Science Scrapbook

12 November 2013

Launched in 1977 to study the Solar system's gas giant planets, Voyager 1 is still operating. Now interstellar...

07 October 2013

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have found evidence of a new fundamental particle, that could be the much...

04 October 2013

What do nerve cells look like, how do they carry information, and how does one nerve connect and communicate with...

16 August 2012

Hydrogen could be a key clean fuel of the future, powering cars, planes and technology. The challenge facing us before...

30 July 2012

Whether you're watching a YouTube video, downloading an email, buying a birthday present or linking up with...

25 May 2012

Fungi are a biologically important, and often overlooked Kingdom of organisms. In this Naked Science Scrapbook we find...

18 May 2012

A lot of the metals we use every day, from car wheels to cutlery, are made from alloys. In this Naked Science Scrapbook...

24 April 2012

Why do we feel tired or awake at the wrong times when we go on holiday to a different timezone? In this Naked Science...

08 March 2012

When companies can't back up their data themselves, they often turn to data centres. But what do they do? In this...

17 February 2012

From DVD players and supermarket scanners to laser pointers and Bond movies, lasers are part of our lives. But just how...

10 February 2012

Huge amounts of energy are lost from power stations and cars as heat. But what if we could harness that heat and turn...

03 February 2012

Most of us have a microwave oven in our kitchen. They make heating up leftovers and the dreaded readymeal much faster...

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15 December 2011

Every Christmas, one vegetable divides opinion – Brussels sprouts. Some of us love them, some of us hate them, but...

24 November 2011

Millions of people now own compact digital cameras and camera phones that will automatically focus on parts of a scene...

07 October 2011

Fuel cells may be a major energy source of the future, but how do they work? In the latest Naked Science Scrapbook, we...

23 September 2011

Cheese is a major (and tasty) part of our diets and humans have been making it for thousands of years? But how is it...

06 September 2011

If a diver surfaces too quickly after a dive, they can get the bends, or decompression sickness, causing excruciating...

12 August 2011

Why are some people short sighted and some people long sighted? And how do we use something more usually associated...

12 July 2011

Being able to fly off on holiday is something we may take for granted. But how does the big metal tube you're...

28 June 2011

Humans have wanted to fly for thousands of years. Modern jet engines allow us to fly more efficiently, at greater...

01 April 2011

Why does ice float in the cool summer drink of your choice? And why don't ponds and lakes freeze from the bottom...

18 March 2011

Mosquitoes can transmit deadly diseases like malaria.But could they pass on HIV if they drank from an infected person?...

04 March 2011

Copper compounds can be blue, green, yellow, brown and black - so how does it produce so many different colours? We...

18 February 2011

What's actually going on in a lightbulb when you switch it on? And why are energy saving bulbs more efficient than...