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

Refracted Glory

Before Galileo, Descartes and Newton, Thomas Harriot made some of the breakthroughs ascribed to his famous peers – but as Robyn Arianrhod explains, it’s his investigation into an everyday occurrence that shows just what it takes to discover a scientific … Continued

If you’re a vole, beware white owls when it’s full moon

Light-reflecting plumage tricks their prey. This article would be useful for students in year 3, 5, 7, and 10 studying Biological or Earth and Space Sciences. It would be particularly well suited to adaptation in year 5 and evolution in … Continued