Barreiro, cerca de Lisboa, describen el proyecto “Radiación medioambiental” en el que los estudiantes participaron activamente y con entusiasmo en experimentos sencillos y poco costosos, que ponían de manifiesto un excitante mundo de partículas invisibles.

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