What causes the oily film on black tea?

Researchers take a closer look at the physics and chemist-tea. Learn about the compound responsible for the oily film on your tea in this resource for Year 8 Chemistry students. Word Count: 399 The oily film that sometimes forms on … Continued

Aurora Traditions of the First Australians

The Southern Lights of the Aurora Australis are writ large in the storytelling traditions of Indigenous Australians, write Krystal De Napoli and Duane Hamacher. This article demonstrates real-world applications of magnetism, electrical charge and waves to Physics students, the features … Continued

This planet literally has an iron sky

Iron and titanium have been found in the atmosphere of the super-hot giant exoplanet, KELT-9b. Learn how scientists use chemistry and technology to analyse elements throughout the universe in this resource for Year 8 and 10 students. Word Count: 508 … Continued

Turning mirrors into windows using nanotechnology

By combining materials science, physics and engineering, scientists have designed a new nano material that can reflect or transmit light on demand. This new material has the potential to turn a window into a mirror on demand, control the amount … Continued