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Build your own radio telescope

By Bogusław Malański and Szymon Malański


Astronomers use giant radio telescopes to observe black holes and distant galaxies. Why not build your own small-scale radio telescope and observe objects closer to home?

Science on Stage: a Slovak-British relationship


For two science teachers from opposite ends of Europe – David Featonby and Zuzana Ješková – Science on Stage was the beginning of an inspiring and enjoyable collaboration.

Solar energy: silicon solar cells

By Enrique García-García, Yahya Moubarak Meziani, Jesús Enrique Velázquez-Pérez and Jaime Calvo-Gallego


With oil reserves running out, silicon solar cells offer an alternative source of energy. How do they work and how can we exploit their full potential?

The PhET website

Reviewed by Eric Deeson, UK

High-powered research: physicist Adrian Mancuso

By Susan Watt


Physicist Adrian Mancuso works at the cutting edge of 3D imaging, at what will be Europe’s newest and brightest X-ray facility.

Intersex: falling outside the norm

By Nina Notman


Male or female? What are the issues surrounding children for whom the answer is not clear? Researchers Eric Vilain and Melissa Hines hope to provide some of the answers.

Inflight Science: A guide to the world from your airplane window

By Brian Clegg

Reviewed by Friedel Krotscheck, Austria

On your bike: how muscles respond to exercise

By Maléne Lindholm and Susanna Wallman Appel


We all know that exercise makes us fitter and healthier – but what changes take place in our cells to make this happen?

A voyage through space, arts and the seven seas


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).

Creating eclipses in the classroom

By Marissa Rosenberg from EU Universe Awareness


During an eclipse, the Sun or the Moon seems to disappear. What is happening? Why not explore this fascinating phenomenon in the classroom, with an easy to build model?

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