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Miniaturisation of the Kelvin Water Dropper Experiment

Residents of Glasgow will undoubtedly be familiar with the fair West End of the city, home to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the surrounding park, through which the River Kelvin flows, as well as Kelvin Hall, Kelvinbridge and the Kelvin walkway. Those in Glasgow interested in science will also undoubtedly be familiar with Lord … More


Combined data from the Planck satellite and BICEP2 rules out detection of primordial gravitational waves

In March last year, members of the Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization (BICEP2) experiment, based in Antarctica, announced results that appeared to contain measurements of an elusive physical phenomenon named primordial gravitational waves. Gravitational waves were predicted to exist by Einstein in his General Theory of Relativity, published almost a century ago, and to … More


Become a Podcaster or YouTuber, 24 Feb 18:00

Time: 18:00 Date: 24 February 2015 Location: The Lounge, Level 6, Strathclyde Union Ever wanted to talk about science/technology on a podcast, or in a video? Ever wanted to interview leading researchers, and ask the questions that you want answered? Ever wanted to be part of the production team of a podcast or a video? … More


Hello Potential GISTer!

There are many different ways to get involved with theGIST: writing, editing, artwork, podcasts, website, administration, videos, etc. Find out More



Big Investment in Science of the Small

Since the advent of the 21st century, more and more industries have had to adapt and develop at breakneck speed in order to keep up with the demands of our modern world. The science industry is no different, with new technologies requiring ever more advanced research centres. Recently it has been announced that one of … More


Science Ceilidh at the Glasgow Science Centre

Friends of theGIST Glasgow ScienceGRRL are proud to announce that they will be hosting a Science Ceilidh at the Glasgow Science Centre on Saturday 7th March to celebrate International Women’s Day! The event will include science based ceilidh dances – with names such as Orcadian Strip the Double Helix and the Dashing White Blood Cell. … More


Electric vehicles – driving us forward to a greener future

5 February 2015 Many renewable energy sources are now working remarkably efficiently and many scientists feel that with sufficient financing, continuing research and real dedication from world leaders that these could eventually take over from fossil fuels entirely. For example, in 2010, Alec Salmond claimed that Scotland could soon be run entirely on green energy … More


Mini-Neptunes, Super-Earths and the Search for Extrasolar Planets

There are a few ways to create a habitable planet. We think the way Earth was created was as a bunch of rocks that were orbiting the Sun and all clumped together. Scientists think that later extra water was brought by asteroids. However as the search for extra-solar planets progresses we find more and more … More


Attractiveness Can Make You Quicker (If You Are a Website)

New operating systems often look more “flash” than the previous iteration, with many an Apple/Android fan raving to their friends about the new look, but do improved aesthetics actually make the product better? According to new research by Irene Reppa of Swansea University and Siné McDougall of Bournemouth University, the answer is yes . By … More


Father’s Sweet Tooth Slows Offspring’s Metabolism

We all gain a few pounds after a little indulgence, especially over a gut busting Christmas, but why are some of us affected more than others? New research suggests that your father’s diet could be to blame. Cheers Dad! A study carried out using fruit flies found that the rate of weight gain in flies … More


Christmas Bloopers

As a special GISTmas treat, the video team have collected their bloopers together. Watch, laugh and remember to subscribe.


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