Physics

Lasers: around the world in 0.1344 seconds, CBS talk 2015

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What's the fastest way to send messages around the world? Find out in this talk!

Lasers: around the world in 0.1344 seconds, CBS talk 2015
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Wave Phase Tank

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Y shaped wave tank that allows two children to make waves that then combine in or out of phase.

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Orrery

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Scale of the Solar System

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By comparing sizes and distances we can scale our solar system all the way up from the Earth and the Moon, up to our nearest star, and you might be surprised how far that actually is!

By comparing sizes and distances we can scale our solar system all the way up from the Earth and the Moon, up to our nearest star, and you might be surprised how far that actually is!
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Phase Game

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Outside game introducing the concept of different phases of matter and the different ways to transition between them.

Game introducing the phases of matter and phase changes
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Near IR webcam

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There's a whole spectra of light beyond the visible, why not see one side of it through a modified webcam?

Use a modified webcam to see into the near infrared.
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Colour Mixing and Spectra

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How many colours can you make? With our coloured lights, find out how you can make every colour imaginable from just three colours, find out how your computer monitor works and get to see some really funky shadows!

Dimmable, focussed red, green and blue lamps for experimenting with light colour mixing
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Bubble Column

Explore the wonderous shapes made by simple air bubbles in water.
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Vacuums

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The idea of a vaccum is very different to what we experience in everyday life, with some surprising consequences!

Various demonstrations using a vacuum pump.
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Magnus Effect

Catapulting a spinning carboard tube through the air in such a way as it generates lift.
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