Now that we are coming to the end of 2020 I thought I would do a quick review of what has happened in the past year in science and technology. Despite everything else that has happened, 2020 has been an extremely busy year for science. COVID 19 - Research and Vaccine There is no doubt … Continue reading The Year of Science 2020
Photosynthesis is the process used by plants to turn light energy from the Sun into chemical energy. Plants can then use this chemical energy to produce their own food and to grow. The plants absorb light, carbon dioxide (CO2), nutrients and water and turn these into oxygen and chemical energy. The chemical energy is normally … Continue reading Photosynthesis
Could There Be Life On Venus?
Today, 14th September 2020, the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) held a virtual press conference via Zoom for what could be one of the most significant discoveries in decades. A group of researchers from MIT, the University of Manchester and University of Cardiff have found a gas called phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus. They made … Continue reading Could There Be Life On Venus?
Imagine you take a block of some material, say gold. You decide to split the gold and give it to as many people as you can. First you cut it in half, then you cut both halves in half, giving you four quarters. You then cut the four quarters in half, and so on and … Continue reading The Atom