Category: Physical Sciences

What’s the Frequency Kenneth?

What’s the Frequency Kenneth?

R.E.M. had a hit single in 1993, in which they asked ‘What’s the Frequency Kenneth?’ Now in 2011 Adam Stock finds engineers designing wind turbines are asking a similar question.

Windia: The developing nation that’s leading the world in the wind sector

Windia: The developing nation that’s leading the world in the wind sector

Conaill Soraghan explores how a country beset by power cuts has emerged as a world-leader in the wind energy sector.

TLC the Forensic Way

TLC the Forensic Way

Thin layer chromatography, more often referred to as TLC, is something you may well have unwittingly carried out a variation of as a child with some filter paper and pens. However it also made a recent cameo in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. So what exactly is TLC and what part does it have to play in modern forensic science?

University of Strathclyde Research Day

University of Strathclyde Research Day

On Tuesday 7th June in the Barony Hall, over 500 students, staff and visitors attended the University of Strathclyde Research Day.

Elemental My Dear Chemist

Elemental My Dear Chemist

This week saw the news that the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) have decided that two new elements can be added to the periodic table.

Armageddon Out of Here

Armageddon Out of Here

The threat of an asteroid hitting the Earth and destroying all human life is a constant worry for astronomers, Armageddon hypothesisers and those with a nervous disposition; however their concerns are not completely unfounded (remember the dinosaurs?).