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Close but not that close 10 August 2012
Some of the swimming events have very close finishes, for example in the 200m butterfly Chad le Clos beat Michael Phelps by 0.05s. This is pretty close but not the closest. In the 1972 Olympics in Munich... more
Jessica Ennis 5 August 2012
For the past week I have been watching the Olympics and being a Brit I've been particularly looking forward to Jessica Ennis performing. Jessica is a heptathlete which means she has to participate in... more
Leg lift 1 August 2012
Ever since I went on that treadmill in Kazakhstan I've been thinking about the mechanics of running up a hill when you're not running up one. The reason it's more difficult to run on an inclined treadmill... more
Slaboratory 31 July 2012
A slab is a piece of rock that is less than vertical. I don't normally climb slabs preferring pieces of rock that are more than vertical, these suit the way I climb, without feet. Just by the road leading... more
Interactive physhing 25 July 2012
When it's raining the only thing to do is go fishing. I prefer to fish with a fly but sometimes use a spinning rod as shown in the photo. This technique involves casting out a shiny metal lure then reeling... more
Experimenting with alcohol 24 July 2012
After Geoff's comment on my last blog post I thought I'd try to experiment with alcohol. That doesn't sound so good. What I mean is that I'd try heating alcohol with my hand to see if the difference... more
Dream comes true 22 July 2012
My last blog post was about an experiment that didn't work, well it's raining outside so I thought I'd return to the lab and try again this time with a better temperature sensor and a more careful technique.... more
Hand hot 22 July 2012
Yesterday at about 5 am I was lying in bed trying to get back to sleep when I had a great idea for a new practical. I've been trying to think of a lab that connected biology, chemistry and physics. It's... more
Balloon that blew my mind 17 July 2012
Last week I was running a workshop in the next room to Geoff Neuss who was running a similar one for Chemistry teachers. I was doing a design experiment exercise with particular focus on the learner... more