Code a useful physics calculation

Posted by Mr Mallon on April 30, 2022

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Juno meets up with Jupiter

Posted by Mr Mallon on July 5, 2016

The spacecraft Juno entered into orbit around the the giant planet Jupiter today.
Find out more from this slide show.

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Playing with code

Posted by Mr Mallon on September 15, 2015

Coding has been getting big exposure lately. Using it to model physics situations not only helps you with coding but helps you really master those kinematic equations.

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Gemini and Jupiter

Posted by Mr Mallon on December 16, 2013


Click on the picture above to see a clearer image of the constellation Gemini with the king planet Jupiter.
This picture was taken on Friday 13th December 2013 around 2300 hours using my small Panasonic Digital camera set to night sky mode.

Now compare this star chart from the fabulous Heavens Above site

Gemini Star Chart

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Story of the Atom.

Posted by Mr Mallon on January 12, 2013

Here is a little podcast you can download to find out about the story of the atom.
The amazing discoveries and investigations that lead to our knowledge of the atom.

Listen to the story here

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Neil Armstrong 1930 – 2012

Posted by Mr Mallon on August 25, 2012

Just over forty three years ago, just as this picture was taken, a bleary eyed wee boy was thrilled to the limit watching those grey tv pictures of men walking on the moon.

It is a moment in history that is forever etched into my memory. As I `ve said before in these pages I am eternally grateful to my father for getting me up that wonderful July morning to witness history being made.

Tonight I learned of the death of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.

Neil Armstrong… God`s speed to you!

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Professor Peter Higgs

Posted by Mr Mallon on July 5, 2012

A painting of Professor Peter Higgs at the National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh.
I think they will need to update the small caption pretty soon as it tells us the Higgs particle is still to be found.

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Good explanation of today`s discovery.

Posted by Mr Mallon on July 4, 2012

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Higgs Like Boson Discovered!

Posted by Mr Mallon on July 4, 2012

CERN annonced today that it has discovered a new subatomic particle with a high confidence that it could be the uch sought after Higgs Boson.
This is the subatomic particle which gives objects mass.

Truly a momentous day for science. Congratulations to the scientists at CERN!

Read more about the discovery:

CERN announcement
BBC News Report
Discover Magazine
Sky News Report

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Boomwhacker length and frequency!

Posted by Mr Mallon on June 23, 2012

How can we find a relationship between the length of a boomwhacker and the frequency of the sound it will produce?

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