X-rays are under the microscope with Dr Karl… X-Rays uncovered! On 22 December, 1895 the German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen took the first ever medical X-ray. It was of his wife’s hand! X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation. When this light passes through the body and onto a photographic plate, pictures of bones and some […]
Most of us have heard of the Nobel Prizes, awarded for work that is unexpected, important—and deep. But not everybody has heard of the comedy version, the Ig Nobel Prizes. In 2016, they were given for research involving rats in tiny trousers, pseudoscientific gibberish, rocks with personalities—and seven other topics.
A cloud is made up of many, many tiny ‘clumps’ of water, either liquid or frozen. The liquid droplets are about 0.002mm across – smaller than the thickness of a human hair. Some of these tiny droplets are so small that it would take a million of them to make a single raindrop! Different clouds […]